Network and Service Deployment Telecom Professional 1

Vacancy Number:  25428
Engineering - Electrical
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.


Position Description


Telecommunications are transforming our lives in the way we live and work and are essential to the remote management of systems and assets. ESB Networks Telecoms group has 100 staff providing the critical operational telecom networks needed to deliver the communication systems required to control the distribution, transmission and generation systems.


Networks Telecoms deliver this by operating and managing the largest private telecommunications network in Ireland and are among a leading group of European utilities building our own private mobile network for operations. These initiatives are a critical part of our move to Smart Networks and the digitisation of ESB.


As a result, a number of exciting roles have become available for candidates looking to be part of the innovations and work needed to build the next generation utility grade telecommunications network for the organisation.As a Band 4 role within the NSD North Team the successful candidate will play a key role in the deployment, operation, maintenance, and future growth of ESB’s national telecommunications network.



Key Responsibilities


  • Deployment and integration of new communications infrastructure into the ESB telecoms network
  • Responsible for ongoing support and maintenance of a wide variety of telecommunications equipment and infrastructure in ESB locations.
  • Prioritisation of faults and urgent tasks, also ensuring tasks are updated and completed in a safe and timely manner.
  • Coordination and management of third-party contractors and equipment partners
  • Support and maintain DC and backup power systems.
  • Implement and support SCADA and Protection systems used to control the electricity network
  • Proactively engage in a strong safety, quality, and high-performance team culture
  • Project management support for telecommunications projects in ESB Networks, ESB Group and EirGrid
  • Engage and communication with various Networks Telecoms stakeholders in a profession manner
  • Engage with training and development activities within the team or the wider Networks Telecoms business


Experience and Qualifications




  • At least 3 years relevant experience
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Full driving licence
  • Either a 3rd Level qualification in an electrical/telecommunication/IT discipline or equivalent work experience from a trade background.
  • As travel will be a feature of this role a full clean driving license is required.




  • Experience working on electrical systems and preparation of safety documentation
  • Awareness of telecommunications technologies
  • Project Management experience
  • Familiarity with HV environments





ESB Networks Cranmore Sligo but a flexible reporting location could be considered within the NSD North region.



Reporting to


The sucessful canididate will report to the Network Service and Deployment North Team Manager, Networks Telecoms



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





Starting from €46,000 per annum (Depending on relevant Experience & Qualifications)





It is not anticipated that a staff member still on probation will be eligible to apply for a promotional vacancy.


Typically, an individual must have completed their probation and should have at least two years’ experience in their current role before being eligible to apply for a promotion.


An application from a staff member who does not meet the above criteria must have the approval of both the senior line manager and the HRM within the BU before progressing to application


Note: For staff currently on non-monthly pay frequency, any promotion to Bands 5 and above will result in a change in pay frequency to monthly.  





Availability/on-call may be a feature.



Application and Selection Process

Applications must be submitted Online

 (Closing date is strictly no later than 23 July 2024).


Applications must include your up to date CV stating current position, band and grade (where relevant) and qualifications.


Shortlisting will be based on one or a combination of the following:

  • Educational qualifications
  • Relevant experience
  • Information provided on application forms/CVs
  • Any appropriate tests/assessments
  • Manager's input


Applicants who are not shortlisted will be advised as soon as the final shortlist has been agreed.





Candidates who are shortlisted for interview will complete a Behavioural Interview based on some or all of the following Competencies :


  • Delivering Results
  • Leadership
  • Managing & Adapting to Change
  • Managing Performance through People
  • Safety Leadership
  • Collaborating & Communication with Stakeholders
  • Applying Technical Skills & Knowledge



Final Selection


Candidates called to interview will be advised of the outcome of the Selection Process by email.





  • External candidates may be considered for this position.
  • For some positions psychometric testing may be required to support the interview process.
  • Participation in an on-call or availability rota may be a feature of this role.



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.