Controls Engineer (Subsea)


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About this job

  • Industry: Oil & Gas
  • Area of expertise: Engineering & Design
  • Location: Perth

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Professional Bachelor
  • Closing date: Thursday, 16 December 2021

About this role: Controls Engineer (Subsea)

About this role: Controls Engineer (Subsea)

On behalf of our client, a world leading energy company with a strong presence in Australia, Brunel are currently seeking for a Subsea Control Engineer to join the Perth office on a 12 months contract with a potential view to extend.

The Subsea Controls Engineer will be a key technical member of the project team in execution tasked with delivering a Subsea Battery System. This is a high impact, unique and challenging opportunity, making use of groundbreaking new technology to supply local electrical power at the seabed.

  • The design of subsea control system electrical, electronics, communication, and software architectures.
  • Development of new technology and overseeing vendor technology qualification
  • Support of detailed subsea controls system definition, engineering, testing, mobilization, offshore installation and acceptance testing.
  • Interface management
  • Working interface issues with existing projects
  • Managing subsea controls equipment during operations, cybersecurity and interfaces.
  • Critically analysing conflicting priorities between the existing subsea production system and project delivery to make the best business decisions
  • Understand, align and communicate customer requirements relative to business needs
  • Lead problem resolution, change opportunities; may develop innovative solutions
  • Anticipate resistance to changes and applies strategies to mitigate
  • Motivate others to take action supporting the problem resolution, process improvement, or change



  • Prior experience supporting the subsea control system definition, engineering, testing, mobilisation, offshore installation and acceptance testing.
  • Interface Management (Experience with subsea vendors is highly desirable)
  • Experience in the design of subsea control system electrical, electronics, communication and software architectures.
  • Experience developing new technology and overseeing vendor technology qualification
  • Availability to travel to Europe to the vendors facilities (if conditions allow)
  • Frequent communication with the project team in Europe



  • High impact, unique and challenging opportunity, making use of groundbreaking new technology
  • Perth based role with some trips to Europe
  • Compressed work week - 9 hours per day and every second Friday off
  • Competitive rates
  • 12 months contract - with potential view to extend

About Brunel

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About Brunel

Brunel is a recruitment and flexible workforce solution provider which connects talented people with opportunities throughout Australasia and around the world.

We specialise in highly skilled roles across a variety of technical, professional, trades and craft disciplines, pairing candidates with industry-leading projects and organisations on a contract, permanent or secondment basis.

Operating in Australasia since 2001, Brunel has major bases of operation in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Port Moresby, which are further backed by the strength and reach of a truly global network spanning 44 countries, 100 offices and 45 years of successful operation.

Brunel is proud to be equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and female candidates.

Connecting Specialists to Pioneering Projects

How to apply

How to apply

If you meet the above requirements and would like to be considered for this role, please submit your interest using the ‘Apply’ button. Applying is quick and easy – just make sure you have the following documents ready to go:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (optional)
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Do you have questions?

If you have questions or would like to discuss the details of this role, please contact Yamila Cabral via the details below, quoting publication number:

Account manager

Yamila Cabral
Brunel Energy Australia Perth
9429 5650

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