Locals building local

Annabelle Kissane is a site engineer working with the Woolloongabba site team. Annabelle’s father was a builder, so from a young age, she knew she wanted to be a civil engineer working in construction.

Young woman on a worksite, wearing construction site safety uniform, smiling at the camera

What’s the best thing about your job?
“The amazing people in our construction team and being able to work on one of the biggest projects in the state, while so close to home.”

What’s the best thing about being part of building Cross River Rail?
“Having a positive impact on Brisbane commuters for years to come. Knowing that we’re building something that will benefit so many lives is really satisfying.”

 

Steven Le is a site engineer working with the Woolloongabba site team.

What’s the best thing about your job?
“Being on site with the other workers and being able to help problem solve and build the project.”

What’s the best thing about being part of building Cross River Rail?
“The job is interesting, and I’ve never worked on tunnels before. It’s also exciting to be part of an iconic Queensland project.”

 

Daniel Christopher is a graduate engineer in the Roma Street team, and part of the CIMIC Group graduate program on rotation with CPB contractors.

A young worker in safety uniform stands on a worksite on the roof of a skyscraper. the CBD skyline is in the background

What’s the best thing about your job?
“I’m able to gain exposure to so many different areas of construction. As part of the Civils team, I am helping with the large scale demolition of Roma Street Station. Although there are many challenges associated with bringing down concrete structures in the middle of the CBD, being able to work with such a large professional team has assisted me greatly in being able to develop a better understanding of exactly what’s required to make this sort of project become a reality.”

What’s the best thing about being part of building Cross River Rail?
“To be a part of a project that involves so many different disciplines in construction can definitely be seen as a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity. I’m so grateful to only be in my fourth month as a graduate engineer and be able to say that I was involved with a project that literally transformed the way South East Queensland operates.”

 

A man wearing a miners hard hat with light attachment. He is in construction safety uniform.Chris Edney is part of the Roma Street crew and operates Roadheader One. Chris has 25 years’ experience in tunnelling and mining.

What’s the best thing about your job?
“The best thing is working in a team and the comradery. Every day is different with different challenges. I enjoy the challenges and trying to improve on what we have achieved the shift before.”

What’s the best thing about being part of building Cross River Rail?
“The best thing about working on Cross River Rail is that it is close to home and knowing that I will be able to take my family to see the finished tunnel. Working on the station cavern means that when the job is complete, we can visit the finished product and take a look around. Not like a road tunnel or the main tunnels where you just get to go through without stopping.”