Electrical Engineer, Kildare, Ireland

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Organisational Environment:

Mercury is an Irish based European Contractor.

Mercury is a European Contractor that builds and manages complex engineering projects that reimagine how people work and live in the built environment. Our determination and focus enable us to deliver leading-edge construction solutions across a range of key sectors including Enterprise Data Centres, Advanced Technology & Life Sciences, Hyperscale Data Centres, Fire Protection, Technical Support Services (TSS), Data Centre Facility Management, Healthcare & Building Services. Mercury employs over 2,600 people across over 10 locations in Europe and had an overall turnover of €1bn in 2020. Mercury employs the best people, invests heavily in training and education and ensures that the highest standards of health, safety and governance are applied throughout the organisation.


Responsibilities of the role:

  • As lead engineer you will manage all engineering function on the project and provide technical support and direction to the engineering team.
  • Identify, undertake and manage key detailed design tasks
  • Develop a strong and maintain and working relationship with all project stakeholders
  • Issue weekly / monthly progress reports on all engineering activities and attend internal review meetings.
  • Information reporting will be an essential activity to ensure activity targets/deadlines are met to support the project team. There will be an Engineering Task Log generated and managed by the Engineering Lead
  • Familiarisation of Design/IFC specifications and drawings to fully understand the scope of the Project works. Overseeing the Co-ordination process to transform design information into full installation drawings by BIM personnel ensuring spec compliance and as per schedule priority. This will require generation/management of Requests for Information (RFI).
  • Manage BIM priorities i.e. support team to develop modular concepts, Typical fabrication details and Isometrics generation and to release for construction. Validation of materials/assets within the model are also to be verified for construction. Change management is a critical process to be understood and controlled.
  • Evaluate and promote the use of new engineering practices and processes to enhance delivery time of the project.
  • Familiarisation with the Project schedule and ensuring Engineering activities do not impact on same (e.g. Procurement, etc).
  • Management of the technical submittal and associated approvals.
  • Preparing Sub-contract and Supplier Tender Packages in conjunction with Project QS.
  • Assessment of Sub-contract and Supplier Tender returns for Technical compliance with design intent specifications.
  • Management of the material procurement utilising Engineering Materials Report (EMR) by producing material take offs identifying the lead in periods and field need dates
  • Attend Project Meetings as required.
  • Management of Sub-contractors and ensuring adequate information flow to ensure works progress in line with the Project Schedule and Weekly Meeting logged.
  • Assisting the Construction Team to manage the quality needs for the project on site, providing guidance to ensure we are compliant to all relevant standards/codes and specifications associated. This will include all site activities associated with validation and handover to the client.
  • Manage the Construction Work Packs process from development, implementation and handover. This onsite to support our construction management team.
  • Ensure Works are installed in accordance with Project specifications and to the Project QA plan (for e.g. pre-agreed benchmarking).
  • Preparation and agreeing project completion criteria and close out documents.
  • You will be responsible to support and coach all engineers assigned to the project team their development is crucial to our organisation and industry.


Your Qualifications and Key Criteria:

  • 7 years’ experience working with a recognised Electrical contractor
  • Third level qualification in Electrical Engineering.
  • Excellent organisational and project planning skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent I.T. skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative.  
  • Excellent negotiation, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Proficient in use of Navisworks and Database systems related to Engineering functions.
  • Ability to manage workload and priorities.
  • Knowledge of off-site manufacturing (OSM) solutions.


Mercury is an equal opportunities employer. 

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