Commissioners of Irish Lights - Engineering Design Manager (1 vacancy)


Commissioners of Irish Lights are hiring 📢🌊

Irish Lights has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Engineer Design Manager. This role will primarily be based in our Dun Laoghaire office with periodic travel to some of the most stunning locations around the coast of Ireland.

The Role

As Engineering Design, Consent and Compliance Manager you will report to the Coastal Operations and Property Manager. In this new, mid-senior role you will manage a programme of exciting projects. You will motivate and lead our Design and Support Team in the delivery of all design work to support work activities at our coastal stations. You will ensure that Irish Lights complies with relevant planning and environmental obligations and you will be the ‘Delegated Decision Maker’ for Irish Lights with respect to Appropriate Assessment determinations.

The Requirements

You must have an engineering honours degree (level 8 in the NFQ) or equivalent professional qualification with at least 7 years’ experience in relevant engineering design. You will need to demonstrate your experience in project design, preparation of specifications and costings. Similarly, you will need a good knowledge of planning and environmental consenting. A knowledge of habitats and heritage designations and their management would be highly advantageous.

You will need a strong track record of team building, planning and leadership along with excellent communication and people skills. You will also need strong ICT, report writing and record keeping skills, with the ability to prioritise work and work to deadlines.

The Benefits

The salary for this role will commence at €67,327 rising to €78,038.

Irish Lights offers a comprehensive and very market competitive range of benefits to employees, including a generous range of family friendly/flexible working policies and a commitment to the further development and education of its staff.

Further information on the role, the requirements and the benefits associated with this position are detailed in full in the Candidate Briefing Pack here.

How to Apply

The closing date for applications is close of business on Monday, 26 September 2022. Please apply by sending a CV and cover letter to Gemma Gregan at

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