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Career/Salary

Building engineers are currently the most sought-after professionals in construction with competition for this type of engineer at ‘fever pitch’. Salary rises for this group have far outstripped the average rise for all professionals, and a candidate walking into a recruitment agency with the right skills could find 20 roles to apply for.

This all means that Building Engineers are in the top three best paid within the engineering professions.

In the top three best paid engineering professions. - Engineers Ireland

20 jobs per candidate - Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers

As Building Engineering is so diverse your options on graduation are wide-ranging.  Please see below list of our 2016 graduate job titles and the companies where they ended up:

Job Titles

Building  Services Technologist

Building Control Surveyor

Building Engineer

Building Merchants Sales Person

Building Services Engineer

Commissioning Engineer

Consultant Engineer

Contracts Engineer

Design Engineer

Electrical Engineer

Facilities Manager

Facility Engineer

Graduate Engineer

Graduate Fire Prevention Officer

Junior Contract Manager

Junior Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

Process Engineer

Project Engineer

Project Management Consultant

Senior Test Engineer

Simulation Engineer

Site Engineer

 

Design Consultancies

Mechanical and Electrical Contractors

AECOM AE Smith (Australia)
ARUP Consulting Engineers Burlington Engineering
Axiseng Consulting Engineers Dornan Engineering
BDP Ireland Greentherm
Callaghan Engineering H.A. O’Neill
Cudd Bentley (UK) Jacobs Engineering
Cundall Jones Engineering Group
Davis Langdon Kirby Engineering
Dellap & Waller Consulting Engineers Leo Lynch Engineering
Don O'Malley & Partners Lynskey Engineering
Douglas Carroll Consulting Engineers Mercury Engineering
DPS Engineering Shanley Industrial Engineering
EDP Environmental Design Partnership Sibs
Ethos Engineering Suir Engineering
FKM T Bourke
Harmon Group T K Electrical Contractors Ltd
Heavey Kenny Associates Walsh Mechanical Engineering
Hoare Lea Winthrop Engineering
Homan O’Brien  
Hydro International  
IN2 Engineering  
JAE engineering Ltd.  
JODA Engineering Consultants  
J.V.Tierney & Co.  
JAK Consulting Engineers  
Kyne & Clyne Consulting  
Malachy Walsh & Partners  
 MEA McElroy Associates  
Metec Consulting Engineers  
MMA Consulting Engineers  
Mott MacDonald  
Noel Lawler Consulting Engineers  
O’Connor Sutton Cronin  
PM Group  
J. Roger Preston (JRP) Ltd.  
RPS Group  
Synergy Engineering  
Tobin Consulting Engineers  
Varming Consulting Engineers  
Waterman Moylan  
WSP Group  
BBP Tech  
Fahy O’Riordan Engineering  
Robert Derector Associates (New York)  
 

Main Contractors

Specialist Suppliers

Ardmac Ltd. Accen Technology
BAM Ireland ACTEC
Bennett Construction Airflow Services Ltd
Collen Construction Boilernova
Hegarty Contractors BSS
JJ Rhatigan Building Contractor Brian A Flynn Ltd Industrial Refrig/HVAC
John Paul Construction Butler Technologies
John Sisk & Son Ltd Camfil
SIAC Construction C&F Quandrant
Stewart Construction Coolair
Walls Core AC Ltd
  Cross Refrigeration
  Cylon Controls Ltd
  Daikin
  Danfoss
  Evinox Energy
  Fläktwoods
  FM Environmental
  Galco Steel
  GEA Refrigeration (Germany)
  Grundfos
  Hansen Technologies
  Harmon Group
  Heat Merchants
  Hevac
  iAcoustics
  ICS Industrial Cooling Systems
  indop
  Kingspan
  Lindab
  Manotherm
  MCC Energy
  Merriot
  MIPS
  Mitsubishi Electric Ireland
  Modern Plant
  origen
  Parkmore Electrical
  Polytherm
  Quinn Radiators
  Robur
  RSL Group
  Select Roofing
  Sirus
  systemair
  Toshiba AirCon
  TRICEL
  Ventac
  Vent Axia
  Wilo
  York
 

Energy Simulation Specialists

State Bodies

IES (Integrated Environmental Solutions) Bord Gáis Energy
   Bord na Móna
   Eirgrid Group
  ESB
  OPW
 

Process/Pharma/Facility Mgmt

Other

Amgen ACEI
Aramark ASFP Ireland
Quinn Downes ASHRAE
Merck Ireland ATTMA
  Building Envelope Technology (Building Performance and Compliance Specialists)
  CIBSE
  CIF
  Engineers Ireland
  Institute of Fire Engineers
  Institute of Refrigeration Engineers
  Irish Building Regs Online
  M&ECA
  NECI

 


 

Career opportunities are found in four key areas: (i) in the exciting field of Low Energy Systems and utilising Renewable Energy from solar, geothermal and ambient sources (ii) in design of modern industrial facilities for clean room manufacturing in Pharmaceuticals, Microprocessors, Medical Devices (iii) in Energy and Facilities Management and in (iv) Project Management and statutory validation.


There is a need for Building Services Engineers who are experts in improving the energy performance of buildings and opportunities exist in the expanding fields of energy management and renewable energy from solar and geothermal energy sources. Many past graduates are successfully working abroad in the UK, America and Australia.