Chemical Engineer

Contact Niamh Kedney
  • Salary: €46,000 - €70,000 (D.O.E)
  • Location: IrelandLeinsterDublin
  • Sector: Construction & Civils

We are currently assisting our client in their search for a Chemical Engineer to join their team in Dublin. Your role will be to provide technical support to the CME department, conduct investigations into failure of chemicals used and approve all chemicals, oils, lubricants and fuels used by the CME department. This is a full-time role with a fixed working week of 36 hours.


  • Provide technical support to the dept. in the field of chemical engineering
  • Direct technical investigations into failures of rolling stock equipment and components, where the performance of a chemical, lubricant, or fuel is a factor, with the aim of improving the safety, reliability, and performance of RU fleet.
  • Provide interpretation of test results, reports etc. for the dept.
  • Produce technical reports into failures of rolling stock equipment in which a chemical, lubricant, or fuel may have played a part.
  • Evaluate technical specifications for chemicals, lubricants, or fuels to be used by the Dept.
  • Undertake reviews of Safety Data Sheets of various products for use in the CME Department
  • Lead the procurement of independent consultancy, test laboratories to assist in investigations or analysis.
  • Manage the technical evaluation aspect of the procurement process as required and make recommendations for preferred suppliers
  • Provide feedback to the Technical Manager on the suitability of analytical activities within the CME Department and recommend appropriate changes or additional techniques
  •  Maintain a register of approved chemicals, lubricants, and fuels for use by the Dept.
  • Be the Technical point of contact between the dept. and its oil analysis contractor.
  • Participate in the Engineering Change Process as a technical expert.
  • Develop the internal testing capabilities


  • Degree level qualification in Chemical Science or Chemical Science and Engineering.
  • A minimum of 5 years post graduate experience working in industry.
  • Knowledge of failure investigation methods.
  • Experience of writing technical reports.
  • Knowledge of safe handling of chemicals.
  • Knowledge of oil sampling and associated tests.
  • Excellent technical ability in the interpretation of laboratory test results.
  • Experience of chemical selection, especially for safety critical applications.
  • Experience of selecting chemical treatments of materials, e.g. protections and coatings.
  • Experience of selecting alternative chemicals to those previously employed.
  • Knowledge of the regulatory environment, especially pertaining to the railway industry.
  • Knowledge of international standards such as EN, ISO etc. standards relevant to areas

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