Local recruitment: Graduate Hydrogeologist (2023 Graduate Programme)


Dublin, Ireland 🇮🇪

A career at Arup offers you the chance to make a positive difference in the world. Independently owned and independently minded, Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment. When you join Arup, you immediately become part of our global community working on some of the world’s most recognised projects.

Dedicated to sustainable development, Arup is a collective of advisors and experts working across 140 countries. Founded to be both humane and excellent, we collaborate with our clients and partners using imagination, technology and rigour to shape a better world.

We are currently seeking a Junior 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.

Your responsibilities:

  • 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.

We seek the following qualifications, attributes, and skills:

  • Degree in Geology or Earth Science with MSc in Hydrogeology or equivalent.
  • 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.
  • Excellent report writing skills and proficient user of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and ArcMap (or similar GIS package)
  • Either be or working towards accreditation (PGeo) with Institute of Geologists of Ireland, or membership with similar professional body.
  • 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 or laboratories
  • 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. 
  • Full clean driving licence.

The Graduate Development Programme offers:

  • Europe Graduate Induction programme.
  • Professional Development Training Programme along with a tailored personal development plan to help you grow in your team.
  • Mentor and buddy system.
  • Continuous support for you to achieve chartership.
  • A working culture that is inclusive, nurturing, and challenging.
  • The opportunity to work abroad as a part of our global mobility programme.
  • Access to our skills networks and Arup University.
  • A generous reward package which includes salary, benefits and twice annual profit share.

‘A better way’- Sustainability and Social Equity

At Arup, we strive to bring environmental sustainability and social equity together. We put sustainability at the heart of our projects and invest in research and development that helps tackle issues such as climate change and poverty. We have made a commitment to reach net zero by 2030 and to contribute meaningfully to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, creating shared value for our clients and our communities while safeguarding our planet.Read our net zero carbon plan here.

A career at Arup gives you the chance to have a positive impact on the world. For us, corporate responsibility is not just a policy; it’s a way of working.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion is at the heart of what we do

We strive to embed inclusion in our way of working, our interactions with one another, and the projects we deliver. We are committed to creating an inclusive working environment for talented people of any background, based on merit, fairness, and respect.

Join us in shaping a better world

We place social purpose high among our values. Working with a wide range of partner organisations, we use our technical and strategic capabilities to support the most disadvantaged, vulnerable, and marginalised communities in the world. Our community engagement programme aims to produce a more sustainably developed world, focusing on food security; clean and renewable energy; water and sanitation; improved shelter; and social mobility.

Arup is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 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.

Share your passion and experience in a global culture that believes your potential to achieve is endless. This is your opportunity to shine.





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