In the ‘Watching for jobs …….’ series we are going to be running over Australian Mining and Construction projects from 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 West Gate Tunnel Project
- Estimated $6.7 billion project.
- Construction expected to start early 2018 with works to be completed by the end of 2022
- The project is expected to create 6,000 new jobs, including up to 500 apprentices.
- Location – Melbourne, Victoria
- Project Includes:
- Widening the West Gate Freeway to 12 lanes between the M80 and the West Gate Bridge.
- Tunnel from the West Gate Freeway to the Maribyrnong River and the Port of Melbourne.
- Bridge over the Maribyrnong River.
- State-of-the-art smart technology linking the project to the freeway management systems across the city.
- Projects owners are Transurban and the Victorian Government
Occupations Potentially Required for the West Gate Tunnel Project
A construction job like this will usually require:
- Electrical Trades
- Mechanical Trades
- Metal Trades
- Building Trades/Formworkers
- Mobile Plant Operator / Truck Driver
- Crane Operators
- Labourer / Trades Assistant
- Labourers / Trades Assistants /
- Peggy’s /Cleaning Staff
- Health & Safety
Qualifications that may help you get a foot in at the West Gate Tunnel Project
- Relevant Trade Qualifications and 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 West Gate Tunnel Project
- Victorian Government – Owner.
- Transurban – Owner.
- CPBJH JV – Awarded the design and construction contract for the West Gate Tunnel Project.
- CPB Contractors – Joint Venture Partner
- John Holland – Joint Venture Partner
- CPBJH JV – Expressions of Interests
Note: As we are made aware of further contracts being awarded we will update this article.
For the latest announcements, Major Project, Shut-down and Even-time roster jobs
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
West Gate Tunnel Project 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.
We are yet to find any EBA’s for this project. As we find any EBA’s they will be added to 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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