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Chief Operating Officer

  • Sector: Engineering
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  • Job Ref: 20520

Currently recruiting for a Chief Operating Officer (COO) for a very successful Mayo based company to oversee their operations nationwide.


This is a new and exciting role within the company, the successful individual will be responsible for the overall operations of the business. Experience within utilities / construction sector is desirable but not essential.


Reporting to MD.


The Chief Operating Officer (COO) will be tasked with embedding key structures within the business such as Operational Excellence, from order receipt through to project execution, staff retention and development, recruitment, EHS structures, functioning as part of the senior leadership team and be instrumental in driving the business forward.



  • Oversee company operations and delivery of projects, building a highly inclusive culture that ensures team members can thrive and that organizational goals and KPI’s are met.
  • Analyse internal operations and develop, promote, and achieve efficiency & LEAN improvements within our project delivery systems, processes & structures. 
  • Collaborate with the MD and senior management in setting and driving organizational vision, operations & strategy and translating this into actionable steps for sustained growth.
  • Ensure effective recruiting, onboarding, professional development, performance management, and retention, whilst aligning resources to execute the company’s business strategic plan.
  • Lead the development and introduction of new Clients, suppliers, products, and brands.
  • Develop and build a high-performing team, and culture that is consistent with business values and supports the attraction, retention, and development of talented staff
  • Ensure company policies and practices comply with relevant legal, statutory, and financial obligations and ensure they are implemented and lived throughout the company


  • Third-level qualification, ideally in an industry-related field,
  • 15+ years’ experience in an industry-related role is desirable ideally utilities or construction, 3 years plus of which at Chief Operating Officer (COO) level.
  • Self-starter, highly driven, enthusiastic with a can-do attitude,
  • Approachable and excellent team player,
  • Able to form relationships with people across all levels of the company,
  • Passionate about OPEX and leading change,
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to empower their teams to deliver on their role without micromanaging them.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, listening & written skills and be strong in presenting proposals to the organisation at large,
  • Good financial acumen & demonstrated change management skills
  • Approachable and excellent team player.


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Noeleen Stewart.


North Galway, South Mayo