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Operations Manager

Operations Manager

Operations Manager

JWR Employment Specialists are working with a large Mechanical Engineering company in Mayo to recruit an Operations Manager. The role will provide strategic management and leadership to the organisation and to ensure the smooth running of the business on a day-to-day basis. The role will also be responsible for driving quality standards and ensure that all projects are executed smoothly, are on time and in budget.

If you are a motivated individual with excellent leadership and motivational skills as well as a deep understanding of the construction process, then this would be a fantastic role for you.

Main duties and responsibilities include;

  • Review and improve operational management systems, processes, and best practices.
  • Oversee the planning, execution, and completion of construction projects, ensuring they are finished on time, within budget, and to the required quality standards
  • Management of QEHS across the company and all sites.
  • Ensure all operations are carried out in an appropriate, cost-effective way.
  • Prepare and 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 tenders.

Skills, education and experience required.

  • 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