Principal Tunnelling Engineer

Location:Melbourne

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

About the opportunity

Our Transport group employs more than 8,000 professionals who support clients with innovative solutions to efficiently move people and goods across the globe. We focus our efforts in Aviation, Bridge, Highway, Ports & Maritime, Planning Services, Transit & Rail and Tunnels.

Our team in Melbourne are seeking a Principal Tunnel Engineer to help grow our team of tunnelling experts to service our growing tunnelling portfolio.

You will recruit talent, provide technical leadership, mentoring and advice, while servicing numerous clients within infrastructure, mining, gas, power and water utilities and building sectors.

To excel in this role the key success factors will include\: strategic thinking and communication skills that positively influence outcomes, effective technical leadership and project delivery, broad competency in tunnel engineering, as well as specialist expertise in specific area(s).

About you

This position requires you to take a key role in the development of Jacobs tunnelling and geotechnical business in the ANZ region, as well as the promotion of knowledge sharing and technical excellence.

Key requirements for the role\:

  • Relevant undergraduate degree
  • Chartered CPEng or equivalent
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Sound experience in various areas of tunnelling investigation, analysis and design and associated infrastructure projects
  • At least 10 years tunnelling experience
  • Sound understanding of relevant tunnelling standards within areas of expertise
  • Sound interpersonal and technical management skills, demonstrated ability to lead a group of tunnelling engineers in delivering solutions
  • Positive track record in client management and development. Ability to build & maintain strong client & team relationships
  • Experience in planning and execution to achieve business goals
  • A strong knowledge of the Australian market place, in particular industry and major Clients, is preferred

Why Jacobs

We reflect our clients’ diversity at Jacobs. We value inclusion and diversity as it energises our people and encourages creativity, collaboration and innovation. Our global culture of caring fosters a workplace where we value the safety, positive mental health, inclusion and belonging of all our employees. Joining Jacobs introduces you to a variety of established global employee networks dedicated to empowering employees to maximise their potential through engagement and development opportunities across all career stages.

One of the many ways we thank our employees for their dedication and hard work, is offering quality, flexible benefit options that keep you and your family, physically and financially healthy. You’ll have access to several employee benefits including professional/educational support, flexible work arrangements, salary sacrifice options, monthly social events or community involvement programs.


It’s a great time to join Jacobs as we actively nurture and support our diverse employee and client networks across all ethnicities and cultures. Achieve more and thrive with a global brand! Apply online by clicking on the link below.


Please note\: If you are being represented by a recruitment agency you will not be considered, to be considered you will need to apply directly to Jacobs.

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