Reporting to the Senior Manager, the appointee will provide technical direction within the CPU, across the broad range of its activities, managing, developing, and implementing programmes and processes to deliver on government policy in the Higher Education capital sector, in particular in relation to the Climate Action agenda. Reflecting that key role, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing and maintaining systems and databases within the HEA, namely the Higher Education Space Survey and the Project Cost Database, that support the delivery of both the Climate Action agenda and the capital programmes generally.
Working with the Senior Manager in the Capital Programmes Unit (CPU), the successful candidate will deliver under the following headings:
Climate Action Agenda
- Manage the technical aspects of the Energy Efficiency Decarbonisation Pathway Programme (EEDPP), a programme for the decarbonisation of existing built infrastructures, working with partners in SEAI and DFHERIS, and develop future funding programmes within this delivery model.
- Review technical submissions for funding to ensure they are delivering on the Climate Action agenda.
- Provide advice on sustainability to the wider CPU team and, work with the Senior Manager to develop methods of embedding Climate Action in CPU processes and systems.
Technical Advisory Role, Systems & Processes: manage, support and improve key project delivery processes and systems including:
- Higher Education Space Survey: Develop and manage the implementation of the ongoing Higher Education Space Survey programme, a key asset management tool, central to developing CPU’s centre of excellence.
- Project Cost Database: Develop and maintain project cost database to ensure relevant project information is captured across project’s lifecycles to assist in the delivery of CPU’s objectives.
- Project Technical Review: ongoing technical review of projects, throughout their lifecycle, from applications for funding, evaluations, through project delivery and including undertaking of audits of approved and completed capital projects as appropriate.
Higher Education Public Private Partnership (HEPPP)
- Assist the Senior Manager on the HEPPP programme, working with partners in DFHERIS and National Development Funding Agency (NDFA) and the stakeholders in the HEIs, in the delivery of the programme, as required.
People Management & Sectoral Engagement
- Manage and assist in developing staff to deliver on the above programmes.
- Engage with key stakeholders in the sector, fostering strong relationships towards delivering on the CPU’s objectives.
- Representing the HEA at meetings, industry events, conferences etc.
- Undertaking site visits/inspections to Higher Education facilities/sites/projects etc.
The successful candidate will be required to produce reports on the above work, as required by their work stages and Senior Management. The appointee may be asked to undertake other duties assigned by the Head of Capital Programmes, as programmes and policies develop.
Each candidate must, on the latest date of receipt of completed application:
- A relevant third level qualification or equivalent professional qualification in Engineering, Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying, Sustainability or Construction Management, or other relevant discipline
- Have four years satisfactory experience of work within the construction sector
- A registered, or eligible to register, or associate member of, SCSI, EI or equivalent professional body (Technical / specialist knowledge, expertise and self development)
- Knowledge, experience and understanding of Sustainability in the built environment, including policy, regulation, and implementation in construction.
- Possess a high standard of technical training and experience
- Knowledge and understanding of procurement of works and related services and the various forms of construction contracts in use in the industry
- Knowledge and experience of the Planning system, Building Regulations, FSC, DAC etc.
- Knowledge of design in the built environment
- Understanding of maintenance of property assets
- Possess a high standard of IT skills including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Experience with industry software packages, AutoCAD, ArcGIS
- Experience in project management including the use of Microsoft Project software
- Knowledge and experience of the Capital Works Management Framework and Public Spending Code
- Experience in Public Procurement and procurement best practices
- Knowledge of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the construction industry
- Self-disciplined, organised, methodical and flexible with an ability to adapt to changing requirements/priorities
- Strives for high quality of work and demonstrates commitment to the programme
- Ability to communicate effectively to enable knowledge transfer and an ability to set clear standards and to take a quality customer service approach to work
- A proactive, solutions approach to work
- A commitment to on-going personal and professional development
How to Apply:
Applications should be made by sending a current CV (3 pages maximum) together with a cover letter outlining suitability for the post applied for by email to Ms Karen Tracey, HR Executive Officer firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm, the 6th of April 2023. Applicants will be required to provide a declaration as outlined in paragraph 10.