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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 Journal

EOI Launched For Victoria’s Longest Ever Tunnelling Package

Expressions of Interest have opened for the longest tunnelling package in Victoria’s history – delivering around 16kms of twin tunnels between Cheltenham and Glen Waverley on the city’s ambitious Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) mega-project. A second package will see the tunnels constructed from Glen Waverley to Box Hill, completing the SRL East rail corridor.

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Two Autonomous Tunnel Boring Machines to be Used for Sydney Metro West Project

The Sydney Metro West tunnel project in New South Wales Australia will employ the use of autonomous tunnel boring machines (TBM), the New South Wales government announced. The Sydney Metro West tunnel project consists of two 9-km (5.6-mile) tunnels that are part of a 24-km (15-mile) project.

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Source: Tunnel Business Magazine

Deep Microtunneling in NYC | Northeast Remsco Completes 65 ft Deep, 96-in. Diameter Project in Queens

On Dec. 6, 2018, the New York City Department of Design and Construction (the DDC) awarded the SE-859 capital project to Northeast Remsco Construction Inc. (NRC). The purpose of the project was to alleviate flooding, improve overall drainage, and improve the quality of drinking water in the Maspeth section of Queens, New York, by replacing old water mains, reconstructing combined sewers, and adding additional capacity.

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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
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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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