Summary of Job
The Engineer (Operations) will form part of an operational management team. They will oversee management / maintenance, recreational / commercial use and future development of the company infrastructure within the Dublin Metropolitan Area as required. The successful applicant will be required to manage operational staff and consultants / contractors working on the companies Ireland property for implementation of new or refurbishment projects. They will also liaise with user groups for facilitation of events, and to work in partnership with third parties and local interests to manage and develop the canals for increased recreational use.
- Supervise operational staff undertaking maintenance and construction site works, including carrying out risk assessments and safety inspections in accordance with the company's Ireland's management systems
- Manage & supervise consultants and contractors planning and undertaking works on the company's Ireland's property, to ensure protection and enhancement of the canal assets
- Undertake site surveys, carry out studies and evaluations of possible works projects, and draw up associated reports
- Prepare and co-ordinate initial designs, planning submissions, designs for tender, tender documents, tender appraisals and project reviews as required to manage the works programme in accordance with statutory requirements and the company's Ireland's policies and procedures
- Manage and report on progress of maintenance & construction programmes / projects to ensure delivery on time, budget and quality
Review and make submissions to planning applications that could impact on the company's Ireland property
- Liaise with volunteer groups, event organisers or other canal user groups to facilitate increased community involvement and enhanced recreational use of canal amenities. Assist with events as required both during normal and outside normal working hours.
- Communicate verbally and in writing with neighbouring residents and groups, or their representatives, regarding management & maintenance issues associated with the canal infrastructure
- Work with third party groups and authorities in development of canal infrastructure, including leveraging of funding or other resources for enhancement of the canal amenities
- Manage use of the navigation and land property by all users, including implementing the company's Ireland Bye laws as an Authorised Officer
- Be part of emergency response procedures for incidents that may occur on the canal infrastructure in or outside of work hours and normally be able to attend at such emergency call outs within 1 - 1.5 hours
Health and Safety
- Possess an awareness of the health, safety and welfare legislation relevant to maintenance & construction works, and apply these as appropriate
- Contribute to and comply with the company's Ireland's Health and Safety Statement and other procedures, including undertaking safety inspections, risk assessments and toolbox talks
- Undertake the role and associated responsibilities as a Safety Supervisor in the company's Ireland management system
- Undertake public risk inspections, identify hazards and implement appropriate remedial works
- Liaise with environmental bodies to ensure that environmental requirements are agreed
- Take account of environmental legislation, directives and issues in the construction of projects
- Assist with the company's Irish policies, strategies and standards; contributing to the creation of a shared aim for the Body and promoting business culture and values
- Provide information to allow financial and progress reports for projects under your control to be drawn up
- Comply at all times with the regulations, policies and standards of the company
- Create, maintain and enhance productive working relationships internal and external to the company's Irish clients
- Seek assistance from other members of staff when required including liaising with other disciplines and units within the company as appropriate
- Liaise with the relevant statutory authorities including the local authorities
- Liaise with residents, volunteer groups, community and local organisations, user groups & clubs, operational licences, event organisers, political representatives and any other external parties as required to ensure a high standard of customer service
- Deal with any matter as requested by the Chief Executive
- Assist with queries forwarded to the company
- Represent the company at meetings / events both during and outside normal working hours
- Undertake training as required
Candidates must be able to demonstrate that they meet the eligibility and essential & desirable criteria in their application form.
- Possess a Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering (Level 8 in the National Framework of Qualifications) or an equivalent qualification.
- Hold a current driving licence and access to a car which will permit travel throughout Ireland and ensure that the person can effectively supervise works throughout the Dublin Metropolitan area.
- Possess knowledge and experience of the key issues involved in the field of Civil/Structural Engineering
- Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
- Possess knowledge and experience of health, safety and welfare issues associated with construction and maintenance works
- Have experience and ability in the use of IT based engineering equipment/engineering design tools
- Possess excellent project management and problem solving skills
Desirable Short-listing Criteria
- Have Civil Engineering experience in a water-based environment
- Have experience of working in an operation and maintenance environment
- Possess an understanding of the environmental issues involved in the development of the company
IRC is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.