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Senior Sustainable Drainage Engineer

April 20, 2023
April 20, 2023 careers

OCSC currently have an opportunity for a Senior Sustainability Drainage Design Engineer within our Civils’ team. We are seeking an experienced, dynamic individual to take on a national leadership role for sustainable drainage and integrated water management in our Dublin office. The position would suit a motivated, practical, and adaptable individual who has the ambition to work within a progressive and innovative design consultancy.

The role will primarily involve working with our Dublin based team but can facilitate a hybrid working system which does not require the candidate to be based in Dublin full time.

Key aspects of the role will include a combination of the following:

  • Technical lead for a range of surface water management projects e.g., drainage strategies / SuDS designs, nutrient neutrality studies/mitigations, water cycle studies, surface water management plans and FRAs.
  • Familiar with Irish Water’s processes, and their technical guidance.
  • Managing new projects from concept stage, through the planning process and into construction.
  • Responsibility for technical quality, report writing and quality assurance of project deliverables.
  • Project management including contracts, invoicing, client management etc.
  • Supporting bids, tenders and value propositions including preparing, contributing to, and reviewing commercial and technical aspects of bids.
  • Building relationships with clients.
  • Liaising with project directors, technical directors, and other design / technical disciplines to work collaboratively across sectors and ensure the integrity of our work.
  • Guiding the development of the team through technical advice and mentoring and supporting their professional development programmes.
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant experience in a design environment.
  • Experience designing drainage systems with first-hand knowledge of the latest Local Authority Development Plans, CIRIA C753, the GDSDS, and the IW Codes of Practice.

The above are a selection of the responsibilities which will be associated with the role but the successful candidate is not required to have extensive expertise in all areas. Training and development opportunities can be provided as part of the role as necessary.


The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the following criteria:

  • Experience in the use of Civil 3D, Causeway Flow, Micro Drainage, Site3d, MS Office.
  • Experience assessing Flood Risk in accordance with The Planning System and Flood Risk Management as published by OPW.
  • Hold a recognised Bachelor of Engineering Degree (FETAC Level 8).
  • Be progressing toward Chartership status.
  • Have a keen interest in sustainable civil infrastructure design.
  • Familiarity with the planning process regarding civil infrastructure and its design.
  • The ability to communicate design intent and philosophy to allied team members and non-technical interested parties.
  • Experience leading projects from inception through the design process.
  • Knowledge of Revit or similar BIM packages.
  • Involvement in a professional institution i.e., IEI, ICE.

The successful candidate shall avail of the following package:

Competitive salary | Hybrid and Flexible working | Pension Scheme | Life Insurance (Death in Service) | Sickness Scheme | Service Holidays | Professional fees | Wellness programme | Lunch and Learn / CPD


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