A recruitment drive is underway for skilled Victorians to help build Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) East as this city-shaping project gears up for major construction.
Construction of SRL East between Cheltenham and Box Hill will create up to 8000 local jobs and we’re looking for a wide range of skills and experience – from engineers to station and urban designers, planners, technical specialists, construction project managers, health and safety experts and more. Explore our jobs page to find your next exciting career opportunity.
SRL will provide a long pipeline of jobs and opportunities for the next generation of workers. More than 5 million hours have been worked on the project to date. There are training opportunities for young people, women and disadvantaged Victorians – with 14% of hours of the first phase of construction being completed by apprentices, trainees and cadets.
Just this month, nineteen new graduates have started their careers on SRL East – including 11 women. They will learn from industry experts and leaders across a range of disciplines during the 2-year program.
In a Victorian first, year 11 and 12 girls are also gaining valuable hands-on experience working on SRL East sites 2 days a week in a program to help attract more women into the industry.
Construction of SRL East is forging ahead – with workers on site in Box Hill, Burwood, Glen Waverley, Monash, Clayton, Heatherton and starting soon in Cheltenham.
Workers are moving underground utilities and services like water and power; building a tunnel boring machine launch site in Burwood, a tunnel access structure in Heatherton and a temporary bridge in Box Hill to keep traffic moving on Whitehorse Road.
Tunnelling will start in 2026, with the first main works contract awarded in late 2023 to build the twin tunnels between Cheltenham and Glen Waverley. The second tunnelling contract will be awarded later this year.
SRL East will help deliver more quality and affordable housing on the doorstep of new train stations and attract businesses and investment into the local areas – generating more jobs and services closer to home.
Shaping the future starts with you – visit our jobs page to explore current job opportunities.