Operations Support Specialist – Careers


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.


We are seeking a dynamic individual to join our team in Brisbane as Operations Support Specialist. This role is pivotal in managing all aspects of accommodation logistics, planning, and forecasting, as well as overseeing various projects within our department.


Key accountabilities include:  

Travel Management:

  • Oversee Company field travel for employees and contractors including flights, accommodations, ground transportation, and other logistical needs.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with travel vendors, camp service providers to ensure accommodation, travel systems and process meets business needs.
  • Implement travel policies and guidelines to optimise efficiency and ensure accommodation busts are managed appropriately. 
  • Monitor accommodation and flight KPI’s and communicate updates to stakeholders, addressing any issues or risks promptly.

Planning and Forecasting:

  • Forecast accommodation needs based on business requirements and upcoming projects/shutdowns
  • Manage accommodation busts with internal / external stakeholders and prioritise accommodation requirements based on business requirements. 
  • Plan and schedule workforce accommodation to maximize productivity and minimise costs.
  • Work closely with departments, planning teams to understand accommodation requirements and proactively address any potential issues.
  • Planning, forecasting and coordinating mobile camps (owned & 3rd party) to support Drilling and Development projects across Surat and Cooper Basins

Project Management:

  • Lead and support various minor projects ensuring they are completed on time and within budget.
  • Define project scope, goals, and deliverables in collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Monitor project progress and communicate updates to stakeholders, addressing any issues or risks promptly.
  • Coordinate resources, allocate tasks, and manage project timelines effectively.

Contract Representative 

  • Act as Contract Representative for a number of Operation Support contractors.
  • Ensure contracts are managed inline with Santos Standards

About You

You will possess a strong blend of organisational skills, attention to detail, and project management expertise. Have the ability to develop and maintain strong stakeholder relationships across all stakeholder levels and have demonstrated experience collaborating within a multi-disciplinary team.


  • Minimum of 5-10 years experience working in travel, project management or forecasting/planning roles
  • Experience using SAP and INX/SAM/Inflight or other travel management software
  • Experience with using forecasting software

Desired experience for this position includes:

  • Previous experience in similar roles 
  • Previous experience managing contractors ensuring KPI’s and outputs are met

Ideally, you will be a Cert 4, Diploma or degree qualified in relevant field with experience within the oil and gas industry.  


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. 


Applications must be submitted via the online recruitment system before 14 July 2024.  


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


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 


To apply for this job please visit recruitment.santos.com.