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Are you looking for a career that takes you beyond your desk and allows you to get your hands dirty? A career in civil underground engineering is exciting, adventurous, and challenging, letting you travel the world while you develop your skills. It's also diverse and multidisciplinary. No two projects will ever be the same.

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Source: Tunneling & Underground Construction

First of two tunnels for the Regional Connector Transit Corridor completed in Los Angeles

The area below ground in Los Angeles, CA is the scene of state-of-the-art engineering achievements. German high-tech tunnel-boring machines (TBM) from Herrenknecht are creating underground arteries for the city.

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Source: Tunnelling Journal

Melbourne Metro Tunnels Reach 50% Completion

Melbourne’s $11bn Metro Tunnel Project’s 9km long twin rail tunnels are now halfway to completion. TBMs Joan and Meg have now both finished boring between the tunnel’s western entrance in Kensington and the site of the new Parkville Station, with Meg breaking through at Parkville late last week.

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Source: Tunneling & Underground Construction

The Boring Company releases plans for its “Not-A-Boring Competition”

Since its inception, the Boring Company, the tunneling part of Elon Musk’s array of companies that includes Tesla and SpaceX has been a unique venture and now it is issuing a challenge to the public to compete in tunnel boring competition. The challenge has been dubbed the first “Not-A-Boring Competition.”.

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Everything is different in the underground industry. You're a creative problem solver who has to think on their feet. You will see more in one day than others will see in their whole career.”

Matt Evans Engineer Professor at Oregon State University
Your Path to Underground

A scholarship may help you pursue a career in underground

Are you ready to take your education about underground construction one step further? Apply for a scholarship to learn more about the industry and get to know professionals and available opportunities. Scholarships are offered to students to encourage the academic pursuits and careers in the field of tunneling and underground construction.

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