Outstanding Trades Operator
Congratulations to the Winner of the Skymax Excellence in Technological Innovation 2022 – Kimberley Robertson from INPEX Australia .
This award recognises the achievements of a woman who has developed and applied technological innovation in mining. It also recognises the innovative solutions that she has developed or applied in a unique/innovative way in the Australian resources industry.
Kimberley Robertson grew up in Brisbane where she achieved a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) at the University of Queensland.
Already singled out for high achievement with a Dean’s Commendation at the university, Kimberley secured a job at Queensland Gas Company before it was acquired by large British multi-national oil and gas company, BG Group. This opened up opportunities for Kimberley to work as a project engineer around the world, including in Egypt and then Trinidad and Tobago. She returned to Queensland to work in Gladstone as a Rotating Equipment Engineer at BG Group’s Queensland Curtis LNG operations during its construction, commissioning and initial operating phase on Curtis Island.
With this experience under her belt, Kimberley secured a job with INPEX in 2015 to work as an Operations Rotating Equipment Engineer at Ichthys LNG in Darwin – ranked among the most significant energy projects in the world. During her time at INPEX, she has worked on preparing and commissioning major rotating equipment packages, frontline support to start-up operations, operations support as the project successfully moved to production in July 2018 and major maintenance oversight. INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG is considered one of the largest and most complex engineering projects ever undertaken in Australia and the world.
Kimberley is the youngest and first female Superintendent at Ichthys LNG in Darwin and is a role model and mentor to other female professionals, engineers and students.