TW4 - Rock Bolter

Date: 3 Jul 2024

Location: Sydney, AU

Company: John Holland

The Project

John Holland, CPB Contractors and Ghella will soon commence 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.


This is the final piece in the puzzle to deliver the city-shaping Sydney Metro West project.


Once completed, Sydney Metro West will double rail capacity between greater Paramatta and the Sydney CBD, with travel times of around 20 minutes between the two centres.

The Role

Rock Bolter

We are seeking experienced Rock Bolters with previous tunnelling or underground mining experience. You will work as part of a team on a Roadheader crew and be open and flexible to shift work. 


Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience in Bolting 
  • Ability to perform bolter maintenance work. 
  • Experience in bolt headings.
  • Ability to follow engineering plans.
  • Previous tunnelling or underground mining experience.
  • Relevant tickets and licenses required.
  • Strong knowledge, understanding and demonstration of OH&S.

What’s in it for you when you join John Holland?

We’re about connecting your sense of purpose to ours. We understand that your career is one of the biggest ways to have an impact on the world. We also believe in supporting you as a whole person, not just an employee.

We reward and support our people in so many ways. This starts with being flexible about how different people like to work. From industry-leading leave policies to wellbeing and relationship support, your needs sit at the heart of our employee benefits.

We offer

Competitive remuneration with salary continuance, and salary sacrifice packaging options available.

Great leave benefits including 18 weeks paid parental leave with superannuation and up to an extra 18 weeks of superannuation paid on further periods of unpaid parental leave, multicultural leave exchange and two additional John Holland Days to prioritise health and wellbeing.

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.

Inclusion and diversity are part of how we work and do what we do at John Holland. Our active commitment to being an employer of choice is evident in the delivery of our Gender Equality Strategic Plan supported by our Pride, Celebrate Women, RAP and Grow networks.

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