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Director, Building Services
Dublin (Ireland)


JOB TITLE: Director, Building Services
REF. NO: J4395
LOCATION: Kylemore (Dublin)
CONTRACT STATUS: Permanent

We are currently recruiting a Director to lead the Building Services Division (MEP).

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

The position will be based in our Kylemore Office (Dublin).

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 ideally in Pharmaceutical, Commercial and State funded
• 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

Duties and Responsibilities

• 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

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) 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

The execution of the successful candidate’s duties will be supported by the Senior Management Team along with the Marketing, Financial, Quality and Human Resources divisions of RPS.

If you would like to join a company that focuses on creativity in design and solutions and is passionate about the service it provides, join RPS.
We are a recognised leader in multidisciplinary engineering, environmental, project communications and project management consultancy.
Internationally, we have over 5,000 people developing pioneering, revolutionary ideas on strategic, sustainable policies and projects. In Ireland, we employ 600 of the most talented, high-performing professionals in the industry.

RPS do not require assistance from Agencies at this time

Note: As with all positions, due to the dynamic nature of RPS’s business, key responsibilities will evolve and change over time.


RPS is an equal opportunity employer.

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