Job: Turbine Engineer- Field Based Rotational Role with Oil Search

Take on your next challenge and help shape Oil Search’s future in Asset Management

  • Field Based
  • Rotational 28/28 roster

Oil Search is seeking expressions of interest for a field based Turbine Engineer position within our Maintenance Reliability team on a 28/28 FIFO rotational roster.

Job: Turbine Engineer- Field Based Rotational Role
 Job: Turbine Engineer- Field Based Rotational Role

Oil Search has recently implemented its Reliability Based Asset Management Framework and as a result looking for driven and mechanically minded engineers to join its Reliability Team.

Our Reliability Function is going through a significant transformation to help prepare OSL for the future. We are currently introducing a structured Technical Competency development program for all the engineering disciplines (as per international standards) and a carefully planned Learning & Development plan for the successful candidates.

Reporting the Senior Turbine Engineer, you will be involved in all aspects of the gas turbine compressors/generators operation and maintenance, to ensure safe, optimal and reliable operation of turbines, turbine driven compressors and power generation packages across all OSL PNG sites. You will be required to provide expert technical assistance on all relevant equipment, monitor and optimise maintenance performance by conducting failure and root cause analysis, extend life cycles, maximize production, and reduce repair costs.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Develop and manage an RCM based equipment maintenance program for all gas turbines, gas compressors and generators and associated auxiliary equipment.
  • Support the management of the turbine exchange program, based on equipment condition
  • Conduct ongoing failure analysis program using historical failure and repair data. Implement improvements to prevent recurrence, reduce costs and reduce production losses.
  • Conduct predictive surveillance, analyse anomalies, and investigate failure modes using historical failure and repair data.
  • Identify and implement improvement opportunities for increasing gas turbine reliability and optimise overhaul costs.
  • Assist in optimising turbine and compressor maintenance performance by conducting failure modes and effects and root cause analysis to minimise production loss and reduce repair costs.

To succeed in this position, you will have:

  • Tertiary Qualification in Engineering
  • Minimum 3 years’ post graduate industry experience in operating in a similar role
  • Excellent technical knowledge, troubleshooting, analytical and complex problem-solving skills are essential to succeed in this role
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment with the ability to interact with all levels of the organisation
  • Flexibility to travel to operational sites when required
  • Willing to be vaccinated or currently hold a recognised Vaccination Card


Oil Search recognise and value the hard work, passion, and commitment of their employees through a competitive remuneration structure with industry-leading benefits, including a service recognition program; wellbeing & fitness benefits; and a range of diversity, inclusion, and development initiatives.

About us:

Established in January 1929, Oil Search has grown into PNG’s largest single investor and most active explorer, operating all the country’s producing oil fields and holding an extensive appraisal and exploration portfolio. Its 29 per cent interest in the ExxonMobil-operated PNG LNG Project has transformed Oil Search into a regionally significant oil and gas producer. The Company also hold material interests in the Elk-Antelope and P’nyang gas fields and is undertaking a range of activities to support further LNG expansion in PNG. Oil Search also holds world class oil assets in Alaska’s prolific North Slope.  

Oil Search operates in a socially responsible manner. Respectful, open relationships with local landowners and government are at the heart of its current and future success. The Company is committed to addressing important social issues and aspires to set the standard for private sector contribution to sustainable development. 

How to apply

Oil Search is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. Click the apply button, follow the link and upload your current resume and a supporting cover letter to apply.


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