Drilling Operations Engineer


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About this role: Drilling Operations Engineer

On behalf of our client, we are currently seeking for a Drilling Operations Engineer. This role will provide engineering and technical administrative support to the Senior and Night Drilling Supervisors throughout the stages of a well construction.

Duties & Responsibilities include:
Health & Safety

  • Proactively promote a culture of safe and reliable operations on the drilling facility with leading demonstration of safety leadership.
  • Consistent demonstration of client Drilling Behaviours and Company Values
  • Attend HSE well site meetings.

Technical Expertise

  • Drilling, Completions and Well Testing Basic Knowledge of:
  • Casing and conductor design
  • Casing seat selection
  • Emergency planning – safety and environment
  • Fluids engineering
  • Management of Change (Well Operations)
  • Mooring design
  • Well barrier design
  • Well control
  • Well Integrity Management
  • Wellbore position and collision avoidance
  • Well site supervision (Drilling)

Strategic Planning

  • Assist with the planning, coordination and direction of safe and efficient well construction activities on the drilling facility and within the field
  • Actively participate in SID reviews, After Action Reviews and After Operation Reviews and other continuous improvement opportunities, to maximise learning curve, reduce risk of repeat of undesirable outcomes (HSE and NPT), and maximise realization of efficiencies including parallel auxiliary / main drill floor activities
  • Proactively work with Operations Team and Engineering Team to identify, assess and implement performance optimisation opportunities including for dual activity operations.

Compliance (Drilling and Completion Requirements)

  • Prepare the Daily Drilling Report.
  • Prepare performance reports such as casing/liner tallies, cement reports, bit reports, FIT/LOT reports.
  • Maintain drilling and completions end of well documentation (cement summary, WellPlan input summary, Ichthy’s downhole trouble and as-run bit summary).
  • Prepare, document and ensure compliance of Well Acceptance Criteria (WAC).
  • Manage client operations corrective action management system – Lessons Learnt Tracker.

Team Work

  • Work closely with the Senior/Night Drilling Supervisors to:
  • Assist with the management of client service providers located offshore.
  • Support with operational and administrative tasks as required to ensure technical and safety integrity of the wells being drilled.
  • Liaise with logistics and RE’s to:
  • Maintain the Drilling Consumption List and provide support to the SAP inventory management.


  • Bachelors level Engineering degree (Reservoir, Petroleum, Mechanical, Chemical, etc)
  • Current TBOSIET and CA-EBS
  • High level of interpersonal and communications skills
  • Proven teamwork skills


  • Competitive Rates
  • 3:3 Roster

About Brunel

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About Brunel

Brunel is a recruitment and flexible workforce solution provider which connects talented people with opportunities throughout Australasia and around the world. We specialise in highly skilled roles across a variety of technical, professional, trades and craft disciplines, pairing candidates with industry-leading projects and organisations on a contract, permanent or secondment basis.
Operating in Australasia since 2001, Brunel has major bases of operation in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Port Moresby, which are further backed by the strength and reach of a truly global network spanning over 40 countries, 100 offices and 45 years of successful operation.
Brunel is proud to be equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and female candidates.

How to apply

If you meet the above requirements and would like to be considered for this role, please submit your interest using the ‘Apply’ button. Applying is quick and easy – just make sure you have the following documents ready to go:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (optional)
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Do you have questions?

If you have questions or would like to discuss the details of this role, please contact Alessandro Alberti via the details below, quoting publication number:

Account manager

Alessandro Alberti
Brunel Energy Australia Perth
+61 8 9429 5642