Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) was set up to deliver and operate safe and efficient light rail and national road networks. TII’s mission is to deliver transport infrastructure and services that contribute to the quality of life of the people of Ireland and support the country’s economic growth.
TII’s ability to deliver and operate light rail and roads networks efficiently is recognised, as evidenced by the portfolio of National Development Plan (NDP) 2018–2027 investments entrusted to TII and its partners to deliver.
Project Services is responsible for developing and owning the plans, core processes, control systems and business intelligence that enable TII to manage its multi-million euro portfolio of road and public transport projects and infrastructural assets in an efficient and value-adding manner.
The primary role of Project Services is to standardise and integrate the activities of commercial management, risk analysis, quality and time management (scheduling) in the effective planning, delivery and ongoing monitoring of TII projects.
The main functions of Project Services include:
- Providing authoritative advice and professional expertise in scheduling, estimating and administering all capital projects
- Creating and programming Time, Cost and Risk data and performance metrics across all project activities and reporting that information concisely at all levels across TII
- Ensuring the commercial management of construction contracts from initial production of (or checking of) contract documentation to agreeing final accounts of contracts post construction, where TII is the client, and providing support and expert advice where TII acts as sanctioning authority only
- Contributing to the development of strategies for project & programme delivery
- Developing and maintaining a cost estimating capability related to the remit of TII
- Managing and analysing contractors’ programmes including evaluating extension of time claims. Advise on/set standards for consultants supervising Local Authority contracts, in the area of constructing as-built programmes for use in claims management and dispute resolution
- Developing and maintaining risk management procedures
- Production and maintenance of project & programming risk registers including the use of both cost and schedule quantitative risk analysis
- Administration of framework agreements and contracts for the division and provide support for the procurements as required by the heads of departments within the organisation
- Managing and maintaining Corporate and Project quality management system to the ISO 9001 standard.
Project Services is divided into Commercial, Planning, Risk and Quality with the Commercial section headed up by the Commercial Manager and then separate Commercial Leads manage the roads and public transport portfolios respectively.
Role, Duties and Responsibilities
The role shall assist the Commercial Leads in supporting the various programmes, projects and corporate activities as required.
The key areas of responsibilities for this role are:
- The commercial management of assigned projects/contracts under the direction of the Commercial Leads and in accordance with TII & NTA Guidelines including funding applications and NTA project gate approvals.
- Provision of sound commercial and contractual advice to projects with particular focus on programme, risk and cost control, dispute resolution, contractual matters and procurement / contractual approaches
- To manage the performance of assigned staff and support their professional development
- Commercial management of consultancy and construction projects, which includes payment valuation, claims & variation management and dispute resolution.
- To participate in tender process through preparation of tender documents, tender evaluation, contract negotiation through to award and also reviews of tender documentation.
- To participate in the risk management process
- Co-ordinating the outputs of other project services departments (Planning, Risk & Quality) into the commercial management and reporting of the project/contracts assigned
- Ensuring the provision of input and advice on the establishment of scheme estimates and the maintenance of the unit rates data base.
- Coordinating the procurement and administration of Framework Contracts as required
- Undertaking such tasks, activities or other duties as may be required or assigned as appropriate to the grade
Education & Experience
The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate the key competencies for a Grade 2 position as identified in Appendix A, as well as the following experience and job-specific requirements:
- A third level qualification (HETAC Level 8 or equivalent) in quantity surveying or other related discipline deemed relevant to the role
- 5 years’ post graduate experience in quantity surveying, ideally mainly in civil engineering and preferably large scale infrastructure projects
- A chartered Quantity Surveyor with RICS / SCSI or in a position to attain chartership within one year from appointment to the position
- Demonstrable good working knowledge of different forms of contract including GCCC, ICE(IEI), FIDIC and NEC
- Strong commercial acumen with experience and technical knowledge in the cost, risk and time aspects of developing, operating and maintaining infrastructural assets
- Proven experience in working within a multi-disciplinary team and working with internal and external stakeholder.
- Client and outcome focused
- Strong numeracy and critical analysis skills
- Strong communication skills (verbal and written). Report writing and presentation skills required
- Ability to review and interpret complex information and present it in summary form
- Experience of using planning, estimating and risk software
- Strong risk, financial, contract dispute and stakeholder engagement experience and skills
- Motivated and dynamic individual able to work individually, or as part of a team
- A good understanding of the public sector working environment
- Fluency in the English language, both written and oral.
To apply for, or to locate further information on, these posts please visit our website: https://www.tii.ie/careers/
The closing date for applications is 12pm (noon) Friday, 4th December, 2020.
Transport Infrastructure Ireland is committed to a policy of equal opportunity.