Department Manager - Electrical Design (Lifesciences)

Posted on 20 September 22 by Carol Hunt

  • Citywest, Dublin
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Job Description

DPS Group is a global engineering, consulting and project management company, serving high-tech industries around the world. DPS delivers services for clients across the complete engineering and construction value chain including feasibility studies, concepts, consulting, architecture, engineering, procurement, construction management, commissioning, qualification and validation; as well as client-side technical services.DPS applies its extensive process engineering expertise built over 47 years, as well as significant Lean construction experience to assist clients in high-end process sectors such as pharmaceuticals, biotech and semiconductors to deliver manufacturing facilities speedily, safely and cost effectively. What sets the firm apart are the partnerships it builds with clients through a fundamental understanding of their businesses and its own agility, flexibility, original thinking and high-calibre people.DPS has grown substantially in recent years and now employs more than 2,500 people in 18 offices and on client sites in Ireland, U.K., Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Israel, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. For more information, visit

About The Role

The Head of Department is responsible for the management of the team and technical output produced by the Electrical Department in the design of electrical and instrumentation designs for construction.


Summary  Responsibilities



  • Manages the department while participating in the design activities, including regular catch ups on performance and training needs.
  • Assesses E&I resources required for the projected department workload on an ongoing basis. Managing department numbers to meet ongoing needs, increasing and reducing numbers where required.
  • Allocate design work to appropriate team members. 
  • Ensures the project hours are adhered to and that CN’s and PCN’s are produced where justified
  • Monitor and evaluate team members performance and conduct PDR reviews.
  • Assess and implement training requirements and ongoing development of the team.
  • Promote and support Health & Wellbeing initiatives.


Technical Excellence

  • Ensures that designs produced are technically correct, produced adhering to time & quality standards.
  • Embed a culture of continuous improvement within the team. 
  • Independently review designs prior to construction issue.
  • Prepare/Sign off deliverables and hours requests from project managers and others to allow for the preparation of proposals.
  • Work with the Engineering Manager and other department managers to progressively improve the efficiency of the company in providing designs that meet the Client’s needs


Health & Safety

  • Oversee relevant regulatory compliance on projects within the Dublin Projects Operation for Health, Safety and Environmental requirements.


Candidate Requirements

  • 15+ years of relevant experience (including electrical design)
  • Bachelor’s Degree Electrical Engineering / or other relevant area
  • Experience leading and motivated a team.
  • Expertise in technical systems including computer operation for engineering design programs
  • Excellent communication skills, analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills·       

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Skills / Experience

Team Mgt | Design Exp | Degree in Electrical Engineer


Competitive Salary | Bonus | Pension | Healthcare | CPD | Hybrid Working

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