Construction Lead


About this job

  • Market: Energy
  • Branch: Oil & Gas
  • Area of Expertise: Project Management & Services
  • Location: Perth

What is required?

  • hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Professional Bachelor
  • Closing date: Thursday, 20 October 2022

About this role: Construction Lead

On behalf of our client, a leading integrated energy company, Brunel are currently seeking for a a Construction Lead for the Jansz-Io Compression (J-IC) Project.

The BWI Construction Lead will plan and execute the Jansz-Io Compression (JIC) Project onshore construction and major modifications of facilities, establish construction procedures, methods, costs, and schedules, and work closely with other functions to ensure the project is completed safely, timely, cost effectively, and of desired quality.

The role will manage the J-IC implementation contractors onsite, acting as the primary interface withoperations and existing Barrow Island works.

The role will be Perth based for approximately 6 months providing support and project familiarisation prior to site mobilisation for the remainder of the duration.

Prior to site mobilisation (Perth based):

  • Familiarisation with the J-IC Project in general, the BWI execution scope, engineering design and procurement status, and execution schedule basis, activities, logic and interfaces.
  • Input to Safety in Design, constructability, and opportunities to improve construction execution safety and productivity through design phase.
  • Review the project Construction Execution Plan.
  • Facilitate implementation contractor pre-mobilisation execution readiness reviews.
  • Attend site visits and site inspections on BWI and at fabricator and vendor premises, if opportunity available

Onsite (after mobilisation to Barrow Island):

  • Responsible for overall delivery performance of the J-IC Project BWI facilities in accordance with the projectschedule and budget.
  • Provide onsite visible safety leadership to the project owners team, the implementation contractors, vendor representatives and other specialists, and through interface to the base business and operating assets.
  • Lead the project owner’s team construction and pre-commissioning organisation, including theimplementation contractors, to complete site set-up and temporary facilities, construction execution and completion, and pre-commissioning, achieving Ready for Commissioning (RFC) milestones and handover to the Project Commissioning and Start-Up (CSU) team.
  • Develop the project owner’s team construction and pre-commissioning organisation cohesion and capability, as an integrated team and Engineering Construction Management contractor personnel.
  • Provide progress measurement and reporting to BWI Delivery team, and the wider J-IC Project.
  • Provide execution performance and productivity management of the implementation contractors, including use of KPIs such as productivity factor (PF) and schedule performance index (SPI), constraint measurement and analysis, commodity-based measurement, and other similar methods.
  • Lead regular execution phase interface meetings such as daily pre-starts, and daily and weekly progress meetings with each implementation contractor, as well as support weekly and monthly project management meetings with each implementation contractor.
  • Support interface management with execution contractors, asset operations and maintenance teams, and other capital projects on Barrow Island.
  • Lead execution with a system completion mindset, through effective construction completion, walkdown & punch-listing, pre-commissioning, and handover to commissioning.
  • In association with the Perth-based BWI Delivery team, expedites all necessary design and/or engineering solutions and responses, procurement, quality performance, systems completion, and the like to facilitate the effective transition and compliance of the works to the commissioning phase.


  • Extensive working construction experience within Oil & Gas, or similar industry, required.
  • Trade qualification, construction management formal training, or suitable Degree or equivalent
  • Previous experience with execution activities (construction, completions, pre-commissioning) is essential, and brownfields project construction experience within or adjacent to an operating facility is beneficial.
  • A strong working knowledge of the various disciplines such as civil / structural, electrical, instrumentation, mechanical, piping, and rotating equipment is beneficial.\
  • Fully competent in construction management and pre-commissioning, and familiar with systems completions approach to construction mechanical completion, energised testing, and pre-commissioning.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and a keen understanding of construction management, sequencing, and methodologies.
  • Good knowledge of power transmission, switch gear and transformers, including construction, testing and pre-commissioning is preferable.
  • Experience in dealing / interfacing with multiple implementation contractors is preferable.
  • Good general computing skills including excel and word and MS Teams required.
  • Strong organisational, interpersonal, written and verbal (English language) communications skills are essential
  • Creative, pragmatic, open-minded thinking and a can-do attitude are required to facilitate solutions.
  • Previous experience with Barrow Island, the Gorgon Project or the Wheatstone Project is preferred but not essential.
  • Full working rights in Australia is a requirement


  • 12 months contract with the view to extend
  • Perth based role during the first 6 months - Flexible arrangements
  • Transition to an onsite based role in Jan/Feb 2023 - 4 weeks on & 4 weeks off roster
  • Work with a lead Oil & Gas operator

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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, 120 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.

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Yamila Cabral
Brunel Energy Australia Perth

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