Chief Technical Officer

Contact Gavin Murphy
  • Salary: €71000-€80000
  • Location: IrelandLeinsterKilkenny
  • Sector: Construction & Civils

Our client, a public sector body, are currently recruiting for a Chief Technical Officer to join their Capital & Estates Department in the South East.

This is an initial 1-year fixed term contract role with significant potential for extension or future permanency.

The successful candidate will  provide 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

  • Prepare specifications, drawings, and contract documents for Capital Projects.
  • Collaborate with design teams and contractors to develop proposals.
  • Develop action plans for timely contract completion, coordinating tender and control stages.
  • Supervise staff and contractors in program implementation.
  • Work with service management and nurse planners to ensure timely establishment and support of the equipping/commissioning team.
  • Manage and control project timescales, budgets, and quality standards.
  • Anticipate and address difficulties and problems during project phases, commissioning, and vacating.
  • Control expenditure on assigned projects, including presentations to senior management.
  • Ensure appropriate maintenance arrangements for new buildings.
  • Prepare comprehensive project briefs in consultation with relevant personnel.
  • Facilitate consultation processes and meetings for project completion.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Act as senior administrative officer for project management, resolving issues as needed.
  • Define requirements for design services, buildings, and equipment.
  • Provide advice on the selection of design teams, professional services, and contractors, managing procurement processes.

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

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

• 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

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