Technical Director - Engineering

Country/Region:  IE
Field:  Engineering

Dublin, IE

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any
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Around the world, SYSTRA’s specialists plan, design, integrate, test, commission, project manage and deliver mass transit and mobility solutions that are relied on by more than 50 million people every day.
For more than 60 years, the Group has been committed to helping cities and regions contribute to their development by creating, improving, and modernising their transport infrastructure with sustainability, accessibility, and innovation at the heart of our designs. With over 10,300 colleagues globally and around 1000 in the UK & Ireland we are growing significantly and seeking out the very best talent to join the SYSTRA signature team and be part of leading the way in infrastructure design.


Are you a visionary leader with a passion for transforming transport Infrastructure? SYSTRA Ltd are seeking an experienced and passionate Technical Director to continue the growth of our transport infrastructure engineering design presence in the Irish market. This pivotal role will be based in Dublin primarily and will provide technical and delivery expertise on major projects delivered by SYSTRA. This is a high-profile role within SYSTRA that also interfaces extensively with our external clients and will suit someone with a multidisciplinary technical engineering design background coupled with demonstrable programme management experience.



Key responsibilities:



  • Support the technical strategy for key projects or a portfolio of projects including influencing the production model for the project.
  • Lead the technical development of key projects.
  • Build strong relationships with key clients and stakeholders and assist with the growth of new business and strategic relationships.
  • Drive collaboration between our Consultancy and Engineering specialist technical teams and promote the expertise available across the UK & Ireland business.
  • Provide oversight on the technical performance of the project and proactively identify solutions to any technical challenges.
  • Challenge the delivery teams to innovate and find creative solutions to project challenges, minimum viability, cost effectiveness and a systems approach.
  • Provide technical project reporting on performance, budget, and quality.
  • Line Management of any relevant technical staff as we continue to grow.
  • Provide ‘Thought Leadership’ through technical articles, publications, and industry presentations.
  • Build a strong global network within the wider SYSTRA group.
  • Be aware of and manage the constraints of any perceived or actual conflicts of interest as they may arise.
  • Make (3S) health, safety, and security part of everything we do.



Experience Required:



  • Appropriately qualified, chartered by a relevant professional body and / or suitably experienced.
  • Demonstrable history of multi-disciplinary technical engineering leadership of significant, complex projects.
  • Experience of operating at a senior level within a large Engineering Consultancy or Design & Build organisation.
  • Multidisciplinary Engineering Management experience of a significant nature.
  • Able to act as an authority in one or more Engineering specialist areas.
  • Significant major project and / or Line Manager experience.
  • Experience of technically operating within Business Development / Work Winning environments.
  • Experience of managing/liaising with multi overseas production and technically specialist centres of excellence.




Our three core values: Excellence, Connected Teams and Bold Leadership are kept at the heart of everything we do. We strive for the highest levels of technical excellence, achieving the best results through teamwork, both locally and internationally, and reward innovative thinking through encouraging all colleagues to think as leaders. We offer clear and well supported pathways for career development and qualification attainment, a competitive remuneration package including a bonus and private healthcare, an electric car scheme and a broad suite of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.


Because we value who you are as much as what you do, we want you to feel supported at work. We offer hybrid working, balancing the benefits of working from home with time in our modern, well-equipped offices for that crucial in-person contact, team development and collaborative working. We also recognise that life doesn’t always run to the same schedule for everyone, so we have a dedicated flexible working policy to support you in tailoring your work life to reach your full potential, for more details on this, please get in touch.


Diversity & Inclusion
We provide a warm welcome and encourage applications from a diverse range of people who can enrich our company and offer perspectives which will drive better solutions in a truly inclusive environment. Our employee led working groups and clearly defined strategy help us to keep at the leading edge of important issues and keep us accountable. We want our colleagues to feel comfortable to bring their whole selves to work and continually seek new ideas and contributions to ensure we continue to grow and develop in this space.


It’s no surprise that people do their best work when they feel physically and mentally supported. Our SYSTRA Wellness Programme offers a wide range of support; from Wellness champions to free health checks, healthy eating workshops and regular seminars, alongside access to a wide range of external support. We offer two paid days for charity work and an ever-growing social calendar.

Apply and find out more about how SYSTRA can support you in your career journey. If you require any adjustments or financial assistance to support you in your application or interview process please email:  where your request will be treated confidentially and with respect. We pledge to offer an interview to any candidates with a disability who apply for a role and meet the minimum criteria. 
As we are always looking to expand our team, we would still be interested in hearing from you if you fulfil most, but not all, of the relevant criteria for the role and if you are a returner looking to restart your career after a period outside the workplace – you could be just what we are looking for.