Atkins in Ireland is seeking to recruit an Operations Director, based in Dublin, Cork, Galway or Dundalk.


Reporting to the Manager Director for Atkins Ireland, you will:

  • Contribute to the overall market strategy and execution of the annual business plan.
  • Contribute to performance reviews of the Infrastructure and Transportation markets.
  • Assist in planning and maximising short term external and internal performance.
  • Identify and manage portfolio risks, and properly escalate and report key decisions to the Managing Director.
  • Assure that the whole business complies with governance policies and procedures.
  • Work with Project Directors and Project Managers to coordinate all projects with an objective to improve profitably and client satisfaction.
  • Review the performance of Project Managers and Project Directors.
  • Assist in defining resource requirements for the Irish market and build strong relationships with the wider UK&E practices and Global Technology Centre (GTC).
  • Communicate regularly with wider Atkins teams to improve the consistency of resourcing.
  • Work with other stakeholders to implement strategic initiatives to develop our people.
  • Develop and improve risk management of the business.
  • Ensure that global framework management plans are implemented.
  • Assist in driving best practice for Health and Safety, QSSE and Sustainability on projects.


  • Experience of leading high performing teams and ability to build trust, influence and motivate others.
  • Demonstrable experience of financial and commercial management including negotiating.
  • Ability to collaborate with key stakeholders.
  • Extensive contractual and commercial knowledge.
  • Knowledge of the Irish market.
  • A well-rounded leadership and management background with demonstrable management of project portfolio experience.
  • Degree level or equivalent professional qualification.
  • Strong internal and external client skills.

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