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Senior Water Sector Engineer


  • Salary

    Excellent package and remuneration
  • Education level

    Bachelors Degree
Reporting to a Project Manager, the role offers the opportunity for the right candidate to develop their skills and progress their career, working as part of a team of innovative engineers and technical specialists to deliver an exciting portfolio of work for clients across Ireland and the UK, including water and wastewater networks; treatment plants; flood defence schemes; and related infrastructure.

Typical duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing outline and detailed civil engineering designs;
  • Producing technical and commercial reports, drawings, specifications, schedules, and other documentation;
  • Preparing cost estimates;
  • Giving presentations and attending meetings with clients and third parties;
  • Assisting in the management of projects;
  • Completing site inspections;
  • Implementing Company procedures to consider and mitigate Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental risks;
  • Developing your technical and project management skills;
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team environment, in close partnership with clients and contractors

Candidate Specification

Essential Experience:

  • Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering (or equivalent);
  • Chartered or actively working towards obtaining a professional qualification with a recognised institution (e.g., Engineers Ireland);
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with colleagues, design teams, clients, and contractors;
  • A working knowledge of Health and Safety;
  • Minimum seven years’ post-graduate experience in a water sector engineering design role (ideally water/wastewater networks and/or treatment design);
  • Ability to work in a team environment;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Desirable experience:

  • Experience in a Client-facing role;
  • Experience in preparing technical specifications and contract documents for water utility client projects in Ireland and the UK;
  • Knowledge and experience of various forms of contract used in the water sector (e.g., FIDIC, NEC, Government Forms of Contract);
  • Project management and budget control experience;
  • Able to lead and successfully deliver multidisciplinary projects;
  • Working knowledge of software including AutoCAD, InfoWorks, ArcGIS, & Microsoft Project;
  • A working knowledge of water and wastewater treatment process design, geotechnical engineering, structural design and/or hydraulics;
  • Familiarity with local regulatory requirements and approval processes.

Please bear in mind that you do not need to meet 100% of the criteria to be considered for this position.