Chief Engineer

Contact Mark Rigney
  • Salary: €70,000 - €73,000
  • Location: IrelandMunsterWaterford
  • Sector: Construction & Civils

Our client are currently looking to hire a chief engineer to join their team in the south east. This role is open to a variety of locations across the south east.

This is an initial 1-year Contract Role & with follow on work highly likely.

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.


  • Lead the development of comprehensive project briefs in collaboration with services, capital & estates personnel, and advisors.
  • Ensure understanding of project briefs by all involved parties in appropriate detail.
  • Manage consultation processes, meetings, and activities essential for project completion.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, permissions, licenses, certificates, and approvals.
  • Act as a senior administrative officer, addressing issues for quick resolution and agreement.
  • Define requirements for design services, buildings, and equipment.
  • Advise on the selection of Design Teams, professional services, and Contractors for Capital Projects.
  • Manage procurement processes and prepare specifications, drawings, and contract documents.
  • Develop proposals with design teams and contractors, creating action plans for contract completion.
  • Supervise staff and contractors in implementing agreed programs.
  • Collaborate with service management to establish and support the equipping/commissioning team.
  • Manage and control project timescales, budgets, and quality standards.


  • Hold a relevant level 8 bachelors  degree in Architecture, Engineering or Surveying
  • Full Membership of relevant professional associations (SCSI, RICS, Engineers Ireland, RIAI).
  • Seven years of relevant experience in planning, design, project management, or construction.
  • Possess requisite knowledge and administrative capacity for the role.
  • Fully competent, capable of undertaking duties, and in good health and character.
  • Access to appropriate transport is necessary due to travel between sites.

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