Hartley People

Software Controls Project Manager.

Hartley People Recruitment are seeking a Controls Project Manager to join our client in Waterford.

This is a full-time permanent role.


  • Lead and manage a team of four software engineers, providing guidance and support for their professional growth.
  • Foster a culture of motivation and inspiration within the team, encouraging continuous learning and development.
  • Ensure alignment of the team’s commitments and deliveries with company goals.
  • Analyse data to effectively coordinate the installation of new systems or modifications to existing systems.
  • Manage the software development lifecycle, overseeing project development, design, build, and documentation.
  • Monitor system performance and oversee testing and troubleshooting of new software.
  • Communicate key project data to team members, fostering cohesion among mechanical and electrical engineers.
  • Develop and direct software system validation and testing methods.
  • Collaborate closely with clients and cross-functional departments, providing project updates and proposals.
  • Monitor and address skill gaps within the team by providing necessary expertise.
  • Apply best practices, problem-solving initiatives, and standard operating procedures.
  • Create innovative solutions to meet the company’s technical needs and shape the future of our systems.
  • Develop and execute project plans.


  • Minimum of 10 years experience in a senior Software Engineer role within a software company, with the ability to independently design, write code, and deliver software.
  • Proven track record of at least 2 years in managing, motivating, and mentoring teams of developers/engineers.
  • Experience with Beckhoff PLC programming is a distinct advantage.
  • Hold a relevant degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, or equivalent.
  • Excellent knowledge of modern development technologies and tools.
  • Strong communication and management engagement skills.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Strong desire and ability to mentor engineers at all levels.
  • Passionate about software development and building strong engineering teams.
  • Experienced Project Manager committed to delivering excellent work with exceptional people.
  • Aptitude for learning and troubleshooting complex projects, combining engineering and software development principles.
  • Expertise in writing units, integration, systems, and performance tests.
  • Enthusiastic about taking on new challenges and capable of working independently as well as collaboratively, with a proactive “can-do” approach to teamwork.

For immediate consideration please email your CV to darren@hartleypeople.com in response to this job posting.

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