Careers

The consistent excellence of the Shay Murtagh team is what makes us the leaders in our industry.

Being a collaborating partner in a range of upcoming projects across Ireland and Great Britain there are some very exciting times ahead at Shay Murtagh. We’re looking for passionate, dynamic individuals to join our team and become leaders in our company and the field of Precast Concrete Solutions.

Constructing Your Career

Exciting things are happening at Shay Murtagh Precast. We have available opportunities across a range of departments. If you believe you have what it takes to excel in the field of Precast Concrete Solutions contact us today.

What We Can Offer

A dynamic and fast-paced workplace with an emphasis on continuous improvement. You’ll joined a progressive team of highly skilled, self-motivated individuals and work on a diverse range of projects for clients across Ireland and the UK

Why Work for Shay Murtagh

Shay Murtagh is a diverse and fast growing business and we want you to grow with us. We can offer you an excellent platform to embark on your career with our multi-faceted facility. We offer a competitive salary, discretionary bonus, reduced fuel costs with Topaz, cycle to work scheme and a fun, challenging working atmosphere with a strong focus on continuous professional development throughout your career.

Apply Today

We are always in search of experienced and qualified people for the following roles, and while we are not actively recruiting for these positions at the moment, we welcome applications from those with suitable experience and qualifications.

  • Welders
  • Carpenters
  • Finance
  • Quality Assurance & Compliance
  • Mechanic (Plant & Truck Equipment)
  • Steel Fabricators & Welders

If you believe you have the skills, experience and passion to join the Shay Murtagh Team, please email your cover letter and updated CV to hr@shaymurtagh.ie

Current Vacancies

Quantity Surveyor/Estimator

The individual we are seeking will be robust, commercially accountable with both a high level of articulation and numeracy. Ideally you will have at least 3-5 years’ experience with Quantity Surveying background and preferably in the Precast Concrete or Concrete Frame Construction sector.

The person should be experienced in review of contracts for risk allocation and mitigation in pretender and pre-award phase. The person shall also be experienced in the preparation of subcontracts for award to supply chain partners of the Group.

Key Responsibilities

  • Review of incoming engineering and architectural drawings and enquiries from clients and preparation of material
    and product quantities and labour estimates to assemble an estimate/quotation for project.
  • Liaison with the client and design engineers in the pre-bid review of design and preliminary design development
  • Preparation of the project estimate and processing of documentation for submission to client.
  • Prepare cost plans to enable design teams to produce practical designs for construction projects, which involves
    liaising with architects, engineers and subcontractors
  • Liaison with Estimating Manager and/or Commercial Director on final bid and strategy.
  • Follow up communication with our client/customer to track bid progress and access status of bids.
  • Updating our Jarvis CRM (Customer Relations Management) records with all estimates/tender/ bids.
  • Uploading and maintenance of all information for new projects to company JARVIS ERP system
  • Coordination with site and production teams on project specification information including project procurement
    requirements.
  • Monitoring and tracking of commercial aspects of the project as it passes through design and production stages
    and to track variations.
  • Monitor and keep track of project progress and responsible for the measurement and valuation of variations in
    the work during the contract, for agreement of interim payments and the final account.
  • Actively work with project managers and design team relating to contract variations.
  • Accessing project and product feedback costing metrics from company ERP system.
  • Liaison with accounts department on all commercial aspects of project.
  • Preparing monthly progress payment applications and final account.
  • Reporting to management on the financial progression and costs control of projects.
  • Attending and contribution to internal company work winning ‘pipeline meetings.
  • Ability to maintain an overview of entire projects while continuing to attend to detailed technicalities.

Skills & Qualities

The suitable candidate will hold a Quantity Surveying / Construction Economics degree and/or Chartered Quantity Surveyor (MRICS or SCS). QS will have 3-5 year’s plus experience with a main building contractor. Suitable applicants will have a proven track record and thorough knowledge of Irish and UK construction and or civil engineering sectors.

Note: QS must be capable of providing all core-related QS functions from cost estimating, Bill of Quantity production, tender document preparation, contract administration, claims negotiation, final account settlement, etc. over an extensive portfolio of projects

  • Excellent verbal, written communication & interpersonal skills (English)
  • Negotiating, supervisory and leadership skills combined with the ability to delegate
  • Ability to work under pressure, balance priorities, and meet strict deadlines is essential and being highly
    motivated and willing to take on new challenges.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft packages,
  • Ability to think methodically, plan and manage projects.
  • Proven team player with excellent verbal and written communication & interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent time management skills, mange workload efficiently and effectively.

