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We are seeking a highly motivated Horizontal Directional Supervisor/Operator with extensive experience working on major Gas, Water, Sewerage and Telecommunications Pipeline projects.

About the position:

Horizontal Directional Driller


Codmah Pty Ltd

Prestons, NSW


Salary: base pay $120,000 per annum plus super


Codmah Pty Ltd is a privately owned business that was founded in 1991. Over the past 30 years we have maintained our place as a strong contender in the civil engineering industry by delivering high quality projects and innovative engineering solutions encompassing trenching, HDD, case boring, pipe jacking and pipe laying techniques to meet our clients’ requirements.

Our head office is based at Prestons, NSW. We have expanded to undertake both privately and government funded projects in the ACT, QLD, NT, VIC and TAS, so we are hiring full-time Horizontal Directional Driller working on our multiple projects in Australia.

The successful candidate must possess the following skills and experience:

  • At least 10 years industry experience operating a variety of HDD rigs for major Gas, Water, Sewer and Telecommunications pipeline projects.

  • Experienced in drilling in challenging ground conditions including rock, mud, sand, shale, and proximity to water courses.

  • Experience in both Gyro and magnetic Wireline steering systems.

  • Mechanical aptitude.

  • Ability to work autonomously and within a team.

  • Have excellent written and verbal skills.

  • Strong commitment to Safe Work Practices.

  • A good understanding of Australian WHS and Environmental Legislation, Codes of Practice and Technical Specifications.


The successful candidate shall optimise drilling operations by ensuring our organisation delivers projects as per design, on time and within budget.

Key duties include:

  • Coordinating with Senior Management to efficiently organise recourses (staff, plant, equipment & material) to ensure preparation, site set-up, maintenance and construction activities meet program schedules, milestones, and pricing arrangements.

  • Taking samples of soil and send them away for testing.

  • Dismantling, moving and re-assembling drilling rigs and accessory plant.

  • Performing maintenance, repairs and cleaning plant.

  • Managing HDD and Mud mixing fluids techniques.

  • Mitigating Environmental Impacts of the different HDD methods in varying ground conditions.

  • Identification and protection of existing Infrastructure and utilities.

  • Coordinating Daily Pre-Start and weekly toolbox meetings.

  • Liaising with Stakeholders.

  • Proactive and innovative approach to problem solving including resolving unexpected design and technical difficulties and other sites issues that may arise.

  • Managing WHS & E standards and practices.

  • Stopping, rejecting or quarantining unsafe work methods, work areas, materials, plant and equipment and complying with statutory reporting procedures.

  • Ensure project documents, records and files are complete and preserved.

  • Ensuring compliance with company Policies and Procedures.


The successful candidate must be willing to work outdoors in variable weather conditions and willing to travel, including working in rural/remote areas. Vehicle will be provided.

Please email you resumes to:

B Atkinson

HR Manager


02 9933 5615


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