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Senior Geotechnical Engineer M/F

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General information


Egis is an international player active in the consulting, construction engineering and mobility service sectors.
We design and operate intelligent infrastructure and buildings capable of responding to the climate emergency and helping to achieve more balanced, sustainable and resilient territorial development.
With operations in 120 countries, Egis places the expertise of its 18,000 employees at the disposal of its clients and develops cutting-edge innovation accessible to all projects.
Improving people's quality of life and supporting communities in their social and economic development, whilst drastically reducing carbon emissions and achieving vital 2050 net zero targets, that's our purpose.



Position description

Job title

Senior Geotechnical Engineer M/F

Contract type

Permanent contract

Business Line specific context

Join Our Team!

J.B. Barry and Partners Limited along with our sister company Barry Transportation are one of Ireland’s leading Consulting Engineers. We have 180 highly qualified employees and are committed to delivering cost effective and innovative solutions. To achieve this, we need dedicated, enthusiastic individuals to join the team in our offices. 

We recognise that we are dependent on our staff to deliver to our clients excellent engineered solutions, consequently we offer outstanding career opportunities and remuneration. We are committed to encouraging and supporting the careers and professional development of all our staff, as ultimately this will result in an improved service for our clients.  We offer a great place to work and competitive salaries.

Job description

Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting with preparing fee proposals and proposals for clients.
  • Overseeing and undertaking geotechnical design.
  • Management and supervision of junior engineers and projects. 
  • Supervising and producing a large assortment of technical documents including desk studies, interpretative reports, tender specifications, construction drawings and design reports.
  • Carry out site inspections/supervision to confirm compliance with the work Specification.
  • Actively participate in client and internal meetings, by presenting and defending designs, and proposing alternative options.
  • Ensuring technical quality and adherence to budget and programme.
  • Mentoring graduate and design engineers and geologist on fundamentals of soil mechanics, geotechnical construction techniques etc. 
  • Coordinating design deliverables and design requirements with multidisciplinary design teams within the firm (drainage, structures, highways, water & waste water, bridges, environmental teams).


Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Minimum 2.1 Bachelor Degree or Masters in Civil Engineering, Engineering Geology, Geology or similar related subject.
  • Minimum 7+ years experience in geotechnical engineering firm or similar company, preferably in Ireland.
  • Member of Engineers Ireland or other relevant professional body
  • Chartered Geologist or Engineer status or be on track to achieve this within the next 6 to 12 months.
  • Experience of working within a geotechnical consultancy or contractor, preferably in Ireland.
  • A strong working knowledge of Irish and UK ground conditions and ground investigation techniques and practices.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a large team.
  • Ability to undertake and check geotechnical design drawings, calculations and analyses.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in applying current design codes and guidance documents in ground engineering, geotechnical design, soil-structure interaction, earthworks, ground treatment, retaining structures, foundation design and slope design.
  • Relevant experience, knowledge and skills of geotechnical engineering/geology principals and practice including planning and supervising ground investigations, completing geotechnical design, undertaking geotechnical reporting and preparation of contract drawings, specifications, and schedules in compliance with appropriate standards.
  • Strong understanding of the principles of Eurocodes in geotechnical design.
  • Committed to Continued Professional Development
  • Full clean drivers license.



  • MSc in Geotechnical Engineering or Engineering Geology
  • Good knowledge of Department for Infrastructure, Irish Rail and Transport Infrastructure Ireland design and reporting processes, and other statutory agencies.
  • Knowledge of BIM and an understanding of core concepts and principles.
  • Experience with tendering and identifying value engineering solutions is highly advantageous.

Position location

Job location

Europe, Ireland



Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

6-Engineer’s degree

Minimum level of experience required

6-10 years