The West Gate Tunnel Project is under construction and they need a broad range of skills across construction, engineering, professional services, and trades and labour to get the job done.

There will be a variety of opportunities for labourers, concreters, riggers, scaffolders, carpenters, formworkers, and crane and plant operators to get involved in the project as they build the tunnels and elevated road structures and widen the West Gate Freeway.

The West Gate Tunnel Project is also on the lookout for diverse talents in the professional services space, including site and project engineers, construction supervisors and superintendents, designers, and safety, environment, communications, procurement, commercial, and finance and accounts professionals.

There's a few different ways to apply for a job on the West Gate Tunnel Project

CPB John Holland Joint Ventures Careers Page



Opportunities for Young People

  • Over 500 jobs dedicated to people entering the workforce – apprentices, trainees and graduates.
  • Five $5,000 scholarships for motivated and talented students to assist their tertiary education, provided through not-for-profit organisation Western Chances.
  • Meeting or exceeding the 10 per cent hours contributed by Victorian registered trainees, apprentices and/or engineering cadets, as set out in our Major Project Skills Guarantee Compliance Plan.

Opportunities for local people

  • 400 jobs dedicated to people from the west.
  • The project will host forums to inform local businesses about potential procurement opportunities to allow participation (see opportunities for businesses, below).

Opportunities for disadvantaged people

  • Targeted recruitment of disadvantaged groups and ongoing workplace support during their employment.
  • Working with local TAFE’s and employment agencies to help long-term unemployed access jobs and gain industry ready skills.
  • A service provider network, made up of local organisations and government funded agencies that provide specialist employment and training support to Victorians.

Getting new skills

  • Short courses will help to upskill our workforce including people engaged by subcontractors.
  • Up to 150 jobs set aside for former auto workers.
  • Our Workforce Development Plan will set out opportunities for graduates in engineering and other streams.

Opportunities for businesses

Victorian businesses big and small are encouraged to register their interest to benefit from this significant boost to the Victorian economy.

If you are a supplier, register your interest on the Industry Capability Network (ICN) website via the CPBJH JV – West Gate Tunnel Project portal.

Buying Australian goods and services

  • 93 percent of goods and services will be purchased from Australia/NZ suppliers, except for the specialist tunnel boring equipment
  • 92 percent of steel used milled in Australia/NZ.
  • A strategy will be developed and implemented to ensure that goods and services are sourced from social enterprises and Aboriginal businesses.
  • Our Local Industry Development Plan will set out all targets in design and construction of tunnels, roadworks, elevated structures and lane use management systems.

More information

For more information, contact the West Gate Tunnel Project