Civil Engineer - Water Sector

Mott MacDonald

Location: County Dublin

Job Type: Full time


Do you want to work for a company whose purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes, and to transform businesses, communities, and opportunities for it's employees? Mott MacDonald is a global consultancy whose people do exactly that.

Following successful project wins and a growing pipeline of work we have an exciting opportunity for a talented Civil Engineer to join our fast-growing Water Team in Belfast, Cork or Dublin.

Reporting to a Senior Engineer, the role offers the opportunity for you to develop your skills and progress your career. You would be working as part of a team of innovative engineers and technical specialists to deliver an exciting portfolio of work for clients across Ireland and the UK, including water and wastewater networks, treatment plants, flood defence schemes, and related infrastructure.

The day to day:

  • Preparing outline and detailed civil engineering designs
  • Producing technical and commercial reports, drawings, specifications, schedules, and other documentation
  • Preparing cost estimates
  • Giving presentations and meeting with clients and third parties
  • Assisting in the management of projects
  • Completing site inspections
  • Implementing Company procedures to consider and mitigate Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental risks
  • Developing your technical and project management skills
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team environment in close partnership with clients and contractors.

Candidate Specification

What we need to see from you:

  • Professional and Academic experience in Civil or Environmental Engineering (or equivalent)
  • Actively working towards obtaining a professional qualification with a recognised institution (e.g., Engineers Ireland)
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with colleagues, design teams, clients, and contractors
  • A working knowledge of Health and Safety
  • Experience in a water sector engineering design role (ideally water/wastewater networks and/or treatment design)
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

What will make you really stand out:

  • Experience in a Client-facing role
  • Experience in preparing technical specifications and contract documents for water utility client projects in Ireland and the UK
  • Knowledge and experience of various forms of contract used in the water sector (e.g., FIDIC, NEC, Government Forms of Contract)
  • Project management and budget control experience
  • Able to manage and successfully deliver multidisciplinary projects
  • Working knowledge of software including AutoCAD, InfoWorks, ArcGIS, & Microsoft Project
  • A working knowledge of water and wastewater treatment process design, geotechnical engineering, structural design and hydraulics
  • Familiarity with local regulatory requirements and approval processes.

We understand not everyone will meet all the requirements, but you might have skills we didn't know we need. If you meet 80% or more of what we're looking for, please still apply.

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald's water team is enjoying an exciting period of growth, thanks to excellent technical performance, project wins and close client relationships. Our staff are working on a large and diverse portfolio of challenging, dynamic and high-profile water/wastewater projects for a range of clients in Ireland and the UK, including:

  • Irish Water
  • Northern Ireland Water
  • Scottish Water

In addition, we are providing water services design support on large multidisciplinary projects such as the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail link in the UK.

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