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Amec Foster Wheeler Field Engineering Lead in Hides, Papua New Guinea

Wood is currently recruiting for a Field Engineering Lead to join our team in Hides, Papua New Guinea on a FIFO rotational schedule. Standard rotation 28/28 has been amended due to the current Covid-19 restrictions and quarantine requirements, an 8 week on / 6 week off roster is temporarily in place.

Reporting directly to the Senior Construction Superintendent, this position will provide engineering support on-site during the construction of the Angore Surface Facilities and Pipelines, ensuring that project’s safety, environment, and quality standards are met and that assets are constructed in accordance with the approved design and applicable technical standards.


  • Assist and monitor Wood and client crews to ensure the pipeline and facilities are constructed in accordance with PNG Legislation & Regulations, Australian standards, project specifications, procedures, drawings, and documentation

  • Assist and monitor crews to ensure that Work packs are being adhered to and that the latest revisions are being used. Ensuring that documentation is completed and signed off once activities are completed

  • Being the focal point to locate and provide document requested by construction crews and for submitting permits

  • Act as a conduit for engineering information to be relayed between Melbourne project office and site office, allowing the engineering resources to be effectively used to support the project

  • ensure that Management of Change (MOC) processes are followed in conjunction with the engineering team

  • track the status of Free Issued Materials (FIM) and ensure that the handover is controlled and documented

  • provide notifications to Client of upcoming construction activities that require Notifications to the Regulator with sufficient time meet the requirement of the relevant legislation

  • participate in site HAZID’s and risk assessments completed on-site to provide engineering input and expertise

  • Provide other ad-hoc engineering support as and when required to assist the project as directed by the Project Manager or Senior Construction Superintendent.

  • To work with the Completions team to ensure that the pipeline and facilities can be pre-commissioned and that the required project documentation is completed and signed off at the end of the projects and handed over to Client Operations

  • Actively promotes excellence in H&S by communicating and adhering to site H&S expectations

  • Fosters an environment where personnel are developed and retained into a vigorous, productive, and enjoyable work environment

  • Develop short-term and long-term plans for the execution of work packs in conjunction with site crews and management

  • Provide leadership and mentor junior engineers.

  • Minimum 8 years relevant experience in the oil & gas industry with site experience

  • Must be used to working in a multi-disciplinary environment

  • Flexibility to participate in performing short / long term field / on-site duties

  • Proven track record in leading a design engineering team, with the ability to prioritise work to meet company and client deadlines

  • Sound technical knowledge and appreciation of other disciplines with ability to communicate technical and maintenance issues

  • Demonstrates sound, fact-based decision making, and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, clients and contractors to help teams achieve goals

  • Demonstrated strong commitment to safety

  • Exceptional stakeholder management and communication skills, both written and oral

  • International assignment/project experience in similar roles will be highly regarded.

If you’re an experienced Field Engineering Lead, ready for your next project, then we are keen to hear from you today.

Apply now and take the next step in your career with this exciting opportunity!

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Requisition ID: 2021-83133

Name: Fixed Term

External Company Name: Wood Plc

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