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HEO Project Manager

Title: Project Manager.

Salary: €54,764 (Entry Level)

Level: Higher Executive Officer (Standard Scale)

Location: Clonakilty, Co. Cork/ Hybrid Working

Closing date: 5pm on Friday the 2nd of February 2024. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage projects through the full project management lifecycle from, Initiation & Planning through to Execution, Monitoring & Control and Closure stages.

  • Prepare and manage project plans including project scope and resourcing required to deliver project requirements, meet milestones and overall project delivery date.

  • Give guidance to the team and the business stakeholders on solutions available to support best business practice, maximise efficiencies and minimise operational and technical risk.

  • Implement the Project Management Office framework and methodology to effectively report on, manage and subsequently deliver quality deployments on time and to cost.

  • Manage and produce status reporting, change control logs, issues, and risk logs.

  • Effectively manage escalation processes where appropriate.

  • Adhere to internal QA requirements for project management.

  • Work closely with multidisciplinary teams including business stakeholders, IT project resources and senior management to build relationships and ensure effective delivery of projects.

  • Work closely with external vendors ensuring value for money is achieved to deliver project objectives.

  • Deliver project artefacts such as Project Proposal, Project Initiation document, Work Breakdown Structure, Schedule, RAID Closure Document

  • Undertake such other duties and responsibilities as may be determined by the Project Management Office and the Chief Information Officer

Note, the above is intended as a guide and is neither definitive nor restrictive.

Essential Entry Requirements

Candidates must meet the following essential requirements prior to the closing date of the competition:

  • 3+ years direct experience in project managing IT technology and business projects.

  • Possess a third level qualification (minimum Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications) or equivalent in a relevant discipline.

  • Possess a solid understanding of the principles of project management.

  • Excellent English verbal and written skills, including drafting capability for documents and communications.

In addition to the minimum qualification entry requirements candidates must also have:

  • Be prepared to carry out some business travel to offsite meetings and to SFPA port offices nationally on occasion if required.


Desirable entry requirements

  • Possess PMP or PRINCE2 or equivalent Project Management qualification. In the event the successful candidate does not possess a qualification in Project Management, they will be required to undertake a relevant qualification while in post, sponsored by the SFPA.

Note: This job description should be regarded as an outline of the major areas of accountability at HEO Grade at the present time and will be reviewed and assessed on an ongoing basis. The duties and responsibilities may change as the role evolves.



How to Apply


  • To apply, candidates must provide a full CV and Cover Letter and submit their application via the online application portal.

  • Your online application form must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 2nd of February 2024.

  • Applications will not be accepted after this time.

  • If you do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your application within 24 hours of applying, please contact

The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority is an equal opportunities employer.



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