Senior Civil Engineer

Contact Jake Kavanagh
  • Salary: €60,000 - €80,000
  • Location: GalwayIrelandMunsterConnacht
  • Sector: Construction & Civils

Our client, one of Irelands largest tier 1 contractors are currently seeking a Senior Civil Engineer for the new major roads bypass in Killaloe, Co. Clare. The project is doe to last a number of years with continuous work in the region to follow.


Manages the engineering function as the senior representative, co-ordinates with the line manager and provides Engineering Leadership for their respective project(s). Sets the strategy for Engineering setting out and onsite control, along with the (Engineer/Assistant Engineer) and subordinates/supply chain. Is the primary point of reference for QA, record keeping and production ensuring the establishment and maintenance of the Quality procedures and requirements. Also takes responsibility for Temporary Works Control/Co-ordination and where required actively manages lifting operations.
Key Responsibilities

  • Competent and demonstrates advanced awareness in the best forms of dimensional control and is comfortable in rotating global grids into local grid format
  • Ensures that site and graduate engineers take responsibility for the management of survey equipment
  • Ensures that the engineering team completes as-built surveys for key elements. Understands key tolerances and can analyse details across a number of interfaces to highlight potential problems
  • Completes an individual daily diary
  • Competent in the principles of quality control for the majority of packages. Can review and create Inspection & Test Plans. Can readily display advanced knowledge of key packages such as concrete, drainage, steelwork and brickwork
  • Has a good awareness of the project specifications, in particular tolerances for vertical and horizontal structural elements
  • Controls the components of the Non Conformance procedure. Is comfortable in creating and closing out Non-Conformances. Understands the cost of defects and remedial works. Works actively to close out NCR’s in a timely manner
  • Is competent in the issuing of “Permits to break ground”
  • Can review and create method statements and risk assessments
  • Identifies where information is missing and has an excellent working knowledge of the project RFI process
  • Undertakes the role of the Temporary Works Co-ordinator (When appointed) and ensures the Temporary Works procedures are implemented for both direct and sub contracted works
  • Undertakes the role of Project Lifting Operations Appointed Person (When appointed)
  • Constantly provides information to the project planner to allow programmes to be updated or updates them personally
  • Provides assistance and more often than not leads site and graduate engineers, demonstrating best practice at all times
  • Is fully aware of the locations of existing and proposed services
  • Consistently stops site works, where they believe person(s) are at risk from a health and safety perspective
  • Works collaboratively with other and sub-contractors engineers, utilising their experience at all times
  • Develops consents schedules and understands the key parties.
  • Takes responsibility for ground validation reports to fulfil planning obligations
  • Develops the project logistics plan and has input into establishing the programme to completion
  • Understand outputs for various trades, highlighting where trades are falling behind programme or under resourced
  • Can work and lead where necessary engineering teams of various sizes and abilities
  • Point of contact for technical, temporary works and lifting operations audits. Responsible for ensuring that all actions are closed within a suitable timeframe
  • Is a key member of the project management team in the delivery of Health, Safety and Environmental presentations (Examples include project inductions, tool box talks, and crane team briefings)
  • Provides input on the content of presentations
  • Assists the project design manager in the design approvals process and establishes benchmarks and samples
  • Supervises and mentors less experienced engineers working on their site
  • Able to draft, monitor and update short term programmes

Experience & Skills

  • Is fully competent in understanding the dangers of underground services and the risk control procedures required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Is competent in the use of digital information systems i.e. A-Site, Viewpoint for Projects, etc.
  • Significant experience in the design management process
  • A broad range of technical exposure, within the following trades – Piling, Geotechnical, Substructures (including Waterproofing),
  • Superstructures Facades and intricate internal works, Basic mechanical and electrical systems
  • Trained as the Temporary Works Coordinator (TWC) role
  • Can assess temporary works systems for their suitability. Understands any limitations where necessary
  • Experience in the management of lifting operations; with support, can undertake the role of Lifting Operations Appointed Person
  • Experienced in Quality Management procedures
  • Good working knowledge of AUTOCAD
  • Understands current H&S legislation
  • Working Knowledge of BIM , with the ability to input 3D scanning, or point cloud survey information
  • Can demonstrate where they have instigated change to improve project performance
  • Ability to advise and assess construction outputs
  • Able to complete health and safety inspections, providing assistance, support and active management of graduate and site engineers

Required Qualifications/Training

  • B. Eng Civil Engineering
  • Temporary Works Co- ordinator training
  • Lifting Operations basic awareness course
  • A61 CPCS Lifting
  • Operations Appointed Persons course
  • Scaffold awareness/inspection
  • Planning & programming software

Desirable Qualifications/Training

  • Is a Chartered Engineer
  • First Aid
  • Location of Underground services

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