Mechanical Engineering Director - Biotech Sector - Dublin

Location: Ireland

EUR 95,000 - 105,000

Job Type: Perm

Industry: Engineering-Design-Jobs

Job ID: JO-1902-12791

Consultant: Sheila McNeice

Are you a Chartered Building Services or Mechanical Engineer with Business Development experience, ideally within the Pharmaceutical sector?

Do you have department management experience?

If you are looking for a role with great scope to develop your career, contact Sheilaon +353-1-7978720 for an informal chat or send your CV to for review.

Mechanical Engineering Director - Biotech Sector - Dublin


Our client is a leading Irish multidisciplinary Engineering and Project Management Consultancy with operations nationwide. 

They work on the country’s most challenging projects to deliver Ireland’s infrastructure. 

Job Description

The successful candidate will be joining a recognised leader in the delivery of consultancy services in Ireland and will be offered a dynamic, rewarding career with varied and interesting projects along with a comprehensive, structured professional training and development programme.

They will be supported by the Senior Management Team along with the Marketing, Financial, Quality and Human Resources divisions in developing their business in the Pharma & Biotech sectors.


In support of the business plan, develop an overall set of competitive goals for the operation within the Pharmaceutical Sector.

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. 

Knowledge Skills & Abilities

Sound knowledge of relevant design codes and specifications legislation and practices

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

Leading the development of new business (sales to new clients in the Pharmaceutical sector) and winning 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; resolve problems with clients; generate new work and satisfy client requirements

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

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

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

Key Requirements

Chartered Building Services Engineer with more than 20 years’ experience ideally 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, Commercial and Industrial

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 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.


€100K+, depending on experience

Benefits include company pension plan & 25 days annual leave


Sheila McNeice is the consultant managing this position.

If you have any queries about this role, you can contact Sheila by e-mail or phone +353-1-7978720


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