Director - MEP - Ireland

Location: Ireland

EUR 100,000 - 130,000

Job Type: Perm

Industry: Engineering-Design-Jobs

Job ID: JO-2301-32196

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Chartered Mechanical, Electrical, Process or Building Services Engineer with 20+ years’ experience preferably gained in a Consulting Engineering practice(s) in Ireland?

This role can be based in Cork, Dublin or Galway.

If interested, please send your CV to or call Colm on +353-1-9696684

Director - MEP - Ireland


Job Description

Our client is a multi-disciplined international engineering consultancy, currently undergoing rapid growth in Ireland.

We are currently recruiting a Director within our MEP team. 

This role can be based in Cork, Dublin or Galway.

The position will be based in either our Dublin, Cork or Galway office Ireland. 

The successful candidate will be joining a recognised leader in the delivery of consultancy services in Ireland and the UK.

In support of the business plan, develop an overall set of competitive goals for the operation

Manage budgets and aggressive goals to agreed targets, without impacting customer service levels

Maintain good relationships with the other functions within the group, maximise cross-functional workings and assist in developing an integrated operations plan for the whole company

As part of the senior management, contribute to the effective running of the operation;

Responsible for operations and budget

Take prime responsibility for developing new business including Client contact, Tender Submissions and Client Interviews.

Sound knowledge of relevant design codes, specifications legislation and practices including new / emerging innovations

Provide leadership in setting, implementing design (technical) and quality compliance;

Leading the development of new business (sales to new clients) and winning further repeat business with existing clients

Developing systems and processes to enhance the efficiency and performance of the operation;

Setting high standards of performance across the team

Ensuring good communications within the department and to other stakeholders involved within the Group;

A thorough understanding of terms of professional appointments, contractual arrangements, procurement and project management

Capability to manage all staff in their section including management of costs and time

Understanding of budgets, profit and loss accounts, management accounting systems

People management skills; including interviewing, recruitment, performance management and reviews, motivation and conflict resolution

Ability to deal with clients; including ability to sell; identify key client needs, resolve problems with clients; generate new work and satisfy client requirements

Good site experience, including construction support, surveys, meetings and generating snag lists

Good IT skills in using standard office software, such as Microsoft Word and Excel

Basic understanding of specific building services design tools, such as Revit, IES, HEVACOMP and similar.


Chartered Mechanical, Electrical, Process or Building Services Engineer

Ideally, at least20 years’ experience preferably gained in a Consulting Engineering practice(s) in Ireland

Degree qualified

Have undertaken senior design roles across a broad spectrum of building projects including State funded, Public-sector, Commercial and Industrial, Private Sector

Significant experience in client interfaces and contract management with strong client links

Have been responsible for the Technical and Commercial Management of projects including the Budgeting and assignment of MEP Resources within fee and profitability limitations

Possess excellent communication abilities, both written and oral, and will have effective inter-personal skills that encourage team working and staff retention

Be capable of guiding the development of the MEP team in order to maintain a prominent position in the industry and to recognise and respond to the changing needs of the industry

Support group policies and strategies with a proven ability of implementation.


Salary dependent on experience

Excellent benefits package

25 days holiday + bank holidays 

Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year

Company pension scheme

Group Disability Scheme

Share Incentive Scheme

Life Assurance

Cycle to Work Scheme

Health Screening

Employee Assistance Programme

Professional Memberships



Colm Ashmore is the consultant managing this position.

If you are a Technical Director interested in roles based in Dublin, you can contact Colm by e-mail at or phone +353-1-9696684 for a confidential chat.

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