Program Disciplines


Technical Disciplines


Civil and Structural Engineering

Within Woodside Civil and Structural Engineering encompasses the disciplines of Civil, Geotechnical, Metocean and Structural (onshore; nearshore and port infrastructure; and offshore structures). These Engineers play an essential role in ensuring the integrity and compliance of Woodside’s assets across their full life cycle. This includes for example: exploration/site selection; concept design and project feasibility; preparation of scopes of work and basis of design documents; data collection campaigns, data processing and interpretative reporting; managing technical studies; advice and verification during detailed design, construction and operations; asset management and maintenance of engineering standards

Data Science

Data Science works with new analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques to derive insights from data to help Woodside make better decisions. As a graduate in our team you will find yourself using data science to identify opportunities and solutions across the company.

Drilling and Completions

The Drilling and Completions function (D&C) accepts candidates from all engineering disciplines. We design and construct Woodside's well assets to maximise value from producing hydrocarbons from oil and gas reservoirs. The dynamic work environment in D&C will provide graduates the opportunity to work extensively in teams and extend their development through experience working offshore on drilling rigs.

Environmental Engineering

Within Woodside Environmental Engineers play an essential role in identifying and managing environmental risk across Woodside’s assets throughout their full life cycle. They will be at the interface between external stakeholders (regulators, NGO’s, local communities etc) and the project development effort, ensuring Woodside’s proposed developments meet with broad stakeholder acceptance. The work focuses on concept design and specification; preparation of scopes of work; inputting into basis of design documents; support of environmental approvals and stakeholder engagement processes; managing technical studies; advice and verification during detailed design, construction and operations; and maintenance of engineering standards.


Geomatics is the discipline covering the acquisition, management, analysis and delivery of geospatial information. This covers the fields of surveying, GIS, geospatial data management, cartography, remote sensing, and geodesy. Within Woodside, Geomatics is responsible for planning, executing and managing surveys, the provision of positioning services, the management and usage of geospatial information and technology across the company, as well as providing geodetic advice. Geomatics works across the entire hydrocarbon exploration and production lifecycle due to its critical dependency on geospatial data.


Geoscientists at Woodside will be involved in exploring for oil and gas in the sub-surface and working with engineers to develop resulting discoveries. Geoscientists in Woodside use seismic data and geological data acquired while drilling to carry out regional studies, asset-based exploration and development of discovered hydrocarbons. Geoscientists also work in a range of specialist technology groups, responsible for acquisition, processing and quantitative analysis of seismic data, characterisation, prediction and sequence stratigraphy of reservoirs, hydrocarbon charge modelling and structural interpretation.

Instrumentation, Controls and Electrical Engineering (ICE)

As a graduate in the ICE engineering disciplines, you will work in a multi-disciplinary engineering team and will be primarily responsible for front line engineering support for instrumentation, control systems and electrical systems on Woodside’s onshore and offshore operating facilities. Such support will include troubleshooting, investigation and optimisation of equipment and work processes to maximise longer-term integrity and availability of the facilities.



The Logistics function safely, effectively and efficiently provide services across Woodside to ensure movement of people and materials are delivered to where they are needed. As a graduate in Logistics, you will receive broad business exposure and development opportunities in inventory management, distribution and warehousing, marine, aviation and accommodation in Perth and Karratha.


Materials engineers at Woodside play a critical role in ensuring safe and reliable operation of our facilities throughout the facility lifecycle by developing optimal materials selection, corrosion management and inspection strategies.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers at Woodside can expect a very exciting and rewarding career. As a global focused upstream and downstream production company with both offshore and onshore facilities, there are a wide variety of opportunities covering the breadth of the mechanical engineering discipline. These include opportunities for troubleshooting problems on static and rotating equipment, optimising the plant and process, participating in the overhaul of major equipment, developing detailed scope of work documents, managing contracts, liaising with vendors, conducting feasibility studies, and participating in major design projects. Woodside is committed to developing its engineers through specific training and mentoring programs and offers career paths in both technical and managerial fields. As a graduate, you will undertake three one year rotations to gain exposure to different parts of the organisation and build your knowledge/skill sets across various areas.

Naval Architecture/ Marine Engineering

Woodside Floating Structures group provides specialised Engineering support across the Company. The scope includes vessel strength, stability, motions, station keeping, propulsion and utility systems. Our role extends throughout the life cycle of the vessel. Activities include researching new floating technologies, evaluating project feasibility, developing projects for new fields, managing asset integrity and efficiency during operation, decommissioning, supporting exploration and marine operations. We strongly interact with classification societies and support legal compliance. We aim for highest efficiency and quality in all we do.

Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum Engineers at Woodside are typically focused on reservoir development opportunities. They look at how best to develop a reservoir and what sort of production rates to expect. They can also take on development roles in integrated gas forecasting and working offshore optimising production. Petroleum Engineers are also encouraged to considered roles in well engineering; designing constructing exploration, appraisal and development wells.

