Current vacancy

Capital Project Manager

We are delighted to announce that we are working with a key client of ours in recruiting for a Capital Project Manager.

This is an exciting time to join a growing successful food production business, that has a record of longevity in employment with many staff serving the business for 20 years +, they promote internally and promote across the business to help employees develop skills and gain experience across the business.

They will be growing production by 20% next year, so this is an exciting time to get in and help shape that growth.

They are open to having conversations with candidates from an electrical/mechanical engineering background in manufacturing, who has experience in troubleshooting problems, and has a proactive process improvement attitude.

Role Purpose:  

Reporting to the CEO, you will lead key Programs & Projects that enable the success of our client by, delivering and completing engineering works, continuous improvements, and projects in a timely and cost-effective manner.

The successful candidate will oversee the ongoing delivery of Capital Projects. They will be a key member of the Capital Project Team, responsible for installation of new Mechanical Plant, Electrical Infrastructure, Equipment, refurbishment of existing facilities and implementation of new strategic projects.


Key Responsibilities:    

• Take ownership of the planning, safe execution, and delivery of capital projects on-site.

• Working with all stakeholders on site to ensure effective delivery with as little interruption to operations as possible.

• Identifying and resourcing external contractors capable of delivering complex capital projects.

• Overseeing all aspects of ongoing projects, including inspections of works and delivery within budget.

• Participating in annual project forecasting meetings and participate in the ongoing development of the capital improvement plan for the site.

• Closely manage the departmental budget and capital projects budget – driving cost out and increasing effectiveness.

• Report on a weekly bases the top line of each project/works and if on target re timeline and budget.

• Ensure the function conforms to Statutory, Legislative and Regulatory requirements for GMP, EHS & Quality.

• Provision of clearly defined roles & responsibilities and annual goals & objectives for direct reports.

• Demonstrates effective change leadership.


Key Competencies for Role:     

The role will require someone with a practical mind-set, who understands the deliverables associated with each phase of a Project.


The ideal candidate will:

• Have 5+ years managerial experience.

• Be a Qualified Electrician.

• Have proven experience in successfully delivering Capital Projects.

• Have a clear understanding of the typical project life cycle from concept through to handover and have proven experience in this area.

• Have strong interpersonal skills and an understanding of the customer/client relationship involved in projects.

• Have strategic and tactical thinking abilities.

• Be a convincing communicator with strong presentation skills and the ability to influence others.

• Be detail focused – each capital spend in the facility needs to work seamlessly post-delivery, meaning a detail focused approach is crucial during the planning and execution phase.

• Have excellent organisational skills with the ability to work to tight deadlines.

• Have outstanding people management and interpersonal skills.

• Have knowledge of Design Verification and Process Validations, particularly as it pertains to equipment and manufacturing processes.

• Be familiar with lean and operational excellence principles.


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Laura Lynam avatar
Associate Director
+353 85 801 2615