Department Manager – Structural and Building

Jennings O’Donovan & Partners, Sligo (Ireland)

Job Title: Department Manager – Structural and Building

Type of Contract: Permanent full-time

Salary: Negotiable

About Jennings O’Donovan

We are a skilled, multidisciplinary consulting engineering firm specialising in renewable energy, water supply, wastewater treatment and planning and environmental services. Located in Co. Sligo, Republic of Ireland, Jennings O’Donovan began in 1950. Today, our workforce of more than 100 includes design engineers, planners, project managers, environmental scientists and resident engineers. We work with local authorities, water and power utilities, developers and industries in Ireland and overseas to help co-create solutions. Recent projects include the Meenadreen and Nysäter wind farms in Sweden and Lumcloon battery energy storage facility and the Lough Rynn international rowing course in Ireland.

From our headquarters in Sligo and an office in Dublin, we provide engineering, environmental and business expertise for renewable energy and infrastructural projects. We act as technical advisers to lending and banking institutions operating in the renewable energy sector and have significant experience in cost estimation, conciliation and dispute resolution.

Jennings O’Donovan are currently seeking to recruit a Department Manager – Structural and Building to join our Structural Engineering Team in the North West. The successful candidate will join a strong team of professionals who cover a broad range of Residential, Commercial/Industrial, Renewable Energy and Water projects in the public and private sector. We will offer the successful candidate a defined career path for development in one of the largest Engineering consultancies in Ireland. The successful candidate will be part of JOD Management Team.

Key Requirements

  • Degree and MSc in Civil/Structural Engineering.
  • Chartered Engineer.
  • Minimum 10 years experience, at least 3 years have been in Ireland and, ideally, in a team leader role.
  • Excellent verbal and written (English) communication skills.
  • Experience in design of water-retaining structures, industrial buildings, commercial buildings and housing.
  • Good commercial acumen and financial management skills.
  • Experienced in Project Management and Client facing roles.


As Lead of the Structural Engineering and Building Engineering Teams, you will be required to undertake the following duties:

  • Plan the execution and resourcing of projects.
  • Interface with Clients/Meetings.
  • Project Management.
  • Monitor and prepare fee accounts and monthly fee budgets.
  • Implement/carry our quality control procedures.
  • Manage staff in terms of career progression, performance review and motivation.
  • Site inspections.
  • Preparation and Review of detailed design calculations and reports.
  • Preparation of contract specifications and drawings.
  • Liaison with REVIT and CAD technicians to produce drawings that accurately reflect design outputs.
  • Preparation of tenders for new work.
  • Implementing the company’s policies and procedures as may be applicable.

What we can Offer

  • An excellent salary commensurate to the successful candidate’s experience and suitability.
  • Professional membership fees.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Hybrid working arrangement (following completion of probation period).
  • A defined career path with clear objectives and progression structure.
  • A strong CPD commitment.
  • The opportunity to work and grow in a dynamic and growing division of Design and Project Management professionals.
  • Death In Service and Income Protection Policies.
  • Employee Access Programme.


How to Apply

If you feel that this opportunity is something you may be interested in and would like an opportunity to discuss the matter further, please forward your CV to stating the above job title.


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