Watching for Jobs at the West Angelas Expansion Project – WA

Watching for Jobs at the West Angelas Expansion Project – WA

In the ‘Watching for jobs …….’ series we are going to be running over Australian Mining and Construction projects all over the country.  In each post we will include an Overview of the project, a Location Profile, the Companies involved, the Occupations required, the skills / qualifications that will help you to get your foot in the door and the Enterprise Bargaining Agreements.  This will help you to stay in the loop and know how to skill up where needed.  The aim is to help you get yourself into the best position to land a start on the major sites and projects around Australia.

About the West Angelas Expansion Project – WA

Quick Facts:

  • Owner – Rio Tinto, Mitsui and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal.
  • Project scope approx $US579 million.
  • Proposed project includes:
    • ROM pad,
    • New primary crushing facility,
    • Discharge conveyor,
    • HV re-fuelling facility,
    • Secondary crushing facility upgrade,
    • New surge bin facility,
    • 10klm overland conveyor,
    • Power supply upgrades,
    • Dewatering and water infrastructure,
    • 10 klm gas pipeline realignment,
    • Site infrastructure,
    • Temporary construction accomodation
  • Located in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
  • Construction is expected to start in 2019.
  • Construction is estimated to take about two years and employ for over 600 people at the peak.


Occupations Potentially Required for the West Angelas Expansion Project – WA

A construction job like this will usually require:

  • Mobile Plant Operators / Truck Drivers
  • Crane Operators
  • Electrical / Instrumentation Trades
  • Mechanical Trades
  • Metal Trades
  • Building Trades/Formworkers
  • Steelfixers/Concretors
  • Scaffolders
  • Riggers
  • Doggers
  • Labourer / Trades Assistant
  • Peggy’s /Cleaning Staff
  • Health & Safety
  • Supervisors

Qualifications that may help you get a foot in at the West Angelas Expansion Project – WA

Companies / Organisations Involved with the West Angelas Expansion Project – WA


Note: As we are made aware of further contracts being awarded we will update this article.

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West Angelas Expansion Project Enterprise Bargaining Agreements

An Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) is a collective industrial agreement between either an employer and a trade union acting on behalf of employees or an employer and employees acting for themselves.

We are yet to find any EBA’s for this project. As we find any EBA’s they will be added to this article.

Disclaimer: Cribhut provides this information with the best intentions, but purely as a guide.  Like most things in life, there are no guarantees.  Your lively hood is your own responsibility and even if following the above recommendations, it is still up to you to do your own research, to be patient, persistent and put in the hard work.

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