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Vacancy Number:  17624
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.






Job Category Team


Surveyor Overhead Line Team, Engineering & Major Projects 


Do you want to make a difference? 


Climate Change is one of the defining challenges of our generation. Join our team where we are driven to make a difference creating a brighter future for all by achieving Net Zero emissions by 2040. 


We provide specialist engineering services to our Networks businesses in the area of overhead line transmission and distribution infrastructure projects.  The team specialises in; 

  • Delivering designs on a wide range of OHL transmission projects.  

  • Design safety management 

  • Project programming and commercial management 

  • Project development 

This enables us to provide safe, smart, reliable and resilient networks that enables the decarbonisation of society. 



Key Responsibilities 


Responsibilities will cover the items below:  


  • Provide surveying and draughting services on a wide range of HV Overhead lines projects  

  • Liaise with clients, landowners, statutory bodies and other stakeholders. 

  • Negotiate with local authorities, landowners and other parties to deliver viable routes for Overhead lines. 

  • Negotiate access to private property with landowners and their legal representatives. 

  • Manage the setting out of OHL structures on site.  

  • Supervision of contractor/concrete pouring on site. 

  • Providing technical support to colleagues in the area of OHL design, such as PLS-CADD, MicroStation and ArcGIS. 

  • Production of mapping in ArcGIS for OHL routes, wayleaves, easements, etc.   

  • Responsibility for preparation of design risk assessments and project Health & Safety plans under supervision of the Project Supervisor Design Process. 

  • Completion of on-site Qualitative Risk Assessment (QRA) site walkovers as part of the TLAR process. 



Knowledge, Skills and Experience 


Working as part of this dynamic team, you will always have new challenges and new problems to solve – working together is key.  You will have the autonomy to choose how best to tackle tasks and solve problems with the support of your colleagues. 


We are looking for the following skills;  


  • A minimum of three years relevant experience 

  • Stakeholder engagement experience; 

  • Proficient in use of surveying equipment – GPS and Total Station; 

  • Hold a full driving licence and have own car 

  • A flexible approach to work, especially where necessary to deliver excellent customer service; 

  • Prover track record of delivery of projects on time and to the highest standards 

  • Mapping experience using ArcGIS 



  • Proficient in the use of AutoCAD and/or MicroStation 

  • Experience with Laser Scanning equipment and software 

  • Experience in the route selection process for utility assets infrastructure 




  • Either 3rd Level qualification or equivalent work experience is essential 





You will be based in our office at Eastgate, Cork. 


ESB is committed to offering flexibility in ways of working and we call that Smart Working – combining digital tools with a culture of trust and empowerment to enable flexible and remote ways of working. The successful candidate may combine remote / smart working within the jurisdiction, with attendance at base for in-person collaboration, the frequency of which is agreed with the manager and subject to ongoing review. 



Why ESB? 


  • Opportunity to lead and operate on frontline of Ireland’s transition to net zero future​ 

  • Embracing & facilitating a Smart Working Future​ / Hybrid Working 

  • Career development through mentoring, and training  

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Opportunities 

  • Active Social & Sports Clubs 

  • Networking opportunities 

  • Credit Union  

  • Generous Pension Contributions 

  • Access to Staff Well Being programmes 

  • Generous parents leave entitlements  

  • Great team environment working to our Core Values – Courageous, Caring, Driven and Trusted 


ESB has a comprehensive Diversity and Inclusion Programme  



Reporting to 


Reporting to the Senior Team leader, OHL Team, ESB EMP 





€36,000 to €42,000 per annum



Closing Date


12th August 2022


A reserve list will be held for 6 months in which you will be placed if you are suitable for the role. 


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