Communications Technician - Radio

Barrow Island
  1. Oil & gas

Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global fully integrated professional services and project management company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices around the world, SNC-Lavalin's employees are proud to build what matters. Our teams provide comprehensive end-to-end project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance – to clients in oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and power. On July 3, 2017, SNC-Lavalin acquired Atkins, one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.

SNC-Lavalin has an exciting and challenging opportunity for an experienced radio skilled Communications Technician to work for the Maintenance and Support team delivering services to Western Australia’s largest LNG facilities. As part of the team, this ongoing position will be responsible for keeping the communications and electronic systems working effectively and efficiently.

The position is offered on an even time roster, typically working 2 weeks on /2 weeks off. Services may be required at various North West WAS operational facilities such as but not limited to Barrow Island and Onslow. Applicants with their HUET will have the opportunity to undertake ad hoc works offshore.


  • Perform preventative, corrective and break/fix maintenance activities across the operational sites
  • Interpret customer requirements and implement changes to fulfill those requests
  • Reading and interpreting wiring plans, drawings and specifications
  • Maintain integrity of drawings and documents by following management of change processes
  • Communications cabling including fibre optics installation, terminations, splicing and testing
  • Adhere to stringent site safety, permit, and environmental principles

Education and Skills

  • Cert IV in Communications, Telecommunications Engineering or equivalent
  • High level of knowledge and experience in analogue radio (VHF, UHF), digital radio (Tetra), and microwave systems (Mandatory)
  • Maintenance experience in supporting at least two of the below systems would be advantageous:
    • Radar
    • AIS
    • Satellite
    • CCTV
    • Access Control
    • PAGA
    • Communications Console
  • Registered ACMA Cabling license with structured and coax endorsements
  • High Risk Work License – Elevated Work Platform
  • Working Safely at Heights, Advanced Rigger accreditation
  • MSIC, EEHA and HUET an advantage
  • Class A Electrical license an advantage
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting abilities
  • Minimum 5 years maintenance experience on diverse RF and Electronic Systems
  • Technical experience in networking, IP connectivity, basic system admin tasks
  • Experience working in a live production environment, preferably from within the Oil and Gas sector

Key Benefits

  • The opportunity to be part of our globally recognised team
  • Attractive remuneration with rewarding career prospects
  • On-going professional and personal development
  • Valuable project experience on a major LNG project

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