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TBM Shift Engineer
As Shift Engineer, I ensure the effective coordination and control of engineering works for the TBM tunneling on the Project. I play a role in checking the quality of segmental lining, recording shift activities and managing the production lines.
I have been working with McConnell Dowell for about 4.5 years. Before coming to the Waterview Project I was a part of the tunnel division, based in the Australian head office in Melbourne. During my time there I had the opportunity to work on a number of tenders both in Australia and around the world.
My favourite part of the job is seeing all the planning and preparation develop into something tangible.
Unfortunately, some very long and unusual hours are required.
The Waterview Connection tunnels.
We recently managed to mine and build eight rings in one shift (12 hours); this means we advanced 16m of the southbound drive.
Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons)
Playing tennis, swimming and travelling.
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Rachel Kelpie is the TBM Shift Engineer for the Waterview Connection Project.