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Senior MetOcean Engineer

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Date: 09-Jan-2019

Location: Perth, AU

Company: Woodside Energy Ltd

About Woodside

As a diverse and expanding organisation we have many divisions that support our business. You will find development and career opportunities, you’ll be valued, recognised, challenged and rewarded. What’s more, as a WA-based company, executive and leadership decisions are made right where you work.


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About the Role

The MetOcean engineering team at Woodside provides a range of meteorological and oceanic engineering services across all assets, facilities, projects and developments. This includes development of design and operability criteria for onshore, offshore (fixed and floating), pipelines, and subsea infrastructure.  In addition, as Australia’s largest independent oil and gas company, you will provide support to maintaining and optimising the ongoing operation of existing assets.


Woodside is entering an exciting time with new projects and developments on the horizon. We are seeking an experienced MetOcean Engineer to join the team here to help deliver world-class assets in a safe, reliable and timely manner.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for weather and ocean forecasting to support Woodside’s onshore and offshore assets
  • Responsible for provision and maintenance of environmental monitoring systems, in conjunction with onshore and offshore facilities
  • Responsible for MetOcean deliverables including:
    • MetOcean design criteria for onshore facilities, offshore facilities (fixed, floating systems, response-based) and pipelines and subsea infrastructure using state-of-the art tools
    • Operability criteria for marine seismic data acquisition, drilling, offshore construction and maintenance operations, shipping and port operations
    • Scopes of work for MetOcean analysis services and field measurement campaigns
  • Responsible for work outsourced to suppliers, including management of deliverables
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of fit-for-purpose MetOcean MATLAB-based tools and data management systems within the MetOcean discipline
  • Represent Woodside in relevant MetOcean joint industry projects and standards committees
  • Demonstrate HSE commitment and leadership within the MetOcean team and for its contractors
  • Provide specialist guidance to Woodside’s operations for tropical cyclone response, oil spill response and adverse weather risk assessment
  • Contribute to the coaching and development of staff in MetOcean requirements and tools
  • Support the coaching and development of civil and structural graduate engineers
  • Develop, demonstrate and deploy new technology to improve the safety and efficiency of onshore and offshore assets and new developments

Skills & Experience

Candidates must possess an Engineering degree (Masters or PHD preferred though not mandatory) in oceanographic, environmental or coastal engineering.


We are looking for a Senior MetOcean Engineer with considerable experience, gained within an oil and gas environment on large offshore developments, including:

  • development of MetOcean criteria for design and operation of fixed and floating facilities, pipelines and subsea infrastructure, and response-based analysis
  • weather and ocean forecasting
  • field measurement campaigns
  • operability criteria for vessel and aviation operations.


The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a range of experiences across onshore, offshore, pipelines and subsea infrastructure, and will ideally have worked across early concept through to operating stages of asset lifecycle.


Owner/operator experience along with advanced MATLAB skill including coding is highly desirable.

Recognition & Reward

A career with Woodside is rewarding both personally and professionally.  We offer:

  • Opportunities to undertake interesting work on world-class projects
  • Career development through professional development programs and by working alongside industry leaders
  • Possibility of educational assistance to support your career development
  • A values driven environment where working together is key
  • The opportunity to participate in voluntary initiatives in the community
  • Financial rewards that are linked to performance through an annual bonus and share plans for permanent employees.
  • Above industry superannuation contributions
  • Industry leading 16-weeks paid parental leave
  • Flexibility of leave provisions for events such as community service, cultural and volunteer activities (one day per annum)
  • Subsidised gym membership in some locations


Woodside aspires to be an industry leader in diversity.


Applications close at 11.59pm AWST on Wednesday 6 February 2019.

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