Key Competencies for this role

  • Demonstrated proficient competency around the key values of Shay Murtagh along with other job specific competencies;
    • Customer Focused
    • Respect & Empower our People
    • Dedicated to excellence & Continuous Improvement
    • Act professionally & Responsibly
  • Team Player: Always willing to be involved in other activities to achieve company objectives. Works collaboratively
    and uses influence to gain solution of issues. Demonstrates honesty, loyalty and commitment
  • Initiative: is able to work alone and team to get results in an effective way. Understands and seeks to minimise waste
    in resources and processes. Adopts and encourages others to adopt new ways of working
  • Customer Focus: Takes time to question and understand the real, underlying needs of our suppliers & people. Always
    works closely with customers/SM People, developing an independent view of their needs and acting in their long term
    interest
  • Leadership skills: Communicates and gains team commitment to a vision, able to motivate staff and provide direction
  • Effective Communication skills: Able to adapt communication to audience and create detailed written documents
    and reports. Able to maintain and manage communication links with a variety of stakeholders. Presents a professional
    image.
  • Influencing: Identifies and builds relationships with those who will be useful now and in the future in achieving
    strategic business objectives.
  • Problem Solving: Looks objectively at every side of an idea or situation to ensure that all outcomes are thoroughly
    assessed before deciding on an appropriate course of action.

Production Operative

You will be joining a very dynamic, diverse and hard-working team with further job opportunities and job progression, job security and job satisfaction working on some of the largest and bespoke precast concrete projects in Ireland and the UK.

You will be tasked with working as a hands on Production Operative in the construction, installation and modification of precast concrete structures, on a day to day basis, in a busy manufacturing environment.   Working as part of the production team in the factory, undertaking all duties as directed by their manager/supervisor. You will play a key role in production, storage, cleaning, Health & Safety, Quality and all other tasks as directed by management. This role will involve working to challenging production targets and a good work ethic is required.

If you believe you have the right work ethic and have previous work experience in our sector, please apply for this role via the form or email your up-to-date CV and application letter to hr@shaymurtagh.ie

Health, Safety & Environment Group Manager

Description

Develop and enhance an uncompromising Culture around the successful implementation of Environmental, Health & Safety Policy group wide.

  • Pro-actively manage health, safety and welfare to ensure compliance and best safe working practices from both a production, manufacturing and site point of view with an overall aim to significantly reduce any incidents.
  • Actively champion the health & safety function throughout all areas of the business in keeping with continuous improvement initiatives
  • Monitor legislative updates, ensuring necessary changes are applied promptly and in accordance with standard procedures.
  • Conduct both site and factory safety audits, produce applicable metrics and/or scorecards, follow up with accountability and corrective actions for outcomes.
  • Robust and through investigation, recording and reporting of accidents, incidents and near misses in a prompt manner ensuring any corrective actions are implemented without delay.
  • Provide relevant accident information and robust reporting for Insurance purposes
  • Identify new and on-going safety related training in conjunction with H&S Site Officers
  • You will be responsible for ensuring that all sites and manufacturing facilities are all in compliance with EHS regulations, developing the EHS plan to assist in driving the ongoing long term strategic aims of the Company
  • Developing EHS systems and/or recommendation of additional supports to enhance the EHS team
  • Through knowledge of ISO 14001 and OHSAS 180010 and continuing development of them in all relevant sites and audit compliance
  • Develop, regularly review and update all Risk Assessments and SOP’s for required job tasks throughout the Group
  • Implement & conduct an excellent system of continuous communication channels to enhance the culture and message of “The Safe way ….or No way”.
  • Collaborate and update qualification platforms for various clients

Professional Experience & Qualifications

The successful candidate will be a person of professional ethics, the highest integrity and will have;

  • A recognized 3rd level professional Health & Safety/Environmental qualification
  • A background of managing and leading a team in a multi-site, manufacturing & site environment
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role preferably with a background in civil engineering/construction rail and/or infrastructure

