High Voltage Electrical Technician

Papua New Guinea
June 30, 2024
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About Us

Santos provides reliable, affordable energy for progress and seeks to provide lower carbon energy over time.

Santos is a global energy company with operations across Australia, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and the United States.

At Santos, our goal is to be a global leader in the energy evolution to low-carbon fuels that help the world decarbonise and continue to provide the reliable, affordable energy the world needs for modern life and human progress.

Santos is an important Australian domestic gas supplier and LNG supplier in Asia. We are committed to supplying critical fuels such as oil and gas, and abating emissions through carbon capture and storage, energy efficiency projects, use of renewables in our operations and high-quality offsets. Santos will also seek to develop low-carbon fuels as customer demand evolves.

For 70 years, Santos has been working in partnership with local communities, providing jobs and business opportunities, safely developing natural gas resources and from there powering industries and households.

Santos seeks to deliver long-term value to shareholders through our diverse portfolio of high-quality, long-life, low-cost oil and gas assets, carbon storage resources and infrastructure. 

The Santos portfolio is value accretive and resilient across a range of decarbonisation scenarios. Santos has a climate transition action plan that will continue to evolve for the global energy evolution.

Santos has a regional operating model with a strong local focus. The Company’s operating structure comprises three regional business units focused on enabling and executing corporate strategy. Two divisions – Santos Energy Solutions and Santos Upstream Gas and Liquids – are accountable for global portfolio management and strategy.

About the Role

Based in Fairview Field, the HV Electrical Technician will be responsible for executing scheduled programmed maintenance under the guidance of the Maintenance Team Leader. You’ll play a pivotal role in ensuring all tasks are completed safely and cost-effectively, employing robust quality systems to minimize equipment rework.

This role demands precision and dedication to maintaining operational efficiency, contributing directly to our commitment to excellence in maintenance practices.

The HV Electrical Technician role is FIFO and on 2/2 roster work, with Brisbane as the point-of-hire.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Maintain, repair, and diagnose faults in High Voltage Distribution systems, including assets like air-break switches, reclosers, transformers, and switchgear.
  • Perform operational switching, test for dead circuits, phase out, apply earths, and write/verify switching procedures, including issuing Access & Test permits.
  • Prepare, verify, and issue HV documentation.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance on HV Overhead, Underground, and Substation Distribution network assets.
  • Respond promptly to HV network faults during and outside normal business hours.
  • Identify opportunities for preventative maintenance to enhance network reliability.

About You


  • Demonstrated practical experience in operational switching, testing, and maintenance of High Voltage assets.
  • Proficient in diagnostic, technical, PC, and equipment failure analysis skills.
  • Experience and expertise with switchgear, substations, overhead, and underground distribution systems.
  • Understanding of protection schemes, secondary systems relays, and primary testing maintenance is highly valued.
  • Proven track record as a dedicated team player with a proactive and flexible approach to work.
  • Strong communication skills to effectively collaborate with teams and stakeholders.

You must hold a National High Voltage Switching Operator certification, including the capability, knowledge, and experience to work on high voltage equipment.  

Supporting a Diverse Workforce 

Santos acknowledges that we operate on the traditional lands of Aboriginal people. We recognise the traditional rights to maintain the culture, identities, traditions, and customs on their country. We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our ongoing success.  

We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, or anything else that makes us different.  

Australian Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander jobseekers are strongly encouraged to apply. 

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via the online recruitment system before COB 04 July 2024.

A requirement of this role is that you will need to have in place the legal work rights for Australia to apply.

Potential Scams

There are a number of fake adverts that are impersonating Santos Limited, in these instances you will receive an e-mail from a generic e-mail address. We do not make offers without interviews or due diligence taking place.  You will know if an advert is genuine if you are directed to the Santos company careers page to apply which is https://recruitment.santos.com/