Senior Geotechnical Engineer - Road/Rail Projects - Dublin

Location: Ireland

EUR 40,000 - 60,000

Job Type: Perm

Industry: Engineering-Design-Jobs

Job ID: JO-2310-34380

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Are you a Senior Geotechnical Engineer with 7 years experience Irish / UK glacial till soils including road/rail projects?

Candidate must have some Irish / UK Experience

This is a permanent role based in Dublin

If interested, forward your CV to or call Sorcha on 01-5310097 for a confidential chat.

Senior Geotechnical Engineer - Road/Rail Projects - Dublin

Job Description

Our client is an award-winning international engineering consultancy, currently undergoing rapid growth.

Identifying preliminary geotechnical risks for projects and option selection analysis

Planning, procuring and controlling site investigation contracts for major infrastructure and commercial development projects to manage geotechnical risks 

Advising the structures teams on the design parameters for shallow and deep foundations for buildings, bridges, etc.

Designing complex foundations to Eurocode EC7, including pile groups and soil-structure interaction problems

Interacting with transportation and environmental colleagues to improve routes, drainage requirements, flood defences and coastal protection works

Preparing the earthworks to Eurocode EC7 by producing contract documents, including specifications, design drawings and reports

Supporting Category 3 check designs of geotechnical design packages

Assessing borrow and quarry materials for reuse as embankment fill, drainage, concrete and pavement aggregates for mass haul analysis

Pavement foundation design in accordance with TII / UK DMRB

Assessing and designing soil improvement techniques for soft ground, including surcharge, vertical drains, vibroflotation, geosynthetic reinforcement, geosynthetic encased columns, piled embankments, mass stabilisation, rolling dynamic compaction, lime/concrete subgrade stabilisation

Assessing peat stability and access road drainage and services for upland developments, such as windfarms etc


B.Sc civil engineering/engineering geology

Minimum of 5 years experience in Irish/UK glacial till soils, including major road/rail projects

Knowledge of construction techniques for piles and retaining walls is essential

Proficient knowledge and work experience using finite element modelling of soil-structure interaction problems (Plaxis)

Knowledge of quarry/borrow materials used as aggregates and pavement design

Construction experience in earthworks, soil improvement and deep foundations


Post graduate qualification MSc or PhD in geotechnical engineering or related field

Chartered Engineer

Membership of a recognised professional body in the geotechnical field in UK/Ireland

Full Driving Licence


Salary €40k - €60k based experience, negotiable for the right candidates.


Sorcha Mooney is the consultant managing this position.

If you are a Geotechnical Engineer interested in roles based in Ireland, you can contact Sorcha by e-mail or phone +353-1-5310097 for a confidential chat.

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