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For over half a century we have been growing our business across Ireland, delivering projects in a number of sectors including transport, water, power, environment, industry, health and education.

Explore the different roles available across our Mott MacDonald offices in Belfast, Cork and Dublin.

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Mott MacDonald in Ireland is one of the biggest multidisciplinary engineering consultancies that operates across both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. With more than 55 years' experience, our offices are shaping policy and infrastructure at a national level and offer opportunities for talented engineers to join our diverse and dynamic teams.

Engineering in Ireland is currently at a crossroads. With climate disruption, chemical exposure and underinvestment in drinking water and wastewater treatment infrastructure posing risks to the environment, there is a driving momentum from public and private institutions to address these factors head on.

As a global engineering, management and development consultancy, Mott MacDonald brings together local and international expertise to address complex challenges. Our engineering projects mean that we’re directly involved with increasing the resilience of the Irish water sector, embracing electrical flexibility in the future and improving wind power generation and storage to shape a bright future for infrastructure in Ireland.

Our Irish offices support colleagues in full-time roles across several sectors, including:

  • The Built Environment teams which bring together Civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering expertise
  • The Energy division’s large team in our Dublin office with electrical, renewable energy, quality assurance, and piping engineers
  • The Water Sector teams which includes water, wastewater, hydraulic, civil, structural and process engineers
  • The Transportation/Highways teams that involve transport, tunnel, civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineers
  • The Environment team that is made up of environmental scientists, ecologists and planners

Are you interested in taking the next step in your career? We have a number of engineering jobs available in Ireland working out of our Belfast, Dublin, and Cork offices. Join our teams and make a real difference to major public and private projects across the country.

For a list of roles available at Mott MacDonald in Ireland, click here.

Our most recognisable projects in Ireland include the following:

Climate change adaption plan, Republic of Ireland

The many ways that climate change may affect communities is a major concern for governments, which is why the Irish Government engaged Mott MacDonald to create an adaptation plan that would guide and protect the water sector.

Together with the national and local government, utilities, academics and environmental agencies, our team identified the most important opportunities to make the systems that keep the country supplied with sustainable water and wastewater services resilient against climate change. Aligned with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, it helped link governmental guidelines with international efforts to tackle climate change.

This resulted in important first steps in climate change adaptation planning for Ireland's water industry, with a plan that provided multiple sectors with a collaborative set of priority actions and adaptive measures. It sets a benchmark against future plans and how they will be measured. Following six weeks of public consultation, it was approved by the Irish government and is now guiding the water sector to take action.

Making the new longest bridge in Ireland a reality

The construction of this new bypass involved creating the new longest bridge in Ireland and was commissioned to take articulated lorries out of New Ross - a major transport bottleneck in South East Ireland. Mott MacDonald had previously been involved with the award-winning N25 Waterford Bypass that opened in 2009, so were brought into this project to act as technical advisor to Transport Infrastructure Ireland.

The now completed bypass includes the engineering excellence of the new Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy bridge, a new three tower extrados bridge over the River Barrow that is the longest of its kind in the world and uses as much steel as the Eiffel Tower, as well as 15km of road and over 40 additional structures. From being involved in the original feasibility study in 1999, Mott MacDonald brought the project successfully through to approval and financial close, as well as design review and construction monitoring services.

Opening in 2019, the new bypass now welcomes upwards of 15,000 cars a day and is allowing commuters, families, businesses and tourists to travel quicker and easier between County Kilkenny and County Wexford.

Clonakilty Flood Storage Area

Voted “Best Place in Ireland” by the Royal institute of Architects of Ireland, Clonakilty is a coastal tourist hub town in West Cork that is home to some 5,000 people and has been recognised as Ireland’s first Fair Trade Town.

Mott MacDonald recently completed a project to protect the Clonakilty from fluvial flooding while preserving the visual amenity of the town by creating a 283,000m2 flood storage area. When flows in the nearby river Fealge exceed the capacity of the town’s channel, excess flow of up to 625,000m3 of flood water will now be stored there until the flooding recedes.

Opportunities with Mott MacDonald in Ireland

Mott MacDonald in Ireland delivers on a range of projects across different disciplines designed to support critical infrastructure and the natural environment. That means that whatever your level or area of engineering experience, you can find a rewarding and impactful role with us in Ireland. Read on to learn more about our opportunities.

