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Design Geotechnical Engineer M/F

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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

Design 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.

Location:            Dublin / Cork / Castlebar / Limerick

Salary:               Negotiable

Position:             Permanent, Full-Time

Job description

Produce a large assortment of technical documents including Desk Studies, ground investigation reports (GIRs), geotechnical design reports (GDRs), specifications.

Produce 2D geotechnical models and drawings using geotechnical design software for routine design problems (slope stability, retaining wall design, settlement/movement impact assessment etc.) and drawings.
Carry out site inspections/supervision to confirm compliance with the Specification for the works.

Undertake design calculations and reporting independently with a strong focus on delivery dates and budget awareness.

Participate in client and internal meetings as part of design team.
Designing ground investigation campaigns and procurement documentation and drawings;

Supervising ground investigations in the field and other geotechnical related aspects of construction. Scheduling laboratory tests on collected samples and reviewing results/borehole logs.

Actively involved with graduates to explain routine geotechnical design problems/standards



  • Minimum 2.1 Bachelor Degree or Masters in Civil Engineering, Engineering Geology, Geology or similar related subject.
    Minimum 2+ years experience in geotechnical engineering firm or similar company, preferably in Ireland.
  • Experience in geotechnical design of infrastructure projects.
  • Knowledge on Irish geology and geotechnical/soil mechanics principles.
  • Working experience of site investigation, laboratory techniques and associated software and analysis tools for soil and rock logging.
  • Practical knowledge of geotechnical reporting and geotechnical design software (i.e GeoStudio, Plaxis 2D, Rocscience, Oasys suite of software)
  • Can communicate effectively with clients, colleagues and outside agencies and build effective working relationships and always aiming to exceeding client expectations.
  • Committed to Continued Professional Development.
  • Understanding of the application of Eurocode principles in geotechnical design.
  • Full clean drivers license.


  • MSc in Geotechnical Engineering or Engineering Geology
  • Working towards Chartered status.
  • Understanding of public procurement process and documentation in Ireland.
  • Good knowledge of types of engineering contracts.
  • Knowledge of BIM and an understanding of core concepts and principles.


Position location

Job location

Europe, Ireland



Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

6-Engineer’s degree

Minimum level of experience required

2-5 years