An infrastructure builder has won the latest contract for part of a $21 billion coal project in Central Queensland.
Mendi Group recently secured the civil engineering works tender for Adani Australia’s Carmichael Coal Project, 160km northwest of Clermont.
The agreement tasks the group with constructing a series of new roads and resurfacing some existing roads across the mine site. QMEB can reveal the deal is worth $15 million.
Mendi has started hiring dozens of machinery operators, engineers, truck drivers and environmental coordinators from surrounding cities.
- tractor and scoop
- triple road train (side tipper, flat top and water tanker)
- quad low loader
- service people
- site based civil engineer
- site based administrator
Successful applicants will start work in early 2020 on a rotating roster of 14 days on and seven days off.
“We’ll be offering employment and on the job training to more than 30 people for the 10 month construction program,” Mendi Group managing director Jeff Doyle said in a public statement. “That workforce will be drawn from Townsville, from Charters Towers, Clermont and surrounding towns, many of which will also feel the flow-on effects through the supply of things like food and accommodation.”
More opportunities coming
Job seekers should register on the Adani Regional Content Strategy jobs website as new positions and work packages are being advertised everyday.
“The qualifications and skills we and our contractors require will change over time as the project transitions from construction to operation, so it’s important people register their interest using the jobs portal on the Adani website,” Carmichael mine and rail project director David Boshoff said.