TBM - Control Room Engineer

£430/per Shift Umbrella

Carmichaels are looking for engineers with an understanding of or experience of working on tunneling projects to work with a top tier contractor on one of the largest infrastructure projects in London. 

Shifts are 12hrs and the pattern is as follow;

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

Job Introduction

Responsible to the TBM Sub Agent for checking of the TBM Operational parameters as excavation continues to ensure compliance with pre-set values for key parameters. Responsibilities are highlighted in the following section “but not limited to”.

  • Monitoring the excavation parameters of the two TBMs in real time as excavation proceeds and responding to anomalies in the operation and excavation parameters using the SCS data acquisition and monitoring system
  • Liaising with the TBM Operator and Shift Engineer in respect of operation of the TBM
  • Ensuring that the TBM Sub Agent is informed of any anomalies or issues as they arise
  • Monitoring the TBM and tunnel environment via the environmental system and responding to any alarms
  • Responding to any emergency situation as the Control Room Supervision in terms of BS6164
  • Monitoring the tunnel and surface conveyor system
  • Preparation of SRG reports in respect of tunneling operations
  • Responding to results of real time settlement monitoring where required
  • Monitoring CCTV images of critical areas within the tunnel
  • Be flexible and be able to provide shift cover for TBM shift engineer
  • Understand the Client and Joint Venture Partners' Environment and Sustainability Policies, Processes, and statutory requirements as they affect the company's operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are implemented on the project.

Experience and Knowledge

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


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