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Project Manager- Tunnels

Based in Scarborough

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Sirius Minerals is seeking a project manager (tunnels) to work within the project development team of its US$2.9 billion multi-discipline engineering, procurement and construction project.

The role

Sirius Minerals is seeking a project manager (tunnels) to work within the project development team of its US$2.9 billion multi-discipline engineering, procurement and construction project. Reporting to the area project director, the purpose of the role will be to project manage the tunnel area and oversee the work of our contractors that carry out the design and build.

The tunnelling scope of the project consists of a 37km long, segmentally lined tunnel to be constructed with tunnel boring machines (TBMs). The tunnel will be excavated to 350m below ground level and access to the tunnelling work fronts will be from shafts and a shallow portal on Teesside. The tunnel will eventually be used to transport the mined mineral on a conveyor, and to transmit 66kV to power the mine site.

Key responsibilities

  • Deliver project area outcomes in terms of time, cost and quality.
  • Organise and carry out the coordination and management of contractors to ensure that construction is safely planned and arranged in advance of target dates.
  • Develop, monitor and challenge programs of work, schedules and costs.
  • Ensure the timely coordination of activities, access, logistics and planning in assigned work areas.
  • Ensure that the criteria specified in the contract and applicable to the construction process are met.
  • Ensure that works comply with technical specifications, applicable legislation, approvals and standards, as well as internal safety and quality requirements.
  • Assist with the preparation of drawings, design, risk assessments, method statement documentation, equipment specification and site management.


Skills, experience and attributes

  • Practical tunnelling experience is required for this role – ideally 15 years’ experience on similar works.
  • Experience working on at least three tunnel projects (with at least one working on the client side).
  • Understanding of the technical aspects of tunnelling and different tunnelling methodologies – specific experience of segmental-lining tunnelling using tunnel boring machines (TBMs) is essential.
  • Understanding of the human, organisational and cultural aspects of a tunnelling project and the ability to deliver results in this environment.
  • Experience of being the named employer’s representative and the first point of contact for similar contracts.
  • Qualified in mining, civil engineering or a similar applicable discipline.




Salary -  Competitive depending on experience


Closing date




To cover all of our sites, including; Scarborough and Whitby, North Yorkshire; and Teesside.


How to apply

Please email your CV and covering letter to


We do not accept applications from agencies.


About us

Sirius Minerals Plc is a publicly listed company on the London Stock Exchange’s MAIN market. Through the development of its North Yorkshire polyhalite project it will become a world leading producer of multi-nutrient fertilizer.


The Project involves the construction of a state-of-the-art underground mine to enable the extraction of polyhalite – a unique multi-nutrient fertilizer – along with the necessary infrastructure both above and below ground that will be required for transport, processing and distribution.


The Company is headquartered in Scarborough, with a small London presence, and has an increasingly growing team. To work at Sirius, you must share the Company’s values and determination to reach our goals quickly, efficiently and with the highest safety standards.


Sirius Minerals is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Corporate values

Our values are central to the way we think and behave and are all of equal importance. Our objectives may evolve through each phase of the project, but our values will always remain at the heart of what we do:

Safety: Zero Harm everywhere, every time


Belief: Uncompromising belief and determination in our achieving our vision


Responsibility: Accountability for our actions and acting with integrity in our work


Ownership: It's our Company and our money


Urgency: Finding innovative, cost effective and safer ways to do things better


Team: Working together to reach our collective goals


Your information


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Competitive Salary
Fixed term
Located in:
Closing Date:
9th February 2018
Sirius Minerals
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