Technical Director - Structures


Based at our Dublin office in Dun Laoghaire, PUNCH Consulting Engineers have a vacancy for a Technical Director – Structures to work a range of major projects.

Our company Purpose, Vision, Mission and Values are central to everything we do and have done for over 50 years. If these resonate with you, and you are seeking a dynamic, forward thinking and ambitious opportunity, we would like to hear from you.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join a top-tier Irish consultancy at a senior level and contribute to the growth and development of the company into the future.  At PUNCH we enable our people to achieve their maximum potential through professional skills development, direct mentoring, and a pipeline of interesting and challenging projects across all major industry sectors.

Our team are currently delivering major projects nationwide in both the public and private sectors including:

  • New Anglesea Stand, RDS Ballsbridge
  • Shanganagh Housing for the LDA (600 Units)
  • Waterford North Quay 1km riverfront development
  • Beacon Hospital Expansion
  • Dublin City University Student Accommodation (1,200 beds)
  • Rosslare Europort major expansion 

Job Description:

As a Technical Director – Structures, you will be part of the senior management team, reporting to the board of directors. You will be working on the delivery of major structural projects, with responsibility for the technical, managerial and commercial aspects of your projects.

Candidate Specification:

  • Honours degree in Civil/Structural Engineering.
  • Minimum of 15 years postgraduate experience in engineering consultancy.
  • Chartered Status with Engineers Ireland/IStructE.
  • An excellent track record in the delivery of projects to include design, people management, project costing, budgeting, preparation of all contract documentation, programming, chairing meetings, managing contractual issues, site monitoring for compliance, contributing to the handover of completed projects
  • An excellent understanding of engineering principles and a strong technical focus, ability to apply engineering principles and codes of practice to solve technical problems.
  • Excellent conceptual design abilities to provide robust and economical solutions in concrete, steel, timber, masonry etc.
  • Significant base of IT skills including;
  • Structural design software such as Tekla Structural Designer, SCIA, TEDDS suite, CADS suite, STRAP, REVIT + AutoCAD skills.
  • Word, Excel, Power Point, MS Project
  • Independent judgement in the application of engineering science and knowledge including complex design, construction and management.
  • Leadership skills to plan, manage and direct human, material and financial resources required to solve complex problems in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • High level of commercial understanding and application.
  • Develop the technical, commercial and management skills of staff that report to you through mentoring, delegation and training.
  • Unite and motivate the staff that report to you through leadership, mutual respect, honest communication and hard work.
  • Develop new business in agreed market sector and achieve delivery targets set.
  • Work to ensure business targets are achieved.
  • Enhance company profile and assist the Board of Directors in the promotion of the strategic plan.

A comprehensive remuneration package is on offer for the successful candidate which includes competitive salary in line with experience, company pension and a commitment to ongoing training and development. PUNCH also operate a hybrid working system. For more available benefits, see our careers page on our website.

PUNCH Consulting Engineers is a highly progressive Engineering consultancy dedicated to continuous investment in technology, a company where staff are given maximum opportunity to utilise their academic qualifications and professional skillset in a collaborative and innovative working environment. We are a “people firm” and place huge focus on developing and supporting all our people to become better professionals and better people as a result of working with PUNCH.

To apply please submit your CV and cover letter by email to and quote Technical Director Structures Dublin in the heading.

Why Work At PUNCH:

In simple terms, at PUNCH it is our aim to:

  • Develop employees to achieve maximum effectiveness in their current role
  • Develop a flexible and multi-skilled workforce capable of rapid response to changing business needs
  • Develop, motivate and retain our employees
  • Provide skills for future innovations within PUNCH
  • Maximise the knowledge and experience within our organisation and ensure that this knowledge is captured, updated and disseminated effectively
  • Provide equal training opportunities for any staff with disabilities

We strongly encourage our staff to develop and achieve their career aspirations. We are accredited by Engineers Ireland for their CPD programme and work with our staff to progress through the various levels in the relevant Institutions.

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