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Job Information

AECOM Principal Mechanical Engineer in Dublin, Ireland

Ireland - Dublin, Dublin

Job Summary

AECOM Ireland is a multidisciplinary team with over 600 staff covering Building (MEP, Civil and Structural) Engineering, Project Management, Quantity Surveying, Transportation, Water, Energy & Environmental consultancy. The Building Engineering team has a large team of engineers working on high profile commercial, aviation, infrastructure, education, residential and mission critical projects across Ireland and abroad.

AECOM offer an excellent benefits package which includes paid health insurance, pension, 25 days annual leave, 2 paid CSR days, life assurance, excellent career progression / promotion opportunities, flexible working and extensive in house training / expertise through our global network. We also offer flexible working hours and working locations as part of our ‘Freedom to Grow’ initiatives.

The Principal Mechanical Engineer will lead multiple mid – large projects and project teams from concept through to handover. The successful candidate will have proven experience in leading projects, delivering to quality, time and budget. The successful candidate will also support management in all aspects of managing a busy engineering team to continue to build on its successes and growth. This role will suit someone with a mechanical engineering / building services degree who is enthusiastic, self-motivated, and looking to advance their career. The successful candidate will ideally be chartered.


  • Manage the mechanical design delivery of multiple projects from concept through to completion.

  • Provide technical oversight / strategic guidance / audit & review to other projects being completed within the team.

  • Provide continuous improvement and development across the engineering team.

  • Prepare fee proposals for submission to clients, including resources and programme.

  • Be responsible for the management, mentoring and development of staff.

  • Act as client liaison and discipline technical lead on projects.

  • Define engineering strategies and procedures in conjunction with other AECOM offices across the UK and Ireland.

  • Manage the commercial delivery of multiple projects including cash flow and resource management / projection.

  • Attend project and Client meetings on behalf of AECOM.

  • Prepare planning, design and feasibility reports.

  • Understand and implement AECOM’s Quality Management Policy, including performing QA checks on projects.

  • Be familiar with BIM standards and BIM project delivery.

  • Communicate effectively with clients, professional organizations, contractors, suppliers, sub contractors and other design team members.

Minimum Requirements

  • A Mechanical Engineer or Building Services Engineer.

  • Experience in Mechanical Engineering / Building Services design, including areas such as developing detailed design drawings and calculations, specification writing and compiling technical schedules.

  • Experience in leading / managing mid – large projects from concept through to completion.

  • A track record of having worked on a variety of projects covering for example, Commercial, Education and Residential projects.

  • Excellent knowledge of Part L of the Building Regulations.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Able to make decisions, act on own initiative and operate in a pro-active way.

  • Experience of managing and maintaining Client relationships.

  • Excellent report writing skills, experience of making presentations and attending meetings with clients.

  • A highly motivated individual with excellent verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ideally a graduate in Mechanical, building services or relevant discipline.

  • Proven track record in the Irish building services industry.

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also be able to explore flexible working arrangements through our FREEDOM TO GROW

  • way of working. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Mechanical

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Ireland

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 242478BR

Clearance Required No

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.