Darcy Beer, first joined CPB Contractors’ project Cross River Rail as an undergraduate while completing her final year at the University of Queensland studying Civil and Environmental Engineering.
‘CPB knew I was interested in the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) and asked if I was open to getting a head start as an undergraduate through the project’s partnership with my university prior to starting the grad program… Naturally I said yes and was put on the TBM Team for Cross River Rail!’
When speaking about her experience working on Cross River Rail, Darcy said it had also doubled as inspiration for her thesis.
‘There was an opportunity for me to do my University project (a one-semester thesis on the management of TBMs) through work experience and I was lucky to be able to join the team while also finishing my degree.’
‘I love this job! Particularly time in the tunnels and on the TBMs where I was trained as a Shift Engineer, helping with quality, costing and other reporting jobs,’ she said.
All in all, Darcy said she had enjoyed the experience tremendously. ‘I’ve had the opportunity to be involved in a project that is integral to the future of Brisbane and its public transport network,’ she said.
Following her graduation, Darcy joined CPB Contractors formally through the CIMIC Group graduate program and is now working full-time on the Cross River Rail project delivering the Tunnels and Stations Development package.
‘After accepting the graduate program offer, I enquired about returning to Cross River Rail so that I could do a Tunnel Tour as I knew tunnelling would soon finished and I didn’t want to miss out on that experience,’ she said.
‘I love the team and the day to day activity on the job because every day is different! It has been such an amazing experience and I’m so excited to be continuing in a graduate role with CPB Contractors this year. I’ll still work on Cross River Rail but with a different team helping deliver this very important project for Brisbane.’