Watching for Jobs at the Osborne Naval Shipbuilding Precinct (Future Submarine) Project – SA

Watching for Jobs at the Osborne Naval Shipbuilding Precinct (Future Submarine) Project – SA

In the ‘Watching for jobs …….’ series we are going to be running over Australian Mining and Construction projects from all over the country.  In each post we will include an Overview of the project, a Location Profile, the Companies involved, the Occupations required, the skills / qualifications that will help you to get your foot in the door and the Enterprise Bargaining Agreements.  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 sites and projects around Australia.

About the Osborne Naval Shipbuilding Precinct Project – SA

Quick facts:

  • $535 million infrastructure project.
  • Construction planned to commence in the second quarter of 2018.
  • Location – northern Adelaide, SA.
  • Project Includes:
    • New car park, pedestrian bridge and apron / transition Area.
    • New workshops: steel fabrication, block assembly and erection, blast and paint facilities, plus offices and amenities.
    • Upgrade of maintenance workshops, warehouses and testing and qualification centres.
    • A wharf extension
  • Estimated up to 600 construction jobs will be created by this project.
  • Managing Contractor announced.


Occupations Potentially Required for the Osborne Naval Shipbuilding Precinct Project – SA

A construction job like this will usually require:

  • Electrical & Instrumentation Trades
  • Plumbing Trades
  • Refrigeration Trades
  • Mechanical Trades
  • Metal Trades
  • Building Trades/Formworkers
  • Steelfixers/Concreters
  • Scaffolding
  • Rigging
  • Dogging
  • Mobile Plant Operator / Truck Driver
  • Crane Operators
  • Labourers / Trades Assistants
  • Peggy’s /Cleaning Staff
  • Health & Safety
  • Supervisors

Qualifications that may help you get a foot in at the Osborne Naval Shipbuilding Precinct Project – SA

Companies / Organisations Involved with the Osborne Naval Shipbuilding Precinct Project – SA


Note: As we are made aware of further contracts being awarded we will update this article.

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Osborne Naval Shipbuilding Precinct Project 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.

We are yet to find any EBA’s for this project. As we find any EBA’s they will be added to this article.

Disclaimer: 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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