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Design, Consent and Compliance Manager

Commissioners of Irish Lights
Dún Laoghaire, Dublin (IE)
The salary for this role will start at €67,327 rising to €78,038
Closing date
10 Jun 2022

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Irish Lights is currently recruiting for an experienced engineering design manager to manage a range of exciting projects in our Coastal Operations Department. This is a mid-senior role, reporting to the Coastal Operations and Property Manager within Coastal Operations.


The Design, Consent and Compliance Manager is a new role within the Coastal Operations Department. The successful candidate will lead the Design and Support Team in the delivery of all design work to support work activities at our coastal stations. They will ensure that Irish Lights complies with relevant planning and environmental obligations and they will be the ‘Delegated Decision Maker’ for Irish Lights with respect to Appropriate Assessment determinations.

The role will be based in our Dun Laoghaire Office with periodic travel around the coast of Ireland and occasional travel abroad.


You must have an engineering honours degree (level 8 in the NFQ) or equivalent professional qualification with at least 7 years’ experience in relevant engineering design, including experience in environmental management and Appropriate Assessment screening. Experience of project design, preparation of specifications and costings is also required.

A strong track record of team building, planning and leadership skills are essential, along with excellent communication and people skills. Strong ICT, report writing and record keeping skills are required, with the ability to prioritise work and work to deadlines.

Please view the Candidate Briefing Pack in the Supporting Documents for further information on Irish Lights, the role and the requirements.

The closing date for applications is close of business on Friday, 10 June 2022. Please apply by sending a CV and cover letter to Gemma Gregan at  Please view Irish Lights Job Applicant Privacy Notice on our Vacancies page.


The mission of Irish Lights is Safe Navigation at Sea.  We are a maritime organisation delivering essential 24/7 safety and navigation services around the coast of Ireland, 365 days a year. Our vision is to protect lives, property, trade and the environment by delivering next generation maritime services at the interface of navigation technology, engineering and data management. 

Irish Lights is responsible for Maritime Aids to Navigation under the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention. This remit includes the provision and maintenance of over 330 general aids to navigation, the superintendence of approx. 3,300 local aids to navigation, and marking or removing dangerous wrecks outside harbour areas around Ireland.

Irish Lights also provides a range of navigation and contract commercial services including ship charter, buoy and maritime data. We provide value added services to support the development of the broader maritime economy including Met and Coastal Data Services. The Irish Lights tourism and heritage initiative, the ‘Great Lighthouses of Ireland' was developed in partnership with local communities and offers visitors from home and abroad the chance to visit or stay in a working lighthouse.   

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