Subsea Installation Engineers – Most of Western Australia’s offshore projects are in the subsea installation phase. This is creating high demand for experienced subsea professionals.
Electrical & Instrumentation Engineers – Several brownfield projects, predominantly onshore processing facilities, are creating demand for specialized Engineers.
Instrumentation and Control Designers – For the same reason, these brownfield projects require Instrumentation and Control Designers.
Mechanical Engineers – Again these professionals are sought for brownfield projects.
Technical Sales – In order to be more competitive in the oil and gas market, equipment and manufacturing companies are looking for the best sales professionals with strong local networks.
Drilling Supervisors – These candidates are sought for coal seam gas projects in the Surat Basin.
Discipline Site Engineers – The construction of facilities for gathering, trunk and transmission pipelines requires Discipline Site Engineers.
Geophysicists – These candidates are sought for offshore exploration globally. Hence they are in short supply.
Project Managers – Demand exists for Project Managers in Victoria where new work is being released from operators.
Project Engineers – Project Engineers are also sought in the state in response to engineering requirements on new work.
Sales Engineers – These professionals are sought as organisations look to seek out new tenders.
Candidate levels remain consistent and appropriately experienced skilled professionals are still in short supply. Yet there is a focus on finding the perfect candidate. Employers are not showing flexibility and will wait for a candidate with a solid history of longevity with previous employers.
We have seen an increase in contract roles as organisations seek to limit their long-term risk.