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Tunnelling / TBM - Plant, Mechanical and Electrical Vacancies - Please register your interest here

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Our first TBM is arriving in November and we need a number of plant, mechanical and electrical staff to join our team!  Some of our vacancies are listed below, please submit your CV to express your interest in joining our tunnelling team at West Ruislip!

Role Responsibility

Some of the roles we are currently hiring:

Plant Mechanical Engineer

Plant & Conveyor Engineer

Conveyor Supervisor

Leading Hand 

Welder Supervisor


Shift Mechanics

Multi Service Vehicle & Plant Maintenance Fitter

Mechanic / Fitter

TBM Mechanical Supervisor

TBM Mechanical Engineer

TBM Shift Mechanics

Tunnel Electrical Supervisor

Plant Shift Electrician

TBM Shift Electricians

Maintenance Electricians

Maintenance Electrical Supervisor

Conveyor Shift Electricians


The Ideal Candidate

For each of our vacancies, it's important you have experience in a similar role:

  • Knowledge and experience with all types of mechanical / electrical equipment related to the TBM
  • Experience and knowledge in mechanical / electrical systems 
  • Relevant CSCS cards or NVQ level
  • Electrical / mechanical qualification
  • High level of English
  • Tunnelling / TBM experience

About the Company

The role will work on the HS2 project. HS2 is the UK’s new high speed rail network. It will be a catalyst for economic growth across Britain, freeing up space on the existing railways and connecting 8 out of the UK’s 10 biggest cities with fast, reliable and frequent high speed services

The Skanska | Costain | STRABAG (SCS JV) is delivering the HS2 Main Civils Contracts which include both Lots S1 (Euston Tunnels & Approaches) and S2 (Northolt Tunnels). The combined value of the contracts is around £1.8billion with the works due for completion in 2025.  Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM), SCL tunnels, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, services diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds.

You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).

Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.

HS2 – working with Skanska, Costain and STRABAG, closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we require candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity.  Please note, all responses are anonymous and we will not share any of your data with other parties. All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2.

It is an SCSJV requirement that all employees, Design House,  and Supply Chains must implement and comply with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System with guidance for use”, OHSAS 18001:2017  Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management System, Policies, Plans, Procedures and Processes, and statutory requirements as they affect the Joint Venture ‘s operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are effectively implemented on the project. Develop a culture of safety on the project through the absolute commitment to the Zero Accidents target and ethos, and develops a wider awareness of quality, environmental issues and demonstrates commitment to achieve continual improvement and Zero tolerance.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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