Watching for Jobs at the Karratha Urea Project – WA

Watching for Jobs at the Karratha Urea 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 Karratha Urea Project – WA

The Karratha Urea project is planned for construction with the purpose to utilise local natural gas supplied by Woodside Energy for fertiliser production in north-west Western Australia.

Quick Facts:

  • 1500km’s north of Perth, in Karratha WA.
  • Owner: Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers.
  • Project scope approximately $4 billion.
  • EPC announced.
  • Project expected to start construction late 2019 / early 2020.
  • Project expected to be ready for start-up in approximately 4 years.
  • Project is expected to generate 2000 jobs during the 3 year construction phase.
  • Project is expected to create 200 jobs during operations.


Occupations Potentially Required for the Karratha Urea 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 on the Karratha Urea Project – WA

Companies / Organisations Involved with the Karratha Urea Project – WA


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


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Karratha Urea Project 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.

At this stage of the project no EBA’s are available. As any EBA’s are released they will be updated into 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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