Project Manager - Environment & Planning

Location Galway
Discipline: Construction & Engineering
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Brian Doyle

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Job ref: 32532
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 Project Manager (Environment & Planning) with our client requires a minimum Level 8 Hons. Degree (with a desirable Level 9 Masters Degree qualification) in Science or Engineering (or equivalent qualification appropriate to the tasks assigned) and be on the pathway to working towards Chartership with an Environmental professional body.


Duties and Responsibilities:

A Project Manager is expected to take responsibility for the technical and financial delivery of the project.

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

  • Lead the EIA process and/or support the Senior Project Manager/Technical Director in doing so, depending on the complexity of the project. This includes for the technical and financial delivery of the EIAR/PECR and all other environmental deliverables;
  • Provide environmental expertise in relation to delivery of projects within the Environment & Planning business unit to ensure compliance with planning and environmental issues.
  • Keep on top of changes in planning/environmental legislation, policy decisions and updates to local authority plans.
  • Liaise with project teams, clients, subconsultants, stakeholders and the public as required.
  • Undertake project planning, programming, and resource allocation (in consultation with the relevant Senior Project Manager/Technical Director);
  • Ensure compliance with all legal requirements including items such as project-related Health and Safety obligations. The Project Manager is also responsible for ensuring that appropriate Risk Assessments are undertaken prior to team members visiting site (in consultation with the relevant divisional lead e.g. Lead Ecologist or Senior Hydrogeologist).
  • Cash flow management based on project deliverables and projected (accurate and
  • reliable) invoicing dates, with agreement from the relevant Operations Director/Operations Manager, in respect of those deliverables and issuing of invoices.
  • Communication with the Client and internally with your own Senior Project Manager/Technical Director 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 ensure 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 establish an agreed project programme with the Client.
  • To ensure that all team members (including other divisions within our clients company) and subconsultants know what part they play in the project and within what budget they must work to (including hours and expenses).
  • To ensure that the company procedures for dealing with sub-consultants are adhered to.
  • To ensure 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 ensure that our client delivers robust and quality submissions as per Client requirements.
  • To ensure that all project scope changes are recorded 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 is essential;
  • Post Graduate (NFQ 9) qualification in a relevant discipline, (e.g. Environmental Science, Engineering, Planning Law) desirable but not essential;
  • Minimum of 5 years and up to 15 yearsexperience, depending on the type of experience and competency of the individual;
  • Experience in leading the preparation of environmental reports is essential/ supporting on EIAR large scale infrastructure / renewable energy projects is desirable;
  • Experience in leading and managing multidisciplinary teams on projects is essential;
  • Understanding of the EIA process and Irish planning policy and legislation in relation to EIA is essential;
  • 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;
  • Membership of an environmental professional organisation and working towards chartership, is desirable.


Other Skills Required of a 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.