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Colm Cahill

Principal Consultant, Water & Sanitation

A chartered civil engineer with over 12 years’ experience in water/wastewater engineering, including international development and humanitarian response.

Colm’s diverse experience includes 5 years as a consulting engineer in the water industry in Ireland, 5 years working in the international development/humanitarian WASH sector as well as 2 years in the water utility sector.

As a consulting engineer, Colm has been involved in the design and contract management of numerous water/wastewater infrastructure projects, including flood relief schemes, sewerage schemes and water supply projects. 

As WASH Coordinator for 3 years in South Sudan, Colm led a rural WASH programme providing vital water and sanitation infrastructure as well as supporting associated institutions on policy development and service delivery. 

He has also worked as a Water Conservation Specialist in the utility sector, with responsibility for prioritising investment, developing regional water conservation strategies and providing technical solutions to reduce leakage. 

Currently with IMC, Colm is part of a project team undertaking the preparatory design, specification and contract packaging for rehabilitation works for Freetown’s Water Supply system. 

 

Qualifications

  • Chartered Engineer with Engineers Ireland (CEng MIEI)
  • MSc in Civil Engineering, Trinity College Dublin
  • BA, BAI, Degree in Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering, Trinity College Dublin

 

Select projects

Preparatory design, specification and contract packaging for rehabilitation works for Freetown’s Water Supply system