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Hydrology (inc Hydraulics)
Europe Region

At Arup, our innovative spirit compels us to express our ingenuity in unique ways - engineering, planning, designing, and consulting on many of the most renowned projects in the built environment. We aim to deliver technical excellence, innovation, and value to clients, while maintaining our core mission of shaping a better world.

The firm opened its first office over 70 years ago and now employs over 14,000 people globally. Since its founding in 1946, members of Arup have developed transformative ways of working. We believe that great design comes out of a commitment to quality, creativity, and intensive cross-disciplinary collaboration. Arup is rising to the challenges created by the ever-changing environment by bringing together broad-minded individuals from a wide range of disciplines, investing in research, innovating and creating better solutions for clients and the wider world.

We provide a full range of multidisciplinary engineering services from our offices in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway. We have built a reputation for unrivalled local expertise and knowledge. 

We are currently seeking a Hydrogeologist to join our specialist team of groundwater practitioners located in Dublin, Ireland. The team is responsible for hydrogeological input to a portfolio of exciting, varied and multi-disciplinary projects and for groundwater-specific projects covering groundwater resources, groundwater engineering and environmental impact assessment both in Ireland and internationally. 

Typical activities for the role will include:
  • Groundwater resources and supply investigations including borehole performance assessment, borehole feasibility studies and design and supervision of borehole supplies;
  • Groundwater components of Environmental Statements/ Environmental Impact Assessments - this will involve preparation and coordination of groundwater resources and groundwater flooding EIA documents and technical assessment, as well as providing responses to petition queries, hydrogeological analyses and specialist opinion to support previously published environmental assessments;
  • Hydrogeological ground investigations, including conducting and analysing hydrogeological pumping tests and environmental monitoring;
  • Groundwater modelling including groundwater flow and contaminant modelling for engineering, resources and risk assessment purposes;
  • Hydrogeological impact assessment and mitigation for new developments and engineering proposals;
  • Working closely with designers of other disciplines to produce co-ordinated designs taking account of hydrogeological considerations;
  • Attending project meetings and communicating with all grades of staff, external design team members and clients; and

This is a great opportunity to further develop technical and business skills in a stimulating and supportive environment. 

Reporting to our Dublin Groundwater Team Leader, you will work within a team of seven hydrogeologists within the Dublin office. You will also develop relationships with our companies wider engineering community and our client’s engineering and project teams.

Essential Skills and Knowledge 
  • Degree qualified in Geology or Earth Science, MSc in Hydrogeology or equivalent preferred. The ideal candidate will have a higher degree in Hydrogeology, although consideration may be given to holders of a degree or higher degree in other subjects providing you have relevant experience in hydrogeology.
  • Either be or working towards accreditation (PGeo) with Institute of Geologists of Ireland, or similar.
  • Three to six years post graduate experience that has developed a good understanding and knowledge in this field.
  • Excellent report writing skills and proficient user of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and ArcView (or similar GIS package)
Desirable Skills and Knowledge

  • Enthusiasm and experience in the field of hydrogeology gained on projects.
  • You will be an inquisitive, creative, solution-orientated designer.
  • Have an awareness and willingness to develop understanding of infrastructure and development projects beyond your own discipline.
  • Experience in liaison with, and supervision of, site investigation contractors
  • Ability to work under pressure, balance priorities, and meet strict deadlines is essential.
  • Excellent planning, organisational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrate a strong ability to communicate through sketching, drawing, presentations, and in writing.
  • Willingness to develop commercial awareness and acumen, in addition to technical design skills.
  • Highly motivated and willing to take on new challenges. 

Reward and Benefits

We offer a generous reward package which includes salary, benefits and twice annual profit share.
Arup is a place where creativity, innovation and exciting technical challenges are always possible; we are part of a team that enjoys what they do, embracing a unique culture. As a global firm we can develop careers in Ireland or abroad through international assignments, and our commitment to training and development is fundamental to ensure we continue to develop our staff and look to the future requirements of our clients.

If you share our passion, why not talk to us about a rewarding career with Arup?


We are open to candidates seeking a more flexible working week including flexible start/finish times, planned working from home and offer the ability to purchase additional leave. We offer a flexible Friday scheme.

Arup is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We actively support diversity and inclusion in our workforce. We are also a certified CPD employer with Engineers Ireland. In 2016, we received the Business Working Responsibly Mark from Business in the Community Ireland, recognising our sustainable business practices.



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