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  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

ConocoPhillips Engineering Internship

Perth, Western Australia - Darwin, Northern Territory - Brisbane, Queensland

Our Engineering and Exploration teams, based in our West Leederville, West Perth and Brisbane offices, have exciting Vacation Work placements for Engineering students in their penultimate year of study

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type

Application dates

Applications Open
2 Jul 2018
Applications Close
3 Aug 2018

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Graduation Results
65 - 74% WAM (Credit)
Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
  • Global Oil and Gas Company
  • Excellent Development Opportunity
  • Paid Vacation Work, 3-month placement

ConocoPhillips is the world's largest independent E&P company based on production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 17 countries, $73 billion of total assets, and approximately 11,400 employees as of Dec. 31, 2017. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,356 MBOED in 2017, and proved reserves were 5.0 billion BOE as of Dec. 31, 2017.

In Australia and Timor-Leste our exciting portfolio includes the Darwin LNG facility in the Northern Territory, the Bayu-Undan gas-condensate field in the Timor Sea, and the Australia Pacific LNG facility in Queensland. We also have the Barossa Offshore Project as well as exploration and appraisal projects off northern Australia including the Greater Poseidon and Greater Sunrise fields.

We are pioneers of LNG technology, operating one of the first LNG facilities in Australia: Darwin LNG in the Northern Territory. Darwin LNG converts gas from the Bayu-Undan field in the Timor Sea into LNG for overseas markets.

Employees across the globe focus on fulfilling our core SPIRIT Values of safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. We apply the characteristics that define leadership excellence in how we engage each other, collaborate with our teams, and drive the business.

Our Engineering and Exploration teams, based in our West Leederville, West Perth and Brisbane offices, have exciting Vacation Work placements for Engineering students in their penultimate year of study. These placements are paid contract positions for three months, commencing late November 2018.

Each placement provides the opportunity to:

  • Work with experts in the field of Operations or Exploration (this may include a site visit to our onshore operations facility)
  • Work on interesting and rewarding onshore and offshore projects
  • Gain experience using the latest software
  • Further develop your collaboration, research, problem solving and presentation skills.

Qualifications – External

To be successful in this role, you must meet the following mandatory requirements:

  • Show a genuine interest in pursuing a career in the Oil and Gas industry
  • Be enrolled in one of the following courses:
    • Penultimate year of Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical, Electrical, ICE, Mechanical or Petroleum engineering) or
    • First year Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical, Electrical, ICE or Mechanical) or
    • First year Master of Engineering Science (Petroleum Engineering); or
    • First year Master of Petroleum Engineering
  • Have a credit course weighted average (minimum 65% and above)
  • Demonstrate compatibility with ConocoPhillips SPIRIT values
  • Demonstrate initiative, with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Be available to work in Perth for the duration of the 3-month placement (November to February, relocation support is not provided).

To take advantage of this fantastic opportunity please submit your online application by Friday, 3rd August 2018.

Important: as part of your application you will need to provide:

  • Proof of Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • A cover letter addressing the questions asked in the advertisement
  • Copy of your most recent Academic Transcript
  • Contact details for two Referees

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all pre-screening questions before the requisition closing date of 3rd August 2018.

ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has been recognized as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.