Project Procurement Lead – 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.


About the Role

Located in our Brisbane office we are seeking a seasoned Project Procurement Lead to spearhead our PNG projects. 

The primary objective of this pivotal role is to provide strategic procurement expertise, with a focus on prioritisation and enabling of business objectives. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in optimising risk and maximising value to bolster the company’s competitive advantage. 

Key accountabilities include:

  • Act as the procurement focal point for PNG  Projects throughout the Opportunity Development Process project lifecycle.
  • Understand project development phases and provide contracts and procurement expertise and advice in support of project decision gate process.
  • Enables best-in-class project procurement support through early identification and prioritisation of demand. 
  • Develop contracting and procurement deliverables for the project delivery process and assurance requirements.
  • Deliver strategic procurement pre-award and post-award activities to support assets as required.  
  • Perform and manage transactions within Contract Management and ERP systems as required.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable Joint Venture and SMS requirements.

About You

You are a dynamic professional, an expert in capital projects and excel in analytical thinking and communication. You can navigate complex landscapes while fostering meaningful relationships and have the ability to influence and drive outcomes. 

Professional Experience:

  • Extensive procurement experience.
  • Previous experience on major energy projects or similar industries.
  • Project procurement experience on major construction and installation contracts.


  • Tertiary qualification in law, engineering, business, supply chain management or other relevant discipline desirable.
  • CIPS or equivalent member status 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 25th 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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