Research New Technology and Work Practices Supporting Worley’s Enterprise Knowledge Management

Business, Economics and Management


Due to funding requirements, students must have Australian or New Zealand Citizenship or Permanent Residency to apply. Any applicants not meeting this requirement will automatically be deemed ineligible for this project.


WorleyParsons Limited is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Worley’s corporate headquarters is located in Sydney, Australia. We are a pre-eminent global provider of professional project and asset services to the energy, chemicals and resources sectors. Worley employs almost 60,000 people globally across 51 countries.

In April 2019, WorleyParsons and ECR, two global leaders in engineering, technical and professional services, came together as a new brand – Worley. Our customers now have access to a wide network of highly capable people around the world to help them meet the world’s changing energy, chemicals and resources needs. We cover the full project life cycle, from guiding our customers with pioneering projects, to finding innovative ways of sustaining and enhancing their existing assets. Our comprehensive geographic presence enables us to leverage global expertise and deliver innovative solutions locally, to meet our customers’ needs.

Worley delivers projects, provides expertise in engineering, procurement and construction and offers a wide range of consulting and advisory services. We cover the full lifecycle, from creating new assets to sustaining and enhancing operating assets, in the hydrocarbons, mining, mineral, metals, chemicals, power and infrastructure sectors. Our resources and energy are focused on responding to and meeting the needs of our customers over the long term and thereby creating value for our shareholders. Worley Limited is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: WOR).


Worley is seeking independent research and analysis of industry knowledge management and learning organisation best practices and new thought leadership.  This data will be used to support Worley’s enterprise knowledge management. Worley is uniquely positioned in a changing marketplace and world with rapid developments evolving from a technology and climate change perspective. These forces along with others will change the way that Worley operates and the way that Worley people work. This research will assist to bring independent thinking towards Worley’s current and future state to position Worley to thrive in a disruptive landscape.


If you’re a PhD student and meet some or all the below we want to hear from you. We strongly encourage women, indigenous and disadvantaged candidates to apply:

  • Experience at conducting similar work including research and analysis associated with complex businesses
  • Ability to source inputs (and your approach)
  • Motivated self-starter who comfortably engages with people from a range of backgrounds/located across a broad geographic base.
  • Understanding of the sectors Worley supports and the environment they face into
  • Ability to distil and communicate key messages from research and analysis
  • Understanding of risk management


The expected outcome will be a report, including executive summary, which clearly sets out the threats and opportunities of Worley’s activities and operations globally. The report will clearly and succinctly describe the approach and methodology underpinning the findings, as well as recommendations. A presentation/s of the outcomes will be expected to key stakeholders

Accompanying the report will be a succinct slide deck which presents the findings at a suitable level of detail for Senior Executives and the Worley Board.

Throughout the course of the engagement Worley will expect clear guidance on the inputs the PhD intern requires from Worley in order to progress the work.


The intern will receive $3,000 per month of the internship, usually in the form of stipend payments.

It is expected that the intern will primarily undertake this research project during regular business hours, spending at least 80% of their time on-site with the industry partner. The intern will be expected to maintain contact with their academic mentor throughout the internship either through face-to-face or phone meetings as appropriate.

The intern and their academic mentor will have the opportunity to negotiate the project’s scope, milestones and timeline during the project planning stage.

Any Worley office location in Australia
4 months
APR - 1353



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