Irwin M&E

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Junior Mechanical Contracts Manager (Ref JMCM0124)

Position: Junior / Mechanical Contracts Manager
Department: Mechanical Maintenance Division
Reporting to: Senior Mechanical Contracts Manger
Status of post: Full-Time Permanent
Salary: Remuneration Package will be competitive and in line with experience
Location: Northern Ireland (MTC Based)

Irwin M&E is driven by values based on loyalty, safety, innovation and success


  • To assist in the management of this dynamic department, performing as a Junior under the mechanical contracts manager.
  • Be commercially focussed and have set a target to be delivering a high degree of customer satisfaction
  • Assist the contracts managers with the delivery of mechanical contracts within this department
  • Provide strong technical knowledge to ensure contracts are delivered in compliance with Employers Requirements, specifications and drawings, as well as to the highest possible standards

Main Duties and Responsibilities

As a Junior contracts Manager within the Maintenance Division, you will be expected to promote best practice. The main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Managing, monitoring and successfully delivering Mechanical Contracts for our clients within a range of sectors including Commercial, Education, Healthcare & Leisure
  • As a manager, you will have the responsibility of ensuring all works are carried out to a high standard ensuring all RAMS and site safety plans are project specific and adhered to
  • Assisting with the procurement and ordering of key materials and appointments of subcontract supply chain, ensuring specifications and drawing requirements are being complied with and are commercially viable.
  • Have good working relationship with our clients and ensure that all works are programmed and completed in a professional controlled manner. Providing technical support to customers and team.
  • Attending regular main contractor design, technical and progress meetings & assist the contracts manager in closing out the associated action points.
  • Assisting the contracts manager in managing the in-house and subcontract labour resources, ensuring quality of work and compliance with all legal and statutory requirements. Ensuring all engineers are up to date with all current regulations and training
  • Accurately monitoring and costing contract change instructions/variations
  • Issuing interim valuation claims accurately in line with works completed on site
  • Problem Solving; You will be expected to be able to cope with unforeseen M&E technical problems with confidence and ease
  • Ensuring all activities are carried out in accordance with our written policies and good practice
  • Preparing and presenting internal monthly contract reports detailing key performance indicators as well as stringent cost reporting

Person Specification

Behaviours 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



  • Time served Plumber/Heating Engineer with commercial and industrial experience and/or Building Services Engineering Degree with aspirations to become a mechanical contracts Manager.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to work under pressure and to work to a plan to avoid disappointments
  • Good interpersonal skills to create meaningful reciprocal relationships with both colleagues and clients
  • Commercially aware of costs and trends in the market place.
  • Good knowledge of safety, health, environment and quality systems
  • Good personal organisation, honesty, communication, ownership, reliability and dependability
  • Praise and recognition of individuals and the team for a job well done


  • Having already enrolled or plan to enrol for an HNC/HND in Building Services Engineering
  • Use of specialist software packages such as Amtech, Autodesk products and the like
  • Understand electrical skills including controls systems

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
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Additional holiday increase with length of service
  • Team building and activity days
  • Monthly employee value-based recognition award – monetary gift
  • Health, wellbeing and social calendar of events
  • Long service awards

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 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 Thursday 29th February 2024 at 4pm.


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