Generation Commercial Senior Specialist

Vacancy Number:  24631
Engineering - Planning / Environmental
Job Type:  Full-time

ESB is a purpose led company striving to create a brighter future for the customers and communities we serve, leading the transition to reliable, affordable, low-carbon energy.  Today, we operate one of the most progressive electricity systems in the world, with activities spanning electricity generation, transmission, distribution and supply in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain, and an international energy consulting business.

With almost 8,000 employees we invested €1bn in infrastructure last year, contributed over €2bn to the economies we operate in and distributed over €2m across a range of community initiatives. This requires us to bring the best of our capabilities together to deliver innovative and value-driven solutions that enable our customers to live low-carbon lives. ESB strives to foster an effective and inclusive culture where people engage, challenge and feel connected to our purpose, colleagues, customers and community.

Key Responsibilities


  • Manage €600m worth of Long Term Service Agreements (LTSA) / Customer Service Agreements (CSA) for Aghada, Carrington, Coolkeeragh and Dublin Bay Power CCGT stations. This includes renegotiation of contract terms, dispute reconciliation, commercial close out of outages, warranty settlements, claims of contractor negligence, termination of contracts, purchases of high value power plant components and upgrades, service contracts and multi-party negotiations.  

  • Build and manage network of internal contacts (in stations, finance, EMP, Legal etc.) necessary for the management of LTSAs / CSAs

  • Maintain relationships with Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) representatives

  • Keep up to date with developments in the power industry including Safety notices, OEM R+D and upgrades, attend conferences and follow the industry press.

  • Work with E&MP to manage the maintenance and upkeep of closed power stations sites. Tender and manage contractors and arrange permitting for all necessary works  

  • Create a phased plan for the demolition of older station assets, clearing sites for future development in line with Generation and Trading’s strategy. 

  • Act as project director for large and complex thermal power station demolition projects. Manage asbestos surveying, relinquishing of IPPC licence (where appropriate), obtaining planning and environmental consents, procurement of demolition contractor and completion of works on site. 

  • Work on strategic plan for the use or divestment of all existing GT property.   

  • Work with E&MP Group Property to manage land under the control of Generation & Trading, including lands associated with hydro schemes – granting of leases, licenses and approving disposals and acquisitions

  • Develop a forestry management strategy for commercial forestry owned by Generation and Trading.

  • Stakeholder Management of internal and external stakeholders.



Knowledge, Skills and Experience 




  • 7 years relevant experience.  

  • Transaction experience including working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, managing advisors, influencing others and managing external / internal stakeholders 

  • Experience in negotiating commercial contracts 

  • Ability to formulate a commercialisation strategy for assets

  • Working knowledge of legal and contractual issues related to large infrastructure projects. 

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and influencing skills 

  • Ability to prioritise work effectively in an environment with changing requirements, schedules and priorities for multiple projects or assignments

  • Ability to clearly and concisely express information (or data) to non-technical associates, peers and management







  • A primary Engineering, Science, Surveying degree or equivalent or equivalent experience is required. 




  • Project management qualification and/or other business management qualifications that may compliment the essential/desirable knowledge, skills and experience listed above. 





This position is based in ESB Head Office, Fitzwilliam 27, Dublin. Travel as required to business locations outside Head Office and some overseas travel will be required as part of the role. 


ESB is committed to smart working – combining digital tools with a culture of trust and empowerment to enable flexible ways of working. The successful candidate may work flexibly within their jurisdiction with attendance at the workplace for in-person collaboration on at least one anchor day per week. All smart working arrangements are subject to manager approval and ongoing review, based on the operational requirements of the role, the team, and the individual.  



Reporting to 


The successful candidate will report to the G&T Asset Management Major Contracts Manager. 



Why Work with Us?


  • Opportunity to lead Ireland’s transition to net zero carbon future
  • Progressive, hybrid working model
  • Career development through mentoring and training 
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Opportunities
  • Sports and Social Clubs
  • Networking opportunities
  • Credit Union
  • Generous Pension
  • Access to staff well-being programmes
  • Generous parental leave entitlements
  • Strong values-based and inclusive culture
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Great team environment working to our Core Values: Courageous, Caring, Driven and Trusted





€66,800 - €78,600



Closing Date


30th April 2024




Note: Applicants who anticipate requiring assistance or reasonable accommodations for any part of the application or interview process may contact, in confidence,


If you have any queries in relation to this job, please contact


Your application will be held in reserve for 6 months should you be suitable for the role.