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Merchants House
Merchants Quay, Dublin 8
Tel: 01 7071012

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Design Manager - Structures / Water

Location: Dublin
Entered: 18 Oct 2017
Duration: Contract

Design Manager – Structures / Water

Location: Dublin

Type: Permanent

Building Staff Solutions (BSS) are currently recruiting a Design Manager- Structures / Water for our client an International Engineering Consultancy that is expanding their Global operations. Reporting to the Associate Director, this position requires an articulate and focused Principal to Associate Level Engineer with highly developed structural/civil engineering, contractual and commercial knowledge of the water and civil engineering sector.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the technical and commercial delivery of D&B Water projects/teams. This role requires a high calibre engineer, preferably with a background in the detailed design of structural/water projects, and a proven track record in the delivery of D&B projects. 

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Considerable proven experience in successfully delivering complex structural engineering solutions, preferably within the Water sector.

  • Considerable proven experience in successfully delivering complex water/civil engineering projects including potable water networks/treatment, waste water networks/treatment, drainage and/or flood risk management and assessment.

  • Proven experience in Project Management of large Water Infrastructure Projects

  • The ability to deliver technically excellent solutions considering phasing and buildability constraints.

  • Experience in leading multi-disciplinary D&B design teams, with large D&B contractors on major infrastructure projects, and delivery smart buildable solutions.

  • Liaison with in-house geotechnical experts to develop bespoke design solutions where challenging ground conditions are encountered.

  • Highly competent on major civil and water projects from concept to detailed design engineering – particularly on the structural aspect.

  • Experience in aged assets projects would be of benefit.

  • A detailed knowledge of applicable codes of practice, design standards and health and safety regulations.

  • Significant contractual/commercial management experience across a range of Conditions of Contract including FIDIC/NEC/PWC and or Bespoke forms of contract.

  • Take ownership of multiple projects managing risk, ensuring financial, commercial and contractual compliance.

  • Chartered status or equivalent qualification for a minimum of 10 years.

  • Degree qualified in relevant field.

  • Relevant professional qualification.

  • Knowledge of local legislation and its application a benefit.


  • Management of relationships with key clients and contacts across the business including client liaison and development.

  • Management of projects within time, cost and quality constraints and standards.

  • Champions and promotes professional advice, guidance and support across the business.

  • Monitors and manages compliance and KPI’s.

  • Business development including the preparation of tender submissions.

  • Estimating, pricing and delivering against work targets. Preparation of tender submissions.

  • Management of engineering outsource partners.

If you are interested in this role, please click apply or contact Michael O’ Hara on 01 707 1012

Established in 2005, Building Staff Solutions (BSS) are one of Ireland’s leading outsourced solutions provider and recruitment specialists. We provide managed solutions within the construction and industrial sectors as well as temporary and permanent recruitment solutions for a variety of industries, providing qualified staff for short-term & permanent placements. BSS have a proven expertise in Construction, Industrial, Financial Services, Accountancy & Finance, Administrative Support and Sales & Marketing working with some of the largest companies and organisations in Ireland and the UK.




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