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Technical Assistant, Capital Investments – Iarnród Éireann

Location - Structural Design office, Network Enhancements Inchicore works.

Salary - Grade J55

Capital Investments are seeking suitably qualified candidates for the position of Technical Assistant. This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding team at a time of huge growth and investment.

The successful candidate will provide professional support to the Manager, Structural Design Section, Network Enhancements, Capital Investments, Inchicore Works for the management of Civil & Structural Engineering projects.


The range of duties include but are not limited to:

  • To comply with the general duties of Safety, Health, and Welfare at Work Act 2005.
  • To Comply with Iarnród Éireann Safety Statement
  • Undertake audits, as required by the Manager Structural Design, to ensure robust safety management systems and emergency arrangements are in place.
  • Assist in the continuous improvement of Capital Investments and Engineering systems and processes.
  • Assist, as required by the Manager Structural Design, in the preparation of project plans for all projects managed by the Structural & Architectural Design Section
  • Ensure all hours worked by staff are accurately captured against appropriate chargeable and non-chargeable items.
  • Observe all Iarnród Éireann Capital Investments and Infrastructure Maintainer policies, standards and procedures and facilitate compliance with the Company’s Safety Management System in respect of your sphere of influence.
  • Represent the Structural & Architectural Design Section and/or Capital Investments at meetings with internal and external bodies in relation to your areas of responsibility and ensure that corporate policy is followed in the decisions/actions taken regarding the outcome of such interaction.
  • Comply with the requirements of the Safety Responsibility Statement for the position.
  • Advance the targets detailed in the current Iarnród Éireann Safety Plan and any other corporate or departmental safety initiative.
  • Demonstrate compliance with safety responsibilities as shown by:
  • Overall safety performance and accident/incident records in the areas under your control.
  • Appropriateness and adequacy of staff skills, standards working policies, procedures, and systems in operation in the area under your control.

Key Qualities


  • A Diploma in Structural and/or Civil Engineering or equivalent
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a Structural and/or Civil Engineering Design office
  • A strong working knowledge of Revit, AutoCAD, CADS RC, Civils 3D and other related design & draughting software
  • An excellent working knowledge of current bridge and structural engineering design detailing
  • A good working knowledge of Health & Safety issues in a construction/rail environment
  • Availability to work occasional weekend and/or night shifts.
  • Full Drivers Licence


  • Some experience working in a railway environment.
  • Experience in managing and delivering technical drawings for Structural and Civil Engineering projects.
  • Experience in managing contracts on site.
  • Experience in maintaining an information management system.

Interview Competencies

  • Experience with civil engineering/construction design / site management.
  • Technical expertise & knowledge - Engineering
  • Excellent Interpersonal & communication skills
  • Demonstrable ability in planning and organising.
  • Problem solving/Judgement.

A competency-based interview will form part of this selection process. Candidates may be shortlisted based on their application/CV and relevant experience.

If any applicants have special requirements, please advise Shared Services when forwarding your application.

If you are interested in applying for this role, your CV and cover letter should be forwarded to: by 4pm Friday 28th June 2024.

At Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail we are committed to embedding diversity and inclusion in all that we do. This starts with how we recruit people. It is important to us that all individuals feel welcome to join our organisation and we take great care to ensure an even playing field for all.

We will strive to provide reasonable accommodation to all candidates where required and requested.
We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, ethnicity, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or disability.