Process/Chemical Engineering

Process engineers at Woodside have the opportunity to support two LNG processing plants based in Karratha, WA, or to support one of several offshore oil or gas facilities. Process engineers have the opportunity to be involved in the conceptual and detailed design, installation, commissioning and start up of new projects – both onshore and offshore.

Safety and Risk Engineers

Safety risk engineers at Woodside come from various engineering disciplines and interface widely with other engineers and management to ensure that safety is adequately considered in the design of facilities. This discipline provides an opportunity to gain breadth of experience as well as strong communication and influencing skills. Safety risk engineers support all phases of our assets’ lifecycles from new technology evaluation and concept development through to operations and decommissioning and have a key role in liaising with government regulatory authorities. Typical activities that graduates may participate in include safety focused design workshops; risk-based decision making; safety system design; fire, explosion, and gas dispersion analysis; qualitative and quantitative risk assessments; safety case development; human factors engineering and process safety performance management.

Subsea and Pipelines

The Subsea and Pipelines (SSPL) department at Woodside manages the company's extensive network of subsea and pipeline infrastructure in Australian waters. SSPL covers all phases from project management, design and installation to surveillance of the underwater network. As an SSPL Engineering Graduate you will be exposed to all subsea disciplines, and to all phases of the work including project management, engineering, construction and surveillance with underwater robots.

Non-Technical Disciplines

Accounting & Finance

Finance provides financial management and accounting support to Woodside’s business, covering a full spectrum of accounting activities including; management, financial and statutory accounting, budgeting and forecasting, financial systems and processes, tax and treasury.

Commercial & Marketing

The Commercial & Marketing Function supports all value creation and value delivery activities in Woodside, including exploration, equity transactions, construction/ project agreements, joint venture management, marketing/ sales of LNG/ liquids, technology structuring and shipping-related transactions. As a graduate in the Commercial Function you will receive broad business exposure and the opportunity to contribute to the identification, development and execution of business/ investment opportunities through strategy development, economic/ market analysis and the negotiation, award and management of contracts.

Contracting & Procurement

The Contracting & Procurement function supports value creation and delivery across Woodside by managing third-party spend. As a graduate in the C&P function, you will receive broad business exposure and development opportunities throughout the contracting lifecycle – strategy and planning, execution and award, and contract and supplier management. As a graduate, you will be involved in various C&P roles across the different functions and business units.​


Corporate Affairs

The corporate affairs function manages a diverse range of areas including government relations, brand and reputation management, media and communications, community relations, Indigenous affairs, social investment and sustainability reporting. Graduates will have the opportunity to gain experience in these areas. 



Environmental Sciences ​

Graduates in the Environment area will be part of a team that work together to provide Woodside with strategic leadership, direction and technical knowledge required to manage environmental performance. Opportunities are varied and may include roles in project approvals and environmental impact assessment, environmental management of seismic, drilling, construction, commissioning and operations activities, as well as functional roles setting internal standards and direction.

Health and Safety

Graduates in the Health & Safety area work together to provide Woodside with the strategic direction, KPIs and business processes required to manage health and safety. Health and Safety monitor performance internally and against our industry peers and work to reinforce the positive behaviours of Woodside’s safety culture.

Human Resources

The HR function partners with the business to drive engaged and enabled people to deliver Woodside’s strategic direction. As a graduate in the Human Resources function you will receive broad opportunities to be involved in; policy and remuneration, recruitment, employee relations, leadership and capability development and performance management.

Information Management, Information Technology and Information Systems

As a graduate in Woodside’s Information Solutions and Services team, you will be dedicated to the delivery and support of information technology solutions and the provision of information management services that enable Woodside’s business. Roles are challenging and diverse, with the opportunity to touch on all aspects of information technology and information management; from systems analysis, through to application development, information security, business intelligence, enterprise content management and the provisioning of IT and telecommunications infrastructure. Graduates with a commerce, business, science or arts degree could also consider a role within IS&S as we are seeking to develop analysts with diverse skill sets and a strong business and customer focus.


As a Graduate in the Quality area, which is part of the companies larger HSEQ function, you will have the opportunity to engage with a diverse range of discipline areas from Contracting, Procurement and Engineering through to Project Execution and Operations, potentially in onshore, offshore or international environments. The Quality team support the company's strategic direction by developing and implementing quality plans that recognise and mitigate risk whilst driving improvement. Developing and applying schemes of surveillance inspection, validation and verification to support regulatory and company requirements is a key aspect of this role, along with ensuring that quality management systems of suppliers have been deployed effectively.

Security and Emergency Management

Graduates in security and emergency management (S&EM) work with the business to support the strategic direction, KPIs and business processes required to manage emergency prevention, preparedness, response and recovery (PPRR). They will also develop knowledge in international security, gain exposure to fraud and corruption cases and learn how to apply risk methodology including facilitation of risk assessment workshops and associated processes. S&EM coordinates and maintains PPRR performance internally with operational and non-operational facilities. As a graduate in the S&EM you will receive broad business exposure and the opportunity to contribute to all aspects of PPRR.