Principal Commissioning and Trials Engineer


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About this job

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

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 70
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor
  • Closing date: Saturday, 20 November 2021

About this role: Principal Commissioning and Trials Engineer

About this role: Principal Commissioning and Trials Engineer

Seeking a Principal Commissioning and Trials Engineer to work in Chinchilla. This will be for a contract lasting 12 months initially.

Brunel Australasia are currently partnered with our client who is a global leading natural oil and gas producer. They have a great reputation for creating a safety-focused culture, in the onshore CSG industry.

This exciting role will be for a 12 month contract and be based in Chinchilla (FIFO from Brisbane)

  • Prepare the relevant commissioning procedures & documentation support project specific Commissioning execution
  • Schedule and track commissioning progress
  • Under supervision coordinate all aspects of the Upstream Project Commissioning
  • Ensure commissioning interface with other project groups, in particular with Construction, Engineering, and Scheduling are maintained and effective
  • Report commissioning progress to the Upstream Business
  • Ensure a robust HSSE and Quality culture is undertaken on the project and on site in an appropriate professional manner
  • Under supervision assist in the development and implementation of a Commissioning audit program pertinent to the entire Upstream Project
  • Assist in ensuring Contractor compliance with the project Commissioning requirements, plans, procedures and processes
  • Under supervision liaise with the Production Operations Group to ensure that at facility Start-Up there is a smooth transition of responsibility from to Operations
  • Provide Commissioning input into all aspects of the various sub project schedules and the integrated project schedule
  • Provide input into facility design promoting safe and efficient execution of pre-commissioning and commissioning activities



  • Tertiary level in an engineering discipline
  • Understanding of Commissioning programs, methodologies and systems
  • Fluent English language skills - both verbal and written
  • Ability to actively interface between Engineering, Quality and Scheduling from a commissioning perspective
  • Ability to function in an organisation with multiple ongoing Projects
  • Ability to functionally manage multiple interfaces
  • Effective communication and negotiation skills with the ability to understand other stakeholders objectives • Experienced in solving complex problems
  • Effective decision making skills
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility and innovation to achieve objectives
  • Knowledge of pre-commissioning and commissioning methodologies as applied in the Oil and Gas sector
  • Experience in applying and maintaining Commissioning Management Systems used to pre define and execute the entire completions verification scope
  • Knowledge of Project Management, Engineering, Planning, Contracts and Procurement etc
  • Experience in Control System and Automation



  • 12 Month Contract - renewed annually
  • Chinchilla Based
  • 15/13 Roster
  • Great Culture | Safety Focused | Professional Team

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 over 40 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 Chris Brennan via the details below, quoting publication number:

Account manager

Chris Brennan
Brunel Energy Australia Brisbane
(07) 3007 7627

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