Learning and Development Manager, Dublin, 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 3,000 people across over 13 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.


About this Role:

We have a hybrid work model, where your time is split between working from home and in our Head Office in Sandyford, Dublin.

The Learning & Development Manager reports to the Group HR Director. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing a Learning & Development Strategy for the Group which is aligned with the company's strategic goals and competitive practices that assist with employee retention and attracting top talent.

Key responsibilities of the Role:

  • Develop, and implement a L&D strategy and programmes incorporating best practice and fresh thinking to support the organisations vision and Best People strategy.
  • Understand the business priorities, leverage internal and external resources to implement learning programmes and key initiatives
  • Coordinate succession and talent planning processes, in partnership with the HR Business Partners and Senior Management.
  • Develop and implement High Potential program(s) for employees
  • Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of L&D solutions.
  • Establish and maintain annual L&D plan and manage its implementation in line with budget.
  • Procure and manage external vendors.
  • Develop and lead an Employee Onboarding Programme.
  • Proactively collaborate with Group stakeholders to diagnose learning and organizational capability development needs and design, develop and deploy a portfolio of  development strategies and initiatives to support business needs
  • Work with the HR BP team and line managers to establish professional and personal development needs for their teams.
  • Co-ordinate all training provided and process all associated paperwork.
  • Develop appropriate metrics that evaluate and report on the impact of organizational development and learning programs.
  • Design, lead and execute leadership and management development strategies and programs that support the delivery of our Best People Strategy
  • Work closely with communication team to ensure all L&D initiatives and programmes are communicated to all employees
  • Produce monthly and quarterly reports on training activity


The successful candidate must have:

  • Minimum of a third level qualification in a relevant area
  • 8+ years previous experience in a similar role focused on learning and development,     talent management or organizational development
  • People management experience, with a strong focus on coaching
  • Strong project management skills, highly organized, able to manage multiple projects and detail-oriented
  • Ability to work on own initiative - proactive, driven and enthusiastic
  • Strong interpersonal skills - ability to influence and communicate effectively with people at all levels of an organisation
  • A high degree of flexibility, organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong track record in developing and implementing actionable L&D initiatives
  • Experience of in-house L&D delivery
  • Experience working with leaders and the ability to develop strong working relationships
  • Experience in a fast-changing environment.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to plan and set priorities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills in dealing with senior management.
  • There will be an element of travel with this role in order to build relationships with the project teams and roll out of initiative. Candidate must be available for travel to Ireland, UK & Mainland Europe.



  • Learning & Development background that shows proven success as a thoughtful business partner and attention to detail
  • Tenacity to learn new things and think outside of the box
  • You enjoy solving problems and have immense attention to detail
  • Ability to deal with quick change and to drive change management
  • Competency in understanding, interpreting, and communicating procedures, policies,   information, ideas, and instructions through strong written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to use data to support and make decisions, articulate the business reasons and program ideas to the management team
  • Strong sense of urgency with the ability to handle multiple competing priorities.


We offer a range of benefits, including:

  • Comprehensive health coverage
  • Competitive annual leave
  • Educational assistance and professional development programmes
  • Pension
  • Bonus
  • Global mental wellness programme
  • Sports clubs and social events
  • On site Gym in our Head Office
  • Flexible working arrangements



Mercury is an equal opportunities employer

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