December 28, 2017

CCR Power Systems Technician

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The Chevron-operated Gorgon Project, is one of the world’s largest natural gas projects and Australia’s largest single resource project. Developing the Greater Gorgon Area gas fields, Australia’s largest-known natural gas resource, Gorgon’s gas processing facilities are located on Barrow Island off the north-west coast of Western Australia.

Chevron Australia has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Central Control Room (CCR) Power Systems Technician to join the Gorgon Operations Production team. Reporting to the Production Coordinator, this 12-month maximum term role will be responsible for the effective, safe and environmentally acceptable operation of the power systems for the Gorgon gas plant.

The role will be based on Barrow Island on a two weeks on / two weeks off / two weeks on / four weeks off fly-in fly-out roster.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Ensure compliance with stated functioning reliability standards of power operations and support electrical energy quality (voltage and frequency) in accordance with regulatory requirements
  • Control conditions of electrical equipment, relay protection and emergency control systems
  • Maintain an understanding of process conditions and the impact that process upsets or equipment failures will have on the electrical network
  • Monitor the fire and gas panel and respond to alarms in consultation with other control room operators
  • Work closely with the Operations Maintenance team to enable preventative and corrective maintenance to be executed, both on electrical systems and fire and gas systems
  • Respond to abnormal system condition events and perform real time outage coordination of the electrical plant
  • Respond to alarm events, requiring a clear understanding of electrical protection trips to determine re-energisation strategies as well as equipment failure type alarms
  • Ensure that operational activities adhere to all safety and environmental regulations in accordance with safety procedures and statutory requirements
  • Manage activities of operating personnel and contractors during the initial voltage supply and complex trial operation, testing new switchgears, substations and power stations
  • Lead the emergency response activities in power operations and restoration of electrical equipment and consumer power supply
  • Participate in incident investigations as required
  • Commitment to health, environment and safety and Chevron best practices

Key skills and experience required:

  • Previous experience in managing high voltage electrical equipment, relay protection and emergency control systems in a complex power system
  • Electrical trade background is highly desirable
  • Ability to make effective decisions under pressure with minimal support and supervision
  • High level of commitment to safety and regulatory requirements
  • Knowledge of electrical switching
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and build key relationships that contribute to high-class business results
  • Demonstrated commitment to Chevron’s values of integrity, partnership and trust and achieving an incident and injury free environment

In return for these skills, attributes and experience, Chevron Australia will reward you with an exciting role, a competitive salary and a fantastic opportunity to develop your career with one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. Chevron is proudly recognised as an employer of choice, guided by a vision of diversity and committed to equal employment opportunity.

Position Close Date: Wednesday 10 January 2018, 3pm WST

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