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Title:  Quality Inspector Civil & Tunnelling

Job Number:  9508

Brisbane, AU

About the Project

John Holland in partnership McConnell Dowell (Joint Venture) have successfully been selected by Genex Power to deliver the Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project in Far North Queensland, an innovative project that involves the world-first conversion of a disused gold mine into a pumped storage hydroelectric power generation facility. the Kidston Hydro 2 Project (K2-Hydro), far-north of Queensland (270km NW of Townsville).


The Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro project will see the conversion of two existing mine pits into reservoirs, involving the construction of significant underground infrastructure including a large powerhouse cavern and waterway shafts and tunnels to allow the transfer of water between the upper and lower reservoirs to generate power during peak periods and return water back to the upper reservoir during off peak periods.


This Project received funding from ARENA as part of ARENA’s Advancing Renewables Program and is a gamechanger for the clean energy industry worldwide as it is an entirely new approach to large-scale energy storage. Want to get involved?


Currently we are recruiting for a Quality Inspector Civil and Tunnelling to support the implementation and monitoring of the quality objectives, requirements, risks and other issues that may adversely impact the surety of successful project delivery.

About the Role

  • Conduct inspection, testing and reporting activities to ensure the project quality requirements are delivered in accordance with specifications for civil works such as earth works, roads FRP and tunnelling works i.e. rock anchoring, shotcrete installation, rock blasting. Conduct inspection and testing in relation to the concrete mix design and associated test.
  • Ensure the projects inspection and test plans are followed and all sign offs are completed accurately in a timely manner.
  • Apply a clear understanding of the project’s contractual obligations, standards, procedures, specifications and tolerances for all work that was being undertaken.
  • Build effective relationships with clients, subcontracts, engineers and construction personnel.
  • Participate in the investigation of non-conformances and take corrective action resolution and inspect and verify the completion of punch / defect list items.
  • Under direction recommend inspection sampling techniques, quality control plans, process control procedures to ensure that products meet specifications and standards.
  • Prepare audit reports summarising production and quality issues together and recommend corrective actions.

Skills & Experience

  • Advanced Diploma of Degree or Lead Auditor Qualification in Engineering, Science, Building, Construction, Quality Management or Project Management – Must be specifically for Civil Engineering.
  • Experience in civil engineering and quality management system, planning techniques and tools.
  • Project management, contracts administration and quality representation experience on large scale projects is well regarded.
  • Must have civil and tunnelling quality inspection experience. 

Transforming Lives

John Holland and McConnell Dowell Joint Venture is up for the challenge of transforming lives.


We work hard to attract and retain the best employees, and we provide opportunities for rich career experiences, and a strong framework for on-going career development. The Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project is 2 weeks on 1 week off fly in/ fly out project with full camp accommodation and facilities provided on site.


We are committed to building, valuing, and promoting diversity and inclusiveness across John Holland and McConnell Dowell Joint Venture.


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