Brunel specializes in international recruitment, representing numerous leading companies in the mining industry. With a team of seasoned recruiters spread across Australia, USA, India, and Canada, we are well-equipped to assist you in finding FIFO job opportunities worldwide. On this page you’ll find more information about FIFO (Fly-In-Fly-Out) work.


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Drilling Fluids SME

undefined: Perth

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Drilling, Completions & Geosciences

undefined: 5 undefined

Provides fluids system analysis & engineering support to meet Chevron Australia fluid and waste managementobligations/regulations for Barrow Island as well as offshore operations.Represent Wells function on waste management and discharge strategies including input and guidance to theEnvironmental Plans, Safety Case etc. such that Government licensing commitments and Company policies are adhered to.Prepare and deliver fluids/waste management information in internal and partner workshops such as DRB meetings, project assurance reviews, stakeholder communications etc.Develop and evaluate rig equipment and feasibility concept alternatives.Prepare plans for field installations / rig modifications & equipment requirements. Prepare fluids and waste management tendering documents and conduct bidding to support Wells fluids and waste management requirements.Support Drilling & Completion fluids qualification and testing; working closely with the Fluids Company, Drilling /Completion Engineers and liaising with Chevron Technology Center Fluids Team.Responsible for oversite and execution of the drilling & completions fluids programs. Completes post project reviews.Assist and provide operational support to Drilling Superintendent for the ongoing drilling/completionprogram as required.• Assists with project execution through the operational phase, capturing lessons learned and looking for operationalimprovements.

Contracts Administrator

undefined: BRISBANE

undefined: Building & Construction

undefined: Project Management & Services

undefined: 3 undefined

Ensure timely placement of Purchase Orders that support contract services for production work in compliance with corporate controls and best practices. Track progress, and support the Project Manager with coordinating Contractor’s compliance regarding company systems and controls. Oversee the administration and performance of service contracts.Ensure contract payments are executed accurately and anomalies are identified. Ensure payments are made to Contractors in accordance with requirements of Company agreements held with Contracts in a timely manner. Advise on contract risks and support the stewardship of gap closure and opportunities for improvement, assisting with prioritization where required.Liaise with Contractor Representatives on a daily basis to address issues that may arise from the placement and amendment of purchase orders and the payment of invoices for work executed against those purchase orders.Foster positive, constructive relations and dialogue between Contractor and Company representatives, as well as assist in facilitating resolution to issues or problem-solving.Maintain critical contractual documentation, including SOA’s, Purchase Orders, Records of Meetings and decisions.Numbers, Purchase order numbers and Contract Owners/Admin.Ensure effective contract administration through records management, advice and compliance with procurement & controls

Brownfield Projects Lead- Tier 1 Oil and Gas Operator

undefined: BRISBANE

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Construction, Commissioning & Operations

undefined: 3 undefined

In this role, you will collaborate closely with initiative owners to ensure seamless project handovers, setting realistic budgets and schedules to achieve project goals. You will align project prioritization with organizational objectives, working with the Project and Engineering Services Manager and other Project Leads. Engaging with stakeholders, you will define project scopes, methodologies, and justifications, ensuring all perspectives are considered.Manage and oversee all SIB & BF projects, ensuring they are delivered on schedule and within budget, realizing the expected benefits.Develop comprehensive business cases, analyze requirements, and secure necessary funding approvals.Manage project scope, adhere to internal processes, handle change management, and allocate funding effectively.Oversee project resource requirements, QA/QC standards, budget targets, and delivery timeframes.Ensure health, safety, and environmental compliance for all project activities, mitigating risks for successful project outcomes.Communicate and report key project KPIs to stakeholders, ensuring transparency and accountability.Provide exceptional management to project managers and engineers, including performance management and development planning.Drive continual improvement within the PES team, enhancing systems, processes, delivery strategies, and team culture.

