The primary function of the Engineering Services Supervisor (ESS) is to schedule and supervise the safe undertaking of all on-site activities carried out by a group of trades personnel. This includes electricians, plumbers, carpenters, plant operators, technical officers and other building and construction trades (painters, boilermaker/welders etc).

Your priority as the ESS is to ensure all works are carried out in a safe and appropriate manner.

ESS are employed in summer jobs only at Casey and Davis stations.

For more detailed information about the requirements of the role and the selection process, please see the job description and general information for applicants documents below.

Employment conditions

  • The annual base salary (while in Australia) is $88,501 per annum ($3393 per fortnight before tax).
  • Additional allowances totalling $60,974 per annum are payable while working in Antarctica.
  • A generous employer superannuation contribution of up to 15.4% will be paid in addition to salary and allowances.
  • You will accrue recreation leave at the equivalent of 20 days per annum pro rata. Please note that recreation leave is not available in Antarctica, but will be paid out on return to Australia.


For general enquiries, please contact the Recruitment team on 1800 030 755 or contact form.

For job specific (technical or trade related) enquiries, or to discuss the role in more detail, please contact the technical supervisor Mark Pekin on (03) 6232 3230.


Applications from persons who are not Australian citizens will usually only be considered where there are no suitable Australian applicants.

To apply for this role you must have the skills and licences listed below:

Qualifications/licences (provide copies in your application):

  • A relevant engineering, trade or technical certificate.
  • A White Card (issued after May 2009).
  • A current, unrestricted “C” class (manual) Australian driver’s licence.

Current or recent (within the last 5 years) on-site supervisory and managerial experience relating to construction and/or maintenance activities in the building or general construction industry.

This position is not currently open for recruitment. If you would like to be notified when applications open, please register your details.