How busy is the Irish market?
The Irish market is extremely busy, there were 70 tower cranes standing in Dublin as of the end of March 2017. The rate of growth and demand has increased over the past 12 months due to an expanding project list and lack of skilled professionals.
What does the pipeline for projects look like?
There are a range of notable projects in the Irish market currently, a standout project which will be going down in Irelands history is the National Children's Hospital. Other projects would include the 170km Irish Water pipeline from the Shannon to Dublin, multiple Commercial and residential projects, Intel's eagerly awaited FAB and numerous Pharmaceutical facilities including BMS Cruiserath.
What salary can I expect?
Salary levels are slowly improving as candidates become more in demand and the skills shortage expands. The salaries are not at pre-crash rates as of yet, however with continuous improvement we may not be too far away. Please find some examples: Project Manager (Main Contractor - Dublin) – €70k package, Senior QS (Consultancy - Dublin) – €80k package, Senior Engineer (Engineering Contractor - Cork) – €50k package, Senior Electrical Engineer (Engineering Contractor - Galway) – €60k package
Who do Daksta recruit for?
Daksta work with a range of clients, ranging from International client side companies and National Main Contractors to Niche Consultancies and Engineering Contractors. We make it our business to ensure we have excellent relationships with our clients, fully understand their requirements and how they operate as a business.
Are companies willing to make offers over Skype or Telephone?
Telephone and Skype interviews are common practice in the market, due to demand for relevant candidates moving back to Ireland from overseas. The majority of our clients will conduct telephone and Skype interviews, and are willing to commit to a candidate and make an offer following on from these conversations. Of course the ideal scenario is to meet face to face, however sometimes this is not always possible.
How transferable is my overseas experience?
International experience is a positive in any profile and is very common in the current market. There are a large amount of professional who moved overseas in the recession and therefore International experience is expected. It should be noted that for some roles clients require relevant recent Irish experience, whether this is to understand the market or projects, or to have contacts in the market for business development purposes.