Civil engineering jobs in Ireland

Careers in civil engineering shape every aspect of the built and natural landscapes that societies experience to make them safer, more accessible and more connected. With civil engineering jobs at Mott MacDonald in Ireland, you could experience every dimension of this broad discipline through the leading local, national and international projects entrusted to us.

We have civil engineering jobs available such as:

  • Senior civil engineer
  • Principal civil engineer
  • Civil technician
  • Civil design project manager
  • Civil chartered engineer

Whether you specialise in linking up transport networks or managing floodplains, we welcome civil engineers of any level with a methodical approach, confidence to liaise with clients and team members and a desire to make a difference in the world.

Discover available civil engineering jobs in Ireland here >

Environment roles in Ireland

Safeguard the natural landscapes and resources of Ireland and the world with environment jobs at Mott MacDonald. Alongside a close-knit team of other specialists, you’ll bring your understanding of research methodologies and specialist environment science knowledge areas to ensure environmental protection and compliance at every level of the organisation.

  • Ecologist
  • Geologist
  • Planner
  • Environmental scientists
  • Environmental consultant
  • Orthinologist

Discover available environmental jobs in Ireland here >

Mechanical engineering jobs in Ireland

As a mechanical engineer in one of our teams, you’ll be exposed to a number of areas and have the chance to undertake mechanical design across a range of disciplines. Not only this, you’ll help to deliver projects of various sizes from conception through to completion and be actively involved in the preparation of documents, reports and health and safety risk assessments.

We have mechanical engineering jobs available such as: Mechanical engineer

  • Senior mechanical engineer
  • Principal mechanical engineer
  • Mechanical technical coordinator
  • Mechanical CAD designer
  • Mechanical building services engineer

Depending on the role, you’ll need a good working knowledge across a range of market sectors and knowledge of AutoCAD and MS suite. Being able to support within a BIM environment would also be an advantage. Traits and skills we look for include an aptitude for IT literacy and numeracy, the ability to adapt to working both independently and in a team, and a systematic and logical approach to problem solving.

Discover available mechanical engineering jobs in Ireland here >

Electrical engineering jobs in Ireland

Our electrical engineering opportunities span a range of sectors, including buildings, energy, rail and transit, transport, cities, digital infrastructure, and transport technology. As part of our team, you’ll be involved with industry leading projects and will help to provide innovative design and sustainable infrastructure and development solutions.

We have electrical engineering opportunities available such as:

  • Electrical engineer
  • Renewable energy engineer
  • Senior electrical engineer
  • Engineer team lead
  • Protection & control engineer
  • Control and instrumentation engineer
  • HV cables engineer

You’ll take on a variety of tasks which could include delivering customised solutions for electrical building services and control systems, using specialist software systems including BIM, financial project control and reporting, enhancing our business development and delivering projects in new technologies.

Discover available electrical engineering jobs in Ireland here >

Graduate engineering jobs in Ireland

We’re proud to offer an array of award-winning graduate schemes in areas such as civil and mechanical engineering in Ireland. We seek enthusiastic, versatile and knowledgeable graduates with a thirst to learn more. To be successful in one of these roles, you should take a flexible approach to work and manage time effectively. In return, you’ll receive industry-leading benefits and the support and guidance to grow at Mott MacDonald.

Discover more about our award-winning graduate engineering schemes in Ireland here >

When you join Mott MacDonald, we’re not just welcoming you to Irish offices. You’ll be able to call on the insights of an international professional network of over 16,000 experts in engineering, project management, digital delivery and much more. You can even share your experiences with our employee networks in areas such as flexible working, early careers, gender, LGBT+, race and culture, parents and careers, and veterans.

We’re one of the largest employee-owned companies in the world. Our people benefit from this with a unique working culture defined by autonomy, nurturing our talent and inclusivity. If you want to meet some of the greatest challenges across Ireland by delivering high-profile projects, then Mott MacDonald could be the next step for your engineering career.

We put equality, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our organization, and seek to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We value the diversity of our staff and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment where everyone has the chance to contribute.

Ready to find a fulfilling engineering career at Mott MacDonald? Explore our range of roles and apply now.

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