Tunneling and Trenchless Specialist

  • Cape Town CBD
  • Salary: R75 000.00 – R90 000.00 Per Month (Negotiable)
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: Construction Engineering
  • Reference: 1717240

Vacancy Details

Employer: Mainline Civil Engineering Contractors

The Tunneling and Trenchless Specialist is responsible for the overall direction, completion, and financial outcome of a construction project for Tunneling and Con.


    • Overall responsibility for safety, quality, and budget for projects R50 Million and up
    • In charge of project cost, staffing, and scheduling
    • Direct reports include Project Engineer, Office Manager, QC, and Safety.
    • Prepare project status reports and work to ensure work adheres to contract specifications
    • Lead and direct the work of others
    • Communicate corporate information to the project team as well as keeping Contracts Manager updated
    • Direct and supervise work of project administration, project manager, and engineers to establish operation priorities and maintain all equipment and plant.
    • Establish/Define/Promote values, expectations, and performance standards for team and individual members in accordance with Mainline’s mission, vision, and values
    • Create and execute project work plans
    • Responsible for the overall management of the project (e.g. resources, schedule) to ensure a complete solution is delivered on time and within budget
    • Manage cost, schedule, and program documentation.
    • Capable of managing projects in excess of R50 Million
    • Effectively provide subcontractor management
    • Train and develop staff in the use of TBM and other Trenchless technologies
    • And other duties as assigned

Candidate Requirements


    • Demonstrated success in managing large complicated construction projects in excess of R50 Million with large self-performed components
    • B.S. in Civil Engineering or Construction Management preferred but not mandatory
    • MUST have experience including managing and operation of Ackerman and Bohrtec Tunnel Boring machine with experience knowledge on the establishment maintenance and repair for these machines.
    • Must have 10 years of project management experience in tunnel construction
    • Strong working knowledge of grading, drainage, Pipe works and trenchless technologies such
    • Creativity and innovation are a must
    • Demonstrated ability to motivate staff/project team, inspire teamwork and take a leadership role
    • Strong working knowledge of Excel and Word
    • Strong prioritization and organizational skills; detail-oriented
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills