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Graduates, Undergraduates, School Leavers

Whether you are a graduate or an undergraduate, we have lots of opportunities for you to join our business at different stages of your education, allowing you to begin to build a bright future with King & Moffatt Building Services.


Each year we seek the best candidates from a broad range of backgrounds and disciplines to come and join our ever changing business.

Among the many positions that play a crucial role in our business are Quantity Surveyors, Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Building Services Engineers and Project Managers.

We believe in keeping close ties with local third level institutes and offering students who are starting their off careers the opportunity to learn and to bring the skills they have learned to our company.

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King & Moffatt Building Services can offer you the exposure and experience to take a huge step forward in your career.

Whether you may still be undecided on a long term career path, or simply want to gain work related experience during the summer holidays, we have an option to suit you. And if you impress, you could end up with a job offer after you graduate.

We have many industrial placement opportunities, for Annual Internship schemes and shorter Summer placements depending entirely what is right for your own situation. We are looking for you to apply skills learned at university in real work situations in the office and out on site.

Whether you are a graduate or an undergraduate we would love to hear from you, we are always looking for great people to be the next King & Moffatt team member.

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Junior Quantity Surveyor / Project Manager – Gary Ward

What made you want to pursue a career as a Project Manager?

I always had an interest in architecture and the way buildings were constructed so I knew I wanted to pursue a career in construction. I gained a general understanding of the building processes from working on sites at a young age and it steered me in the direction of studying a construction related degree.

While studying a BSc in Quantity Surveying I was involved in a number of hands on projects that developed my leadership, organisational & communication skills that later influenced & helped me to achieve a BSc (Hons) in construction Project management.

What was the route like to becoming a qualified Project Manager? E.g. College, Work Experience

I started off by studying BSc degree in quantity surveying. This was a three year course which equip me with a broad base of skills that would enable me to identify and solve measurement and contract administration problems in the specialised area of quantity surveying.

After achieving my QS Degree I went on to study a 1 year BSc (Hons) Degree in Construction Project Management. I found the cross over to Project Management quite easy as quantity surveying is a great foundation to pursue Construction Project Management, by way of they both have a lot of the same characteristics.

What skills or personal qualities are good for this job?

To be a construction project manager, you need great interpersonal skills. You need to be able to work with all types of people. You need to be able to handle people and be able to change your approach based on their reactions and responses. A lot of what we do in this job is problem solving, so we spend time figuring out details and coordinating of a lot of unique systems.

Would you recommend it to others?

I thoroughly enjoyed the course. I feel like the course will not only help me in my role as a project manager but also in other areas outside of the workplace. I would highly recommend it to others.

It is also important for people to understand that even though the market has been slow, it is coming back around, so there are opportunities out there. It’s also important to find the company that’s the right fit for you. You need to have a drive for construction and an interest in doing something unique and hands-on.

What was the process like for coming to work with King & Moffatt?

I got accepted in a JobBridge Internship as an assistant Project manager for a medium size construction company after I graduated from college. This internship gave me a great insight into the everyday on goings of the construction sector and was a great bridge from college to the real world of construction.

After I completed my Internship I applied for a job with King & Moffatt. Soon after I got invited for an interview at their offices in Carrick on Shannon. I found out after a few days that I was excepted for the job and I was invited back to the offices to discuss my contract details. I found the whole process very professional and they were very easy to talk to.

What is it you like about your job?

My job is challenging but rewarding, and has a lot of room for growth & development. Every day is different and brings new challenges. Along with learning new skills I am able to utilise my own skills and knowledge as well as push myself in areas that I am unsure of.

The people in the company are a pleasure to work with and make it enjoyable to come to work.

At the end of the day, you have something very tangible. I can go out and touch the things I’ve been coordinating and working on, which is what I love about my job.

What have been your most important learnings so far while working with King & Moffatt?

I found the whole transition in to an Electrical firm a major Learning curve. I would only have been involved in small amounts of Electrical works through College & the internship. I found that Electrical works are vastly specialised but very interesting. Every day I learn something new and I was amazed at how quick I was able to pick up on things. Right from the start I was shown all the different procedures in Pricing, administration, contract management etc. so it was made as easy as possible to understand.

What is a typical day for yourself with King & Moffatt as a Quantity Surveyor?

Every day is usually different but a general idea of a day is as follows: Our day usually starts at 8 a.m. in the morning. The first thing I do is review my diary and set my tasks for the day. I usually get together with the senior Project Manager, Senior QS & Contracts manager and discuss the plan for the day. A good part of my day is spent on the computer working on contracts, document Reviewing, doing change order management, and ordering materials. I also spend quite a bit of time on site to keep track of programme and record any changes to the contract along with making sure all Health & safety procedures are in place.  In terms of meetings, we have weekly site meetings with our subcontractors, foremen, architects, Engineers, Clients etc. to plan, coordinate, and manage our activities.

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