Company: Chevron
Skills: Process Control
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Chevron is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. Offering some of the most dynamic career opportunities in the industry, Chevron Australia leads the development of two of Australia's largest natural gas facilities - the Gorgon and Wheatstone Projects - and manages world-class operations and exploration activities.

Chevron Australia has an exciting opportunity for a Process Control Network (PCN) Senior Support Specialist to join the Australia Business Unit PCN Support team (APST). This maximum two-year role will be based in Perth and will report to the APST Manager.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work closely with operational teams that manage process control networks for Chevron Australia, to plan and implement improvement activities
  • Provide subject matter expert for Information Technology (IT) components across all Chevron Australia environments
  • Coordinate technical activities across various operational teams and vendors
  • Ensure PCN IT components are compliant with relevant Chevron policies, standards, and technical controls, while working closely with the information systems, information risk management, operations and engineering teams. This includes a focus on cybersecurity risk management, aligned to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) framework, and in compliance with Chevron standards
  • Provide input to planning and coordination of improvement activities across Chevron Australia's operations
  • Engage process control system vendors to plan and deliver improvement scope
  • Plan and operate within the Scrum and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) agile frameworks
  • Maintain strong relationships with the various teams involved with PCN. Ensure PCN improvement activities are effectively communicated and stakeholders are regularly kept up-to-date with status
  • Maintain close alignment with Chevron's global Energy Technology Company and Information Technology Company to ensure Chevron Australia is leveraging standard processes and tools
  • Provide feedback on the effectiveness and efficiency of global tools and processes in the Australian context
  • Coordinate the implementation of global projects in Australian operations
  • Commitment to health, environment and safety and Chevron best practices

Key skills and experience required:

  • Computer Science degree preferred
  • More than 10 years' relevant experience preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in support, administration and troubleshooting of PCN systems
  • Demonstrated experience in troubleshooting, problem solving, and resolving Operational Technology/Information Technology (OT/IT) technical issues
  • Excellent knowledge of security zones and related network and system integration requirements between different PCN systems and sub-systems
  • Proficient understanding of, and able to communicate with, technical practitioners about the following:
    • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Human Machine Interface (HMIs) and related industrial control systems
    • Open Platform Communications (OPC), historians, relational databases
    • System integration, network topology and protocols such as Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), Modbus
    • Industry Standards and best practices applicable to OT/IT environments
    • Common secure network architectures used in OT/IT environments
  • Experience in working on large scale, complex programs of work will be highly regarded
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills
  • Ability to develop mutually beneficial relationships with fellow team members, major capital project stakeholders, other Chevron teams, and external vendors
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Ability to work autonomously, without supervision and have a flexible approach to work
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and build key relationships that contribute to high-class business results
  • Demonstrated commitment to Chevron's values of diversity and inclusion, high performance, integrity and trust, partnership and protecting people and the environment

Why join Chevron:

  • Chevron is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies and has been present in Australia for more than 60 years
  • You will be provided a competitive package and an opportunity to contribute to two of Australia's largest natural gas facilities
  • Chevron offers career development opportunities to all employees including onboarding, training and development, mentoring, volunteering opportunities and networking groups
  • Chevron is proudly recognised as an employer of choice, guided by a vision of diversity, inclusion and committed to equal employment opportunity
  • Chevron supports work-life balance and offers employees access to various health and wellness programs
  • A nine-day fortnight is offered for eligible roles

We actively encourage applications from Australian Aboriginals, women, mature age applicants, candidates with disabilities and those with diverse cultural backgrounds. To be a part of our success, apply now.

Position Close Date: Tuesday 15 October 2019, 3pm WST

Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. Our success is driven by our people and their commitment to get results the right way – by operating responsibly, executing with excellence, applying innovative technologies and capturing new opportunities for profitable growth. Some of our specialties include generating power and produce geothermal energy; investing in profitable renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions; and developing the energy resources of the future, including researching advanced biofuels.


Our diverse and highly skilled workforce consists of approximately 64,700 employees, including more than 3,200 service station employees. At Chevron, we’re focused on safely delivering the energy needed to power human and economic progress worldwide. But how do we do that when harnessing fossil fuels can be inherently risky? To meet these challenges, Chevron has spent more than 20 years expanding systems that support a culture of safety and environmental stewardship that strives to achieve unequaled performance and prevent all serious incidents and fatalities. We call this Operational Excellence, and it drives everything we do. 


Diversity & Inclusion

We’re committed to reflecting in our workforce the rich diversity of cultures and racial and ethnic backgrounds in the communities where we live and work. We’re also devoted to encouraging a diversity of ideas.


Diversity is one of the cornerstones of our values, which we call The Chevron Way. The Chevron Way states:


“We learn from and respect the cultures in which we work. We value and demonstrate respect for the uniqueness of individuals and the varied perspectives and talents they provide. We have an inclusive work environment and actively embrace a diversity of people, ideas, talents and experiences.”


As a core value, diversity is critical to developing a talented, high-performing workforce needed for ongoing business success. The Chevron Way’s focus on people has helped establish a culture that attracts, develops and retains more diverse talent.


We Support Career & Personal Development

We value the importance of managing work/life priorities by offering flexible work schedules, on-site child care at some facilities, adoption assistance, dual-career couple support, scholarships and tuition reimbursement.


At Chevron, you’ll find a workplace committed to your professional development. You’ll receive support and tools to create your own career path, including education assistance support which pays up to 75% of the cost (including tuition, textbooks, lab fees, and registration and administration fees) for approved courses. To strengthen organizational capability, we develop our employees’ and contractors’ skills and experience through our Invest in People strategy. As part of this strategy, discussions focused on continually improving individual performance are held between managers and employees.




Chevron placed 3rd in the 2019 Rigzone Ideal Employer Rankings -  find out more here.