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Graduate/Project Geotechnical Design Engineer

Fehily Timoney and Company (FT) is one of Ireland’s largest Irish owned consultants with centres of excellence in Sustainable Infrastructure, Waste & Resource Management and Renewables. FT provides design and contract management services for infrastructure projects such as roads, greenways, active travel, bridgeworks, rail, solid waste facilities, renewable energy, drainage, water and wastewater treatment facilities, airports, tunnels and gas pipelines.

FT is recruiting a Graduate or Project Geotechnical Design Engineer to join our Sustainable Infrastructure team in our Cork, Carlow or Dublin offices. The post will suit candidates with a Civil Engineering Degree or Geology Degree with a Masters in Geotechnical Engineering, keen to apply their professional skills and gain experience in a busy and dynamic civil, structural, geotechnical and environmental engineering practice.

FT's Responsibilities

  • Geotechnical engineering design including roads, highways, active travel and greenways, earthworks, slope stability, retaining structures and structural foundations
  • Peat assessment stability
  • Planning and managing CAD documentation, working closely with CAD Technicians
  • Working closely with other Engineers, Scientists and Graduates
  • Attend onsite meetings with the client and other professionals
  • Ensure projects are delivered to the timescales, quality and costs agreed with the client
  • Ensure compliance with our Quality Assurance and Management Systems
  • Ensure compliance with the relevant health and safety legislation

Skills / Qualifications

  • Degree in Civil Engineering or Geology with a Masters in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Interested in working towards, or working towards, Chartered Engineer status
  • Experienced in the geotechnical engineering design of Infrastructure projects
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD
  • Working knowledge of geotechnical design software
  • Experience working in a Consulting Engineering, or similar, company
  • Excellent communication, management, analytical and organisation skills required
  • Experience working and co-ordinating with technical specialists and engineers
  • Efficient work methods, functioning both as part of team and on own initiative
  • Experience organising and delivering complex tasks involving multiple parties within a short timeframe
  • The ability to adopt and work to new procedures and systems quickly
  • Must be prepared to travel to site visits and client meetings
  • Full Drivers Licence preferred

An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate. 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


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