Downer wins WA jobs boost -$400m Wheatstone project

WA jobs – Downer wins $400m Wheatstone project

WA jobs boost - Downer wins $400m Wheatstone project - iMINCODowner EDI wins a $400 million Chevron Wheatstone project contract on Western Australia`s Pilbara Coast.

American project management company Bechtel awarded Downer the contract for two electrical and instrumentation packages.

It will provide the E&I projects for the downstream portion of the Chevron operated project.

Under the agreement, Downer expects around 600 WA jobs will be created, mainly at Ashburton North, near Onslow in WA, and these will mostly be construction jobs.

Some of the trades in need are;

  • Carpenters
  • Concrete Workers
  • Mobile Plant Operators
  • Advanced Riggers
  • Advanced Scaffolders
  • Steel Fixers
  • Crane Operators
  • Welders
  • Electricians

The full scope of the Downer contract includes the inside and outside of the LNG trains and domestic gas plant processing areas. Downer will install cable support systems, the electrical control and instrumentation cabling, calibrating instruments, installing major electrical equipment, pre-commissioning works, and the commissioning and start-up assistance.

Grant Fenn, Downer’s CEO, said the company is”delighted to have been awarded the E&I packages on one of Australia’s largest resource projects and to create employment opportunities within Australia”.

Further reading for people looking for WA jobs in the Pilbara with Downer

About the Wheatstone Project

The Wheatstone Projectis one of Australia`s largest resource projects “ providing employment in the form of more WA jobs, WA government revenue and local business opportunities for the communities. This is an LNG (liquefied natural gas) and domestic gasdevelopment “ designed and constructed by Bechtel for Chevron.

The Wheatstone Project includes an onshore facility located at Ashburton North, 12 kilometres west of Onslow in Western Australia`s Pilbara region. The core of the initial project includes construction of two LNG trains with a combined capacity of 8.9 million tonnes of LNG production perannum (MTPA) as well as a domestic gas plant.

Applying for a WA job with Downer EDI

The Downer workforce is over 21,000 strong and they employ people in more than 40 countries working on resource, infrastructure and civil energy projects. Downer are always actively looking for qualified people and have a large recruitment team that work to manage job advertising and selection.

Their current job vacancies can be found on their website when you click the “View Current Opportunities” link. You can also register for Downer EDI job alerts, which is a great way to keep yourself informed of the latest employment opportunities and gives you instant access to jobs as they are advertised.

The trick then is to have your cover letter and resume ready to send in. If you have an outdated and poorly designed resume that does not match the job selection criteria, or there are no ‘keywords’ in your resume or your qualifications are hard to find and are hidden on the last page – then you’re chances of an interview are diminished. The simple solution is to get a professional resume created for you – it makes all the difference.

Applying for a job with Chevron

As with any job application, it really pays to do your homework on the company and the various projects that are being developed.

Chevron is one of the world’s leading energy companies and is a global organisation with employment opportunities worldwide.

They offer employment opportunities for Indigenous Australians and provide a full career path to allow individuals to take their careers to new heights. Chevron is always looking for experienced and skilled people to join the Gorgon and Wheatstone Operations teams. Their workforce is rapidly increasing with more than 3,000 people working for Chevron Australia at this time. There has never been a better time to pick from a wide range of WA jobs with Chevron.

A variety of career opportunities exist within Chevron, including business support, drilling, commercial, earth sciences, facilities engineering, financial, health, environment and safety, human resources, information systems, operations, petroleum engineering, project engineering and supply chain management.

With so many opportunities, Chevron should be on your radar as a preferred employer. Their global strength and diversification is a key indicator you need to observe when choosing a company to find long-term employment with.

If you’re living in WA, or perhaps you’re living interstate and looking for WA jobs with the Wheatstone project, or you want to know more about how to go about finding jobs with Chevron, send an email to

We’ll send you some information on how to go about it.

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