What types of jobs are there in Oil and Gas?  

Hundreds of thousands of people are employed in the Oil and Gas industry around the world. They work in a huge variety of jobs covering every stage from discovering new reserves through to delivering fuel to gas stations for you to put in your car.

 

You could be working in a shipyard building an oil rig or an FPSO. Or maybe you're a Dynamic Positioning Officer making sure the 3rd gen drillship you work on stays in place while it drills above 2,000 metres of water 50 miles offshore.

 

Perhaps you're a Mechanical Engineer, developing concepts for LNG projects, or building the next generation of petrochemical refinery.

Whatever it is, a career in Oil and Gas is sure to be varied and rewarding.

Jobs in the field of Oil and Gas 

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.

Oil & Gas Floorhand

undefined: Edinburgh North

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Drilling, Completions & Geosciences

undefined: 2 undefined

Equipment Maintenance: Check and maintain floor equipment and drill string components regularly for smooth operation.Assist in preparation to run the drill stringExamine and maintain of drill floor equipmentAssist in tubular tripping operationsPrepare and operate pipe handling equipment as necessary for tripping, making connections, well testing and loggingAssist in preparation to run and cement casingAssist in nippling up choke and kill linesMaintain a high standard of rig house keepingRecognise the mud mixing systemRecognise the operation of the storage area and hopper systemKnow signals and safe working procedures for operation of man riding and air hoistsKnow lock-out and tagging procedures for equipment maintenanceCertifications (Training provided for some certificates)Certificate II in Drilling Oil/Gas RII2110 (on shore) – MANDATORYDrilling and Completions General Induction (DCGI) or Industry Safety Induction (ISI)Undertake First Response to FireOperate Breathing ApparatusApply First Aid (including CPR)Enter and Work in Confined SpacesGas Test AtmospheresWorking at HeightsGotcha KitWellsite Permit to Work – HolderOperate Vehicles in the field – 4WD

Oil & Gas Floorhand

undefined: Edinburgh North

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Drilling, Completions & Geosciences

undefined: 2 undefined

Equipment Maintenance: Check and maintain floor equipment and drill string components regularly for smooth operation.Assist in preparation to run the drill stringExamine and maintain of drill floor equipmentAssist in tubular tripping operationsPrepare and operate pipe handling equipment as necessary for tripping, making connections, well testing and loggingAssist in preparation to run and cement casingAssist in nippling up choke and kill linesMaintain a high standard of rig house keepingRecognise the mud mixing systemRecognise the operation of the storage area and hopper systemKnow signals and safe working procedures for operation of man riding and air hoistsKnow lock-out and tagging procedures for equipment maintenanceCertifications (Training provided for some certificates)Certificate II in Drilling Oil/Gas RII2110 (on shore) – MANDATORYDrilling and Completions General Induction (DCGI) or Industry Safety Induction (ISI)Undertake First Response to FireOperate Breathing ApparatusApply First Aid (including CPR)Enter and Work in Confined SpacesGas Test AtmospheresWorking at HeightsGotcha KitWellsite Permit to Work – HolderOperate Vehicles in the field – 4WD

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.

Certification Officer

undefined: Perth

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Construction, Commissioning & Operations

undefined: 2 undefined

Essential Responsibilities Actively ensure that all HSE procedures are followed at location.Adhere to the requirements of the Quality Management System.Comprehensive certification for Facility inclusive of Cranes/ Davits, Racking, Electrical, Rigging, Ladders and accessories. This list will be reviewed and updated periodically based on the Company requirement and regulatory specification. Ensure that for Equipment, Instrument, Hoses, Spools and Iron Certification in order to comply with the operational requirements of the Base, Client and regulatory specification.Manage the Hoses, spool and Iron inventory. Equipment certification and registration with Worksafe Australia. Ensures certifications are all consolidated prior to project mobilisation. Update and maintain certification in Company’s database. Ensure that maintenance record generated is updated in Company’s database Co-ordinate with vendors to get equipment, spools and hoses certified/ inspected and recertified. Activities as delegated by Supervisor.

N2 Nitrogen Supervisor

undefined: Brisbane

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Drilling, Completions & Geosciences

undefined: 2 undefined

As a Nitrogen Supervisor, you will play a crucial role in operating and maintaining nitrogen equipment, ensuring safety compliance, and delivering high-quality nitrogen gas to various well sites.Responsibilities – To include but are not limited too:Equipment Operation: Operate and maintain nitrogen equipment, including pumps, compressors, and related machinery.Safety Compliance: Adhere to safety protocols and guidelines during all nitrogen-related activities.Routine Maintenance: Perform routine inspections, preventive maintenance, and minor repairs on nitrogen equipment.Quality Control: Ensure the quality and purity of nitrogen gas delivered to various well sites.Documentation: Maintain accurate records of nitrogen usage, equipment maintenance, and operational activities.Collaboration: Work closely with other team members, including service supervisors and field engineers.

Project Engineer

undefined: Melbourne

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Engineering & Design

undefined: 2 undefined

The successful candidate will perform engineering design evaluations and work to complete projects within budget and scheduling restraints. This role involves ensuring data accuracy, security, and regulatory compliance, along with providing technical support throughout the engineering process.Responsibilities – To include but are not limited too:Participate in Invitation to Tender (ITT) development, bid evaluation, and contractor selection.Assist in identifying and sourcing long lead equipment, ensuring Front End Engineering Design (FEED) contractor support until equipment is assigned.Coordinate the development of EMCAPS (ExxonMobil Capital Project Management System) Gate 3 deliverables.Develop and manage the Functional Interaction Plan.Oversee the project issues resolution process.Handle change requests and endorse change authorization.Ensure the completion of the assigned work scope in line with Project Objectives.Engage with the Project Team and functional resources to verify that design and construction meet project specifications and standards.Serve as the interface between the Project Team and the Contractor.Ensure smooth transitions between project stages.Lead the Project Management Team (PMT) in applying Project Management Systems.

