Senior Engineering Geologist - Ireland

Location: Ireland


Job Type: Perm

Industry: Engineering-Design-Jobs

Job ID: JO-2301-32210

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Are you a Senior Engineering Geologist with previous engineering geology work experience in a consultancy environment?

This role can be based in Cork or Dublin.

If interested, please send your CV to or call Colm on +353-1-7978720.

Senior Engineering Geologist - Ireland

Job Description

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

We currently have a requirement for a Senior Engineering Geologist to join our Ground Engineering Team in Ireland. 

Contribute to projects that deliver high quality and pragmatic advice and solutions to environmental and engineering problems.

Performing a wide variety of technical, field and office-based work providing engineering geology/geotechnical input to engineering projects with a focus on analytical design.

Preparation of geotechnical desk studies including aerial photograph analysis and walkovers including the preparation of conceptual ground models.

Geomorphological and geological field mapping.

Geo-hazard assessment and mitigation/remediation design.

Technical design, procurement, monitoring, laboratory scheduling and interpretation of site investigations for a wide variety of ground conditions in a range of environments.

Structural geology and rock mechanics for engineering design.

Day to day use of various software such as ArcGIS, gINT and various geological and geotechnical software packages.

Report writing including geological interpretative reports, environmental impact statements and reporting for engineering works including slope stability, retaining structures and foundations.

Working closely with designers of other disciplines to produce co-ordinated designs taking account of engineering geological considerations.

Project management and working within larger project teams, with responsibility for production of deliverables to agreed timelines and budgets.

Attending project meetings and communicating with all grades of staff, external design team members and clients.

Working independently and being responsible for checking the quality and accuracy of your own work, while providing technical guidance and mentoring to less experienced members of the team.


BSc or equivalent in Earth Science, Geology, Engineering Geology or similar with a Masters Degree or Higher in Engineering Geology, Soil Mechanics or similar strongly preferred

Professional Status/Chartered Status of a professional organisation such as the Institute of Geologists of Ireland or similar

Several years post graduate experience that has developed a good understanding and knowledge in this field. Previous engineering geology work experience in a consultancy environment an advantage.

Flexibility and enthusiasm for fieldwork and travel, and a valid driver’s license

Enthusiasm and experience in the field of engineering geology gained on projects.

You will be an inquisitive, creative, solution-orientated designer.

Have an awareness and willingness to develop understanding of infrastructure and development projects beyond your own discipline.

Experience with project management and coordination of small project teams

Experience in liaison with, and supervision of, site investigation contractors

Ability to work under pressure, balance priorities, and meet strict deadlines is essential.

Excellent planning, organisational and time management skills.

Demonstrate a strong ability to communicate through sketching, drawing, presentations, and in writing.

Willingness to develop commercial awareness and acumen, in addition to technical design skills.

Highly motivated and willing to take on new challenges.


Attractive remuneration packages are offered to candidates who fulfil the requirements outlined

Share of company profits

Double matching pension contribution

A range of learning opportunities

Flexible working scheme

Travel to work scheme

Health insurance plans and subsidy

Life assurance and income continuance protection


Colm Ashmore is the consultant managing this position.

If you are a Geologist interested in roles based in Dublin, you can contact Colm by e-mail at or phone +353-1-9696684 for a confidential chat.

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