FT’s Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology teams provide design and consulting services for both public and private sector projects. These projects include highways earthworks, soft ground, peat stability, wind farm developments, slope stability, hydrogeology, contaminated land and shallow and deep foundations for buildings and structures. Having over 30 years’ experience in the industry, FT’s depth of geotechnical knowledge offers our clients unrivalled expertise.

FT’s geotechnical team offer a broad, competitive range of geotechnical and multi-disciplinary services to our clients. Our extensive experience covers the geotechnical issues associated with a range of engineering and environmental projects including transportation, windfarms, wastewater treatment plant and landfill design. This breadth of expertise in geotechnical analysis and interpretation combined with the latest knowledge and software enables FT to provide cost effective innovative ground engineering design solutions.

FT’s up-to-date knowledge of best practice, latest technologies and industry trends, guarantee an exceptionally high-quality service throughout the lifecycle of a project from site investigation to feasibility and detailed design to on-site supervision and completion. FT guarantees a personal service while delivering complex, affordable and sustainable projects for local and global clients.

  • Borrow pit assessment
  • Deep excavations
  • Design of shallow and deep foundations to Eurocode 7
  • Engineering solutions over soft ground
  • Geotechnical and contaminated land investigation and interpretation
  • Geotechnical asset management
  • Haul road design
  • Highway earthworks design
  • Hydrogeology
  • Independent/Category III checking for earthworks design
  • Interpretation of factual data and provision of geotechnical design parameters
  • Peat stability risk and hazard assessments
  • Piled foundation design
  • Pipeline and trench geotechnical design
  • Pipeline and trench geotechnical design
  • Preparation of geotechnical, interpretative and engineering reports
  • Retaining wall design
  • Shallow foundation design
  • Site investigation, scoping and procurement and site supervision
  • Site supervision of geotechnical works
  • Slope stabilisation
  • Soils, geology and hydrogeology input for EIS preparation
  • Temporary works design
  • Tunneling and associated ground settlement assessments
  • Windfarm geotechnical design

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3 offices throughout Ireland

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Engineering professionals & staff from 10+ nationalities

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70+ engineering professionals with civil, environmental, planning, geotechnical & ecological expertise


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

Position Sector Location
Geotechnical Inspector Infrastructure Cork
Senior Drainage Engineer Infrastructure Cork, Dublin or Carlow

People love Fehily Timoney

“Working as a senior engineer in the structures team I get to work on a wide variety of exciting projects from some of the biggest major civil infrastructure projects to smaller one-off projects. I love the variety of work; two days are rarely the same.”

Tadhg Landers

Senior Engineer
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People love Fehily Timoney

“FT offers an excellent working experience, as each project requires a different skillset that all members of staff can contribute towards in a supportive work environment.”

Steve McCarthy

Project Planner
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People love Fehily Timoney

“Upon completing a three-month internship with FT, in conjunction with my Masters in Applied Environmental Geology, UCC, I gained invaluable practical and technical experience.”

Emily Archer

Graduate Geotechnical Engineer
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People love Fehily Timoney

“Following a decade of living and working abroad, I joined FT in 2015. Since then I have had the opportunity to work on a variety of exciting sustainable energy projects employing different technologies including onshore wind, solar PV, battery storage and anaerobic digestion.”

Trevor Byrne

Senior Engineer
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People love Fehily Timoney

“Since joining the infrastructure team at Fehily Timoney in 2017, I have had the opportunity to work alongside colleagues from other departments, gaining an insight into other aspects of the business. It has been great working on projects that cross-over into other departments to gain a different perspective on the same problem.”

Richard Power

Senior Project Engineer
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People love Fehily Timoney

“As the 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
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