FT is one of Ireland’s foremost consultancies in energy development, having been involved in the industry since the late 1990s. FT attributes our success in the sector to both the skills and in-depth knowledge of our energy team and the fact that we provide a one-stop-shop for almost all aspects of energy projects.
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FT’s provides consultancy services for a wide range of renewable energy projects including offshore wind, onshore wind, solar, biomass and micro-hydro power. FT also provides professional services for gas pipelines, electrical infrastructure including battery storage and peaking plants and energy from waste projects.

FT provides a comprehensive consultancy service from preliminary assessment of a site and discussions with the local authority, through design of the power generators and preparation of the planning application and EIAR for a project, to design supervision, construction management and contract administration.

Energy and Planning Services provided:

  • Air quality and carbon management
  • Due Diligence including pre-consent, pre-construction, construction and operation
  • Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA), Appropriate Assessment (AA/NIS)
  • Ecology including ornithology
  • EIA Screening and Scoping
  • EIAR Preparation
  • Feasibility Studies
  • GIS
  • Hydrology, drainage and geotechnical elements
  • Oral/Public Hearings
  • Planning Strategy
  • Preliminary and Detailed Design
  • Project Management
  • Stakeholder and Public Consultations
  • Strategic Infrastructure Development Application

FT’s energy team is a leading player in the energy planning sector in Ireland. FT have developed a centre of excellence in this area, with a dedicated and highly experience team to deliver projects for our clients.

FT’s environmental impact assessment expertise, including our environmental engineers, planners and scientists deliver high quality EIAR for our energy projects.

Having over 30 years’ experience in the industry, FT offers our clients a distinct advantage. FT guarantees a personal service while delivering complex, affordable and sustainable projects for local and global clients.


FT and Intertek have teamed up to provide clients across the offshore renewables sector with a single source solution for all planning, consenting and environmental-related services. Click here for more information.

Sector Statistics

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Planning, design and environmental engineering on 120+ Wind Farms

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To date, planning services for 25+ Solar Farms in Ireland

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Planning and EIA for over 1 GW of Wind Energy in Ireland


FT is currently recruiting the following positions in the Energy & Planning Team:

Position Sector Location
Principal Planner Energy & Planning Cork, Dublin or Carlow
Project Ecologist Energy & Planning Cork, Dublin or Carlow
Senior Ecologist – Energy and Planning Energy & Planning Cork, Dublin or Carlow
Senior Engineer Energy & Planning Cork, Dublin or Carlow
Senior Project Engineer – Energy and Planning Energy & Planning Cork, Dublin or Carlow

Why join FT

“I’m glad to have completed an engineering internship with FT. The breadth of experience gained, mentorship received and company culture made it a very rewarding experience.”

Dylan Whelan

Engineering Intern
Why join FT

Why join FT

“The opportunities and experience I have gained from working as part of the FT team has encouraged and very much supported my growth as a Geotechnical Engineer.”

Emily Archer

Senior Project Geotechnical Engineer
Why join FT

Why join FT

“As a Principal Engineer I have worked on major projects both nationally and internationally. I would highly recommend FT as a company working on best-in-class projects in an organisation where your impact is noticed and rewarded.”

James O'Neill

Principal Engineer
Why join FT

Why join FT

“Since joining FT in 2019 I have very rapidly and significantly expanded on my previous knowledge and experience. Working within a highly skilled and confident multidisciplinary team of experts has undoubtedly been a major positive of my experience in FT to date.”

Eoin O'Connor

Project Scientist
Why join FT

Why join FT

“As a Principal Ecologist I lead a team of eight ecologists with a wide range of expertise in the discipline. FT has provided our team with excellent support and training opportunities through ongoing CPD along with both practical and technical experience through the many high profile projects we have worked on.”

Jon Kearney

Principal Ecologist
Why join FT