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Over the last decade, Australia has created one of the largest energy investment portfolios per capita in the Western world. Multi-billion dollar liquid gas alongside deepwater oil has transformed the region into becoming one of the most competitive markets for skilled workforce on the planet. 

The challenges that Australia has faced over the last few years include changing personal tax regimes and the rising cost of living. Differing compliance laws across several states has created a complex challenge for many energy companies. In this particular instance, Spencer Ogden were contracted to supply technical labour across the country.enewable energy is one of the key aims for all developed nations and the countries in Europe are no exception.


Spencer Ogden were employed to support a major contractor, by providing experienced personnel to major LNG projects such as: Ichthys, Wheatstone, Gorgon, APLNG, GLNG, DLNG, QCLNG in the below disciplines. This was during a peak demand period where skilled workers were on site for more than three years across a variety of skillsets. 

  • Installation/Commissioning 

  • Service • Maintenance 

  • Measurements & Control


A key challenge of this assignment was to create a competitive attraction and retention strategy. 

  •  Recruitment sourcing and vetting of highly skilled technical experts 

  • Employment contracts compliant with state regional variations 

  • Mobilisation and support of personnel during assignment period 

  • Payroll meeting in-state compliance for social securities and taxes


Spencer Ogden were successful in placing multiple personnel on Australian projects, and were able to consistently deliver technical support at all pivotal stages of the project. In this case, Spencer Ogden’s team were continually expanding its service to support the client’s every need.

  • Candidates contacted: 1000+

  • Candidates shortlist screened: 533

  • Candidate CV’s submitted: 281

  • Candidates interviewed: 148

  • Candidates offered: 79

  • Candidates hired: 76