Careers – Civil Design Engineer

Primary Duties

  • Provision of technical engineering assistance to the civil engineering team and other Ionic Consulting business streams as requested during wind farm project inception, development and construction
  • Desk top and site-based assessments of new development projects
  • Design of site layouts and swept path analysis of transport vehicles as required including where appropriate detailed transport surveys and inspections
  • Visits to sites across Ireland during pre-construction and construction phases;
  • Preparation of civil engineering and site layout drawings using Civil 3D
  • Design, detailing and documentation of civil and structural components of projects to Eurocodes, including but not limited to: drainage works, turbine foundations, detailed road design including floating roads, other civil infrastructure and associated structures
  • Design, detailing and documentation of civil and structural components of proposed substation buildings, substation compounds and cable ducting to ESB and Building Regulations requirements
  • Dealing with clients, contractors, landowners, drilling and testing companies, and occasionally statutory bodies such as Fisheries or OPW
  • Carrying out design risk assessments and on-site risk assessments and safety audits;
  • Review of external civil engineering design documents for third party design verifications, due diligence or owner’s engineer design review stage

Other Duties

  • Assisting in the production of complete and comprehensive documentation relating to the project and infrastructure, to be compiled in the Project Health and Safety File
  • Assisting in the preparation and execution of tenders and specification for all contracts required for the construction of the project
  • Technical inspections of structures, formations and other civil / structural elements of a project as required. Occasional supervision at key stages of civil elements (e.g. large concrete pours)
  • Assisting with site investigations, including where appropriate geotechnical risk assessments on peatland sites, organising and supervising third party site investigation including borehole drilling, geophysical testing and laboratory testing
  • Assisting with geotechnical design to Eurocode 7 of turbine sub-foundations including bearing capacity and rotational stiffness calculations, strength and stability calculations for buildings, plinths, retaining structures and slopes
  • Assisting the civil engineering team with project cost estimates and tendering for design services
  • Preparation of construction and environmental method statements and other documentation as required to meet project planning conditions
  • Any other work reasonably requested by your Line Manager

Personal Skills/Attributes

  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • Flexibility regarding travelling to site and working alone
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to develop good working relationships with colleagues
  • An interest in renewable energy
  • Able to adapt and work effectively and flexibly within a small team environment
  • Be able to travel throughout Ireland and possibly on occasions further afield

Education and Qualification

  • Degree in civil engineering (Level 8 min)
  • Hold a current driving licence
  • Safe Pass Training
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a civil engineer, preferably with a number of years’ experience on renewable energy projects
  • Design experience combined with construction experience an advantage;
  • Experience of the PSDP role on projects is desirable

Drainage design, Road design including floating roads, Structural design of wind turbine foundations

Laptop, Medical Aid / Health Care, Mobile Phone, Paid Holidays, Pension Fund, Performance Bonus

Apply Today
If you are interested in joining our team then please send your CV to

Closing date for applications is Friday, January 29th.