Sodexo Stories in the Pilbara

Sodexo employs over 4000 people in Australia in a variety of roles across many industries and locations. Be part of our local team in the Pilbara with opportunities for long-term job security.

Our employees say it best; find out what people think of working at Sodexo from personal experience:

Scott Westbrook, IFMS Manager – Wickham

“For me, working with Sodexo makes me proud to be part of a team leading the way in ground-breaking integrated facilities management. It also provides fulfilling, secure employment for my family and me potentially over the lifetime of the 10-year contract. Lastly, it has also led us to relocate and live an enjoyable quality of life in a very beautiful part of Australia.


Since moving to the Pilbara with my family in July 2016, we have settled nicely into the local lifestyle, which a flexible schedule and work-life balance has allowed us to make the most of. The opportunity to explore the beautiful beaches and national park areas are endless for those who enjoy 4WD, fishing and camping. The Wickham community is full of local events to participate in, sport and leisure activities, and very good facilities provided by the Shire. The local school is great and my children have settled into school and sporting activities, excelling in both.


I’ve enjoyed a career in catering, hospitality, contract management and accommodation over the years, living in Western Europe, both city and rural living in Queensland, and now most recently to the Pilbara in far North Western Australia.”

Clark Larcombe, Coastal Area Manager – Karratha

“I joined Sodexo in June 2016. I was excited to return to the Pilbara after having previously resided there. My family and I were thrilled by the endless opportunities Sodexo had to offer after establishing themselves in the Pilbara region for the next 10 years and beyond. It has been an exciting journey with Sodexo thus far, and even more exciting as we continually evolve as a progressive facilities management company with opportunities on our door step.


The transition to life in the Pilbara has been made easy due to the well-established infrastructure; including great schools for the kids, endless sporting opportunities, shops, and of course the beaches on our door step. Most of all, I was initially impressed with the opportunity to work within the parameters of my work-life needs, which has enabled me to return home every night and spend time with my family.”

Luke Lilburn, Coastal Operations Manager

“I joined Sodexo in 2012 as Operations Manager of the Coastal & Pannawonica region and an electrical nominee for NSW. There was no better feeling than seeing the safe and successful mobilisation of Sodexo’s IFMS contract in my region.  I am extremely proud to have been a part of such a huge ground breaking project.  It has been an amazing journey over the past five years, and a forward move for me both professionally and personally.


My family and I have thoroughly embraced living and working here as local residents. Karratha is not just a town, it’s a tightknit community. With a new baby in our household, the ability to spend weekends and time at home rather than working a FIFO schedule was a major draw for us. We have loved the community since moving to the area almost a year ago. In many ways, Karratha is a very liveable and unique place with many skilled, positive and forward thinking people.  I have the pleasure of working alongside some inspiring people and developing lasting friendships here in the Pilbara.” 

Discover the daily life of Sodexo Employees in the Pilbara