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Mechanical Engineer


Founded in 1946, we are the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment, including the Sydney Opera House, the London Eye, and the Beijing National Stadium (aka the Bird's Nest). Current North American projects include Fulton Street Transit Center in NYC, California High-Speed Rail, and the Las Vegas Observation Wheel.
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We are an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work we make a positive difference in the world.

Mechanical Engineer:

The primary focus of this role is to provide input into the overall running of projects (particularly in the Mechanical Services area) to ensure successful project delivery, and the ongoing development of the MEP team’s effective project management and technical capability.

In conjunction with the MEP team leadership in the Group:

Develop a team that effectively wins and undertakes projects across the Buildings market within Ireland

Develop and maintain good relationships with industry networks, clients, government agencies, sub-consultants and construction contractors relevant to the MEP team’s activities.

Develop and administer project monitoring and control mechanisms within the MEP team.

Facilitate and co-ordinate design activities, processes and other technical standards within the MEP team (including the review and monitoring of technical standards in the Team to ensure that design techniques, design review and check, reference material and software tools are up-to-date and are correctly applied).

Undertake technical reviews of MEP projects (and MEP team input provided to other projects) at appropriate stages to ensure that the project approach and deliverables:

satisfy the client's brief and expectations

maximise features that will reduce construction cost and/or provide other significant benefits to the client

minimise Arup’s delivery costs

maximise ongoing opportunities for Arup

Participate in broader Office, Group, Division and/or Global activities as assigned or appropriate.

Support and actively implement the Arup vision and strategy statement, as measured through the key areas identified in the Australasia Division’s Balanced Scorecard.

Supporting the firm’s compliance in maintaining ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 requirement.


Engineering & Management related:

Relevant tertiary qualification within Building Services (Mechanical) engineering with a minimum of 6 years of relevant design and consultancy experience in building services projects.

Professional qualifications with recognised professional institutions. (eg. CEng, Engineers Ireland, CIBSE)

Commitment to continuous professional development, both for own development as well as that of team members

Knowledge of consulting experience and successful project management experience in the MEP sector

Demonstrated success in Buildings or Infrastructure MEP project consultancy

Substantial experience, and strong team work and building skills in:

facilitating, and actively providing opportunities for, the growth and development of less experienced staff

implementing effective performance management strategies

building diverse and complimentary skills within the team to maximise business opportunities

Good working knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, codes of practice, and guidelines

Ideally, a well-developed network of client contacts (or the development of this within this position)

Personal Attributes:

Excellent interpersonal skills

an ability to represent the organisation

an ability to relate and work well with people at all levels

an ability to maintain motivation and manage the performance of team members, including the ability to be proactive, but tactful, in ensuring others within the team meet deadlines and other expectations

Well-developed ability to think strategically and formulate innovative plans and solutions

Keen sense of maintaining high standards, and a strong desire to motivate the same in others

Ability to maintain personal effectiveness, workload issues, and team and client relationships, both under normal circumstances, and at times of significant pressure.

Job Number: LIM000005
Category: Mechanical Engineering
Limerick, NA, Ireland

Date Posted: Sept. 26, 2016
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