Contractors Engineering Manager

Location : Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Job Ref : MB403
Consultant : Mark Bolton
Sector : RL
Salary : Market related


MB403: Contractors Engineering Manager
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Salary: Competitive + £5,500 Car Allowance
Working Hours: Flexi hours Monday to Friday
Additional Company Benefits: Up to £8,000 relocation package if wanting to move to Northern Ireland, Annual Leave 27 days and 12 B&P’s, Up to 7.5% matched pension contributions, Cycle to Work Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme


First Military Recruitment is proudly working in partnership with a fantastic business who are looking to recruit a Contractors Engineering Manager on a permanent basis due to growth based in Belfast. The candidate can be located anywhere in the UK but will need to travel to Belfast occasionally.

The main purpose of this position is to provide a formal link for the Translink project to allow Technical and Engineering issues to be discussed and disseminated.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the Programme Engineering Manager and provide professional guidance on all technical issues related to the Projects that they are responsible for.
  • Liaise with the client’s representatives, Translink Project Team, Programme Engineering Manager, other CEMs and Rail’s Professional Heads as required over technical issues.
  • Carry out technical instruction and briefings for the Projects that they are responsible for.
  • Provide direction and assistance in the mentoring and instruction of all technical staff in the correct methods of carrying out their duties.
  • Independently monitor technical compliance on contracted works to ensuring that the documentation as required by the Client e.g., the Asset Management
  • Plan (AMP) is correctly completed, accurate and delivered to the client within the required timescales.
  • Assist the Programme Engineering Manager and the Rail’s Professional Heads in delivering compliance with all relevant safety legislation.
  • Ensure all technical aspects of works comply with group and line standards and contractual specifications.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Professionally qualified in an appropriate discipline.
  • Successful record in project and engineering management.
  • Chartered Engineer (desirable)
  • Educated to Degree Level (desirable)
  • Fully conversant with railway structure and associated safety matters.
  • In depth knowledge of utilities, construction and contracting.
  • Is strongly focused on analysing, developing and implementing best practice in order to provide effective support to the business and strategic development of the business as a whole.
  • Understands the need to introduce best practice and a continuous improvement culture. Can outline a vision of what such an environment would be like.
  • Understands how the Company works and its objectives. Has detailed knowledge of strategies, practices and systems within own area of expertise, and understands the cross-functional interaction within the business.
  • Able to take decisions on all matters that have an important long term effect and co-ordinate the operation and development of the team.
  • Able to organise workload of team balancing priorities and scheduling resources.
  • Exercises effective management control, delegating responsibility as appropriate.
  • Able to build a motivated and results focused team with a culture of trust, teamwork, continuous improvement and customer focus.
  • Able to persuade, motivate and coach, both within and outside own team.
  • Seek views of others, listen well, builds consensus.
  • Has the credibility, knowledge and communicative skills to make an effective contribution to meetings and discussions within and outside function.
  • Come up with new and imaginative ideas, identifies fresh approaches, breaks away from tradition.
  • Personally committed to the success of the Company.
  • Not afraid to challenge the status quo in pursuit of business excellence.
  • Achievement orientated – adopts thoughtful, determined approach in pursuit of goals.
  • Takes responsibility for own development, actively pursues learning and career development opportunities; seeks out and feeds back on own performance.

MB403: Contractors Engineering Manager
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Salary: Competitive + £5,500 Car Allowance
Working Hours: Flexi hours

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