Project Engineer Job at Mercy University Hospital – in Cork, County Cork

Job Description

Project Engineer (2 years fixed term)

Pay scale for this role is aligned to HSE payscale – Chief Assistant Technical Services Officer (€66k – €83k per annum)

(Under the Governance of Mercy University Hospital Cork CLG.)

Responsibilities – The post holder will be responsible for;

Provide services as appropriate in the development and execution of minor (<€500k) and major capital projects IN ACUTE hospital setting and to plan and supervise the execution of these projects in line with relevant statutory requirements, Public Spending code, building regulations and best practice guidance documents such as Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) and Health Building Notes (HBN)
Work with and support the activities of the MUH Technical services department (TSD) to ensure all projects are managed through all project stages from project initiation including design team procurement, all design phases including planning and construction to commissioning and handover.

Assist in preparing project business cases including statements of need, project brief, options appraisals and order of magnitude budget costs to inform hospital management on suitability of various options available.

Act as project lead on some projects providing direction and leadership to the project team and ensuring all project requirements are achieved.

Manage internal / external stakeholders and design teams to ensure proposals meet the project brief and are in compliance with the relevant technical and statutory requirements.

Work with and support the activities of the MUH Technical services department to ensure all works in the live acute hospital environment are completed in line with the Health and safety regulations and follow best practice guidelines,

Work with and support the activities of the MUH Technical services department multi-disciplinary team who manage all capital projects, energy, fire, property and accommodation requirements of the hospital.

Ensure that adequate fire prevention and safety measures and standards are devised and applied in all projects in conjunction with the Fire Officer

Ensure project handover phase including testing commissioning and validation is properly planned and executed. Assist in post project handover activities such as equipping and occupation where required

Assist the TSD team in maintaining/updating the hospital’s Infrastructural Risk Register.

Ensure all project contractor activities are well planned and executed in line with the agreed method statements ensuring that all risks to patients staff and visitors are considered and managed as required to minimize any potential impact to all hospital users

Provide advice on the efficient use of energy and work with services personnel and other estates personnel and advisors on the efficient use of energy in healthcare premises

Advise on facilities and environmental matters in conjunction with services personnel and other estates personnel, and advisors as required

Have a working knowledge of Health and Safety construction regulations including the role of the client, PSDP and PSCS

Have a working knowledge of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standards as they apply to the role

Carry out other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Eligibility Criteria – Candidates:
Professional Qualifications, Experience, etc.

Hold a Level 8 (or higher) Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI) major academic award in Architecture, Engineering or Surveying accredited by the relevant Professional Institute (Society of Chartered Surveyors in Ireland, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Engineers Ireland, Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland).


Have Membership of the relevant professional association:
Society of Chartered Surveyors in Ireland

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Engineers Ireland

Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland


Be eligible for registration under the Building Control Act 2007, without requiring further assessment as it applies to your qualified discipline.


Hold a qualification at least equivalent to i), ii) or iii).


Have had at least seven years’ satisfactory experience after attaining the qualification at i), ii), iii) or iv) above in architecture, engineering or surveying work, including adequate experience in the construction or maintenance of buildings or in the installation or maintenance of the mechanical, electrical and heating services of such buildings.


Possess a high standard of technical training and experience.


Possess the requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability and of administrative capacity) for the proper discharge of the duties of the office.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICANTS 1pm Friday 10th December 2021

Mercy University Hospital reserves the right to create a panel from this recruitment campaign

About the Company

Company: Mercy University Hospital –

Company Location:  Cork, County Cork

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