12 Oct

Mechanical Contracts Manager (MTC) (Ref: MCM1021 )


Negotiable depending on experience

Job Description

The role of the Mechanical Contracts Manager will be pivotal to Irwin M&E’s ongoing growth and success. It is an opportunity to forge a long-term career path within a company that is loyal and rewarding to their employees. The position is for a long-term contract within a Health & Social Care Trust and the job role will include:

  • Liaising, negotiating and relationship building with clients and consultants on an ongoing basis
  • Delivery of long-term public sector Measured Term Contracts (MTC) including healthcare, education, fire service, councils and government buildings
  • Responsibility for delivering multiple small works projects running simultaneously whilst ensuring quality and client satisfaction, within the agreed timeframe
  • Procurement, ordering and delivery of material on time
  • Procurement and management of subcontractors
  • Supervising and managing labour allocation and resources
  • Working in partnership with Contract Quantity Surveyor to control all aspects of financial management of the contract including control of WIP, submission of accurate accounts and control of costs
  • Working alongside the other Contract Managers and Supervisors in planning, scheduling and carrying out works

Behavior Expected

  • Self-starter
  • Positive in all dealings with the directors, management team and staff
  • Demonstrate sound technical awareness
  • Commercial awareness
  • Organised and structured in planning their approach to their own personal work assignments and that of the other members of their team
  • Detailed care and attention to every detail of a project
  • Understanding our clients’ needs and building lasting relationships from this understanding
  • Strong attention to detail for quality and H&S processes
  • Innovative and forward-thinking approach to each project
  • Courtesy and respect for each team member
  • Good personal organisation, honesty, communication, ownership, reliability and dependability
  • Praise and recognition of individuals and the team for a job well done

Essential Criteria

  • The applicant should be fully qualified Plumber/Heating Engineer
  • The applicant should have experience as a Contracts Supervisor or Manager
  • Experience in managing a team
  • Working knowledge of current Health and Safety legislation
  • Experience in commercial and industrial sectors
  • IT literate, e.g. proficient in MS Word, Outlook, Excel or similar
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate good team ethos
  • Full driving licence

Desirable Criteria

Whilst not essential it would be advantageous for the candidate to have:

  • Previous experience in a Contracts Manager role
  • Experience in working with Measured Term Contracts (MTC rates)
  • Use of specialised software packages such as Amtech or AutoCad software

The Company Offers

  • Ongoing Training and development opportunities
  • Working alongside experts in their field
  • Health cash plan including compensation for dentistry and optical well being
  • Team building and activity days
  • Monthly employee value-based recognition award – monetary gift
  • Health, wellbeing and social calendar of events
  • Long service awards

As part of the “Day-to-Day” nature of this demanding and exciting role it is of equal importance that the candidate:

  • Is able to discuss and promote other niche services with clients and consultants that Irwin M&E can provide that would maximise opportunities
  • Shows ability to manage and deal with multi tasking and heavy workloads, so prioritising is of importance
  • Be willing to attend seminars and courses where required
  • Be aware of and work within Irwin M&E guidelines

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of Irwin M&E’s continual growth. If you are ready to take your career to the next level and feel you have the ability to meet our criteria, then please send your CV with a covering letter supporting your application to

We are a Responsible Body for AccessNI. A disclosure check will be undertaken; however, a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining this role. Our policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders is available on request.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 26th October 2021.

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