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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Principal Operational Readiness Engineer

undefined: Kwinana

undefined: Mining

undefined: Operations & Maintenance

undefined: 5 undefined

Provides input to the Owner’s execution strategy and ensures that execution plans are consistent with that strategy.Lead and manage the operational readiness team deliver a portfolio of brownfield projects, providing technical guidance and support.Develop and implement operational readiness plans, schedules, procedures and verification plans.Develop and implement change management strategies to support the transition of new and modified systems into the operate phase.Provide documentation, update systems, training, and support maintenance and operational staff to ensure they are fully prepared to operate and maintain new and modified systems.Collaborate with project managers, design and discipline engineers, commissioning team, construction team, OEM and equipment suppliers to prepare the operation readiness deliverables.Ensure proper handover documentation are completed.Demonstrate personal commitment to safety and the well-being of people.

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.

Instrument and Control Engineer

undefined: Perth

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Engineering & Design

undefined: 2 undefined

Technical Expertise:To be responsible for the content and quality of all work within the Instrument and Control disciplineOrganize and assist in technical reviews and auditsReview the relevant instrument and control documents with reference to Operations Information listProvide technical support to Operations and Maintenance to operate the plant in a safe and optimal mannerSupport instrument and control equipment root cause analyses and/or 5-Why reviews.Contribute to the ongoing development of instrumentation standards that will maximize reliability, design andmaintenance efficiency, and minimize required spare parts inventory.Collaborate with Operations to improve existing process operations and reliabilityPrepare technical memorandums and reportsReview and endorse risk assessments associated with field execution activities ensuring adequate controls are in place to maintain Asset IntegritySupport ongoing Alarm management activities and alarm rationalization.Compliance:Ensure that the plant technical integrity is protected by managing instrumentation and control equipment in line with the commitments made as part of the safety case performance standards and design assumptions.Correct equipment is specified as part of the designEquipment is operated within performance standardsSupport review of plant changes associated with instrumentation and control equipment2/2Prepare ICSS control bulletins to support design changes to facilitiesDrawings are maintained and are up to datePlanning:Provide input into the maintenance planning process – 120 day, 45 day, and 14-day planning cycles.Provide input into major facility shutdown scope gathering and scope challenge sessions.Support maintenance campaign planning and scheduling.Risk Management:Fully familiar with key risks associated with onshore operation including HSE, Business, and reputational related risks and ensure associated mitigating actions are identified and managed.Able to identify and assess engineering risk.Human Resources Management:Maintain a strong team-based focus, assisting in peer checks and mentoring junior instrument and control engineers.Assist in the recruitment process of Instrument and Control engineersOccupational Health and Safety:Actively supports the Company’s commitment to safety and its “Core Values.”Ensure that Safety is reinforced as the highest priority consideration in conducting plant operations through an emphasis on Process Safety not losing sight of Occupational Health and Safety.Conduct all activities in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with the company’s policies and procedures. At all times, ensure the welfare of personnel and the protection of our assets and the environment.

Senior Automation Engineer

undefined: Brisbane

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Engineering & Design

undefined: 3 undefined

We are seeking a skilled and motivated Senior Automation Engineer to join our Asset East Engineering Team. You will be responsible for the design, implementation, and maintenance of automation systems, ensuring optimal operation and reliability across our assets, including GPF, PCFs, WTFs, Wells, HV Kiosks, and Pipelines.Key Responsibilities:Ensure the integrity and performance of the Process Control System (PCS) and Safety Integrated System (SIS).Conduct root cause investigations and implement rectification activities.Provide technical expertise and advice on PCS to the Integrated Gas business.Develop and implement obsolescence and migration strategies for control systems assets.Liaise with control system vendors and sub-contractors to enhance equipment performance.

Electrical and Control Systems Engineer

undefined: Perth

undefined: Mining

undefined: Project Management & Services

undefined: 2 undefined

Develop and implement electrical designs for defect elimination and operational improvement projects.Provide expert design review and assurance for capital projects.Ensure all designs adhere to Australian, and International standards.Offer technical support for operations and maintenance activities.Deliver technical guidance on protection and earthing systems.Manage both hardware and software aspects of Electrical and Control systems.

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