In the ‘Watching for jobs …….’ series we are going to be running over Australian Mining and Construction projects all over the country. In each post we will include an Overview of the project, a Location Profile, the Companies involved, the Occupations required, the skills / qualifications that will help you to get your foot in the door and the Enterprise Bargaining Agreements. This will help you to stay in the loop and know how to skill up where needed. The aim is to help you get yourself into the best position to land a start on the major sites and projects around Australia.
About the Melbourne Metro Tunnel (Rail) Project
From the Melbourne Metro Rail website
Project size: $9 – $11 billion
Melbourne Metro’s twin nine-kilometre tunnels will take two of the busiest rail lines out of the City Loop, creating space for more trains to run more often across Melbourne’s rail network.
The project will create a new end-to-end rail line from Sunbury in the west to Cranbourne-Pakenham in the south-east, with high capacity trains and five new underground stations at Arden, Parkville, CBD North, CBD South and at Domain.
Melbourne Metro Rail Project announced timeline
2015 – 2016
- Site investations
- Reference Design development
- Planning and environmental assessments
- Update and release Business Case
- Planning and environmental approvals
- Early works before major construction
- Procurement for major construction contract
- Award major construction contract
- Start major construction works
Occupations Required at the Melbourne Metro Rail Project
It is still really early days for this project, but a construction job like this will usually require:
- Electrical Trades
- Mechanical Trades
- Metal Trades
- Building Trades
- Dogging / Rigging / Scaffolding
- Mobile Plant Operators / Truck Drivers
- Cleaning Staff
- Crane Operators
- Labourers / Trades Assistants
- Health & Safety
Qualifications to help you get a foot in at the Melbourne Metro Rail Project
- Relevant Trade Qualifications and / or VIC Licences
- Occupational Health and Safety – Construction Induction (White Card)
- Australian Drivers Licences
- High Risk Work Licence for any required plant, eg. EWP, Forklifts, Mobile Crane, Loaders.
- Safely Working at Heights – for EWP workers
- Ability to pass Medical including Drug and Alcohol screening
- Dogging/Rigging/Scaffolding tickets
- CPR and First Aid Certificate
Companies / Organisations Involved with the Melbourne Metro Rail Project
- Melbourne Metro Rail Authority – the Victorian Government authority responsible for delivery of the Melbourne Metro Rail Project. Any job opportunities that may come up will be advertised with them here – Victorian Government Careers website
- CPB Contractors (formerly Leighton Contractors)
- John Holland – Early works, Utility service relocation and works to prepare construction sites
- Cross Yarra Partnership (CYP) consortium, comprising Lendlease Engineering, John Holland, Bouygues Construction and Capella Capital – Main tunnelling works, five underground stations, station fit-out, mechanical and electrical systems and specific maintenance services for the infrastructure delivered by the package and commercial opportunities at the new stations.
- John Holland, CPB Contractors & AECOM JV (preferred bidder – Rail Alliance works package) – Works at the eastern and western portals including cut and cover tunnelling, decline structures, turnbacks and local reconfiguration and realignment of existing lines.
- Beon Energy Solutions – Construction Power
- CPB Contractors and Bombardier Transportation – Rail systems design (including conventional signalling, high capacity signalling, train and power control systems and operational control systems), installation works, rail systems integration and commissioning.
- Job Watch (Cribhut Premium) – For the latest announcements, Major Project, Shut-down and Even-time roster jobs
We are keeping a keen eye on all announcements and if this project continues to proceed this post will be continually updated over the life of the Melbourne Metro Rail Project.
Interstate Licence Recognition
A helpful tool to finding out whether your trade qualification needs mutual recognition when working interstate.
Check out the Cribhut Daily post – Thinking about Working Interstate – Licence Recognition
Melbourne Metro Rail Project Union Greenfields Enterprise Bargaining Agreements
An Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) is a collective industrial agreement between either an employer and a trade union acting on behalf of employees or an employer and employees acting for themselves.
At this stage of the project no EBA’s are available for the Melbourne Metro Rail Project. As any EBA’s are released they will be updated into this article.
Disclaimer: Cribhut provides this information with the best intentions, but purely as a guide. Like most things in life, there are no guarantees. Your lively hood is your own responsibility and even if following the above recommendations, it is still up to you to do your own research, to be patient, persistent and put in the hard work.
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