DOWNER EDI has secured a contract worth up to $170 million to undertake miscellaneous works on the Chevron’s Gorgon project.

The infrastructure and engineering management services company said the initial term of the contract was for 12 months but came with extension options.

The value of the contract will not exceed $170 million and will depend on what work orders are placed.

The new roles will be across multiple construction trades disciplines including structural, mechanical, piping, electrical, instrumentation and civil.

The scope of the work may include structural and piping erection; mechanical installations; electrical and Instrumentation Services; Miscellaneous Civil works; Pre-commissioning works; and Commissioning and start-up assistance.

Downer chief executive Grant Fenn said he was very pleased to announce the company would be working on one of Australia’s largest resources projects.

“Downer is a leading Australian construction contractor and we have a proven track record in oil and gas,” Mr Fenn said.

The contract will result in the creation of up to 400 jobs with Downer, to be predominately located at Barrow Island.

There will also be a number of new project administration and functional support roles located in Downer’s Perth office.