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Date: 28-Sep-2021

Location: Townsville, AU

Company: John Holland

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?




About the Person

Currently we are recruiting for experienced Shotcrete Operators with underground mining experience.

Skills & Experience required:

  • Experience with the operation of both Meyco and Jacon shotcrete rigs or similar.
  • Willing to operate other plant when required and assist with general tasks.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Tickets in the following are an advantage – loader, excavator, forklift, telehandler, scissor lift, elevated work platform.

Transforming Lives

The John Holland/ McConnell Dowell JV agreement for the Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project has nominated McConnell Dowell as the employing entity for all direct hire Trades, Labour and Operator roles for this project.


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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