• Permanent
  • Westmeath

Job Title – Design Lead

Location:· Westmeath

Salary: 65k pa

Hours: Full time

An excellent opportunity has now arisen for a Design Lead to join our client who leads in the designing of the perfect fire protection system manufacturing, installing and servicing industry.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and Lead Design Engineers overseeing multiple design projects.
  • Problem solving and resolution of coordination and design roadblocks.
  • Management of drawing standards and specifications.
  • Manage and coordinate LCBP standards and inspection and accreditation process.
  • Development and updating of Design SOP’s, Manuals, Procedures for your Department in line with legislative, regulatory, Company and Client requirements.
  • Schedule and plan for upcoming works and provide updates to relevant Departments.
  • Ensure all designs are tracked, monitored, planned and progress updated in relevant project management schedules and systems.
  • Develop and implement standard design tools to build efficiencies in project execution.
  • Support Design Engineers to ensure they pass internal and external audits and inspections.
  • Coach, mentor, and train employees with all aspects of Design and related functions.
  • Manage the recruitment, onboarding, performance management, retention, employee engagement, and learning and development of team members.
  • Develop a Workforce Plan ensuring full compliance with the recruitment and selection process to secure staffing requirements on time and within budget.
  • Develop, review and amend job descriptions/key competencies for each role in the Department.
  • Analyse training needs in conjunction with Managers; plan and deliver training, including staff onboarding.
  • Ensuring technical competence is developed within the team and efficient work practices are maintained.
  • Support and mentor the team members on building people capability; managing people risk and ensuring the employee experience enables them to achieve their goals.
  • Demonstrating accountability and ownership for team performance, working with team on deliverables and liaising with functional management to resolve issues.
  • Deliver internal and external communications to all stakeholders in a timely manner.
  • Promote and maintain a positive HSEQ culture and safe work environment in conjunction with the Writech Health & Safety Statement and support Writech’s CSR initiatives.
  • Proactively engage in all Company-led initiatives while ensuring best practice standards are promoted and maintained.
  • Ensure all written documentation is accurate, timely and legible, keeping all records up to date.


  • Minimum 5 years of Fire Sprinkler Design Experience
  • Degree in Mechanical and/or Electrical Engineering or related discipline
  • Experience using Revit
  • Demonstrated skills in Project Management
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise work and manage a challenging workload
  • Flexible, adaptable, and can-do attitude to work
  • Proven record of building and sustaining effective and professional working relationships; being a trusted advisor to colleagues
  • Excellent time management, attention to detail, and reliability skills
  • Full driving license.
  • Must be eligible to work in the Republic of Ireland.

If interested in our Design Lead role please apply below or call 086 1021850 between 8.30 am – 5.30 pm and speak to Nigel or email nigel@buildstaff.ie re the opportunity.


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