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Environmental Scientist/Hydrologist

Fehily Timoney and Company (FT) is one of Ireland’s largest Irish owned consultants with centres of excellence in Renewable Energy, Civil Infrastructure, and Waste and Resource Management. FT provides planning and design services for the environmental assessment and construction of renewable energy projects, motorways, bridges, waste facilities, airports, tunnels and gas pipelines.

FT is looking to recruit an Environmental Scientist/Hydrologist to join our Energy and Planning team in the Cork Dublin or Carlow office, aid the expansion of the Energy and Planning business and working closely with fellow professionals. This positions offers exposure to a broad range of projects with the Energy and Planning sector including; onshore wind farms, offshore wind farms, solar farms, battery storage and ancillary grid infrastructure.

You will advise the project team on preliminary drainage design, surface water management and flood risk associated with renewable energy projects. You will assist in the management and delivery of projects for our well-established client base in Ireland.

You will work collaboratively with other senior members of our team to develop and grow the business.

FT's Responsibilities

  • Preparing Hydrology Impact Assessments on the likely impacts of proposed projects
  • Scoping, coordinating and supervising water quality assessments
  • Flood Risk Modelling and assessment
  • Presentation of expert witness at Oral Hearing
  • Managing and mentoring junior staff

Skills / Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level in Environmental/Civil Engineering
  • Seven years post graduate experience is desirable
  • Chartered status with professional body
  • A working knowledge of Microdrainage software
  • Design of SuDS drainage systems, hydraulic modelling, attenuation design across a wide range of projects
  • Flood Risk Modelling and Assessment
  • The ability to manage several priorities at once will be required as well as a high level of commitment to success
  • Full drivers licence essential

An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate including a competitive salary, shorter working Friday, medical benefit, hybrid working and professional body support. FT is an equal opportunities employer. Our company culture champions diversity, inclusion and employee wellbeing through ongoing programs. FT encourages continuous professional development, creativity and flexibility. All CVs are treated in the strictest confidence. Please submit your application by e-mail to or alternatively, by post to Fehily Timoney and Company, Core House, Pouladuff Road, Cork, T12 D773.

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