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Innovation Incentives - Software/Engineering Technical Consultant - Senior Manager

Location:  Dublin 2
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  23 Mar 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1450695

Innovation Incentives - Software/Engineering Technical Consultant

Sitting within the wider Quantitative Services group of EY, the Research & Development (R&D) tax team is a highly successful team of tax, technology and science specialists who work on a variety of very high profile clients. The team is growing from strength to strength and is not only involved in supporting companies with claiming the R&D Tax Credit, but also in making grant applications and Knowledge Development Box claims, to encourage Irish companies to invest in R&D. 

This position offers an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join EY’s fast growing and highly successful National R&D Tax practice. This position will require leading R&D tax engagements with clients and work closely with lead engineers and the finance & tax departments of our clients across different sectors. You will be responsible for the high-quality delivery of our claims and play an active role in delivery of the R&D reports for submission to Irish Revenue and taking part in extensive client communication.

The successful candidate’s main responsibility will be to not only work very closely with the senior technical consultants on the R&D team, but also clients’ senior engineering staff and chief technology officers from across a range of industry sectors.  Leveraging from their technical knowledge and experience, the successful candidate will be responsible for analysing technical aspects of clients’ projects, assisting in determining whether those projects are eligible for R&D tax relief, and documenting why those projects are qualifying R&D projects from a technical perspective (although previous R&D tax knowledge is not necessary). The successful candidate’s main responsibilities will include:

  • Interviewing clients’ senior technical staff in order to develop an understanding of the technical characteristics of the projects undertaken.
  • Facilitating application of Irish tax law and Irish Revenue guidelines to identify those R&D projects eligible for tax relief.
  • Writing and reviewing technical project reports describing the technical activities of client projects to support their R&D claim.
  • Responsible for high quality delivery of advice and solutions to clients, ensuring management of risk and reputation.
  • Supporting the business in winning new clients by leveraging from industry sector expertise through the preparation and delivery of proposals.
  • Producing project budgets and timetables that are efficient and cost effective.
  • Working as an effective member of a project team, exhibiting excellent communication skills and being able to work co-operatively and create synergies with other team members of different skill sets.




  • Applicants must hold a 2.1 degree, or higher, in Engineering, Software Development, Computer Science or a related discipline.  A Master’s or PhD in a relevant discipline would be an advantage.
  • Graduate with at least 3 years’ experience in their field.
  • The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate their in-depth technical expertise in their chosen discipline, and demonstrate their understanding of the commercial / technical issues faced in this sector.
  • The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate excellent report writing, communication, interviewing and presenting skills, as well as being a team player. 
  • Outgoing with good relationship skills and the ability to deliver quality output
  • Strong technical skills and keen to develop further
  • Ability to identify areas of risk, carry out an effective review and know when to refer upwards
  • Relationship management skills with the ability to manage client and internal stakeholder expectations
  • Ability to build effective relationships at all levels 
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and pragmatically
  • Coaching and training skills to assist with the development of junior team members

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