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Contracts Manager - Water

GMC Utilities Group Ireland
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

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Manpower currently is seeking an experienced Contracts Manager for Design and Build Contracts for Frameworks procured with Irish Water. Project Durations at between 5-9 years, with possible extensions to these frameworks.

Permanent positions with an Excellent Salary, Relocation, Visa Sponsorship, Accommodation, Vehicle plus more on offer.


What's involved

  • Responsible for running numerous projects within urban and rural environments, with particular attention to urban environments.
  • Commercial awareness of projects costs, and reporting to Contracts Department and experience with works associated with GCC/FIDIC/NEC forms of Contract.
  • Review of drawings with a high level of detail, for Value Engineering or Efficient Design
  • Study design briefs and prepare proposed design packs from Concept to Detailed designs, with Input into Environmental, Archaeology and other associated aspects
  • Working with a portfolio of €40m+ per annum
  • Run an existing team, and introduce new people to the company, along with external new supply chains.
  • Liaise with Client on delivery of projects.
  • Relationship Building with Client
  • Study design briefs and prepare proposed design packs from concept to detailed designs, with input into Environmental, Archaeology and other associated aspects.
  • Manage existing teams.



Who you are


  • You have a relevant 3rd level qualification (Civil Engineering or similar related)
  • You have Experience with UK or Irish Water Standards (Potable & Foul)
  • You have Experience with MEICA (Mech & Elec), HDD and non-invasive methodologies
  • You have Experience with structures, buildings and general civils, associated with the Water or Power Industry i.e Steel framed buildings, or RC structures.
  • You have Experience with detailing cost to complete values, and claims narratives.
  • You have good leadership skills and communication with multiple levels of staff, departments, Clients, Suppliers and Subcontractors
  • You have Design and Construct Experience
  • You are experienced with works associated with GCC/FIDIC/NEC forms of contract.
  • You have Excellent Communication skills and the ability to communicate with multiple levels of staff, departments, clients, suppliers and subcontractors.
  • You have previous experience working with a portfolio of €40m+ per annum


What's on Offer

  • Permanent Position
  • Excellent Salary
  • Hybrid Working
  • Pension
  • Health Insurance
  • Relocation
  • Visa Sponsorship
  • Accommodation
  • Vehicle or Vehicle Allowance


GMC Utilities Group are a Civil & Mechanical Engineering Group based in Ireland. Through its programmes for labour and staff training, GMC personnel strive to deliver projects which surpass clients’ expectations in line with the GMC directors’ careful strategic planning. 

GMC Utilities Group actively encourage a culture of openness, fairness and trust, both within their own organisation and also with our Clients, Professional Advisors and Stakeholders. This enables them to operate at the high levels expected by those around us and our clients. GMC encourage a culture of Continuous Improvement in procedures, on site and off, setting internal and external benchmarks for  performance, and continuously measuring these improvements.

Career Development and Growth. Committed to professional growth, a clear career path, allowing employees to reach new heights in their career.

Work-Life Balance. Understand the importance of a healthy work-life balance. Flexible schedules and supportive policies that enable employees to excel in their role while tending to personal responsibilities.

Safety and Wellbeing. Safety and wellbeing are our top priorities. We maintain a strong culture of safety, comprehensive health, and pension benefits.

Community and Sustainability. Commitment to building sustainable communities, making a positive impact on the environment and society.

GMC offer Candidates some Fantastic Benefits including:

  • Attractive industry leading salaries
  • Relocation packages for candidates outside of Ireland
  • Assistance with housing 
  • Hybrid working
  • Pension
  • Health Insurance
  • Visa Sponsorship (where required)
  • Vehicle or Vehicle Allowance
  • Great advancement and career development opportunities
  • An opportunity to work with fantastic clients and make a real difference in your chosen career

Apply to any role that is a fit for you and we look forward to welcoming you into the GMC family.

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