Careers – Civil Design Engineer


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

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