Project Information Management Lead

undefined: Docklands

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Project Management & Services

undefined: 2 undefined

The Project Information Management Lead will be responsible for planning and executing all aspects of Project Information Management across various project phases, ensuring compliance with contracts and company standards. This role involves guiding the project team and contractors to meet information management requirements, from front-end engineering design (FEED) to handover to operations.Responsibilities – To include but are not limited too:Develop and maintain the Information Management Plan, procedures, templates, and guidelines.Interface with the Project Information Management Advisor and stakeholders to ensure company expectations are met, including overall strategy, staffing, and resources.Champion and coordinate company Project Information Management standards.Ensure project information is timely controlled, accessible, and current at all project locations.Review contracting, procurement, and project management documents to ensure they communicate Information Management and Document Control standards.Ensure effective utilization of the Project Team EDMS for project execution, commissioning, start-up, and operations.Implement and maintain Master Document Register (MDR), Supplier Master Document Register (SMDR), and Document Distribution Matrix (DDM) requirements.Coordinate IT issues related to establishing the Project Information Management System and related databases and tools.Maintain Information Management processes, including performance measurements, reporting, and assessment of contractors' IM/DFO, and provide recommendations.Act as the primary contact for document turnover and handover to operations until the DFO Coordinator position is staffed.Address issues that could impact documentation quality, cost, or schedule.Conduct internal and external audits, ensuring resolution of issues raised.Promote capital efficiency on stewarded projects.

Engineering - Reservoir Engineer

undefined: Melbourne

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Engineering & Design

undefined: 2 undefined

You will be acting as the primary reservoir engineering interface for a number of major project joint venture involving multiple fields in PNG, with the role being based in Altona. The successful candidate will be providing technical oversight and influence through formal and informal engagements.Responsibilities – To include but are not limited too:Provide guidance to support the Reservoir Leadership Team in achieving performance objectives.Advise the Reservoir Leadership Team to maintain high technical standards.Develop plans and programs as required by the Reservoir Management team.Guide and support reservoir engineers in implementing plans that meet reservoir engineering requirements.Perform and guide detailed reservoir simulation studies.Evaluate various depletion schemes and investigate technical issues.Conduct studies necessary for simulation including PVT, inflow/outflow, relative permeability, SCAL, and other evaluations.Perform depletion plan assessments for asset acquisition evaluations.Lead or participate in Peer Reviews to maintain high technical standards.Provide input to drilling, facilities, and other groups to support projects.Mentor less experienced reservoir engineers in performing studies.Document results in a comprehensive and understandable format, both written and graphic.Provide timely and focused updates of results/plans to management/partners/others.Develop project-specific strategies with the Project Team to address identified risks and challenges.Support risk assessments and studies as defined in the Project Risk Management Plan.Support uncertainty analysis studies and value of information assessments for data acquisition plans.

Field Operations Administrator - ANP

undefined: Perth

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Construction, Commissioning & Operations

undefined: 2 undefined

Reporting to the two TPS Resource Managers based in Perth, provide dedicated operational to support to more than 50 FSEs from Australia and Papua New Guinea. This role coordinates with two other support personnel to ensure timely, accurate and effective support to Field Operations across Australia and Papua New Guinea.Specific tasks performed collectively by this role and the other two personnel include, but are not limited to the tasks outlined below.Collaborate each week with TPS Florence Team to validate FSE worked hours each week. Conduct regular investigations to understand discrepancies between recorded hours and actual worked hours. Work to ensure that records are accurate, thereby helping to ensure that reported financial performance figures for TPS are accurate.Maintain accurate and current records of all FSE training and High-Risk Work (HRW) Licenses. Obtain current copies of these HRW Licenses on file for use during FSE mobilization processes. Identify when HRW Licenses are about to expire and then ensure that the FSEs in question re-sit the HRW testing and obtain renewed licenses.

Companies and Projects we work with   

Across all three main areas - upstream, midstream and downstream - we have clients with projects that need to be delivered.

 

We work with most of the "Supermajors" like Shell, Exxon, Chevron, Eni and Total, as well as a range of other Operators, EPCs and Service Companies; Schlumberger, Novatech, McDermott, Qatar Petroleum, SBM, Neptune and Wood to name a few.

 

When it comes to projects, you can expect to be involved in the leading examples of exploration, development and transportation of hydrocarbons. Pipeline projects like SouthStream, NordStream, Baltic Pipeline and TAP. LNG projects such as Kitimat, Sabine Pass or Qatar Gas Expansion.

 

Through Brunel you could be working on just about every continent, we have clients in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Guyana, Mozambique, Algeria, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Japan, Papua New Guinea and Australia just to name a few.

 

Get in touch with us today and see what opportunities there could  be for you.

Why work with Brunel?  

For nearly 50 years we've been working with companies in Oil and Gas, helping them find the specialists they need to deliver their projects.

 

We'll help you find the job you want, in the country you want. Whether it's working on rotation as a contractor with all logistics taken care of by us, or helping you & your family relocate to a new country, our team of specialists will be there for you 24/7.

 

What sets us apart from other recruitment agencies? To be honest, most of them do a lot of the same things, but where we really are different is in the quality of the services we provide to both our clients and our contractors. 

Firefighter job openings 

We have dozens op job openings for firefighters. Preferably with Oil and Gas experience, but mining or power plant welcome too.


Relocation to the project site in Kuwait is taken care of by Brunel, as are other job perks like accommodation and food. These jobs are for 2 years, with an option to take longer. There are good benefits.