Personal Attributes

  • Proven ability to challenge across your pier group in a professional manner to ensure real results are achieved
  • Excellent ability to communicate with people at all levels
  • Excellent Organisational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise workload to meet deadlines are essential for this role.
  • Excellent and proven IT skills
  • Calm, confident manner to handle potentially uncomfortable conversations

Job Type:
Full-time

Benefits:

  • Company events
  • On-site parking

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Raharney, CO. Westmeath: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)

Experience:

  • Health and Safety: 5 years (preferred)

Mechanical Engineer

Description

You will be tasked with the effective and accurate management of our Maintenance (Plant & Equipment) and Fabrication function’s and will also make a key contribution to the overall management of the Company and take on a real decision making position. This role is responsible for the preparation, scheduling, monitoring and recording of the maintenance & fabrication functions, and ensuring the resources available to these functions are utilised fully and perform as efficiently and effectively as possible, in a busy manufacturing environment.

Key Responsibilities

Maintenance (Plant & Equipment) and Fabrication

  • Playing an integral part of the procurement process within remit, for machine parts, documentation of stock, maintenance of spare parts and develop a robust system to document the stock register.
  • Analyse all plant and equipment within Shay Murtagh Precast, compile a robust asset register list taking into account relevant documentation and regulatory requirements in conjunction with the C.I Team
  • Develop the plant and equipment register into a robust preventative maintenance programme that is operational and functional for all areas of the business
  • Ability to analyse production processes, establish areas of weakness or fault and develop corrective actions to ensure production process are efficient with minimum downtime.
  • Undertake effective planning and prioritisation of workload wherever necessary and that resources are used to optimum effect.  
  • Allocation of manpower within the Plant, Equipment and fabrication teams to be analysed against work requirements and followed up if there is deficits.
  • Proven ability to problem solve in a busy production-based environment.
  • Responsible for the inspection all lifters and lifting equipment supplied to clients for site and SM factories.  This also includes the certification of the equipment and accurate recording on Company ERP system.
  • Scheduling and management of Planned shutdowns for maintenance of any of the plant in conjunction with Supervisors and Management
  • To ensure that all employees within the maintenance & fabrication team, meet and exceed established health & safety standards, and regulatory requirements.
  • Support the production team in achieving targets while closely monitoring line and machine performance and plan for future maintenance or process improvement.
  • Demonstrates the ability to plan and prioritise workload in order to meet required deadlines and performance standards.

Administration

The successful candidate will be a person of professional ethics, the highest integrity and will have;

  • Analyse and report on key Maintenance metrics to management
  • Manage new and existing projects while pro-actively contributing to the Shay Murtagh team, improvement or new projects to add value to the business.  
  • Excellent administration and documentation management skills are very important for this role.

Training

  • Training (as required) – deliver training to personnel, on relevant areas and internally developed programmes, as and when required
  • Attend ongoing CPD in conjunction with requirement of your role and strategy of the Company.  The Company is agreeable to supporting you in the “lifting equipment inspection” course and Green Belt Certification.

Skills & Qualities:

  • Experience within a maintenance/mechanical/fitter background, preferably with experience in Precast concrete elements or construction & manufacturing environment 
  • Demonstrated problem solving and technical skills and ability to think methodically, plan and manage projects.
  • Proven team player with excellent verbal and written communication & interpersonal skills.  Proficiency in Chinese as a language is essential for this role.
  • Ability to work under pressure, balance priorities, and meet strict deadlines is essential and being highly motivated and willing to take on new challenges.
  • Proficient in Lean principles/methodology and Microsoft packages – will develop
  • Excellent time management skills, mange workload efficiently and effectively

Group EHS Manager

Description

Shay Murtagh Precast Ltd is a leading manufacturer of concrete products in the UK and Ireland. We specialise in pre-stressed and precast concrete products, including concrete storage tanks, bridge beams, culverts, retaining walls, A-frame buildings, tunnel segments and a range of domestic concrete products for waste water treatment and rainwater harvesting.

Due to our continuing growth and expansion, Shay Murtagh Precast are seeking a Group E H &S Manager to lead our Group Safety Team. This position will primarily be based in our manufacturing facility in Raharney, Co. Westmeath but travel will be required to our other locations and construction sites.

