In Australia they`ve built mines, ports, smelters, power stations, and refineries, helping to develop local resources and industry since 1954.
Right now they are building the next generation of mining and liquefied natural gas projects, supporting the future of Australian resources and energy for many years to come.
The Queensland Curtis LNG Project involves construction of a world-class liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant. Occupying less than 1 per cent of the island ““ (270 hectares) ““ the LNG facility is separated from public areas by an environmental protection zone and will be well hidden from public view. The site can accommodate an expansion to 12 million tonnes a year of LNG.
Bechtel Oil and Gas is the main contractor for the engineering, procurement and construction of the LNG plant. A temporary construction camp exists on the island and will house up to 1,700 workers.
Bechtel is the engineering, construction, and project manager for BMA`s new Caval Ridge Mine. The mine is located in the northern section of the Bowen Basin, southeast of Moranbah. The mine has been identified as a quality hard coking coal resource to support BMA`s growth options. The project includes a new coal mine and a coal handling and preparation plant (CHPP). The new Caval Ridge Mine will have the capacity to produce 5.5 million tonnes of coal per annum and the CHPP will also process an additional 2.5 million tonnes per year of product coal from the expansion of the neighbouring Peak Downs Mine, which will be transported via conveyor.
- Two new run of mine facilities plus an overland conveyor
- Crushed ore stockpile with stacking and reclaiming facilities
- A new coal handling and preparation plant
- A product coal stockpile
- A train loading facility
- A mine industrial area
- Mining equipment
Bechtel Jobs – Mining Career Opportunities:
Bechtel are constantly looking for talented individuals to meet the needs of their Australian operations.
Many employees hired in Australia also go on to work at other Bechtel offices and projects around the world.
Adult Apprenticeship Program
Bechtel`s intake of Adult Apprenticeships is being managed on our behalf by the Australian government`s National Apprenticeship Program (NAP).
The National Apprenticeships Program (NAP) is an Advanced Entry Adult Apprenticeship Program to upskill talented Australians. The program was developed to address a shortfall in skilled workers within the Minerals and Energy Sectors.
Bechtel is currently seeking Expression of Interest Applications for the following Trades:
- Heavy Fabrication – Boilermaker/Welder/Pipefitter
- Mechanical Fitter
- Diesel Fitter
- Electrical Fitter/Mechanic
- Dual Trade Electrical/Instrumentation
To apply for an apprenticeship, go to the nationalapprenticeships.com.au website
Bechtel currently has 92 job vacancies on their site:
Go to the website for a complete listing of LNG and mining Bechtel jobs
Bechtel Jobs in Mining and LNG
Learn more about the Bowen Basin mining location.
The Bowen Basin contains the largest coal reserves in Australia. This major coal producing region contains one of the worldâ€™s largest deposits of bituminous coal.
The Basin contains much of the known Permian coal resources in Queensland including virtually all of the known mineable prime coking coal. It was named for the Bowen River, itself named after Queenslandâ€™s first Governor, Sir George Bowen.
The Bowen Basin covers an area of over 60,000 square kilometres in Central Queensland running from Collinsville to Theodore and is dotted with many coal mines operated by multiple mining companies.