Setting-Out Engineer

Setting-Out Engineer required for leading Main Building Contractor to work on building projects in Dublin.  The ideal candidate will have strong setting-out experience on building projects in Ireland or the UK.  This contractor has a great reputation in the industry and has demonstrated strong loyalty to their staff during the recession.  This is the ideal role for the experienced Setting-Out Engineer who wants to take the next step in their career by moving to a main contractor who will provide greater responsibility in the short term and stronger possibilities to progress in the long term to Senior Engineer level and Project Manager level.


  • 4 years + experience of setting-out experience on building projects in Ireland / UK
  • Engineering degree qualified
  • Good communication skills
  • Good IT skills



  • The ideal candidate will be competent in the use of instruments for the purposes of setting out and gathering information, to include total station, GPS and laser level.
  • The work will include taking levels for the construction of a structural steel frame, finishing concrete, drainage, services and roadways etc.
  • Experience in setting out is essential for this position.
  • Management of programme
  • Mobilising sub-contractors to site
  • Site supervision of various trades and contractors
  • Good Health and Safety management and plans
  • Check plans and drawings to ensure all calculations are accurate
  • Making sure the work performed and materials used are as specified in the contract
  • Overseeing quality control measures on the site
  • Liaising with subcontractors, clients and other professional staff



  • €50k-€60k
  • Great benefits package
  • Fully expensed company van / travel allowance
  • Support for ongoing development and training


If you are a Setting-Out Engineer considering a career move, please feel to send your CV or contact Declan Hasson for a confidential discussion.  GPC will not send any applicants CV’s to clients without a full discussion and prior consent. GPC has 20 years’ experience working in the recruitment of construction professionals within Ireland and Internationally.