Assistant Project Manager

Location Galway
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Brian Doyle

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Job ref: 32527
Published: about 1 month ago

Elite Talent Hub LTD is a specialist in permanent staffing solutions for clients nationwide.

Our client is a leading engineering consultancy with a strong reputation for delivering high-quality engineering solutions.

The position of Assistant Project Manager (Environment & Planning) within our clients company requires a minimum Level 8 Hons. Degree in Science or Engineering (or equivalent qualification appropriate to the tasks assigned) and appropriate level of membership with an Environmental professional body.


Duties and Responsibilities:

An Assistant Project Manager is expected to support the Senior Project Manager on the technical and financial delivery of the project.

The main duties and responsibilities of an Assistant Project Manager for the Environment & Planning team are:

  • Support the EIA Lead/ Senior Project Manager for the project and assist in the delivery of the EIAR/PECR and all other environmental deliverables.
  • Support and liaise with the environmental experts in relation to the delivery of projects within the Environment & Planning business unit.
  • Keep on top of changes in planning/environmental legislation, policy decisions and updates to local authority plans.
  • Support the Senior Project Manager on coordination tasks with project teams, clients, subconsultants, stakeholders and the public as required.
  • Assist in the coordination of all projects related to Health and Safety obligation documents.
  • Assist the Senior Project Manager by drafting invoices and supporting in the project cash flow management.
  • Support the overall project communication with the Client and internally with your own Technical Director/Operations Director/Operations Manager and EIA delivery team.


The key project-related duties are:

Ensure work complies with the relevant Quality Management system for all aspects of the project i.e. QMS/EMS/OHSAS.

To assist the Senior Project Manager to ensure all project governance is complete, i.e., that any new project has a well-defined brief, a detailed pricing schedule, and Client acceptance of the T&Cs (normally a signed contract or fee agreement).

To assist in the establishment of an agreed project programme with the Client.

To assist in the communication with all team members (including other divisions within our clients company) and subconsultants so they know what part they play in the project and within what budget they must work to (including hours and expenses).

To assist the Senior Project Manager in checking that the company procedure for dealing with sub-consultants is adhered to.

To assist the Senior Project Manager in checking that all designs are prepared by personnel competent to do so and that all designs are independently checked before they are issued to the Client.

To support the team in ensuring that our client delivers robust and quality submissions as per Client requirements.

To record and communicate all project scope changes as soon as they happen and that a Client is forewarned that such changes will result in increased costs and/or programme.


Candidate Requirements

The candidate will possess the following:

  • Hons Degree (NFQ 8) in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering or equivalent;
  • Post Graduate (NFQ 9) qualification in a relevant discipline, (e.g. Environmental Science, Engineering, Planning Law) is desirable but not essential;
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in supporting the preparation of environmental reports essential;
  • Experience in being part of multidisciplinary teams is essential;
  • A good understanding of the EIA process and Irish planning policy and legislation in relation to EIA is essential;
  • Experience working on large-scale EIA projects is desirable;
  • Membership in an environmental professional organisation is desirable;
  • Experience in renewable projects and/or SID projects is desirable;
  • Experience and background in an environmental discipline relating to EIA (e.g. noise, air quality, etc) is desirable.


Other Skills Required of an Assistant Project Manager within Environment & Planning:

  • Excellent written and verbal (English) communication and interpersonal
  • communication skills.
  • Highly organised and motivated.
  • Commitment to technical excellence.


Very attractive benefits package on offer.