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Project Manager

Engineering & Automation - Pilz Ireland Engineering Services

The Role

We are now seeking a Project Manager to join our growing Engineering Services Team.  Reporting to the Department Team Manager, you will work with a team of talented professionals in a dynamic, challenging and fast paced environment where customer focus is essential; and where your primary role will be to project manage engineering and automation projects.

The position is based at our Irish headquarters in Cork but will require work at customer sites nationally.

The Person

You will be an experienced Project Manager with a demonstrable working knowledge of project management tools & methodologies.  You must have excellent organisational skills, a right first time attitude and an ability to operate in pressurised time sensitive situations.  You will be self-organised and take a logical and systematic approach to problem solving; have the ability to prioritise the urgency of multiple requests and then take charge of these to meet deadlines.

Key Responsibilities

You will:

  • Lead the generation of commercial & technical project proposals for clients, generate project fee estimations and advise on the project delivery approach by Pilz.

  • Work closely with our commercial team during the generation of commercial & technical project proposals, tendering process and contract negotiations.

  • Identify the most appropriate internal and external resources and coordinate both to achieve the project goals, having a clear understanding of the necessary technical approach, quality of deliverables, and project budget targets.

  • Ensure that projects are delivered on time, on budget and to the required quality levels as determined by each client and Pilz.

  • Be the primary point of contact for the project client, answering technical, production, quality, delivery, scope and engineering questions as they may arise. You will be the primary point of contact for the project client to control project variances requested during the project, to provide appropriate solutions, negotiate these appropriately and organise the involvement of Pilz commercial resources as required.

  • Be responsible for all project planning & reporting, project leadership, budgetary control, quality control & compliance, delivery and risk management for each project.

  • Engage with clients at the very early stages of projects, most often the tender/proposal stage, to understand their needs and to arrive at proposed engineering solutions.

  • Coordinate the preparation and delivery of engineering projects for our Irish customer base, selecting and managing internal and external resources.            

  • Develop project schedules and financial plans for projects.

  • Negotiate with contractors and suppliers for materials and services working closely with the Pilz Ireland purchasing department while doing so.

  • Actively manage and control key engineering and automation projects.

  • Communicate effectively, clearly and with authority with the project client, project stakeholders, project teams, department managers, Procurement, Planning, Quality and Health & Safety throughout each project assigned.

  • Provide engineering guidance and leadership to project teams.

  • Manage multi-disciplinary onsite installation and commissioning teams across a range of sectors.

  • Report regularly on progress both to the client and internally to senior management.

  • Continuously enhance, refine or develop our project management methodologies, templates, reports, tools and internal content for our services projects.

  • Participate in multi-disciplinary teams to provide systems solutions to current and future business needs.

  • Identify and respond to opportunities to drive innovation, increase revenues and margins through efficiencies in the execution of projects.

Essential Experience / Knowledge

  • 5+ Years' experience in the project management of engineering projects in industrial, manufacturing environments or consultancy / services project. 

  • Technical Experience in one or more of the following areas: Automation systems, industrial applications involving electrical and/or mechanical installation and commissioning teams.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both oral and written.

  • Excellent time management, planning, organisational and negotiation skills.

  • Proven ability to project manage and lead technical projects to a successful conclusion.

  • Knowledge and experience in the design and installation of safety systems and/or technical aspects related to some machine elements including: Electrical Control, AC/DC Motors, Inverters, Drives, Pneumatics, Hydraulics.  Such experience may include installation, commissioning, maintenance and troubleshooting.

  • The ability to work on own initiative and to strict deadlines.

  • A relevant degree in engineering preferably automation / electrical or related discipline.


Please submit your application via the link to Careers below.


Pilz Ireland
Cork Business and Technology Park, Model Farm Road

Telephone: +353 21 4346535


Telephone: +353 21 4346535