Operations Manager, Mechanical (Mayo)

Job Details

DesignBuild Search are working with a leading Mechanical Contractor in the West of Ireland who have an opening for an operations manager in their Mayo office. The successful applicant will be responsible for overseen all operations of the business and working in tandem with the Managing Director. Whilst our clients HQ is in Mayo their projects portfolio is throughout the West of Ireland.

In this position you will be responsible for proving leadership, management, and support to all areas of the business. To be innovative and drive forward quality in standards, ensuring that all projects are executed smoothly, on time and in budget. This role requires a blend of technical knowledge, leadership skills, and a deep understanding of the construction process to navigate the complexities of building projects and drive successful outcomes.
Scope of projects include:

  • 5+ years’ experience in similar management role in construction industry
    • Qualification or Equivalent in Construction Management, Mechanical Engineering, or similar discipline
    • Excellent industry knowledge
    • Proven track record of overseeing delivery of large-scale construction projects within budget, specification, and timescale
    • Excellent knowledge of EHS requirements within Irish construction sites
    • Excellent IT skills and knowledge with quality and safety management systems (ISO)
    • Strong people management and leadership skills
    • Excellent communication skills
    • HVAC or mechanical experience an advantage

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Management of QEHS across the company and all sites.
    • Improving operational management systems, processes, and best practices.
    • Help the organization’s processes remain legally compliant.
    • Ensure all operations are carried out in an appropriate, cost-effective way.
    • Oversee the planning, execution, and completion of construction projects, ensuring they are finished on time, within budget, and to the required quality standards.
    • Formulate strategic and operational objectives.
    • Manage budgets and forecasts.
    • Monitor and oversee the labour requirements, recruitment, training, and supervision of staff.
    • Negotiate contracts with vendors, suppliers, and subcontractors, ensuring clear communication of expectations and deliverables.
    • Manage the financial aspects of construction projects, including budgeting, billing, and the procurement of materials and labour.
    • Facilitate communication among project stakeholders, including clients, construction teams, and external consultants, to ensure a cohesive and collaborative work environment.
    • Develop and implement innovative construction techniques and strategies to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and minimize environmental impact.
    • Sign off on weekly reports from Site Staff.
    • Reviewing project cashflows/histogram/P&Ls prepared by CMs/PMs/Site Engineers.
    • Liaising with design team.
    • Submitting weekly status reports to Managing Director.
    • Procure new business in line with agreed budgets.
    • Liaising with existing and new clients.
    • Finalise rates, value engineering options, prelims etc. on all tenders with Estimating Manager.
    • Produce support documentation for tenders and prequalification submissions.
    • Attend client tender review meetings, resolve issues and close out deal.
    • Review and negotiate client contract terms.