Engineer Grade 1

Category: Construction / Engineering
Job Type: Contract

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The Irish Prison Service is responsible for the provision of safe, secure and humane custody for those people committed to prison by the Courts.  The Engineer Grade 1 is a senior managerial grade within the Civil Service, critical in terms of ensuring quality service delivery to the public. The Civil Service Renewal Plan outlines a vision for the Civil Service, including practical changes that will create a more unified, professional, responsive, open and accountable Civil Service, providing a world-class service to the State and to the people of Ireland.

As a key leadership role, reporting to the to the Head of Estates, the Engineer Grade 1 is responsible, as part of IPS management team, for overseeing all matters  pertaining to the delivery of a variety of different, sometimes complex, projects, often where time is of the essence and/or security considerations are of paramount importance.

This role offers a unique and exciting opportunity for a talented construction professional to manage the delivery of these projects from inception, through each stage of their development, procurement and construction to the final delivery and handover. The role is, therefore, a diverse one and involves advising and interacting with management at very senior levels across the prison service, as well as liaising with numerous stakeholders (internal, statutory, design team and others), as part of the implementation of the IPS strategic plans.

This is a newly established position which will enable a motivated individual to play a pivotal role deploying project management skills and methodologies to drive efficiency and where applicable, initiate corporate and/or organisational change in the delivery of Estate infrastructure projects into the future, in line with IPS policy and strategic plans.

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