Discover your true potential
"I am thrilled with all the great work we have been doing to create an inclusive culture where all people can contribute, feel valued and grow a great career with us."
Chief Executive Officer
"The challenge of maintaining refining and the associated benefits to Geelong and Victoria motivates me to continually look for improvement opportunities."
Project Engineering Manager
"I’m a valued member of my team whilst still having the freedom to provide innovative solutions without being restricted by excessive layers of bureaucracy!"
Alicia M Dachs,
Product Support Engineer - Technical Helpdesk
"I like working for Viva Energy because I believe we are an honest and fair company. We seek to do the right thing by our people and our customers. "
Bitumen Technical Manager
"It’s really great to work for a company that is so flexible in what they offer both men and women in terms of coming back to work part-time after having children. "
Brand & Retail Fuels Marketing Manager
We are a company that is driven by our people: to us this means creating an environment where people have purposeful work, are challenged to grow, feel valued and connected to our company, and are inspired by what we deliver as a team.
Feel good about what you do
At Viva Energy, each of us has an important role to play. Our work is meaningful and matters - we help people reach their destinations! We learn and test new ideas through innovation and experimentation and our goal plans are designed to stretch us and provide growth. Our behaviours of Better Together, Deliver Amazing Results and Customer Obsessed define how we work with each other, how we think about our challenges and opportunities, and how we deliver our plans.
We have achieved some great results including acquiring Shell’s Aviation business; introducing a market-leading logistics scheduling tool; building the largest crude oil tank in Australia; launching Shell V-Power Diesel, and implemented a variety of projects to maintain and modernise our Geelong refinery.
We are proud of our commitment to our local communities where we are working to create positive social change in the areas of mental health, Indigenous participation and substance misuse.
Supporting our communities
We partner with a number of community organisations who are also making a real difference. Working with our community partners creates fantastic opportunities for people from across our organisation to have a social impact both within and outside work.
Here are just some of the community partners we support:
- The Cathy Freeman Foundation – our partnership empowers young Indigenous Australians from four remote communities to stay engaged in their schooling. Nine of our employees have visited Palm Island to see the difference the Cathy Freeman Foundation are making to young Indigenous lives.
- National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy (NASCA) – our partnership focuses on delivering a resilience program in Western Sydney for 100 Aboriginal students. The program supports vulnerable young people by providing study support and mentoring, with the aim of improving participation in a range of educational, recreational and cultural activities.
- The Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services – we support school children recovering from substance misuse issues through a numeracy and literacy program.
- Headspace – our employees mentor young people and our funding provides opportunities for training and skilling sessions for young people on topics such as leadership, facilitation and mental health first aid.
Read more about our community programs.
Be part of a team
Being driven by people means that you will have the power to make a real difference to our business. We believe great ideas come from everywhere – and everyone. Our structure makes it easy to talk to someone about an idea you have and to get things done. We employ great people who want to make a difference.
We work in teams and respect each other because as an integrated company, we’re genuinely better together. We believe different perspectives and teamwork deliver the best results. We make sure we recognise and celebrate our successes, because our people should feel proud of the amazing outcomes they achieve together.
And we also pride ourselves on our strong safety culture. At Viva Energy safety comes first, so we will always look out for one another.
Be valued for who you are
We believe diversity in the workplace is every bit as important as it is in everyday life. Our culture encourages us to be ourselves, we provide all of our people access to opportunities to develop on the job and in their careers, and our workplace culture which promotes diversity and inclusion attracts great people.
To support our gender equity aspirations, our CEO, Scott Wyatt, is a passionate Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Pay Equity Ambassador, and helping to promote and improve gender equality as a Male Champion of Change.
Our approach and commitment to achieving gender diversity was recognised in 2018 with Viva Energy being acknowledged by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Women. And we’re proud of our work to reduce our gender pay gap and have plans to progress this even further. We have recently become sponsors of the Geelong Football Club’s inaugural AFLW team supporting women’s football, and we encourage a number of networks to further our diversity agenda, including our first LGBTIQ+ Pride Committee.
Rewards, Benefits and Flexibility
We pay competitively to attract and retain great people, including opportunities for a generous annual incentive payment and above average superannuation, plus a discount on petrol. However, to us, the most important thing is that you love what you do. Because when you love what you do, it shows in your work. Our customers benefit and you get to enjoy a fulfilling career where your accomplishments are recognised and rewarded.
We see workplace flexibility as key to our future success. This means supporting our employees to balance their personal lives with their work commitments and ambitions. We are proud that we offer a variety of flexible working arrangements which fosters an environment where people feel their needs and aspirations are supported. These include part time, job share, time in lieu, telecommuting, carer’s leave, purchased leave, and unpaid leave.
To help our new parents, we offer a generous 14 weeks’ paid parental leave and a full-time superannuation payment for up to five years during unpaid parental leave and part-time work periods. We are proud to be the first Company in Australia to provide this to our employees.
We also partner with Grace Papers, an organisation that supports new parents as they try to manage their career and their family.
Learn more about grace papers.
Discover your true potential
Our purpose at Viva Energy, is to ‘help people reach their destination’. We recognise that each person working with us wants to grow their career based on what’s important to them. Talking about your own development and career regularly, being challenged every day and learning from the people around you form an important part of our development culture. Joining our team will give you the opportunity to develop a rewarding professional career.
We want our people to succeed. Our culture relies on passionate people. Their success will fuel the success of others and ultimately the success of our business. Most importantly, it will help create a dynamic and enjoyable place to work.
Embrace the opportunities
From our head office in Docklands, Melbourne to our Geelong Refinery or one of our many state-based offices, terminals and airports, we offer career options that are as diverse as our business.
We’re really proud to support such iconic customers such as Qantas, Virgin, Rio Tinto, Caterpillar, Carnival, Fulton Hogan and the Australian Defence Force. Being able to serve the best means that we are required to be the best. While our retail network partners include a network of key industry players, including Coles Express, Liberty, Night Owl, Westside Petroleum and more, forming a network of over 1,200 service stations across the country.
We believe great leaders help us create a great culture. You can expect real and authentic leaders that trust and support you to be your best.
Work at a great Australian energy company
Check out our range of jobs we currently have available. It can change regularly so if you don’t find what you’re looking for, set up a job alert.
Join us and you’ll have a unique opportunity to help shape our company and culture. You’ll be part of our evolution, and that’s exciting.
Change the future
Take a look at our current Job Opportunities and see if there’s a role that interests you.
5 Steps to a new career
Know what to expect
Once you submit your job application we’ll send you an email to let you know it arrived safely. You can track your application through your online account.
From the shortlist we may conduct video screenings or phone calls so we can get to know each other better. This is a great opportunity for you to meet your line manager and hear more about the role, because it’s important that you get to know us, too.
We then select the people we’d like to see face-to-face for an interview.
The interview will typically be with the line manager and a member of the HR team. They’ll be looking for the competencies required for the role, and the behaviours and values we all live by at Viva Energy.
For some roles, we may set up a second interview or get you to meet with other members of the team you would be working with.
Some roles may also require a few more checks and assessments, such as online ability and personality assessments and reference and qualification checks. You’ll be informed at every step about your progress.
We’ll make a verbal job offer while the contract is being prepare. The offer may be conditional if checks need to be completed, but we’ll let you know once it’s all clear.
Then it’s just a matter of saying welcome to Viva Energy.