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Irish Lights Recruiting for Coastal Operations & Property Manager

22nd December 2021
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Are you up for the challenge of managing the network of lighthouses around the coast of Ireland? If so, the Commissioners of Irish Lights want to hear from you.

The agency is now recruiting for the role of Coastal Operations and Property Manager, who will be responsible for making sure Ireland’s 65 lighthouses — plus 141 buoys and 22 beacons — are safe to access and use, and maintained and powered sustainably into the future.

Some of Ireland’s lighthouse stations are over 200 years old, and are found in exceptionally beautiful and challenging locations.

But with new communication and navigation equipment as well as powerful LED lights, they continue to provide a vital service to mariners and increasingly also to local tourism, heritage and environmental protection programmes.

As Coastal Operations and Property Manager, the successful candidate will lead and develop a strategic approach to Irish Lights property and aids to navigation (AtoN) asset management.

Among their many responsibilities, they will manage a team of over 20 employees, including managers, team leads, technicians and general workers; obtain relevant planning and environmental consents for capital and maintenance works; fostering strong stakeholder relationships; and oversee capital projects’ timelines and budgets.

The successful candidate will have at least 10 years’ relevant engineering experience, with at least seven in a team and organisational leadership role.

Previous experience working in a marine environment or with coastal assets, ideally in a civil engineering capacity, is also expected, as are strong people management skills, with the ability to foster collaboration and a cohesive team environment.

Irish Lights offers the opportunity to manage a dynamic and vital operation, as well as leading the coastal operations team into the future. The role also comes with a strong remuneration package as well as a highly competitive pension scheme.

A full candidate briefing pack is available on the Irish Light website. To learn more about this job, email [email protected] or call Jasper Wiley on +353 1 474 4623 and see the job spec page on the Sigmar Recruitment website.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 14 January 2022.

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