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Title:  Tunnel Foreman

Job Number:  3350

Melbourne, AU

CYP Design & Construction Joint Venture (CYP D&C) has been contracted to design and build the tunnels and stations for the Metro Tunnel Project.


CYP D&C brings together three of Australia's leading construction partners John Holland, Lendlease, and Bouygues Construction.


The Metro Tunnel Project will untangle the City Loop by taking three of Melbourne’s busiest train lines through a new tunnel under the city. It will create a new end-to-end train line from Sunbury to Cranbourne/Pakenham, with twin nine-kilometre tunnels and five new underground stations at Arden (to be renamed North Melbourne), Parkville, Anzac, and two new CBD stations - State Library and Town Hall - which will directly connect to the City Loop.


We are now recruiting for experienced Tunnel Foreman for our CBD Construction team. (Road Header exp. essential)


Responsibilities of the role include;


  • Managing scope of works to ensure site-based activities are planned and delivered in advance of their target date, providing smart, safe construction solutions.
  • Ensure all site works are planned and delivered in compliance with required technical specifications, relevant legislation, approvals, standards and deed obligations.
  • Management of subcontractors and directly employed work crews.
  • Ensuring that positive relationships are developed and maintained with internal and external stakeholders
  • An absolute commitment to Safety, ensuring OH&S requirements and risk controls are considered in all construction planning and processes.


To be successful in this key role, you must have:


  • An absolute commitment to ‘Safety First’ practises and lead by example
  • Demonstrate a high level of experience in underground/tunnel excavation with Roadheaders (Road Header experience is essential) with
  • Possess solid leadership qualities and experience, ideally in a large-scale Civil construction environment
  • A commitment to excellence and high-performance in a ‘right first time’ environment
  • Foreman with and understanding of contemporary methodology and production delivery in Roadheader excavation operations, Rock bolting, ground anchors and shotcreting
  • Appreciation of the importance of ‘One Team’ understanding the importance of partnering with project support teams such as Safety, Quality, Community and Environment.
  • Strong relationship building, influencing and negotiation skills with the ability to engage with and communicate at all levels.
  • Show an appreciation of commercial issues and understanding of representing the project’s best interests at all times.


A role on this iconic project Melbourne Metro Project presents a long-term opportunity for someone to work on across the delivery phase of the constructions works. Consideration for these roles will be given to applicants that are able to demonstrate the relevant background and experience outlined.


CYP companies are diverse, flexible and inclusive as employers of choice. We engage, enable and empower our people. Inclusion sets all of us up for success.


Note: these roles are being sourced by the CYP Recruitment team directly and we will not accept unsolicited applications via external recruitment agencies