Chief Technical Officer (Engineer) – Cork

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  • Salary: €71,090 to €88,728
  • Location: IrelandMunsterCork
  • Sector: Construction & Civils

Our client is currently recruiting for a Chief Technical Officer (Engineer) to join their Capital & Estates Department in Cork.

This function provides a range of professional, technical, project management, property, energy , sustainability, fire and safety and related services in respect of the procurement, development, operation and maintenance of the client’s physical infrastructure – including lands, buildings, plant and equipment.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Provide services as appropriate in the development and execution of major capital projects in Acute and Non acute health care settings and to plan and supervise the execution of these projects by;
• Managing the preparation of a comprehensive brief for the projects in consultation with services and estates personnel and advisors.
• Ensuring that the brief is known and understood, in appropriate detail, by all those who are likely to work in the new facility.
• Manage the necessary and appropriate consultation processes, meetings and other activities necessary to satisfactory completion of the project.
• Complying with all regulatory requirements including permission, licences, certificates and approvals.

• Supervising staff and contractors in the implementation of agreed programmes.
• Checking design team fees accounts with regards to agreed fees and preparing same for certification by the Estates Manager. He/she shall process payments to contractors and design team firms for payment in accordance with constraints set down in contract documents, forms of agreement and statutory provisions.
• Advising line management on measures appropriate to enable the orderly phasing out of services in old facilities and the transfer to new facilities of staff and services.
• Ensuring appropriate maintenance arrangements are put in place for new buildings.

Plan and supervise the execution of minor capital works by:
• Developing a comprehensive brief for the project for minor capital works in consultation with local managers and Maintenance Officers/Engineering Officers.
• Preparing or arranging for preparation of plans and contract documents to detail required.
• Arranging for the appointment and management of design teams where required.
• Ensuring that agreed programme is completed within time and tender sum

Prepare in consultation with appropriate officers and advisors, programmes for the maintenance of buildings, services, equipment and vehicles (under his/her control) by:
• Defining in accordance with overall guidelines, maintenance requirements of all buildings, services, equipment and vehicles under his/her control, minor capital works and fire precautions schemes and proposing priorities in the allocation of resources available for these schemes.
• Preparing budgets for the carrying out of the proposed programmes.

Draw up, or in appropriate circumstances, to arrange for the development of plans and contract arrangements for the implementation of approved capital / maintenance programmes by:
• Assisting in defining requirements for all equipment and buildings, especially in seeking ease of maintenance and operation.
• Complying with all regulatory requirements including permission, licences, certificates and approvals.
• Developing action plans for the timely and efficient completion of all contracts.
• Supervising staff and contractors in the implementation of the agreed programme.
• Managing and controlling the agreed budget.

Work with and support the activities of the Property Manager to ensure compliance with Property Transaction Protocols and other relevant property related tasks when assigned such as;
• Property management and technical advisory services as deemed appropriate for the management of the healthcare estate property portfolio within the assigned area.
• To work with the Property Manager to develop and implement a property management strategy and local property plans in collaboration with other key personnel and advisors.
• Assess the physical infrastructure of the property portfolio including purpose, state of upkeep, capacity, suitability, space utilisation and security.
• Provide information to the Property Manager so as to maintain and keep a property asset register including appropriate records of the legal title to properties.

Ensure that adequate fire prevention and safety measures and standards are devised and applied by:
• Discussing with the local authority Fire Officer in the area in association with the Service Manager and Fire Prevention Officers and other relevant staff, fire precaution and safety measures, and their priorities.
• Providing a programme for implementation of agreed measures and arranging for employment and training of sufficient fire prevention officers.
• Advising and agreeing annual programmes for fire precautions schemes after consultation with local authority Fire Officers.

Other Duties:
• Co-operate with the Health Services Transformation Programme as required to carry out the duties of the post.
• Have a working knowledge of HIQA Standards as they apply to the role,
• Achievement of targets and plans and completion of agreed programme within allocated budget.
• Act as spokesperson for the Organisation as required.

Candidates must at the latest date of application:
i) Hold a Level 8 (or higher) Quality & Qualifications Ireland major academic award in Architecture, Engineering or Surveying accredited by the relevant Professional Institute ( Society of Chartered Surveyors in Ireland, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Engineers Ireland, Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland).
Have Membership of the relevant professional association:
– Society of Chartered Surveyors in Ireland
– Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
– Engineers Ireland
– Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland
Be eligible for registration under the Building Control Act 2007, without requiring further assessment as it applies to your qualified discipline
Hold a qualification at least equivalent to one of these;
ii) Have had at least seven years’ satisfactory experience after attaining the qualification at (i) above, in architecture or engineering or surveying work, including adequate experience in the construction , project management or maintenance of buildings or in the installation , contract management or maintenance of the mechanical, electrical and heating services of such buildings.
iii) Possess a high standard of technical training and experience
iv) Requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability and of administrative capacity) for the proper discharge of the duties of the office

Candidates must demonstrate:
Knowledge & Experience
• A high level of knowledge and experience of the construction of buildings and building services and an understanding of the maintenance requirements.

• Knowledge and understanding of the healthcare environment, particularly of residential buildings, hospitals and other health facilities.
• Good working knowledge of legislation and technical guidance in the estates area including Building, Planning, Health & Safety and Fire Safety Regulations.
• Demonstrate evidence of computer skills including use of Microsoft Word, Excel, email, Engineering specific programmes such as Project Manager, Autocad etc. and Financial systems (for e.g. SAP).

• Leadership and team management skills including the ability to work with multi disciplinary team members and also the ability to motivate, train, develop and manage staff.

• Effective communication skills including: the ability to present information in a clear and concise manner; the ability to facilitate and manage groups through the learning process; the ability to give constructive feedback to encourage learning.

Salary €71,090 to €88,728 – Chief Assistant Technical Services Officer (Engineer)

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