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Title:  Ventilation Engineer

Job Number:  2657

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 currently have an opportunity for an experience Ventilation Engineer to assist in developing, reviewing and maintaining the hygiene management plan for this iconic Melbourne project.


As the project’s Ventilation Engineer you will be responsible for the establishment of the ventilation infrastructure – both primary and secondary for the mined Caverns and Tunnelling.


The scope of the role will include but not limited to the following;


  • Regular inspection and monitoring of workplaces to ensure:
    • Ventilatin designs are implemented and performing as designed
    • Ventilatin systems and equipment is maintained to an acceptable standard.
    • adequate ventilatin flows are achieved to dilute and remove airborne contaminants from the underground section.
    • atmspheric contaminants are as low as can be reasonably achieved.
    • determine and recrd the quantity and quality of ventilating air in the underground section using approved procedures, instruments and equipment.
    • recrd primary fan/scrubber pressure and volume.
    • update mine ventilatin plans, which need to be immediately available to emergency response teams.
  • Provide ventilation models and recommendations for the effective staging and progressive changes to the ventilation system of the tunnel, as the development and production expands.
  • Provide assistance in the project management of primary ventilation system infrastructure, including the excavations, procurement and installation of such systems.
  • Operate, calibrate and maintain instrumentation used in ventilation inspections.
  • Conduct, record and report any atmospheric contaminant sampling requested by an inspector/supervisor.
  • Record the wet and dry bulb temperatures of all workplaces where conditions could adversely affect the safety and health of persons and report on it.
  • Support the design team in the establishment of the designs for the shed’s, noise continuation and fan/scrubber layouts.
  • Report promptly to the Manager/Supervisor any defect or deficiency in the ventilation at the underground section or any atmospheric contaminant level in a workplace that exceeds the exposure standard.
  • Maintain an up to date VentSim model of the active underground section.
  • Proactive inputs into the Tunnel planning and scheduling.
  • Carry out internal audits, at regular intervals not exceeding 12 months, of all ventilation systems and procedures to ensure their effectiveness and the control standards.


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


  • Accredited training, certification and experience (10Years and more) as an Underground Mine Ventilation Engineer/Tunnel Ventilation Engineer.
  • Experience in the establishment of ventilation infrastructure – both primary and secondary ventilation for Mines and Tunnelling.
  • Advance skills in VentSim software with experience in modelling and simulations of large complex ventilation designs.
  • Advance Project management experience in the planning, procuring and implementing of ventilation systems and controls.
  • Occupational Hygiene training/experience in underground Tunnelling/Mining.
  • Membership in the Mine ventilation Society of Australia is highly desirable.


Consideration for these roles will be given to applicants that are able to demonstrate the relevant background and experience outlined above with negotiable salary commensurate with your experience


CYP D&C 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.


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