Irrigation Team Leader – Careers

  • Roma


About Us

Santos provides reliable, affordable energy for progress and seeks to provide lower carbon energy over time.

Santos is a global energy company with operations across Australia, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and the United States.

At Santos, our goal is to be a global leader in the energy evolution to low-carbon fuels that help the world decarbonise and continue to provide the reliable, affordable energy the world needs for modern life and human progress.

Santos is an important Australian domestic gas supplier and LNG supplier in Asia. We are committed to supplying critical fuels such as oil and gas, and abating emissions through carbon capture and storage, energy efficiency projects, use of renewables in our operations and high-quality offsets. Santos will also seek to develop low-carbon fuels as customer demand evolves.

For 70 years, Santos has been working in partnership with local communities, providing jobs and business opportunities, safely developing natural gas resources and from there powering industries and households.

Santos seeks to deliver long-term value to shareholders through our diverse portfolio of high-quality, long-life, low-cost oil and gas assets, carbon storage resources and infrastructure. 

The Santos portfolio is value accretive and resilient across a range of decarbonisation scenarios. Santos has a climate transition action plan that will continue to evolve for the global energy evolution.

Santos has a regional operating model with a strong local focus. The Company’s operating structure comprises three regional business units focused on enabling and executing corporate strategy. Two divisions – Santos Energy Solutions and Santos Upstream Gas and Liquids – are accountable for global portfolio management and strategy.


About the Role

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Are you looking for a rewarding career in the oil and gas industry?

Santos is on the lookout for an Irrigation Operations Team Lead to lead our dynamic team of field staffs conducting irrigation operational work which includes contractors and resources to ensure the continued and reliable operation of irrigation systems.

This role is based at Roma and will see you implement beneficial use of coal seam water with minimal harm to soils and surrounding ecosystem, and the agronomic and soils management of CSG irrigated plantations and pastures to maintain long term soil and plant health.

Key accountabilities include:  

  • Leadership of field staff conducting irrigation operational work.
  • Management of irrigation and agricultural contractors.
  • After hours and weekend management of urgent issues for the regional agricultural operations.
  • Provision specialist skills and knowledge with respect to centre pivot and drip irrigation systems.
  • Provision of agronomic skills and knowledge with respect to soil salinity/sodicity, pasture/plantation management and machinery operations
  • Provide advice on sustainable grazing management or crop harvesting activities to support water uptake through forage crops.
  • Interact positively with other Santos teams working in the field.

About You

To stand out for this role, it is essential that you have demonstrated skills and experience in: 

  • Extensive experience in front line management of field teams
  • Comprehensive knowledge of and experience in the maintenance and operation of pressurised irrigation systems
  • Demonstrated experience operating and maintaining agricultural type plant and equipment
  • Evidence of working in a structured workplace with a strong emphasis on safety.
  • Evidence of a facilitative and inclusive leadership style with a record of building strong positive relationships with stakeholders. Desired experience for this position includes:
  • Design, installation and maintenance of pressurised irrigation systems Maintenance and operation of control systems for pump stations and irrigation systems
  • Experience in soil, pasture and livestock management

It is essential that you have Diploma/Trade level qualifications in water, agriculture, mechanisation, control systems or related field experience. Relevant Industry Qualifications in Irrigation, agronomy, control systems or related field is highly desirable.

Supporting a Diverse Workforce

Santos acknowledges that we operate on the traditional lands of Aboriginal people. We recognise the traditional rights to maintain the culture, identities, traditions, and customs on their country. We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our ongoing success.  


We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, or anything else that makes us different.  

Australian Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander jobseekers are strongly encouraged to apply. 


How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via the online recruitment system before COB 11th June 2024.  


A requirement of this role is that you will need to have in place the legal work rights for Australia to apply.  


Potential Scams

There are a number of fake adverts that are impersonating Santos Limited, in these instances you will receive an e-mail from a generic e-mail address. We do not make offers without interviews or due diligence taking place.  You will know if an advert is genuine if you are directed to the Santos company careers page to apply which is

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