Facility Engineer

Job Description

Welcome to ConocoPhillips, where innovation and excellence create a platform for opportunity and growth. Come realize your full potential here.


Who We Are


We are one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies, based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. With operations and activities in 13 countries, we explore for, develop, and produce crude oil and natural gas globally. We are challenged with an important job to safely find and deliver energy to the world. Our employees are critical to our success, and with them we power civilization.


We’re grounded by our SPIRIT Values – safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation, and teamwork. These values position us to deliver strong performance in a dynamic business – but not at all costs. We believe it’s not just what we do – it’s how we do it – that sets us apart.


We strive to make a significant difference in the communities where we live and operate. We create an inclusive environment that values all voices and opinions. Together, the different backgrounds, experiences, ideas, and perspectives of our employees drive our success.



Job Summary

Join the ConocoPhillips Australia Engineering team in the position of Facility Engineer.


Job Description

ConocoPhillips Australia acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Nations Peoples and Traditional Custodians of this land, and we pay our respects to Elders past and present.


ConocoPhillips’ Australian headquarters are located in Brisbane. Our focus is supplying Australian customers with natural gas and international customers with liquefied natural gas. We do this through our 47.5 percent interest in the Australia Pacific LNG joint venture, one of the largest producers of natural gas in eastern Australia. ConocoPhillips Australia also operates the Australia Pacific LNG liquefied natural gas facility near Gladstone. We are also an exploration company, with ongoing exploration occurring in the Bowen and Surat Basin in Central Queensland and new exploration in the Otway Basin along the southern coast of Australia to identify natural gas reserves for supply to Australian customers.


Reporting to the Mechanical Engineering Lead, ConocoPhillips Australia is excited to bring to market the full-time position of Facility Engineer in Gladstone, Queensland.


The Facility Engineer will positively contribute to the safe operation of ConocoPhillips’ Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) facility at Curtis Island and act as the senior site based multi-discipline engineering technical resource and key multi-discipline engineering integrator.


The Facility Engineer will provide ConocoPhillips Australia with fit for purpose, risk appropriate and value adding multi-disciplinary engineering and improvement expertise, including, but not limited to:

  • Mentor and provide coaching and knowledge sharing to Curtis Island based technical specialists and other Curtis Island based engineers

  • Ensure multi-discipline engineering functional alignment between Curtis Island engineering focus areas and the Brisbane based engineering team

  • Scope, develop and endorse technical opportunities into either the Opportunity

  • Management Process or Management of Change Process as appropriate

  • Provide technical reviews of operational procedures and start up plans, as required.


About you

Along with your tertiary qualifications in engineering and demonstrated major hazard facility experience in all engineering disciplines, your work experience is underpinned by:

  • Cultural alignment with ConocoPhillips’ SPIRIT Values

  • Minimum 10 years practical, relevant facility engineering experience within the oil and gas and petrochemical industries

  • Registered Professional Engineer Queensland (RPEQ) or ability to obtain

  • Demonstrated technical competency in engineering assignments of increasing responsibility, complexity and scope

  • Ability and desire to mentor engineering colleagues and lead small teams

  • Strong team player with high level of interpersonal skills

  • Ability to live and work in Gladstone and commute via ferry Monday to Friday to the Australia Pacific LNG facility at Curtis Island


What we offer

The position of Facility Engineer presents an exciting opportunity for a professional site-based engineer to partner with a diverse portfolio of internal and external stakeholders to proactively support ConocoPhillips’ license to operate in Gladstone, Queensland.

  • An inclusive environment of belonging where we respect one another and where our success reflects the diverse backgrounds, experiences, ideas and perspectives of our employees.

  • A unique culture of SPIRIT – Safety, People, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation, Teamwork

  • A learning organisation that encourages, supports, and celebrates innovative ideas

  • Continuous technical and professional development training

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Competitive remuneration, superannuation, benefits and performance-based incentives

  • Competitive location premium for Gladstone

  • Private health insurance, generous Employee Share Plan, annual health and wellness subsidy

  • Above industry paid parental leave


Support for all applicants

ConocoPhillips Australia encourages and welcomes applications from all members of the community. If we can make adjustments in our recruitment process to ensure we can get to know you in the best way possible, feel free to let us know so we can accommodate you.  


Apply today

Please submit your CV and maximum one page cover letter (as one document) before the closing date of Friday 31 May 2024.


Come and realise your full potential at ConocoPhillips! We look forward to receiving your application!


Apply Before: 

May 31, 2024



ConocoPhillips’ sponsorship for employment authorization in the country where this job is located is NOT available for this position.



ConocoPhillips is an equal opportunity employer.