Senior Civil Engineer - Flood Management - Cork

Location: Ireland


Job Type: Perm

Industry: Engineering-Design-Jobs

Job ID: JO-1901-12533

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Are you a Civil Engineer with 8+ years experience in flood risk/civil/water and related engineering consultancy (minimum of 5 years in a design consultancy)?

Would you like to work in the Cork office of a leading Global Engineering Consultancy?

Senior Civil Engineer - Flood Management - Cork


Our client is an international engineering practice, with multiple offices in Ireland. 

Job Description

Senior Civil (Flood Risk) Engineer to join our Irish Flood Engineering team and support the flood risk team leader in managing a large team in the delivery of a significant number of major flood relief schemes and other similar civil engineering projects.

Based in our Cork office, the ideal candidate will be looking to further their career and gain invaluable experience within an established multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy in a position of responsibility within a friendly working environment. 

The Cork based Flood Risk Management/Engineering team is currently responsible for the delivery of a number of the largest food relief schemes in Ireland, including the Cork City Flood Relief Scheme, as well as providing flood risk management advise and related services to numerous public and private sector clients.  

The team also works closely with our related water and maritime teams in Ireland, as well as with our other international offices in the delivery of major civil infrastructure projects.

This is a permanent role and offers the successful candidate long-term and international opportunities.  

The successful candidate will be involved in a diverse and challenging range of civil engineering projects within the water sector. 

He/she will work closely together with the Flood Risk Team Leader and will be responsible for the further development of civil and water related skills within the team. 

He/she will act as final reviewer of the work of more junior engineers as well as being responsible for the management and delivery of significant projects. 

Managing a project team of civil engineers (drainage, structures, geotechnical, environmental, flood risk)

Multidisciplinary Team Project management and Design Lead Role on civil engineering projects and teams;

Planning, supervising and reporting on infrastructure projects

Detailed design lead for coastal structures, river walls, flood protection, drainage and related works;

Preparation of feasibility study reports, cost estimates and civil design

Preparation of bid submissions in response to tenders for consultancy services

Coaching and developing junior engineers;

Reviewing the work of others.

Contract administration.

Commercial Management of Projects, including Change Management.

Understanding and Management of Client Requirements


Degree in Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering 

Minimum of 10 years post-qualification experience 

Chartered or close to achieving Chartership 

Proven team player 

Ability to meet strict deadlines 

Exceptional written and verbal communication skills 

Familiarity with local and central government approval and regulatory requirements 

Strong analytical skills to develop effective, innovative and commercial solutions 

A commitment to self-improvement and continuing professional development 

Well-developed interpersonal skills to develop, maintain and enhance client relationships 


Honours degree in civil engineering, flood risk management, maritime, coastal or a related discipline;

Minimum of 8 to 10 years’ post qualification experience in flood risk/civil/water and related engineering consultancy (with minimum of 5 years in a design consultancy)

Design experience in a number of the following sectors; Quay wall design, drainage and pumping station design, flood protection studies and structures, project management, design team management, Contract administration

Have achieved Chartered status

Proven Track Record in managing design teams

Experience in the design and delivery of flood relief schemes and/or other major civil engineering projects

Experienced in project appraisal and authoring technical reports

Familiarity with most common contracts used in the sector (in particular the Public Works Contracts);

Proven team player with a proactive approach to work

Ability to meet strict deadlines

Experience in training and professional development of junior and intermediate staff

Experience in Project Planning, Cost Control and Change Management

Experience in hydrology and hydraulics also desirable.

Geotechnical Experience also desirable


Karen McHugh is the consultant managing this position.

If you have any queries about this role, you can contact her by e-mail or phone +353-1-7978720

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