Job Sites: How to Find a Job at Darwin Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant

Job Sites: How to Find a Job at Darwin Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant

In the ‘Job Sites’ series we run over the major Australian Blue collar job sites from all over this big beautiful country of ours.  In each post we include an Overview of the site, a Location Profile, the Companies involved, potential Occupations required, the skills / qualifications that may help you to get your foot in the door and the Enterprise Bargaining Agreements – if there are any.  This will help you to stay in the loop and know how to skill up where needed.  The aim is to help you get yourself into the best position to land a start on the major job sites around Australia.

Note:  ‘Job Site’ articles are aimed to help workers looking for production, maintenance, shutdown and contracting work.  If you are looking for Major Construction Project Jobs you may want to check out our Major Project Articles.

About the Darwin Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant

Note from Cribhut:  The Darwin Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant is not to be confused with the currently under construction Darwin Ichthys LNG Project.  See our article on the Ichthys LNG Project here

From the ConocoPhillips’ Darwin Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant website

“Construction of the Darwin Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant in the Northern Territory began in June 2003, with the plant being officially commissioned in January 2006.

Gas is sent via a 502 kilometre pipeline from the Bayu-Undan field to the plant at Wickham Point, where it is converted into Liquefied Natural Gas for sale to Tokyo Electric and Tokyo Gas in Japan. Since 2006, an average of one cargo per week has been safely shipped to customers.

The facility employs state-of-the-art engineering and environmental technology and, wherever possible, local and regional resources. The plant uses ConocoPhillips’ Optimised Cascade Process® an LNG liquefaction technology that employs a two-trains-in-one-design for increased reliability and flexibility. The process was first used in 1969 in ConocoPhillips’ Alaskan Kenai LNG plant.

ConocoPhillips is the majority interest holder and operator of the Bayu-Undan facility, the pipeline and the Darwin LNG plant. Other coventurers are Santos, INPEX, Eni, Tokyo Electric and Tokyo Gas.

As the operator, ConocoPhillips is responsible for the safe and efficient management of these complex facilities. We recognise our role as critical to the success of the business, and to the safety, health and wellbeing of our people, the environment and wider community.

The Darwin Liquefied Natural Gas plant is a major project with a strong future and diverse employment opportunities.”


Companies Involved with Jobs at the Darwin Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant

ConocoPhillips – Owner / Operator – ConocoPhillips Careers Page –ConocoPhillips Linkedin Page

Other stakeholders – Santos, INPEX, Eni, Tokyo Electric and Tokyo Gas.

Downer – Maintenance Contract – Maintenance Contract Announcement – Downer Careers Page – Downer Linkedin Page

Monadelphous – Maintenance Contract – Maintenance Contract Announcement – Monadelphous Careers Page – Monadelphous Linkedin Page

Clough AMEC – Asset support, operations and maintenance services to the Bayu-Undan offshore field development Contract – Contract Announcement – Clough Careers Page – Clough Linkedin Page

We will continue to add further contracts as they are announced.

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Occupations Potentially Required for Jobs at the 
Darwin Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant

  • Instrumentation & Electrical Trades
  • Mechanical Trades
  • Boilermakers
  • Gas Fitters Trades
  • Plant Operators
  • Cleaning Staff
  • Crane Operators / Riggers / Doggers
  • Labourer / Trades Assistants
  • Health & Safety


Qualifications to Help you get a Job at the Darwin Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant


Interstate Licence Recognition

A helpful tool to finding out whether your trade qualification needs mutual recognition when working interstate. Check out the Cribhut Daily post – Thinking about Working Interstate – Licence Recognition

Darwin Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant Union Enterprise Bargaining Agreements

An Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) is a collective industrial agreement between either an employer and a trade union acting on behalf of employees or an employer and employees acting for themselves.

Monadelphous Engineering Associates Pty Ltd Darwin Operations Employee Collective Agreement

No other EBA’s can be located at this time.  We will continue to update as we find them.


Disclaimer: Cribhut Group is not an employer or recruiter for the above mentioned site, this article is provided for information purposes only.  Cribhut provides this information with the best intentions, but purely as a guide.  Like most things in life, there are no guarantees.  Your lively hood is your own responsibility and even if following the above recommendations, it is still up to you to do your own research, to be patient, persistent and put in the hard work.  

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