Engineers Ireland welcomes new President, Michael Phillips FIEI

Engineers Ireland welcomes new President, Michael Phillips FIEI

04 July 2012 at 15:56

A City Engineer with Dublin City Council since 2006, he has also been Director of Traffic with additional responsibilities including coordination of Transport 21 projects such as planning for the construction of Metro North and Dart underground.

In 2003, Michael was elected as a Fellow of Engineers Ireland and in 2004, he was elected Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (London).  In 2006, he became a member of the Irish Academy of Engineering.

He began his career as an Assistant Resident Engineer on the the Grand Tunnel Scheme in Dublin in the mid-70s.  After spending a number of years in Calabar, Nigeria working in all aspects of civil engineering on a major harbour complex on a Greenfield site, Michael returned to Ireland to work for a major Irish civil engineering contractor on infrastructure, with a particular emphasis on bridges such as the Frank Sherwin Bridge on the Liffey and Rice Bridge on the Suir in Waterford City.

From 1987 until 1998, Michael worked in the public sector in local government with a number of local authorities including Dublin County Council, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and Dublin City Council.

In 1998, he was appointed City Engineer for Dublin with responsibility for all engineering infrastructures and services, managing approximately 150 engineers. Projects included the Dublin Port Tunnel and Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Works. He has been a member of the Board of Eureau, the Water Suppliers Association of Europe since 1998 and was president of it in 2003.