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  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

2020 Petroleum Engineering - Chevron Vacation Program

Our program gives the opportunity to participate in our industry-leading oil and gas projects while acquiring practical skills relevant to your study.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Start Date
23 Nov 2020

Application dates

Applications Open
4 May 2020
Applications Close
7 Jun 2020

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Petroleum Engineering

Who we are

Chevron is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies and through its Australian subsidiaries, has been present in Australia for more than 60 years.

Chevron Australia operates two of Australia's largest natural gas developments – the Gorgon and Wheatstone Projects – manages an equal one-sixth interest in the North West Shelf Venture and operates Australia's largest onshore oilfield on Barrow Island.

With the ingenuity and commitment of thousands of people, Chevron Australia - headquartered in Perth – is the focal point of some of Chevron's most exciting projects globally and our employment opportunities will put you on the frontline to help deliver crucial new energy to the world.

What is Chevron's vacation program?

The Chevron Vacation Program provides 12-weeks of paid vacation employment, giving students the opportunity to participate in our industry-leading oil and gas projects while acquiring practical skills relevant to your field of study.

We provide education and training during the program to help cultivate your skills within a diverse, inclusive, supportive and collaborative workplace.

What we offer

As a petroleum engineering vacation student, you will gain a better understanding of the role as a Petroleum Engineer within an integrated Subsurface Team supporting world-class operations.

You will assist in evaluating reservoir and well performance and provide support to petroleum engineering field operations personnel responsible for monitoring and optimising well performance and integrity.

Throughout your placement, you will also be exposed to the routine management of gas production well operations, in order to maintain asset integrity and optimise resource recovery. You will learn how to utilise well condition monitoring and reservoir surveillance data, and how these can impact short and long term business decisions.

Opportunities exist in our Wheatstone, Gorgon, New Field Development and Non-Operated Joint Venture Subsurface Teams.

Following the completion of the 12-week program, vacation students who consistently perform above expectations may be considered for full-time graduate positions, where roles are available.

Who we are looking for

We encourage applications from motivated and talented engineering students, with a keen interest in the oil and gas industry to apply for our Vacation Program.

To be eligible for the Chevron Vacation Program applicants must be:

  • In their penultimate year of an undergraduate degree or a postgraduate degree, petroleum, chemical/process or mechanical engineering, graduating by the end of 2021
  • Performing at a consistently high academic standard
  • Excellent communicators with strong analytical skills and a focus on teamwork and collaboration
  • Committed to Chevron's values of diversity and inclusion, integrity and trust, high performance, partnership and protecting people and the environment
  • Available for the specified duration of employment from 23 November 2020 until 12 February 2021
  • Eligible to legally work and live in Australia permanently

How to apply

Applications for Chevron Australia's vacation employment program are open from Monday 4 May until Sunday 7 June 2020.

We actively encourage applications from Australian Aboriginals, women, mature age applicants, candidates with disabilities and those with diverse cultural backgrounds.

We reserve the right to amend or withdraw this posting prior to the advertised closing date. Please ensure you attach your current resume, a cover letter and a copy of your academic transcript/statement of results to date.