Civil Project Engineer

Date: 20 Nov 2023

Location: Sydney, AU

Company: John Holland

The Project

John Holland, CPB Contractors and Ghella has commenced design and construction work for the Sydney Metro West – Eastern Tunnelling Package.


With a contract worth $1.63 billion, the Eastern Tunnelling Package includes construction of 3.5-kilometre tunnels under Sydney Harbour between The Bays and the Sydney CBD, and the excavation of Pyrmont and Hunter Street stations. Starting at The Bays, tunnel boring machines will cross the harbour near the Anzac Bridge, before heading to the new Pyrmont station and then under Darling Harbour before reaching Hunter Street in the heart of the CBD.

The role

We are seeking an experienced Project Engineer. Based on site in Sydney the Bays area and reporting to the Project Manager you will be responsible for overseeing the daily operation of two slurry TBM’s including the safety, quality, and production. This is a critical position with an immediate start.

Skills and Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in Civil or Mining Engineering
  • Local experience in tunnel boring machine (TBM) excavation and tunnel civil construction
  • Ideally, previous experience working for a Tier 1 or 2 Contractor
  • Ability to provide technical guidance and management coordinating a multidiscipline team of professionals
  • Excellent communication skills of liaising with internal and external stakeholders on a regular basis

We offer

Career progression underpinned by our exciting pipeline of work means you’ll have the opportunity to work on iconic projects that are shaping cities and communities.


Learning and development opportunities where you’ll have access to emerging talent programs, building your career through clear career pathways, and technical and leadership training and development opportunities.


Flexible working that works for you as we know flexibility means different things to different people. Whether it’s flexi-hours, flexi-parenting, flexi-leave, flexi-shifts, flexi-work, we’re committed to helping our people work flexibly.

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