Senior Permit Authority

Curtis Island , Queensland, Australia

Job Reference 1239887

Location Curtis Island , Queensland, Australia

Industry Oil & Gas - FLNG

Function Operations & Production

Job Type Contract

Date Added March 17, 2024

Airswift is an international workforce solutions provider within the energy, process, and infrastructure industries. Airswift serves as a strategic partner to our clients, offering a turnkey workforce solution to capture and deliver the top talent needed to complete successful projects by aligning with the unique needs of our clients. 


Senior Permit Authority

  • Gladstone - Curtis Island
  • 6 Months Contract 
  • Competitive Salary 


Position Description

The Senior Permit Authority will be responsible for the administration and execution of the work permit process in accordance with the Permit to Work and Work Management processes and consistent with the LNG Permit to Work policies and procedures.

Production Surveillance and Optimization:

  • Identify and support Permit to Work improvement initiatives.
  • Perform regular audits of the Permit to Work process.
  • Identify and manage SIMOP activities, ensuring controls are in place and effective prior to permit issue.
  • Provide Permit to Work related input and support to LNG work management processes.
  • Facilitate daily Permit to Work review meetings.
  • Maintain accurate and consistent PTW documentation and records.
  • Maintain the Operations lesson learned register.


Key Responsibilities

  • Daily issuing of work permits. Escalate permitting issues to the respective shift Operations Superintendents.
  • Facilitate the Daily PTW meeting
  • Participate in the reviewing of work group risk assessments.
  • Participate in the reviewing of isolation templates.
  • Participate in scheduled regular Permit to Work compliance auditing.
  • Maintaining accurate Permit to Work documentation, records and KPIs.
  • Providing input into daily Permit to Work and work management meetings.
  • Providing Permit to Work guidance into the development of the Integrated Activity Schedule.
  • Providing input and support to identified Permit to Work training initiatives.
  • Engaged with the Continuous improvement activities and processes associated with the Permitting system.
  • Deliver dedicated PTW training. 


Experience & Qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 years in an operations role in the oil and gas production / processing industry or significant and relevant experience in a related heavy / complex processing industry.


A detailed understanding of Permit to Work systems and their associated application including:

  • Isolation Design and Implementation
  • Venting, Purging and Inerting practices.
  • Confined Space Entry (CSE) procedures and associated controls.
  • Risk Assessment design and hazard control implementation.
  • Electrical Switching Procedures.
  • Excavation Procedures.
  • Hot Work practices and associated controls.
  • Cold Work practices and associated controls.
  • Inhibits and Override Management.
  • Able to read and understand P&ID’s and Process Flow Diagram’s.
  • Experience of working in a team environment.



  • Experienced with the use of SAP.
  • Good knowledge of HSE Management System policies and procedures.
  • Good understanding of operations and maintenance business processes.


Only candidates with the right to work in Australia will be shortlisted. 

(Australia Citizen, PR Holder, or Valid Australia working VISA) 


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