Project Manager

Company Background

MKO Estates & Project Management Ltd is a specialist Project Management subsidiary of McCarthy Keville O’Sullivan Ltd (MKO); which is a consultancy based in Galway city, employing over 50 people across the company’s Project Management, Planning, Environmental, Ecology and Ornithology teams.  We deliver project management services and development advisory services to a wide range of private and public sector clients; helping them to plan and deliver challenging and complex projects. Full details of the MKO’s services are outlined on the company website,


The company is seeking to recruit a Project Manager to join its Estates & Project Management team and meet the increasing demand for the company’s Project Management, Development / Pre-project Advisory Services, Procurement Advisory Services and Estates & Property Management Advisory Services. The successful candidate will be working on a wide range of projects, from initial feasibility assessments to Project Management of the design and delivery of construction projects, across a variety of sectors, including commercial development, residential, education, and leisure.  The position available will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to work on a wide variety of project types in a variety of sectors; and gaining a broad range of experience.  It is a role with significant scope for rapid progression within an expanding and dynamic team.

Main tasks & Responsibilities

The key responsibilities associated with the role will include:
  • Day to day project management of projects, on behalf of clients, from inception to completion including effective interaction with project stakeholders, clients and other project team members;
  • Communicating effectively (verbal & written) with project stakeholders at all levels; client personnel, Design team, contractor / subcontractors, statutory bodies etc.;
  • Arranging and minuting project meetings;
  • Monitoring progress of project teams (Designers, Contractors, etc.) relative to goals / milestones;
  • Proactively finding solutions to project challenges;
  • Delivering fit for purpose project outputs within set deadlines;
  • Supporting the Estates & Project Management Director in business development activity and the delivery of advisory services.
  • Producing high quality and accurate written reports, and technical documents to include: 
       - Project Progress Reports
       - Feasibility Assessments
       - Tender documents

The role will involve working closely with the Estates & Project Management Director in the management of large / complex projects; and independently managing smaller projects, with progressively reducing supervision.

Experience & Attributes

The successful candidate will have the qualities and ambition to progress into a project leadership role on several concurrent projects, and possess a broad range of project management skills and attributes, including:
  • Excellent Communications Skills; written and verbal
  • Influencing & negotiation skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Excellent Analytical ability
  • Confident & assertive
  • Organised & diligent, with good attention to detail
The successful candidates will have either a minimum of five years post-graduate experience working in a construction professional services environment (Architecture, Engineering, Quantity Surveying, etc.), or a minimum of three years’ experience working in a client facing or client representative Project Management role dealing with multi-disciplinary teams.

Candidates must have a Level 8 degree qualification in a relevant area (Engineering, Architecture, Surveying, etc.). A specific Project management qualification would be an advantage.

Candidates interested in the available position should apply by emailing an up to date Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter/Email to
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