Title: HEO Project Manager

Salary: €49,845 (entry level)

Level: Higher Executive Officer (Standard Scale)

Location: Clonakilty, Co. Cork

Closing date: 12 noon, 8th March 2021

The SFPA requires a full time Project Manager to support multiple projects within the SFPA, supporting the SFPA’s strategic projects. The Project Manager will be responsible for the successful development and delivery of internal and process improvement related projects.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain the project plans, requirements, establish deliverables and manage processes to ensure the highest standards of delivery.

  • Develop, document, secure sign-off on project proposals

  • Develop scope definitions based on the Project Sponsor’s objectives together with input from the appropriate stakeholders, both internally and externally.

  • Develop and maintain project deliverables and ensure key project documentation, reports and plans are accurate, timely and complete;

  • Regularly measure and monitor project progress and provide report updates through the agreed project governance structures.

  • Develop project effort and cost estimates and clearly document scope and related assumptions for agreement.

  • Work closely with both business and IT teams to ensure effective delivery of projects.

  • Assemble and coordinate the project team, providing direction and support.

  • Review deliverables of the project team and direct reports.

  • Ensure that project tasks are prioritized in-line with the critical path of each project.

  • Manage project communications to project stakeholders.

  • Monitor project milestones.

  • Develop and report project status and updates to the PMO Manager and relevant Project Sponsor.

  • Manage changes to the assigned project scopes, schedules and costs using appropriate verification techniques to ensure project plans are accurate and updated.

  • Document and track the risk management of the assigned projects and report to the PMO Manager.

  • Implement approved actions required to mitigate project risks in order to minimise the potential impact of the risks.

  • Ensure that projects are formally closed and, where appropriate, subsequently reviewed, and that lessons learned are captured and actioned.

  • Carry out other additional duties of a comparable nature as determined by the PMO Manager.

Essential Entry Requirements

  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience as a Project Manager with experience in the ability to manage several projects in a cross functional role.

  • Project management experience within an industry or organisation preferred.

  • Candidates, on the closing date for this competition, must hold or must be in the process of completing a minimum qualification of a National Diploma Level 7 in a relevant discipline.

  • Self-motivation and ability to operate effectively with minimal guidance.

  • Excellent organisational skills.

  • Ability to lead teams effectively by maximising team members’ skills and abilities.

  • Effective presentation skills and relationship building skills.

  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills.

  • The ability to make decisions and act with accountability.

  • Ability to time manage and prioritise workloads.

  • Strong aptitude to recognise opportunities for improvement and take appropriate action.

  • Ability to work in a structured and unstructured way (process-oriented and problem resolution).

  • Excellent interpersonal skills appropriate to engage with a wide range of stakeholders and external suppliers.

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

  • Excellent administrative skills including MS Office (Project, Word, Excel and Access etc.).


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

  • Fluent spoken and written English.



Desirable entry requirements

  • At least 5 years’ experience as a Project Manager with experience in the ability to manage several projects in a cross functional role.

  • Project Management Qualification – PRINCE2, PMBOK etc.

  • Previous experience of successfully working on process improvement and organisational change projects.

  • Full driving licence


It is an absolute requirement that candidates declare any potential conflict of interest at the application stage of the recruitment process.  Failure to declare such conflicts of interest which later come to light may result in the candidate being disqualified from the competition or, if the candidate is offered and takes up a role with the SFPA on the basis of misleading information may result in immediate dismissal from the SFPA.



How to Apply


  • To apply, candidates must complete an Online Application Form. We suggest that candidates prepare all their responses for the competencies in advance of completing and submitting the application form.

  • Only fully completed Application Forms submitted online will be accepted into the campaign Applications will not be accepted after the closing date.

  • Your online application form must be submitted by 12 noon on Monday 8th March 2021.

  • 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 SFPA@sigmar.ie


The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority is an equal opportunities employer.



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