Field Engineer - Rigging

Requisition ID: 272187 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Camp 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Karratha WA 


Bechtel Energy has an opportunity for an experienced professional to come on board as Field Engineer - Rigging for our Pluto Train 2 project working FIFO in Karratha, WA.  

About the Project:

Pluto Train 2 is the expansion of a second LNG train at the existing Pluto LNG onshore facility near Karratha in Western Australia run by Woodside Energy.  Woodside Energy is Australia's leading natural gas producer, and Bechtel is excited to be working with this key customer to help meet the increasing global demand for LNG as a transitional energy source.


About the Benefits:

There are many reasons why choosing to join Bechtel is one of the best career decisions you will ever make. In addition to working with talented, dedicated people and having the opportunity to play an integral role in stimulating and challenging local and international projects, Bechtel is committed to offering employees the benefits and resources to live healthy lives.

With a market aligned salary package and annual discretionary performance bonus scheme in place, employee wellbeing is also at the centre of our business - promoted through our strong health and safety focus and private health cover including access to a leading employee assistance program.


About the Role:

In your new role, you will provide expertise in the planning, review, and execution of rigging activities to ensure safe and efficient execution of work. You will provide technical direction to construction engineers, superintendents and craft professionals regarding rigging requirements.

Your duties will include:

  • prepare conceptual lift and transport studies.
  • provides technical input into the development of transport and rigging and lift strategies.
  • prepare technical specifications for bid packages and assesses subcontractor technical bid packages for lifting and abnormal transport requirements.
  • provide input and assist in the preparation of estimates.
  • prepare medium and critical rigging plans; prepare lift data sheets and formal calculations.
  • review and approve medium and critical risk lift and site transport plans.
  • supervise the execution of lifting operations and abnormal site transport movements on a project, coordinating schedules with Project Controls.
  • develop rigging training materials and conducts rigging training courses as required.
  • other duties as required.


What You Bring:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and a minimum of 5-7 years of relevant work experience extensive working knowledge of rigging planning and execution standards and requirements.
  • technical knowledge and experience in construction engineering in the use of lifting equipment, alternative heavy lifting systems, mobile gantries, jacking, tailing, rigging equipment, and load distribution systems, including an understanding of transport/transfer of equipment, soil mechanics, and structural steel design.
  • thorough knowledge of construction activities as they relate to engineering disciplines, cost and scheduling, and contract administration.
  • knowledge and understanding of environmental, safety and health requirements on heavy-industrial construction projects.
  • knowledge in the administration and use of subcontracts; ability to interpret and understand contractor/subcontractors’ responsibilities contained in subcontract documents.

Working Rights in Australia without employer sponsorship are required.


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Additional Information:

This position has responsibilities that include exposure to changing environmental, construction, and operational conditions, which may include: extensive walking in and around an active construction and/or operations site, climbing ladders, working at heights from work platforms including scaffolding, and mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), use of personal fall arrest equipment, walking and working on uneven surfaces, working in constricted and/or confined spaces, variable work shifts (e.g., day, night, weekends, 1st, 2nd, 3rd shift, etc.), and work in inclement weather. Some lifting may be required. Candidate must be able to use standard issued Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) required for each assigned task (i.e. respirator, harness, life vest, hearing protection, etc.).

The Pluto Train 2 Project is a Major Hazard Facility meaning this is a non-smoking site and no tobacco products – i.e. cigarettes, vapes, lighters, tobacco - are permitted to be brought to the site.

This position is available to both local and non-local personnel. For non-locals (FIFO/DIDO), the working roster is 3/1. 


Why Choose Bechtel?

At Bechtel, we know that people like you deliver our customers’ projects—projects with a purpose that create a lasting positive legacy in the communities where we live and work.

Just as we are committed to helping our customers achieve their visions, we are committed to offering the best people in the industry—people like you—with rewarding, challenging, and flexible long-term careers.

People like you are needed on projects that create jobs and grow economies; improve the resiliency of the world's infrastructure; connect communities to resources and opportunities; get us closer to net zero; tackle critical environmental challenges to protect people and the planet; and accelerate progress to make the world a cleaner, greener, safer place.


Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.