Overview

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. Download our brochure.


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

Sector Statistics

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3

3 offices throughout Ireland

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10+

Engineering professionals & staff from 10+ nationalities

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70+

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

Careers

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

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

Why join FT

“Working at FT provides me with the opportunity to participate in a variety of projects, as well as with support and guidance to advance in my career and professional development.”

Ana Solano Martin

Project Engineer
Why join FT

Why join FT

“Continuous professional development, mentorship and the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects has help me development my skills as a planning consultant over the past 4 years with FT.”

Eamon Hutton

Senior Project Planner
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

Graduate 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 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
Why join FT