Key Responsibilities

Maintenance (Plant & Equipment) and Fabrication

  • Develop and enhance an uncompromising Culture around the successful implementation of Environmental, Health & Safety Policy group wide.
  • Pro-actively manage health, safety and welfare to ensure compliance and best safe working practices from both a production, manufacturing and site point of view with an overall aim to significantly reduce any incidents.
  • Actively champion the health & safety function throughout all areas of the business in keeping with continuous improvement initiatives
  • Monitor legislative updates, ensuring necessary changes are applied promptly and in accordance with standard procedures.
  • Conduct both site and factory safety audits, produce applicable metrics and/or scorecards, follow up with accountability and corrective actions for outcomes.
  • Robust and through investigation, recording and reporting of accidents, incidents and near misses in a prompt manner ensuring any corrective actions are implemented without delay.
  • Provide relevant accident information and robust reporting for Insurance purposes
  • Identify new and on-going safety related training in conjunction with H&S Site Officers
  • You will be responsible for ensuring that all sites and manufacturing facilities are all in compliance with EHS regulations, developing the EHS plan to assist in driving the ongoing long term strategic aims of the Company
  • Developing EHS systems and/or recommendation of additional supports to enhance the EHS team
  • Through knowledge of ISO 14001 and OHSAS 180010 and continuing development of them in all relevant sites and audit compliance
  • Develop, regularly review and update all Risk Assessments and SOP’s for required job tasks throughout the Group
  • Implement & conduct an excellent system of continuous communication channels to enhance the culture and message of “The Safe way ….or No way”.
  • Collaborate and update qualification platforms  for various clients
  •  

Professional Experience & Qualifications

The successful candidate will be a person of professional ethics, the highest integrity and will have;

  • A recognized 3rd level professional Health & Safety/Environmental qualification
  • A background of managing and leading a team in a multi-site, manufacturing & site environment
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role preferably with a background in civil engineering/construction rail and/or infrastructure

Personal Attributes

  • Proven ability to challenge across your pier group in a professional manner to ensure real results are achieved
  • Excellent ability to communicate with people at all levels
  • Excellent Organisational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise workload to meet deadlines are essential for this role.
  • Excellent and proven IT skills
  • Calm, confident manner to handle potentially uncomfortable conversations

Quality Admin/Document Controller

Description

Reporting to: Quality Systems Manager

Purpose: Due to our continuing growth and expansion, we are recruiting a Graduate Quality position in our manufacturing facility. The individual we are seeking should have a QA background and /or education.

Key Responsibilities

The Quality Admin/Document Controller will be tasked with the organisation and supervision of all Quality associated documentation. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Generation of Quality Assurance check sheets, SOPs and Procedures in accordance with the Company Quality System and relevant National Standards.
  • Will assume responsibility for compiling Client Quality Assurance packs and Project Quality Plans as required.
  • Generate project Inspection & Test Plans (ITP’s) and upload to the company’s ERP system (JARVIS)
  • Lead the Document Control function for the company and its accredited laboratory
  • Administer and maintain approved vendor information
  • Administration of quality assurance records in both hard and soft copy formats
  • The candidate will also participate in the Plant and Laboratory Internal Audit Program following appropriate training.
  • Gathering of related metrics, compilation of same and reporting of findings in various dashboard formats.
  • Support the management team by providing efficient office administration in regards to Quality documentation while liaising with various managers on project documentation & certification
  • Collation of information and data from various sources to provide accurate reports/packs
  • Participate fully on any Lean Development Projects or Continuous improvement initiatives, and embrace new methods of working
  • Contribute to the continued success of the Company through a positive attitude and a commitment to integrity, quality, safety, housekeeping and leadership
  • Proficient in English language and have good verbal skills – Must be able to effectively communicate and work alongside all support & Business Unit functions including sales, design, production, and quality.
  • Willing to learn the job and to make practical suggestions on the improvement of the job to your supervisor
  • Ensure that all employees (within your remit) and the work flow process, meet and exceed established health & safety standards as determined by Shay Murtagh Precast Ltd

Person Specification

  • Excellent attention to detail & organisational skills are essential.
  • Ability to think methodically, plan and manage tasks
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (non-verbal, listening, problem solving, decision making, assertiveness, responsibility), are required for this role, along with the ability to work with all stakeholders in the wider team
  • Highly proficient IT skills are required essentially in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Knowledge and experience of working with a Quality Management system ISO9001 would be advantageous but not essential.

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