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Tunnelling Services

Tunnelling recruitment with McGinley

Tunnel Capability and Experience

Our tunnelling team and workers have vast experience on a range of Tunnel Projects including Heathrow Express, Piccadilly Line Extension, Channel Tunnel, Heathrow Terminal 5, Northern Line Extension, Tideway & Crossrail.

A range of personnel and skills are needed across all of these projects, from tunnelling construction specialists to staff for tunnelling maintenance. We recruit across all levels to provide clients with the workforce they need at every stage of construction and maintenance.

Types of personnel supplied

  • Tunnel Superintendant 
  • Tunnel Foreman
  • General Foreman
  • Yard Foreman
  • Mechanical Foreman
  • Electrical Foreman
  • Pit Boss
  • Lead Miner
  • TBM Operator
  • Erector Arm Operator
  • Miner
  • Nozzleman
  • Groutman
  • Beam Hoist Operator
  • Pump Operator
  • Back-Up Miner
  • Machine Operator
  • Belt Supervisor
  • Loco Driver
  • Electrician (TBM, HV, PLC)
  • Fitter (TBM, Loco, PPM, Workshop)
  • Crane Operator (Tower, Gantry, Crawler)
  • Banksmen (Pit-Top, Pit-Bottom)


Tunnel engineering requires a very specialist set of skilled workers who are not only qualified to a high level, but also are compliant with industry standards. It is also important that they are up-to-date with the latest industry developments and techniques, such as trenchless technology. We also offer a full range of professional and technical staff, trained to the appropriate level. This includes:

  • Surveyors
  • Tunnel Engineers
  • Senior Tunnel Engineers
  • Tunnel Inspectors
  • Project Managers
  • Construction Managers

Mining services offered include:

  • TBM Tunnelling
  • Open Shield
  • Hard Rock
  • Slurry Shield
  • Earth Pressure Balance
  • NATM / SCL
  • Drill & Blast
  • Micro-tunnelling
  • Pipe-jacking
  • Shaft Sinking

Get in Touch

  • Tunnelling clients please contact James Ritson


  • Or email

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