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 for both onshore and offshore projects.
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FT provides consultancy services for a wide range of renewable energy projects including offshore wind, onshore wind, commercial scale solar PV, 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
  • Flood Risk Assessment
  • Geotechnical design and assessment
  • GIS
  • Ground Investigations
  • Oral/Public Hearings
  • Planning Strategy
  • Preliminary and Detailed Design
  • Project Management
  • Stakeholder and Public Consultations
  • Strategic Infrastructure Development Application
  • Detailed Civil Design
  • Category 3 Checks
  • Construction Supervision
  • Contract documentation
  • Site Supervision
  • Tender Assessment
  • Value Engineering
  • Project Supervisor Design Process

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

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 are also working in the Offshore Renewable Energy sector partnering with UK experience and offering a single source solution for all planning, consenting and environmental related services. Please get in contact with the team to discuss your requirements.

Geotechnical Expertise

FT have a highly experienced in-house geotechnical and engineering geology team, with 10+ professionals experienced in all stages of energy project development including both wind and solar projects in Ireland and the U.K.

FT can offer:

  • Borrow pit assessment
  • Completion of Soils, Geology and Hydrogeology inputs to EIAR process
  • Geotechnical oversight of construction works
  • Geotechnical constraint and hazard identification
  • Peat stability risk and hazard assessment
  • Scoping and management of ground investigation
  • Foundation design at all stages (from conceptual to detailed design) for all energy infrastructure including turbines, substations, met masts, access tracks, compounds, solar sub-stations, solar mounting arrays and grid connections.

FT have been integrally involved in forensic assessment and research relating to peat failures in recent years and are fully conversant in the cutting edge practice in the area of upland development including the use of geophysics and remote sensing to augment fieldwork.


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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1.5 GW+ to date planning services for 1.5GW of onshore Commercial Scale Solar PV Farms in Ireland

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3 Planning and Environmental Services on 3 No. Offshore Renewable Energy Projects in Ireland


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

Position Sector Location
Senior Engineer – Energy Energy Cork, Dublin or Carlow
Senior Project Engineer – Energy Energy 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

Technical Director
Why join FT