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Technical Building Specialist, Dublin Region

Vacancy Number:  8241
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  

As part of Enterprise Services, Facilities Management (FM) team, provide a strategic role in enabling ESB to manage buildings and the facilities assets effectively and efficiently there in, aligning to ESB’s brighter future strategy. FM manage all building services to circa 140 premises across the ESB estate. This includes asset management, asset maintenance and replacement, also strategic asset planning, fabric refurbishment projects and capital works along with the provision of all soft services including cleaning, catering, landscaping and building services etc. 


This role reporting to the Technical Services Manager is responsible for the technical management of ESB Buildings mainly in the Greater Dublin area, i.e. ESB HQ, 1DAC, Santry, Eastwall, Leopardstown, Finglas. This is a key technical role as such will be expected to provide technical expertise across the wider ESB estate as required. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Overseeing the commissioning of building assets and developing an in depth understanding of new systems  

  • Establishing requirements for ongoing technical management of the buildings and providing technical specifications for inclusion in FM contracts   

  • Develop technical knowledge and understanding of the buildings, building services plant and equipment, and BMS controls   

  • Optimising the management of the buildings through the BMS systems.  

  • Overseeing building systems including BMS, HVAC, electrical, life safety systems, lighting, alarms and alarm monitoring systems and ensuring all background services in the building run effectively  

  • Overseeing the PPMs (Planned Preventative Maintenance) requirements for the building and ensuring arising issues are managed  


Project Management – Delivering M&E projects in line with ESB policies and standards including not limited to:  

  • Assembling and managing relevant professional teams 

  • Producing sketch scheme proposals, tender information, construction information, as-built information for projects including drawings, specifications, schedules and scope of works documents.  

  • Ensure relevant sign off on the various stages of the project with respect to compliance (H&S and Building Regulations).  

  • Providing technical input to the FM Capital projects team on regional projects as required 

  • Providing technical support and input to technical services team.  

  • Management and monitoring of the energy efficiency of the building and working with service providers, advising internal external stakeholders to ensure that this is achieved.    

  • Inspection of the buildings noting mechanical, electrical, general maintenance requirements, resolving issues  

  • Oversight of BIM model  


Knowledge, Skills and Experience 


  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in managing large modern buildings   

  • Extensive project management experience and proven track record in project delivery 

  • Experience of BMS systems  

  • IOSH Managing Safely for Construction Managers, including risk assessments etc  

  • Experience with CAFM (Computer Aided Facilities Management)  

  • Strong organisational skills and document control a requirement  

  • Proven problem-solving skills 

  • Understanding of construction regulations (PSDP / PSCS) 



  • Experience and knowledge of safety systems, eg, OHSAS 18001  

  • Experience and knowledge of environmental systems, eg EMS 14001  

  • Knowledge of Energy Management System Standard:   ISO 50001:2018  





  • Degree qualified in an Engineering field (Electrical, Mechanical, Building Services, Controls, etc.) Background in electrical/mechanical engineering or equivalent



  • Membership of a professional institute (CIBSE, Engineers Ireland, etc.) 

  • Project Management (Prince-2 or equivalent).  

  • Safe Pass 

  • PSDP / PSCS qualification 



Dublin, travel to other regional locations is a feature of this role 



€50,000 to €60,000 per annum


Closing Date

12th December 2021


If you have any queries in relation to this job, please contact recruitment@esb.ie   


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