CJC Management Team Celebrates Opening of Westconnex M4 Tunnels

WestConnex[1] the 33-kilometre predominately underground motorway scheme currently under construction in Sydney, New South Wales opens its tunnels section known as M4 East on Saturday 13 July.

The M4 East stage began construction in mid-2016 and opened to traffic in July 2019. This is the second stage of this $16.8B project with the final stages, the M4–M5 link, the Iron Cove Link and the Sydney Gateway to be completed by 2023.

The CJC Management team, led by our Group Managing Director, Colin Calder, have been a key part of Westconnex Transurban delivery team providing construction management, surveillance engineers, quality engineers, post-approvals coordinators, project and site engineers to this project during the past four years.

Congratulations and thank you to the following people for their dedication and hard work that contributed to the success of this project.

Well done to every single one of the CJC Management team for the contribution they’ve made to the success of this project.

Video courtesy Westconnex.

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CJC Management’s Group Managing Director Out In The Cold

Get behind our Group Managing Director Colin Calder who is braving the cold to experience homelessness for the CEO Sleepout in Sydney on 20 June 2019.

Every night, thousands of Australians experience homelessness. But it doesn’t have to be that way. This year our Group Managing Director is taking part in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout to raise money for the St Vincent de Paul Society to support Australians in need. For one night, he’ll be sleeping outside as part of an eye-opening experience to raise awareness and bring home the realities of homelessness. One would think, hailing from Scotland he won’t have too many issues with the cold, but Colin has been in Australia for over ten years and become accustomed to our beautiful Sydney weather and the luxuries of ducted heating.

To help Colin and the St Vincent de Paul Society break the devastating cycle of homelessness, Colin needs your support for the CEO Sleepout. Donating 55 dollars will feed a family for a day and make a huge difference to people who need it most. Every donation made in the next 48 hours will be matched by Vinnie’s Sleepout sponsors so click this link now and help reduce homelessness in Australia. Your support is very much appreciated by Colin, the St Vincent de Paul Society and people who are homeless in Australia.

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Director, Colin Calder recognised as an Engineering Executive by Engineers Australia

Director, Colin Calder was this week recognised as a leader in the engineering field by Engineers Australia receiving the title of Engineering Executive.

As an additional level of recognition of his impact on the industry Colin will also hold the title of Chartered Engineer.

An invitation only opportunity, the recognition as Engineering Executive is a credit to Colin’s years of experience leading teams on some of the most complex projects around the globe.

Read more about Colin here. Congratulations Colin!

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Sydney Metro marks another first – Australia’s first metro station open

As Australia’s largest transport infrastructure project, the Sydney Metro marked another significant milestone today. Tallawong Station, Australia’s first Metro Station, was opened in Sydney’s North West.

There to mark the occasion were NSW Premier,  Gladys Berejiklian and NSW Minister for Transport, Andrew Constance taking the first step off the driverless train onto the platform. Here is a sneak peak at Tallawong Station

Tallawong Station is the first of 13 metro stations to open as part of the Sydney Metro infrastructure project that the CJC Management team have been privileged to play their part in bringing to life.

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Did You Know: Sydney Harbour Bridge

Did you know that 4.3million people cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Tunnel by car, bus and train every week?

The CJC Management team are working with Roads and Maritime Services on a range of projects to continue to improve accessibility to one of Sydney’s icons. Check out some of the projects we’re working on here.

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Do You Know: Latin meaning of Engineer

Did you know the word engineer comes from the Latin word ingenerare meaning ‘to create’.

From the beginning of time engineers have been responsible for the creation of some of the world’s most impressive structures.

CJC Management has a team of talented engineers who have played a part in the creation and delivery of projects right across the globe.

Meet the team.

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WestConnex Continues to Progress

Another week, another milestone – further preparation works continued within the WestConnex tunnels between Homebush and Haberfield.

This stage of WestConnex is due to open early 2019 and progressing well towards opening date. The CJC Management team continue to play their part in getting this significant infrastructure project towards opening date. Thanks Sydney Motorway Corporation for the opportunity.


Photo: Sydney Motorway Corporation



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Day in the Life: Ayman Sayegh, Senior Project Engineer

The life of an engineer is a busy one, this month we hear from CJC Management’s Senior Project Engineer, Ayman Sayegh shares with us what a day in his life looks like.

1. What is the first thing you do when you arrive at a job

Breakfast of course!! Always start my day with a healthy meal. Say hello to everyone in the office to let everyone know I am at work. I then check my email, diary & calendar, and start to plan out my day. If I am heading to site first thing, as always, safety first. I would speak to the site supervisor to understand the current risks of the site, ensure I have the appropriate PPE and plan out how I am going to carry out my work safely.

2. What does a normal day look like onsite?

I don’t think there is a normal day on site. Every time I visit the risks and hazards change. I mostly attend site to do inspections which involves accessing the site safely, giving way to other work activities and inspecting work in progress or recently completed works to ensure compliance to the relevant specifications of design documentation.

3. When you’re in the middle of a job how much do you collaborate with other contractors to achieve what you need to?

Day in and day out. I am in constant contact with the client, contractor, and certifier via various means such as in meetings, joint site walks, phone, email and electronic document systems.

4. What has been the toughest job you have ever worked on and why?

A Rail link job that involved constructing a 4km concrete viaduct with a cable stay bridge. The project from a technical perspective was quite complex with various engineering challenges. This then was combined with working with contractors who were not familiar with the environment, multiple companies coming together and multiple ways of working. I spent a lot of time and effort building, modifying and implementing a new business system and ensuring every new staff member was given a thorough induction into the system and the procedures I had set up.

5. What has been your proudest moment on the job?

That exact same project, whilst it started with a lot of challenges, really proved that persistence and sticking it out will help make it happen. Performing that inspection of the last aspect of the substructure works was a very proud moment.

6. What is the last thing you do on a job before your day is finished?

I write down some tasks for what I need to do tomorrow, followed by a quick clean of clutter and tidy up of my desk.

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