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Jobs in Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Airswift is looking for qualified technical and engineering personnel to staff jobs in PNG

Thanks to an emerging energy industry, the island nation of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has seen rapid and transformative growth over the past decade.

At the centre of this is the PNG LNG project - a 19 billion USD development helmed by ExxonMobil and Oil Search that came online in 2014 to tap PNG’s massive reserves of liquified natural gas (LNG).

According to data from Oil Search, the project currently outputs a total of 8.8 million tonnes per annum of LNG for export markets, and is expected to deliver nine million cubic feet of gas plus 200 million barrels of associated liquids over its full three-decade lifespan.

There is great demand for both local and expat engineers from around the world to live and work in this corner of the South Pacific.

​Work with the best recruitment agency in PNG

As a specialist recruitment company to the energy, process and infrastructure industries, we have decades of experience in working with global engineering firms and a local presence in key markets across the world.

PNG has been one of those markets since 2010, when we opened our office in the country’s capital, Port Moresby.

Since then, Airswift has helped thousands of candidates find exciting and fulfilling work on PNG LNG and other projects, both on a contract and permanent basis.

Looking for staffing solutions in PNG?

Are you a manager looking for manpower or workforce solutions in PNG? We are a specialist recruitment agency for both local and expat labour, and have staffed the country’s biggest oil and gas, mining and construction projects. We provide a range of employment services including manpower supply, immigration, relocation
and consulting.

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What is it like to live and work in Papua New Guinea?​

Papua New Guinea encompasses the eastern half of New Guinea and its offshore islands. A country of immense cultural and biological diversity, it’s known for its beaches and coral reefs. Inland are active volcanoes, granite Mt. Wilhelm, dense rainforest and hiking routes like the Kokoda Trail. There are also traditional tribal villages, many with their own languages.

Papua New Guinea (PNG) has a diverse population, and most of the local people are part of the Melanesian, Micronesian and Polynesian population. The capital city of Port Moresby has a population of approximately 500,000 people. The city is rapidly developing, offering several quality hotels, restaurants and entertainment. Social life on the island revolves around dining out, sports clubs and outdoor activities

PNG is characterized by high mountain ranges, deep valleys and flowing rivers, tropical forests and swampy inlets in the coastal region. Much of the country is covered with tropical rainforest and is largely mountainous. The climate is tropical, and the wet season occurs from December to March.

Business and social etiquette is relaxed and friendly. The three official languages recognized in PNG are English, Tok PIsin and Hiri Motu. English is used in bureaucratic processes such as government, trade and commerce.

Airswift makes the transition to Papua New Guinea as smooth as possible. We manage all travel logistics, including travel necessities housing, and passport/visa processing.