Executive Assistant (12-18 months maternity cover)

undefined: Canning Vale

undefined: Banking

undefined: Other Law

undefined: 3 undefined

You will work closely with the MD to enhance the effectiveness of the Corporate function and will have a breadth of exposure to Legal, Commercial, Public Relations, Marketing, Administrative and Operational matters. An insight into your responsibilities:Coordination and management of all information required of Key Consultants which is integral to the successful delivery of the Company’s corporate objectives Assisting with executive documents, reports, research, presentations and communications for the MDDiary and meeting management including preparing agendas and minute / action itemsAttend to stakeholder enquiriesTravel and event coordinationMaintaining the contact databaseAdministration of expenses, stationery and resource managementCompany website, print and social media marketing including drafting communications for approval

Contract Administrator

undefined: BRISBANE

undefined: Building & Construction

undefined: Construction & Commissioning

undefined: 3 undefined

Exposure to projects over $10m in value (preferred).Experience in engaging with contractors.Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to manage discipline and performance issues in the workplace.Budgetary reporting and analysis skills.Solid written communication and reporting skills.High levels of initiative, energy and passion for the role.Ability to work independently and as part of a project wider team.

What are FIFO jobs? 

FIFO, or "Fly-in-fly-out," refers to a work arrangement where workers travel to a job site to complete their tasks, usually over the course of a week or two, before returning home once the job is finished.

This work setup is commonly employed for jobs in rural or remote areas that are not easily accessible by regular commuting means.  While on the job, FIFO workers have their accommodation, meals, and sometimes recreational activities covered by their employer. The pay for these roles is usually higher to compensate for the inconveniences of being away from home.

Types of FIFO jobs 

In the mining sector, there are diverse FIFO (Fly-in Fly-out) job opportunities available. These roles cover various technical areas, including design, engineering, maintenance, finance, and management.

For individuals with an Engineering or Scientific education, these roles are accessible:

  • Project Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Chemists
  • Petrologists
  • Geochemists
  • Surveyors
  • Various mining technicians

Those with expertise in high-tech equipment and mechanical skills can find opportunities as:

  • Mechanics
  • Machinists
  • Drafters
  • Electricians
  • Instrumentation technicians.

Specific FIFO roles in mining include:

  • Operators who handle heavy machinery
  • Rig Geologists responsible for geological assessments
  • Electrical Engineers involved in the electrical systems and infrastructure of mining operations

    These FIFO jobs offer unique opportunities to work in remote mining sites while contributing to the dynamic and crucial mining industry.

FIFO mining jobs in Australia 

Looking for FIFO jobs in the Australian mining industry? Look no further than Brunel. We are a reputable recruitment agency that specialises in placing workers in top Australian open cut and underground mining operations across various locations, including Barrow Island, Chinchilla, Gunnedah Basin and Perth.

FIFO jobs are a popular choice for individuals seeking a unique work arrangement. At Brunel, we offer a range of FIFO positions with different roster and travel configurations to cater to your specific needs. Whether you prefer Fly-In Fly-Out (FIFO), Drive-In Drive-Out (DIDO), or Bus-In Bus-Out (BIBO), we have opportunities available for you. Some sites also provide camp accommodation and meals for the convenience of workers.

We understand that developing a successful career in the mining industry requires the right job fit. That's why we specialize in recruiting for FIFO roles in various phases of mining, ensuring you find the perfect position. Here are some examples of FIFO jobs we offer at Brunel:


East Australia

  • Heavy Earthmoving Equipment Operators
  • Mining Operators
  • Trade people, e.g. Fixed plant trades (Fitters, Electricians)
  • Mobile Plant trades (HD Fitter, Auto Electrician)
  • Boilermaker/fabricators
  • Health Safety and Environment Specialists
  • Operations Supervision – OCE/SSE/Superintendents
  • Mining Engineers all disciplines

West Australia

  • Geologist
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Mining Engineer
  • Process Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Electricians
  • HD Fitters
  • Auto Electricians (Heavy equipment)
  • Geotechnical Engineers
  • Reliability Engineers