Job Detail

Location Kildare
Salary Negotiable
Role Type Permanent
Contact Ciaran Fahy

Lead Mechanical Engineer

Job ID: JOB-11661
Lead Mechanical Engineer

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Utilities engineer for all mechanical Assets (Chiller, Boiler, Compressor & HVAC systems)
  • Ensure all works meet site KPI’s and standards of quality set forth in the client contract.
  • Ensuring the mechanical system is fully operational and proactively resolving potential issue with vendors (In particular – Chiller, Boiler and Compressor)
  • Responsible to drive efficiencies on PM activity and schedule and maintain CM work orders.
  • Support subject matter experts and equipment owners with investigation, equipment modifications and small projects support.
  • Develop Engineering strategies and solutions to drive growth, Innovation and competitiveness whilst achieving output, quality and cost targets.
  • Give clear direction to the team on deliverables and plans, setting clear goals and objectives, ensuring all engineering targets are being met.
  • Responsible for Quality for PM activity across mechanical assets.
  • Be a role model of values and culture, cultivating and reinforcing appropriate group values, norms and behaviours to align with area business focus.
  • Sustaining ownership of day-to-day operations including ensuring sufficient resources are allocated, incident follow up and investigation and meeting productivity goals.
  • Responsible for the people development and management, and promoting positive working relations between engineers, technicians and other areas.
  • Fostering a growth mindset for continuous improvement in all areas of operations.
  • The Utilities engineer needs to provide excellent written and verbal communications to their direct management and to senior stakeholders across the organization.
  • Drive innovation and cost savings across the mechanical assets and scope
  • Safety Champion for mechanical team, leading safety tours, Good catch and job specific awareness
  • Responsible for maintaining appropriate levels of spare parts on site.
  • Liaising with other engineering functions and Client organisation to complete maintenance works, reviewing plans for energy efficiency and maintaining records of materials used; orders and purchases for new materials, etc.
  • Client facing activity and interaction on a daily basis very important.
  • Assist and Close Utilities Incident Reports
  • Ability to read and understand P&ID’s.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Update and manage changes to site Maintenance program with Mechanical Manager
  • Report to the Mechanical Manager with solutions and/or recommendations on maintenance issues.

Key Performance Measures:

  • Meet and exceed Client relationship and expectation levels
  • High quality service levels for the site
  • Ensure all related PMs and CMs are completed for the site


  • Excellent Client relationship and self-starter skill
  • Minimum of 5 years’ maintenance experience in an engineering role within a regulated environment.
  • Mechanical/Electrical third level qualifications would be a bonus.
  • Previous hands-on experience in HVAC maintenance and projects inc. AHU’s, filters, chilled water, LPHW, coils, fans, controls, dampers, actuators, extract systems, VAV, VRV, split systems, spot cooling, etc.
  • Ability to own maintenance responsibility and carry out works in isolation.
  • Great computer skills and a good working knowledge of Microsoft packages, Windows, etc.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks effectively.
  • Ability to make decisions and take necessary actions.
  • Good analytical skills and ability to think logically in order to problem solve. Evaluate information from problem solving activities.
  • Experience of working in a multi skilled team environment
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously


  • 5 plus years.
  • Previous experience within the maintenance/engineering/utilities/facilities environment.


  • Bachelors (level 8) or masters degree in a relevant Science/Engineering discipline with at least 5 years’ experience on an operations site
  • Good presentation skills and ability to communicate strategic and tactical concepts across a wide range of employees, engineering peers to operational technicians to management.
  • Previous people management skills would be a distinct advantage

For further information on this Lead Mechanical Engineer role in Kildare please contact Ciaran Fahy on 0874108620/

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Ciaran Fahy


Lead Mechanical Engineer

Ciaran Fahy

Role Type Permanent
Contact Ciaran Fahy
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