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Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland Req #291
June 27, 2024

Klohn Crippen Berger (KCB) is looking for Senior and Intermediate Level Geotechnical Engineers / Engineering Geologist to join our team in Naas, Ireland or York, UK and work on a range of mining-related projects, typically the design, monitoring and assessment of water and tailings dams.


You will have the opportunity to work with an internationally recognized team on a diverse range of projects such as mine infrastructure and tailings facility designs from permitting through to closure, hydro-electric and water storage dam designs and assessments, geohazard assessments, transportation engineering, seismic assessments, and much more.


Our current focus is for projects located in Sweden, Finland and Ireland, and a remote working option will be considered in particular circumstances.

This role will give you the opportunity to:

  • Work on our large dam project portfolio, designing practical solutions for challenging conditions.
  • Develop practical solutions based on detailed assessments and analyses and the opportunity to defend your solutions to clients and third-party review panels.
  • Manage and lead projects including the development, review and approvals of technical specifications, drawings and design reports and tender packages for major tailings dams, mine waste facilities, containment facilities and mine infrastructure projects.
  • Provide input and prepare conceptual detailed engineering designs, engineering studies, feasibility studies and condition assessments.
  • Work closely with clients from concept design through to construction, commissioning and operational stages of the project lifecycle.
  • Build and maintain strong client relationships and work continually to develop and grow the business.
  • Work in a wonderful small company culture.
  • Travel within Europe and to various international project locations for business development, and to conduct site visits, site inspections and audits.


If you have a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering (or equivalent) with a minimum of 8 years’ experience, or a Master’s Degree / PhD in Civil and/or Geotechnical Engineering / Soil Mechanics / Engineering Geology with a minimum of 5 years’ experience, and a strong desire to broaden your engineering and project management skills, we want to hear from you!


We value your experience in any of the following:

  • Swedish written and verbal language skills (Finnish is considered advantageous).
  • Strong background in soil mechanics and proficiency with field and laboratory testing methods. Preferred candidates will have a background in geotechnical design and use of geotechnical analysis software, ideally with a focus on dams, embankments and slopes, CPTu interpretation and/or geotechnical laboratory testing.
  • Experience with mine tailings facility design, geotechnical numerical modeling, critical state theory and/or seismic hazard analysis.
  • Strong initiative, innovation and commitment to technical excellence as well as your enthusiasm and drive toward long-term success.
  • Demonstrated leadership, project management, decision-making and coaching skills, especially your ability to train and mentor young professionals.
  • Superior verbal and written English communication skills including your experience in writing proposals, technical reports and general project correspondence.
  • Exceptional team spirit, interpersonal skills and your ability to build long-term, successful relationships with our clients, our project teams, peers and senior management.
  • Strong business acumen and your ability to develop and grow relationships with a variety of clients.



About Us:

KCB is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm with five major business units providing engineering and environmental services in the mining, hydropower, transportation, ports, infrastructure, geotechnical, oil & gas, environmental, and water resources sectors. We offer a full range of services from our offices in Canada, USA, Australia, Latin America, UK and now Ireland.


KCB is a platinum member of Canada’s Best Managed companies. We are committed to employment equity and encourage applications from all qualified career seekers. We offer professional career development tracks and salaries commensurate with experience and an attractive benefits package.


Are you up to the challenge?

If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, simply apply on-line with your résumé and covering letter quoting the job reference number 291-A23.

We thank all candidates for applying, however only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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  • Job Family Engineers
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland