TBM Control room engineer

I have an opportunity for engineers with an understanding of or experience working on tunnelling projects. As a TBM Control Engineer you will have the opportunity to gain exposure to tunnelling operations whilst working with a top tier contractor on one of the largest infrastructure projects in London. The requirement is immediate and expected until the TBM drive is complete (around July) this is subject to change depending on the progress on site. The role will primarily be office based, monitoring TBM information but candidates may also be asked to work in the tunnel by line. The availability to work on the shift pattern below is essential 

Shifts are 12hrs and the pattern is as follow;

  • 7 Day Shifts   – 4 Days Off
  • 7 Night Shifts – 3 Days Off

Roles and Responsibilities will include but not limited to;

  • Providing checks and balances that the TBM is being controlled to the parameters set out in the Plan for TBM Advance and if not asking that the parameters should be followed.
  • Providing the initial surface point of contact in an emergency in the tunnel
  • Having all data available within the control room to be able to brief emergency services of the details of the emergency
  • The collection of data and the reporting of that TBM and associated plant data
  • The management of the Shift Review Group (SRG) provision of data and distribution of minutes
  • Running of a spreadsheet data collection summary sheet
  • Collection of all necessary data check sheets etc. to provide handover packages in 300m lengths of tunnel.
  • Provide accurate and timely responses to project management
  • Attend regular meetings (SRG, CTC)
  • Carry out other relevant duties as required from time to time.

Experience and Knowledge

  • Large diameter EPB TBM experience (Preferred)
  • interest of data management


  • HNC, HND or degree in Civil engineering, Mining or Tunnelling
  • EPB TBM experience

If you are interested and available please apply. Alternatively, if you know someone who would be right for this role we offer a fee for successfully placed candidates.