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Site Technicians – Galway, Waterford, Cork and Limerick

Permanent position
Galway, Waterford, Cork and Limerick
Closing date
Applications Welcome
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JJ Rhatigan & Company are currently recruiting for Site Technicians in Galway, Waterford, Cork and Limerick.


Ensure that the required site engineering and technical duties are carried out as per the instruction of the senior engineer to enable the Works to be constructed as per the required design (technical specifications and drawings) to the specified quality while employing safe systems of works.

  • Review of the design and associated programme of works in conjunction with the Senior Engineer and extended construction team.
  • Take instruction from the Senior Engineer and take responsibility for understanding both short term and long terms goals. Constantly review with the Senior Engineer taking note of ongoing changes to the plan and be able to react to these changes timely.
  • Communicate with the Senior Engineer and the wider construction team daily to understand key priorities.
  • Once established in the role, provide necessary leadership to any assistant engineering staff reporting directly to you. Understand any mentoring and training requirements with direction from the Senior Engineer.
  • Liaise with the Senior Engineer to ensure that the construction team has all the required information to construct the Works.
  • Upload weekly RFI (Request for Information) Schedules and discuss in detail with the Senior Engineer to understand and technical details subject to further clarification / possible change. Raise RFIs for review by the Senior Engineer as required.
  • Understand the programme and take responsibility for understanding in advance when design information is required. Where design may be late and cause possible impact to the programme, clearly report this to the Senior Engineer.
  • Under direction from the Senior Engineer, take responsibility for providing the required setting out and dimensional control on site. Agree how the primary control is to be established for the Works with the Senior Engineer and procedures for ongoing monitoring of same. Ensure robust checking system is in place to continually monitor and provide required assurance on setting out.
  • Where required, provide any information requested by the Senior Engineer for technical submissions within the scope of works you have responsibility for within the required timescales including taking note of required approval / response periods so that there is no impact to the programme
  • Review all applicable Inspection and Test Plans that provide the necessary inspections and hold points during construction
  • Generate method statements and risk assessments in conjunction with the wider team timely, ensuring buildability and safe systems of works are prioritised at all times.
  • As may be required and under direction from the Senior Engineer, carry out inspections of the works.
  • Under direction from the Senior Engineer, learn about how we implement temporary works within your scope of works with a view to being responsible for same when you reach the appropriate level of competence and experience.
  • Maintain a detailed diary with relevant information as agreed with the Senior Engineer. Ensure the project standard for record keeping is followed. Provide information on all events that may have an impact on the programme or commercial matters.
  • Ensure that issues with design coordination are immediately flagged to the Senior Engineer or Design Coordinator. Attend weekly design meetings as required. Ensure BIM usage is being employed to maximise gains from builders’ work point of view etc. (This may involve training)
  • Through agreement with the Senior Engineer, understand and employ the project / company quality system to ensure the required quality assurance is being adopted for all trades. You are responsible for requesting any training that may be required to ensure that this is fully complied with.
  • As may be required, ensure all contractors comply with the required quality control on site. Under direction from the Senior Engineer, a system must be employed whereby the contractor must offer their works for inspection to JJR to a pre-agreed plan. All actions from each inspection must be closed out (or to a standard agreed by the project manager) before the senior engineer provides approval for the next stage of works to proceed. This must all be done in line with the project manager and other team members as it needs to be integrated fully with the required sequence of works.
  • As the works progress populate the NCR (non-conformance report) register and maintain during construction. Hold responsible persons and contractors to account and provide detailed weekly reports to the project management team and commercial team on progress / non-compliance.
  • Prior to completion understand your involvement in the close out process. Take responsibility for any snags you are directed to. Hold sub-contractors to account, close out all snags by timely so as not to affect handover.
  • Under direction from the Senior Engineer, provide any items of learning to include in the Schedule of Lessons Learnt at the end of the project and at relevant times during its execution. Build this schedule as the works proceed.
  • Provide assistance to close out all sub-contractor accounts with which you have involvement.


Ideally degree qualified with a Minimum of 3 years +’ experience with Main Contractor in Ireland or the UK

If you feel you have the required skills and experience, and are interested in joining a highly respected company with the opportunity to progress your career, we would be interested in hearing from you.

Attractive terms of employment will be offered to suitable applicants for the above positions.

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