Author: Kevin Morey, county engineer, Cork County Council
I have recently been appointed as Cork county engineer, having acted in the role since the retirement of my predecessor, David Keane, in April 2017. I am conscious that this is a unique and prestigious position and am delighted to have the opportunity to shape the role within the context of a rapidly changing world of local government.
[caption id="attachment_45528" align="alignright" width="300"] Cork County Council offices[/caption]
I firmly believe that local authorities provide an exceptionally varied and rewarding career path for engineers - with Cork County Council offering a scale and variety of activity which is unmatched.
The council is the second-largest local authority in Ireland after Dublin City Council and is, in many senses, a region in itself. Cork has a very varied character, ranging from the broader metropolitan area around Cork city and the industrial hubs around the greater harbour, to the network of busy county towns and scenic rural countryside and coastline.