Graduate Development Programme

Civil, Structural, Transportation

Are you an aspiring engineer looking for a supportive environment to grow your career? As one of Ireland’s leading engineering consultancies, we invite you to apply for our Graduate Development Programme. As a fully Irish-owned firm specializing in the planning, engineering design and delivery in the property, infrastructure, environmental & energy sectors, with over 37 years’ experience in the industry, DBFL offers a unique opportunity to kickstart your career. By joining our team, you can become part of our legacy of excellence and innovation, working alongside some of the most skilled professionals in the industry.

Our Graduate Development Programme is specifically designed to support your growth from graduate level to Chartership over a period of four years. From the moment you step through our doors, you will be immersed in a dynamic, supportive and collaborative environment that encourages you to learn and excel. You will receive hands-on experience through a range of exciting projects and benefit from a structured training programme that includes mentorship, internal training sessions, educational site visits, external workshops, and self-directed learning opportunities. This comprehensive approach ensures that you develop the skills and competencies necessary to thrive in as your engineering career develops.

At DBFL, we understand that the journey to becoming a Chartered Engineer is a significant milestone in your professional development. As an Engineers Ireland CPD Accredited organization, we are committed to providing you with the resources and support needed to achieve Chartership. Our programme aligns with the current requirements of Engineers Ireland, ensuring that all areas of competency and core skills are thoroughly covered. With our guidance and your dedication, you will be well on your way to obtaining this prestigious professional title within a minimum of four years.

We believe that a successful career is built not only on technical expertise but also on a supportive and inclusive work environment. With a Silver Investors in Diversity accreditation from The Irish Centre for Diversity, DBFL is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, fostering a culture where every team member is valued and heard. Our modern, open-plan offices in all our locations, promote collaboration and innovation, and our active social calendar ensures that you will have plenty of opportunities to build strong professional relationships and enjoy your time at DBFL. We strive to create a workplace where you can thrive both professionally and personally.


To be considered for the programme you will need the following:

• Bachelor’s or Masters’ Degree in Civil /Environmental Engineering
• A good understanding of civil principles
• Good written and oral communication skills
• Excellent analytical, critical thinking and strategic skills
• Good standards of accuracy and attention to detail
• Good Computer skills
• ‘A looking to learn’ attitude
• Works well on own initiative and as part of a team


Are you ready to take the first step towards an exciting and fulfilling career with DBFL? To be considered for our Graduate Development Programme, you should have a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Civil, Structural or Transportation Engineering, strong analytical and critical thinking skills, and a keen eye for detail. We value good communication skills and a proactive, team-oriented attitude. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to forward your CV to, indicating your preferred discipline. Join us at DBFL, where your engineering journey begins, and where you can become part of our mission, Engineering Sustainable Futures.