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Flexibility Specialist

Vacancy Number:  7726
Category:  Regular
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 8,000 employees and revenue of over €5bn per annum, 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

The ESB Smart Energy Services (SES) business develops and delivers an integrated energy management solution for large energy users in UK and Ireland.   The team has a significant growth ambition to work in partnership with our customers to create long term shared value.  


A targeted area of growth for the team is in flexibility services currently performed through demand management of industrial sites; and control of batteries on large energy users’ premises.  Further growth in this sector is planned with improved options for decentralised flexible equipment; improved communications; and changing energy, ancillary and capacity markets for the TNO / TSO and DNO / DSO.


We are seeking a specialist to join the Smart Energy Services Flexibility and Asset team, to develop propositions for customers in new and existing areas of demand management and behind the meter asset control in UK and Ireland.  The successful candidate will work with the SES team to develop the commercial offering providing value to large energy users, and an investment proposition to ESB, and to support the Sales and Delivery teams in the roll-out growth of this business area. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop innovative propositions for flexible assets
  • Lead demand side unit revenue strategy for flexible assets on large energy user sites
  • Prepare business case for flexible assets and market entry in capacity, frequency response and new opportunities
  • Support Customer team to develop early customer projects with Large Energy users
  • Provide specialist support to Delivery team in specification and procurement of new types of flexible assets
  • Lead commercial discussions with customers for flexibility growth and renewals
  • Work with internal stakeholders (Finance, Insurance, Legal, Procurement, Tax) to develop commercial agreements for flexible projects
  • Manage external partner delivery of services
  • Manage technical performance & sub-contracted maintenance of customer based assets into the Asset portfolio of Smart Energy Services
  • Review performance of asset portfolio


The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Participate in or manage strategic projects
  • Move between various clients and projects as required


Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Qualification in Engineering or other related discipline
  • At least 5-7 years' experience
  • A proven ability to develop new propositions and assess their commercial and technical risks
  • A proven ability to manage a business case to justify ESB investment
  • Understanding & knowledge of flexibility and distributed generation technologies and the implementation of same
  • A proven ability to develop an understanding of the revenue model for realising value in the flexibility markets in energy, system services and other
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership and communication skills




Third level qualification or equivalent work experience.



The successful candidate will be based in ESB Two Gateway, Dublin.

Some national and international travel may be required from time to time.


Reporting to

Flexibility and Assets Manager, Smart Energy Services



Up to €62,000


Closing Date

25th January


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