Mechanical Operations Manager

Mechanical Operations Manager
Posted 1 week ago

We are now looking for a Mechanical Operations Manager based in Belfast.

The role 

  • To assist in managing this dynamic department, performing as the Mechanical Operations Manager.
  • Be commercially focused and have a reputation for achieving high customer satisfaction.
  • Lead the delivery of mechanical contracts within this department 
  • Provide strong technical knowledge to ensure contracts are delivered in compliance with the Employer’s Requirements, specifications and drawings, as well as to the highest possible standards.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

As an Operations Manager within the Maintenance Division, you will be expected to promote best practice. The main duties and responsibilities include:

  • I oversee all live mechanical projects ongoing within the business, ensuring they are delivered in accordance with agreed standards, specifications, and drawings while maximising profitability. 
  • Regularly visit live sites to interact positively with our site and client teams.
  • Monitor and mentor the Contracts Managers and Supervisors
  • Provide training and monitor training plans for all managers and supervisors 
  • Assist contract managers with the preparation of contract reviews.
  • Chair monthly contract review meetings
  • Assist contracts managers, pre-construction manager, and store team with project procurement.
  • Identify and implement more efficient ways of carrying out company processes.
  • When required, actively advertise, identify and recruit new personnel
  • Ensure project accounts (valuations, variations, payments, final accounts, etc.) are kept current.
  • Assess and sign off sub-contractor monthly valuations/payment notices
  • Work closely with the QS department to monitor cash flow and sales forecasts and accurately project profit and loss forecasts.
  • Identify new supply chain partners, including labour-only sub-contractors, specialised contractors and general suppliers.
  • Build existing client relationships and try to identify and secure new clients. 
  • Take a keen interest in the other division of the business.
  • Actively promote Irwin M & E within the industry.

Behaviours Expected

  • Self-starter
  • Positive in all dealings with the directors, management team and staff
  • Demonstrate sound technical awareness
  • Commercial awareness
  • Organised and structured in planning their approach to their own personal work assignments and that of the other members of their team
  • Detailed care and attention to every detail of a project
  • Understanding our client’s needs and building lasting relationships from this understanding
  • Strong attention to detail for quality and H&S processes
  • Innovative and forward-thinking approach to each project
  • Courtesy and respect for each team member
  • Good personal organisation, honesty, communication, ownership, reliability and dependability 
  • Praise and recognition of individuals and the team for a job well done



  • Time-served Plumber/Heating Engineer with commercial and industrial experience and a Building Services Engineering Degree.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to work under pressure and to work to a plan to avoid disappointments
  • Good interpersonal skills to create meaningful reciprocal relationships with both colleagues and clients
  • Commercially aware of costs and trends in the marketplace.
  • Good knowledge of safety, health, environment and quality systems
  • Good personal organisation, honesty, communication, ownership, reliability and dependability 
  • Praise and recognition of individuals and the team for a job well done


  • HNC/HND in Building Services Engineering
  • Use of specialist software packages such as Amtech, CAFM, AutoDesk, products and the like
  • Understand electrical skills including controls systems

The Company Offers

  • Competitive Salary 
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Working alongside experts in their field
  • Working away allowance
  • All flights & accommodation covered by the company
  • Health cash plan including compensation for dentistry and optical well-being
  • Team building and activity days
  • Monthly employee value-based recognition award – monetary gift
  • Health, well-being and social calendar of events 
  • Long service awards
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity
  • Increased holidays with length of service


For more information or to apply for this vacancy, contact Michaela Francis at 01256 817878, email, or complete the application form below.

Job Features

Job CategoryPermanent
Start DateImmediate
SalaryCompetitive Salary
ContactMichaela Francis

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