Senior Lead Design & Construction Specialist

2022-08-11 10:22:522050-02-20Team Horizon
Job TypeContractor
Start Date
AdvertiserHilda Lynn
Telephone+353 98 33013
Job Ref#1002410
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Senior Lead Design & Construction Professional – Team Horizon
The Opportunity
Team Horizon is seeking a Senior Lead Design & Construction Professional to deliver Estate services such as professional, technical and project management services in accordance with the responsibilities and duties of the post. You will provide technical services and take lead responsibility as appropriate for the development and execution of major and minor capital projects in Acute and Non –Acute settings and to plan and supervise the execution of these projects.
The Role
  • Managing the preparation of a comprehensive brief for the projects in consultation with services and estates personnel and advisors.
  • Advising on the selection of Design Teams, other professional services and Contractors for Capital Projects, arranging and managing the procurement processes.
  • Defining requirements for design services, buildings and equipment.
  • Obtaining approval to proposals as necessary in accordance with protocols and regulations in a timely manner.
  • Managing and controlling agreed project timescales and budgets for planning, design, construction and equipping to agreed quality standards
  • Management of the projects and helping to resolve quickly such issues as may be for resolution and agreement.
  • Property management and technical advisory services as deemed appropriate for the management of the healthcare estate property portfolio within their assigned area.
  • Ensure that adequate fire prevention and safety measures and standards are devised and applied by:
  • Discussing fire precaution and safety measures and their priorities with the Local Authority Fire Officer in the area in association with the Fire Prevention Officers, Service Manager and other relevant staff,
  • Provide advice on the efficient use of energy and work with services personnel and other estates personnel and advisors on the efficient use of energy in healthcare premises by;
  • Co-operating with Fire and Safety Officers, Services Managers, Health & Safety, Risk Management, Occupational Health and Infection Control Staff in addressing facilities improvements with regard to legislative compliance.
  • Have a working knowledge of HIQA Standards as they apply to the role, for example, Standards for Healthcare, National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections, Hygiene Standards etc. and comply with associated protocols for implementing and maintaining these standards.
  • Demonstrate pro-active commitment to all communications with internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop good working relationships with other members of the team and with Service Managers and staff as applicable.
  • Act as spokesperson for the Capital & Estates Dept as required.
The Person
  • Hold a Level 8 (or higher) Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI) major academic award in Architecture, Engineering or Surveying accredited by the relevant Professional Institute (Society of Chartered Surveyors in Ireland, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Engineers Ireland, Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland). 
  • Or Have Membership of the relevant professional association: Society of Chartered Surveyors in Ireland, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Engineers Ireland, Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland
  • Or be eligible for registration under the Building Control Act 2007, without requiring further assessment as it applies to your qualified discipline or hold a qualification at least equivalent to one of these
  • Demonstrate depth and breadth of experience as is relevant to the post; including adequate experience in the construction, project management or maintenance of buildings or in the installation, contract management or maintenance of the mechanical, electrical and heating services of such buildings.
  • Demonstrate depth and breadth of technical training and experience as relevant to the role 
  • Contract management experience or client representative experience in contract management would be an advantage 
  • A high level of knowledge and experience of the construction of buildings and building services and an understanding of the maintenance requirements of same.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standards, National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections, Hygiene Standards, Standards for Hospital, Residential Care and Primary Care etc., as they apply to the role.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the healthcare environment, particularly of residential buildings, hospitals and other health facilities.
  • Good working knowledge of legislation and technical guidance in the estates area including Building, Planning, Health & Safety and Fire Safety Regulations.
  • Knowledge of relevant internationally accepted standards in relation to the design and maintenance of health care buildings.
  • Knowledge of option appraisal procedures, brief writing and building user consultation, cost estimation and control, hospital design, healthcare and project management and of the procurement process appropriate to public sector capital projects.
  • Demonstrate good public relations ability, enthusiasm and initiative, with ability to work as part of a team.
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