Apprenticeship Programme - 1st Year Civil Engineer

Discipline: Construction & Operations
Job type: Fixed Term
Job ref: 003402
Published: about 2 months ago
Expiry date: 05 Jun 2024 11:59

1st Year Civil Engineer


Employment opportunities in the Greater Dublin region with Cairn Homes Construction. 

The Cairn purpose is to build sustainable communities where people can thrive. At Cairn, it’s not what we build, it’s why we build. It’s about putting down a marker that will stand for generations to come. Creating new communities of connection and belonging for an Ireland where people can thrive. 

Reshaping, redefining, reinvigorating our place in the world. Building for people, progress, and potential. Because when Cairn build, it’s Built For Good 


Cairn plc. has a unique opportunity for a high calibre Civil Engineering student who is eager to learn how a construction site operates and apply theory learned from college to the workplace. This role will enable the successful student to gain valuable on site work experience 4 days per week, and partake in online / on site college lectures one day per week.



Key Responsibilities

Typically the candidate will be expected to undertake and assist with the following duties:

  • Support the Site Management team (Project Manager, Site Manager, Senior Engineer, Finishing Foreman, and Health & Safety Officer) with the day to day running of the site.* Work and learn from the Senior Engineer on setting out the building foundations for the development, using geospatial setting out equipment (e.g., Leica, Total Station)
  • Utilise engineering software tools to assist with engineering on site (e.g., CAD, BIM, Revit)* Assist the Health & Safety officer on maintaining the highest safety requirements and compliance for the site.
  • Assist the Finishing Foreman in managing the internal trades to deliver completed houses on time with an exceptional attention to design and detail.* Learn from the Project/Site Manager how the overall site is managed and how the program of works is completed.
  • Learn and utilise company systems and dashboards, including quality and programming technology.* Partake in company culture initiatives, and apprentice forums /events.


The Candidate – Key Requirements

  • Eagerness and enthusiasm to learn.
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal.* Strong attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to take initiative and the drive to get things done.* Leaving Certificate or equivalent


What we can offer you

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Enhanced learning and development opportunities including tutoring support where required* Safe pass, manual handling and PPE
  • Opportunity for full time employment outside of term time