Principal Engineer / Associate Engineer - Water Services - Ireland

Location: Ireland


Job Type: Perm

Industry: Engineering-Design-Jobs

Job ID: JO-2301-32093

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Are you a Civil Engineer with 10+ years’ experience in all or one of the following - flooding and drainage, water networks or wastewater networks.?

This role can be based in Cork, Dublin or Galway.

If you are looking for a role with great scope to develop your career, contact Karen now on +353-1-7978720 for an informal chat or send your CV to for review.

Principal Engineer / Associate Engineer - Water Services - Ireland


Job Description

Our client is a multi-disciplined international engineering consultancy, currently undergoing rapid growth in Ireland.

They have great opportunities for Principal Engineers and Associates with openings in their offices in Dublin, Cork and Galway, Ireland.

They are seeking experienced engineers to support and deliver existing and new high-profile projects.  

You will be central to the water services team, assisting in the delivery of projects for key public and private sector clients in Ireland and further afield.


Level 8 degree in Civil, Environmental, Mechanical Engineering or related discipline. A post graduate degree would be advantageous

Relevant experience in all or one of the following - flooding and drainage, water networks or wastewater networks

Principal Engineer minimum 9 years’ experience

Associate minimum 10 years’ experience

Chartered status (or actively progressing towards Chartered status)

Membership of a professional body such as Engineers Ireland or Institute of Civil Engineers

Candidates should have a background of working within the Water Services sector and demonstrate experience of successful delivery on projects.

A thorough understanding of professional appointments, contractual arrangements, procurement and project management

Excellent people management skills including management of costs, time and WIP

Working knowledge of typical contract forms

Considerable experience in the preparation of contract documents for water infrastructure

Track record of leading design teams and working as part of both Employer-led and Contractor-led design teams

Team Player with excellent communication skills (both written and verbal), team working skills and analytical skills.

Good computer skills

Experience in project management, contract administration, supervision and monitoring.

Knowledge and experience in BIM and PMO an advantage.

Possess a high level of technical capability

You will have experience in the use of civil engineering design packages

Good communication and interpersonal skills to allow you to work effectively within your team and liaise with clients


Salary dependent on experience

Excellent benefits package

25 days holiday + bank holidays 

Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year

Company pension scheme

Group Disability Scheme

Share Incentive Scheme

Life Assurance

Cycle to Work Scheme

Health Screening

Employee Assistance Programme

Professional Memberships



Karen McHugh is the consultant managing this position.

If you are a Civil Engineer interested in roles based in Dublin, you can contact Karen by e-mail or phone +353-1-7978720 for a confidential chat.

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