Digital Field Services Telecoms Engineer | NES Fircroft

Digital Field Services Telecoms Engineer

  • POA
  • Australia Western Australia Perth
  • Contract
  • IT
  • Oil & Gas
Our client, Woodside Energy, is looking for an individual who will be responsible and accountable for providing technical advice, direction, design, and sustainment of Woodside’s Operational Communications services.
This 2 year contract will see this seasoned professional Plan, develop and support communications projects for offshore and onshore businesses
Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates personal ownership for delivering results
  • Seeks different perspectives and encourages debate
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and adapts style to connect with others
Stakeholder Engagement
  • Works with asset systems engineers and asset representatives to ensure asset needs are addressed
  • Understands and supports decisions once made 
  • Enables others to succeed by listening to and removing barriers
  • Communicates in a clear and honest manner
  • Collaborates effectively within and across teams
  • Engages and influences people to achieve the best outcomes for Woodside
  • Resolves conflict constructively
  • Provides, seeks, and acts on feedback
  • Delivers medium- and long-term service sustainment strategies and supports funding cycles
Functional Excellence
  • Coordinates with all appropriate discipline engineers and specialists to ensure correct skillsets provide input to the development and delivery of projects
  • Pursues service management over service delivery
  • Owns apparatus, systems, and contracts required to sustain and manage services
  • Monitors and improves quality and productivity of contractors & projects, required to sustain services
  • Routinely shares knowledge, best practice and lessons learnt
  • Takes action in line with business priorities
  • Assesses and recommends the best fit-for-purpose solution that meets business requirements
  • Responsible for ensuring that solutions comply with Woodside IT and Engineering standards
  • Responsible for safeguarding the production environment by following Change Control processes and that impacts to Operations is carefully controlled and mitigated
  • Ensures that key operational processes are documented, adhered to, reported on, and monitored
  • Oversees record management systems and drawings of Woodside’s telecommunications facilities
Commercial Management
  • Develop and maintain relationships with strategic suppliers
  • Increases shareholder value by making every dollar count
  • Shows cost leadership
  • Makes the right decisions with speed, using data and good judgement honed by appropriate experience. Knows when their domain of competence is insufficient, identifies the gap and appropriately fills the gap.
  • Works collaboratively with service providers to maximise Woodside’s profitability
  • Benchmarks service delivery against Service Level Agreements
  • Continually seeks improvement in performance of projects and contractors, and solves problems
Health & Safety
  • Embraces and quickly adapts to change
  • Resilient and determined in overcoming challenges
  • Shows genuine concern for others and builds trust
  • Understands and complies with Woodside’s Management System and external regulations
  • Respects the environment and communities in which we work
  • Manage all aspects of H&S with respect to delivery of services
  • Shares custodianship of and compliance to Performance Standards & Safety Cases with other Engineers
Skills & Experience:

  • Seasoned professional whose skills and knowledge have been supplemented by substantial, applicable work experience in a complex and broad scope of telecom apparatus and services definition and delivery
  • 10 years in Operational Communications and IT services in the energy industry
  • Can be trusted to work alone on projects of a range of sizes and complexity, know what they don’t know, and identify and secure missing specialist skill sets to enable successful delivery
  • Can govern service provider delivered projects and assure Woodside requirements are met
  • Engineering Integrity Authority level (depending on specific role):  Technical Integrity Custodian
  • Aware of Process Safety Management processes and able to apply concepts firmly in the leadership of project changes
  • Understands principles of Safety Critical Elements in Major Accident Event bow ties and can apply in a practical sense
  • Understands how a business learns and improves
  • Always behaves in a manner consistent with published Woodside Leadership Expectations, the Code of Conduct, and the Woodside Values
  • Contribute to the Health and Safety of the IT and Digital function by following our Golden Safety Rules and being mindful of Health and Safety implications in the work we do
  • Contributes to discipline body of knowledge within the Company
  • Self-motivated and self-led learning
Desired Qualifications

  • 5 to 10 years’ experience in resources, O&G, and energy sector
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Practical exposure to Operational Communications systems and services through integration, construction, or commissioning, of services including drilling comms, transmission networks, VSAT, WAN, LAN, Wi-Fi, structured cabling, UFH/VHF/HF radio, radio consoles, microwave, satellite, CCTV, Public Address & General Alarm, SCADA and monitoring, location intelligence
  • Delivered small and medium, multi discipline projects from specification to handover
  • Performed responsible roles in construction, integration, site supervision, commissioning, and handover to operations
  • Participation in EPC major projects in energy sector
  • Delivery of products and services via international supply chains
  • Application of Australian and international standards in the delivery of telecom systems
  • Adoption of recommendations, and assuring compliance as appropriately guided by relevant notified bodies and Government bodies including ARPANSA, ACMA, AMSA, IALA etc
  • Has led continuous improvement changes or processes
  • Professional Engineer with an accredited tertiary qualification in electronic / communications engineering or equivalent
  • Eligible for membership of Engineers Australia (MIEAust).
  • Eligible for charter status (CPEng)
  • Eligible to be TIC qualified under WEL Process Safety Critical Role Competency procedure
Start Date: Mid-End January 2024

Full working rights for Australia are essential. 

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