Mechanical Engineer

Our client undertakes a wide range of design, build and operate water and waste water infrastructure contracts for the public municipal and private industrial market and are currently seeking to recruit Mechanical Engineer based in Sligo/Leitrim area.

Idea candidate will be site based project engineer and we would require the candidate to manage Civil works elements to meet project requirements on time and within its budget.  Strong technical and organisational skills are essential for this role.  The candidate will have a proven track record as a project engineer, coupled with a strong commercial acumen and design knowledge.


  • Leading and taking full responsibility for the delivery for designated elements relating to projects, including design and installation of civil, mechanical, electrical and ICA elements relating to water and wastewater treatment
  • Assisting the office based design team with detailed design of multiple projects
  • Surveying existing infrastructure and working closely with design engineers to technical and commercial proposals
  • Overseeing day to day project activities
  • Planning for site shutdowns and major tie in works
  • Participating irregular client project related meetings
  • Assisting in site setup for construction activities
  • Assisting the management in defining the scope descriptions and work packages
  • Issuing RFQ’s to vendors and subcontractors making recommendations based on cost benefit analysis and other reassures
  • Monitoring and controlling site activities related to project installations
  • Leading the start-up and commissioning of process systems
  • Supporting the qualification process for upgrades or newly installed treatment systems
  • Handover of works to internal or external operations personnel

Desirable Experience and Qualifications:

  • Degree in Civil, Environmental, Mechanical Engineering or related discipline
  • 3+ years water and wastewater industry contracting experience including site supervision and design
  • Comprehensive knowledge of water and wastewater design and operational processes
  • Successful track record in the delivery of complex contracts
  • Ability to communicate well with clients, subcontractors and in-house staff
  • Computer literate and familiar with Microsoft Office (word, Excel, Project) and CAD Software applications
  • Estimating experience an advantage

This is an excellent opportunity for experienced Water and Wastewater Project Engineer looking for the next step in their career

For more info you can contact Chris on 0949029944 or you can forward your CV to

Your Recruitment Consultant is Chris Gavaghan

Chris Gavaghan
Chris recently joined the Arcon Recruitment team as a resourcer for the very busy construction division. A native of Swinford, Chris has recently returned from a number of years spent in Dublin. He has vast experience in a variety of industries including Hospitality and Construction. Chris has a strong background in recruitment and worked with a number of high profile Irish and multinational companies on large recruitment projects. Chris is currently tasked with sourcing top level construction candidates and highlighting opportunities that Arcon have with our clients in the construction industry.