Pre Construction CSA Manager | Ireland & UK

Location: Dublin
Department: Pre-Construction
Contract Type: Permanent / Full Time

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Pre Construction CSA Manager | Ireland & UK

Pre Construction CSA Manager | Ireland & UK

  • Permanent position available with a considerable portfolio of works for the next 5+ years
  • To build your career by assisting in the delivery of ‘leading edge’ engineering projects.
  • To work with a vibrant, agile and multi-functional team in delivering projects on time, safely, to budget and to the required quality standards.
  • To benefit from Kirby’s Career Development Programmes that will enhance your leadership capability.
  • To work with the best.
  • Excellent package on offer with room for negotiations

About Kirby Group Engineering
Kirby Group Engineering is an international multi-disciplinary engineering services contractor and leading provider of high-value engineering services to a number of ‘blue chip’ companies. Operating across Ireland, the UK and Europe, Kirby has become the engineering service provider of choice in growth segments such as pharmaceuticals, data centres and power transmission and distribution. Our culture is innovative, collaborative and performance focused. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to grow and develop in a company committed to developing talent and rewarding performance.

Role Purpose

The Pre-Construction CSA Manager is a senior level appointment reporting to ] the Pre-Construction Director in Kirby who will lead and develop the departmental CSA capability and performance. They will oversee and coordinate the various internal CSA Pre-Construction teams and internal stakeholders. Ensure professional stewardship and governance of all CSA activities (including international CSA regulations) and provide a CSA service across the group as well as delivering expert internal CSA consultancy. The development of this capability is a key strategic objective of the group.   


  • Leads and mentors CSA teams across the department.
  • Provides senior leadership through collaboration with client, architects, engineers, supply chain and other interested parties in the initial planning stage up to operational commencement.   
  • Develops leading edge departmental CSA team/processes.   
  • Compare and review the commercial aspects of the bid, ensuring all products/services are included in the final price delivered to the stakeholders.   
  • Supporting Civil QS/Estimating team in analysis of subcontract packages.   
  • Guides and advises the team on the selection of supply chain partners and subcontractors.   
  • Be the go-to trusted advisor.   
  • Influence the design concept and identifying gap analysis and potential opportunities with our Engineering team and Tendering team, liaising with external design consultants if applicable.   
  • Collaborate with the T&D estimating managers to ensure all aspects of the proposal is accounted for.   
  • Developing Technical queries with our external clients as part of the tendering process.   
  • Liaising with Business unit Leadership at tender stage & post tender.   
  • Overseeing the production of the programme schedule to ensure all aspects of the client required    milestones are met and bettered.   
  • Oversee and liaise with the operations team to build up the prelim requirement per project.   
  • Oversee and contribute to our non- commercial requirements of our bids such as the construction methodology.   
  • Developing Risk Register in conjunction with Estimating team/Operations & supporting the Tender Commercial closures at tender adjudication   
  • Attending Client mid tender & post tender meetings as required.   
  • Collaboratively working with the CSA Pre-Con team in developing designs from the various estimate stages and if successful liaising with Construction Design Engineering team & Operations team to support the project to allow the successful appointment of civils subcontractor. 
  • Developing & controlling the feedback loop from live projects back into the estimating department for similar projects (applying lessons-learned principals)   
  • Developing collaboration & alignment with supply chain sub-subcontractor external consultants and our end clients   
  • Delivers CSA performance analysis.   
  • Uses Digital Construction resources to create value and support efficient CSA project delivery.   
  • Ensures alignment with the Commercial Objectives of the tender(s) and oversees the Departmental CSA Function budget and when unexpected complications or issues arise, makes quick and necessary   adjustments.   
  • Leads as required CSA negotiations, revisions, and additions and adherence by all parties.   
  • Collaborates at a senior level with clients, authorities/regulatory bodies, subcontractors, and design professionals to discuss and resolve problems.   
  • Develops and maintains good working relationships with clients and senior professionals.   
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.   

Required Skills/Abilities:   

  • Strategic and Analytical thinking.
  • Drives results/ Demonstrated capability to drive multiple large-scale projects.   
  • Resilience and strength of will.   
  • Client service focus/Builds relationships.   
  • Focuses on and creates commercial value.   
  • Builds a team.   
  • Develops others.   
  • Safety/Quality Leader and Champion.   
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.   
  • Technical ‘Thought and Practice’ Leader.   
  • Experience of delivering Civil projects in the UK and Ireland   
  • Civil Bias   

Education and Experience:   

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, Construction Science, Construction Management, or equivalent required.   
  • At least 10 years of engineering/construction leadership experience required.   

Other Requirements:   

  • Will require travel.
  • Must be available as a Senior Leader to deal with project complexities as and when they emerge 24/7.   
  • Ability to make intelligent and quick decisions, working well under pressure, and when faced with unexpected occurrences or delays.   
  • Understands the complexity of scheduling, programming, and sequencing.   
  • Preferable experience of working in the Power utilities sector.
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