Project Manager - Water - Ireland

Location: Ireland


Job Type: Perm

Industry: Engineering-Design-Jobs

Job ID: JO-2205-29626

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Are you a Civil/Structural Engineer with 7+ years’ experience in the Construction / Infrastructure sector including on relevant water and/or other related projects of a similar size and complexity?

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

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

Project Manager - Water - Ireland


Job Description

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

We are currently recruiting a number of Project Managers to deliver client side services in the water sector. 

The successful candidate will be accountable for the delivery of major projects with a focus on the scope, budget, schedule and risk including for a major capital investment programme. 

The Project Manager will act as the Contracting Entity’s representative, taking responsibility for managing the project from planning and design through to the successful completion and commissioning of the project. 

The Project Manager is responsible for delivering the project to time, to budget and to specification, ensuring the project achieves all project goals

and objectives in accordance with the Contracting Entity’s employer’s requirements and the corporate strategic intent for the portfolio.

Oversee and monitor the delivery of the project around schedule, interface, cost, variations, contract and risk, liaising with the relevant team members and functions as required.

Develop the Project Execution Plan, ensuring the project is aligned to and delivers in accordance with the Contracting Entity’s standards and methods.

Lead the coordination of the project ensuring interfaces are considered and addressed at all stages of the project lifecycle.

Work with the technical teams in coordinating and managing the design consultants and other external service providers.

Stakeholder consultation.

Report monthly on the tasks throughout the project’s lifecycle including construction works (during the construction phase) that have been undertaken.

Maintain the overall project risk register and update at monthly progress meetings.

Identify opportunities to improve Project Management procedures, templates and products referring ideas to the appropriate line manager.

Develop cost estimates.

Client procurement manager.

Detailed review of Contractor’s design and deliverables.

Contract management.


Minimum of 7+ years’ experience in the Construction / Infrastructure sector including on relevant water and/or other related projects of a similar size and complexity

Relevant third level qualification in engineering or related discipline.

Qualification in project management such as PMP, PRINCE II will be advantageous

Have a good knowledge & experience of Health & Safety legislation and regulations,

Have a strong knowledge & experience of project management methodologies

Have a strong water engineering technical capability

Have a strong knowledge & experience of contract administration & delivery

Have the ability to set up ongoing procedures to collect and review information as needed.

Experience of operating on site, not just office based an advantage.

Track record of delivering construction/asset delivery projects to time and within allocated budget.

Knowledge of operating as a client’s project manager.

Experience of dealing with a range of stakeholders at all levels across the organisation influencing the improvement of process and guidance to support project delivery.

Capacity to self-motivate.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to govern and drive outcomes to ensure project outputs that meet required standards

Planning capability and ability to use Oracle Primavera 6 scheduling system an advantage.

Report writing skills.


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



Karen McHugh is the consultant managing this position.

If you are a Project Manager interested in roles based in Dublin, you can contact Karen by e-mail or phone +353-1-7978720 for a confidential chat.

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