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Senior Engineering Lead (Due Diligence and Masterplanning)

Advanced Building and Engineering
Europe Region

A career at Arup offers you the chance to make a positive difference in the world. Independently owned and independently minded, Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment. We offer a broad range of professional services that combine to make a real difference to our clients and the communities in which we work. For more than 70 years, we have helped bring to life groundbreaking projects across the globe. 

We are truly global, and our 15,000 planners, designers, engineers and consultants around the world delivering innovative projects with creativity and passion. We have over 600 staff working in Ireland based in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick.


Senior Engineering Lead (Due Diligence and Masterplanning)


To be part of the Building Engineering Team based either in our Cork, Limerick or Dublin office delivering multidiscipline front-end projects for our clients.  This client-facing role involves managing delivery of commissions being delivered both by Arup and by other professional firms. The team you will join has a diverse portfolio of front-end engineering with a focus on delivering Due Diligence and Masterplanning projects for the Science, Industry & Technology sectors. The role will involve:

  • Leading the effective and efficient delivery of commissions, managing the performance of the technical team consisting of both internal and external project team resources, in full compliance with Arup Management System (AMS) requirements.

  • Managing stakeholders and the client expectations and relationship.

  • Delivering work to a high standard of client satisfaction and profitably for Arup.

  • Mentoring of support staff.

  • Prospecting for new work, identifying opportunities with current and new clients, developing client relationships and leading major bids.

  • Developing new service offerings

  • Winning new work and clients.


Person Specification – Technical/Experience

  • A high calibre and experienced Professional, with a technical background with the clear potential to develop.

  • Minimum of a first degree and chartered qualification in engineering.

  • Preference for a master’s degree in project or programme management.

  • Demonstrable experience having successfully led multidiscipline technical teams on design of building or infrastructure projects.

  • Demonstrable experience having successfully delivered technical site due diligence or pre-purchase appraisals for clients.

  • Experience of delivering projects from a client project management perspective. 

  • Demonstrable experience of working closely with the design team in their development and delivery of the optimum solution to meet the client’s brief.

  • Evidence of solid achievement and career development in project and programme management.

  • Experience of business development for consulting services.

  • Sound knowledge of developments and drivers in the sector.

  • Good commercial and contractual awareness.

  • Strong client and stakeholder relationship management skills and experience.


Person Specification – Personal Attributes/Competences 

  • Energetic, dynamic and self-motivated

  • Flexible and adaptable with a reasonable degree of mobility (nationally and internationally) for business trips.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, able to develop strong relationships with clients

  • Intuitive and creative thinker, able to conceptualise business opportunities

  • Highly professional, able to develop and sustain the respect of peers and clients alike

  • Opportunity to work in other regions as project opportunities present themselves.


Key Competencies/Responsibilities

People Skills:

  • Able to identify differences and resolve conflicts or assist in resolving conflicts.

  • Able to identify stakeholders, determine requirements and expectations and manage their influence on the project.

  • Maintains good communications with clients, keeping them regularly appraised of the progress of their projects.

  • Able to report progress and answer questions accordingly.

  • Ensures line manager is kept informed about key issues.


Project Delivery:


  • Agrees the overall project programme in conjunction with client and Arup in-house planners.

  • Sets the programme for each major phase of work.


  • Manages professional team to deliver correct elements to programme.

  • Ensures that the design meets the client’s requirements.

  • Escalates issues as appropriate.


  • Oversees the progress of the Project and that it is delivered to programme.

  • Takes action to resolve problems.

  • Escalates issues as appropriate.


  • Manages the processes involved in estimating, budgeting, and controlling costs.

  • Manages the change control procedure.


  • Manages the handover of completed projects to clients.


  • Manages risk that facilitates communication to others.

  • Author’s client reports identifying key issues, matters for resolution and provides a clear and effective mechanism for exception reporting.

       Contracts/ compliance:

  • Developing and managing the team.

  • Ensures the project team works in accordance with all regulatory standards.

  • Manages procedures to deliver the required quality at all stages of the project.


What to expect at Arup 

We offer a multicultural and informal international working environment where you can develop professionally by being part of a team of professionals who enjoy what they do:

  • Be part of a company with a strong corporate culture committed to its values and aims: quality of work, holistic approach, humane organization, straight and honorable dealings, social usefulness and reasonable prosperity

  • Short, long or educational assignments at Arup’s offices and projects anywhere in the world

  • Continuous training and professional development that will allow you to adapt to the growing needs of our clients being in the midst of the digital transformation

  • Employees at Arup are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme, dependent on the firm’s financial performance. Competitive performance based salary growth

  • We offer a flexible Friday scheme. We are open to candidates seeking a more flexible working week including flexible start/finish times, planned working from home and offer the ability to purchase additional leave.


Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a great place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. This includes people with disabilities so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact.

Shape your time with us

At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people. You’ll have access to a range of flexible working options – whether you’re a parent, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle - we recognise it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours so if you're interested in flexible start and finish times, please let us know when you apply, and we'll discuss how this could work in your role.

In light of the current coronavirus (COVID) we are continuously and frequently reviewing our recruitment and onboarding processes. The health and safety of our candidates, employees, and community is our top priority. We will be conducting any interviews via video conference and other digital collaboration tools during this time. As a firm, we will continuously adapt our approach in line with any government guidelines and regulations as this situation develops.

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