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Hundreds of jobs coming to $610M North Qld project

McConnell Dowell
McConnell Dowell

More than 900 job vacancies will be advertised in North Queensland’s Etheridge Shire after a new $610 million development met all conditions for financing.

Genex Power has achieved financial close for its Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project in Einasleigh, 382km west of Cairns.

The Queensland Government recently provided $147M to help the state-run Powerlink corporation cover the cost of building a 186km single-circuit transmission line between the former Kidston Gold Mine site and Mount Fox.

Construction of the utilities component is expected to create 400 jobs, while building the rest of the 250 megawatt project will require an additional 500 workers.

Hiring soon

The McConnell Dowell and John Holland joint venture won the head contract for the project, and is widely expected to advertise positions on its careers website.

The successful bidder is currently accepting expressions of interest for the following upcoming positions:

  • health, safety and environment managers/advisors
  • quality managers/engineers
  • project controls managers
  • senior project engineers
  • contract administrators
  • site superintendents
  • commercial managers
  • foremen/supervisors
  • project engineers.

Click here to apply.

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“Site preparation activities are now well progressed as we prepare for full scale construction activities over the next few months,” Genex CEO James Harding said in a public statement.

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