A good company to work for. Can be let down by an influx of new personnel not inducted on how the company operates, so there can be a mismatch of approaches within the organisation. On the majority the people are great, the projects are exciting and the company has some good leaders. They have a commitment to ‘knowing their people’ yet to be fully realised by all
HR Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Onslow WA – 9 April 2018
I was employed for 2 and a half years at The Wheatstone Project within that time I was asked to volunteer for the Bechtel Personal Based Safety Program (PBS) I was then trained to do observations on fellow employees, over and above my regular work duties, and if the person wasn't performing in a safe manner I'd then assist in helping them to do so. I enjoyed working at Wheatstone and would of liked to of been there longer if the scope of works wasn't completed.
hot demanding work conditions however regular breaks when needed, good work collegues.
Rigger Adv/ Int Scaffolder (Former Employee) – Darwin NT – 23 November 2017
A safe well organised operation in most areas of work. No real extra training given however skills/ certificates, eg: working at heights were upgraded as required. The jobs were not hard as such as long as you were already properly skilled so i found no real problems there. A good safety culture was forefront on this job as it is on most construction jobs i have been a part of. On this particular job i was VOC'd as an Advanced Rigger/Dogman, Intermediate Scaffolder, Ewp Operator and Use of Explosive power tools.
FIFO camp so all meals accomodation and flights were supplied as well as all ppe.
Job finished abruptly due to partnership breakdown.
Great job as based in South Headland so you had freedom
Trades Assistant/ Peggy (Former Employee) – Port Hedland WA – 27 July 2017
Great job where you could go to town, have dinner out, have a bit of a life whilst working long hours and being away from home. Made such a difference not being so isolated and having a few creature comforts at your fingertips.
Great company to work with, good pay. Not much project going on for them.
Surveyor (Former Employee) – Ichthys Tanks Project Darwin – 15 June 2017
I worked with Laing O'rourke for the Ichthys Tank Project in Darwin for 4 years and it's been tremendous effort to be one of those hundreds of workers involved in building the tanks for this very sophisticated LNG tanks project. Despite of the many issues and challenges during the construction we managed to built the tanks with the cooperation of the client, Inpex and our own construction team. Building tanks is a life time experienced which I will never forget especially as Surveyor's involvement in those critical moments during construction. Great experienced which is unforgettable.
Bit of politics going on, must know someone at the higher level to stay with them.
Advanced Rigger (Former Employee) – Darwin NT – 24 May 2017
a good location to work and was in a good crew.the company was good with god supervisors and superintendents,there were never any pay issues and money was always correct and on time and everyone in management was friendly and approachable.the weather could be challenging in Darwin at times with the humidity but a rotation of work shirts comforted that.outside work hours the camp was good with client providing buses for employees to access city and its services
Welder/Boilermaker (Former Employee) – Darwin NT – 22 May 2017
Working at high temperature makes difficult for the beginners.however,everyone stands the heat over time Woking with other groups need to be considered.as we need to protect not only our self but others as well.
Stores / Logistics Coordinator (Former Employee) – Port Hedland WA – 18 April 2017
They had some good ideas. They just didn't complete the work needed doing. The management did not manage the job well and we all lost our jobs. They lied to the work crew over and over about what its going on with the job.