Engineering Officer, Newcastle West

Vacancy Number:  24470
Engineering - Other
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 


Applications are invited for the position of Engineering Officer (Designer).


The Engineering Officer is responsible for providing safe network designs within your discipline. These design packs will be used by ESB Networks staff and/or contractors as per Work Programs to carry out work safely on the Electricity Network. The designs shall be carried out in line with relevant standards set down by ESB Network Assets and adhering to Company Standards. Depending upon the specific role assignment this design work can be related to domestic, commercial and industrial new or increased customer connections. In addition, the design work may be associated with the Capital Work Programmes including line design from LV to 38kV and underground design. 

All design work is required to be completed in a timely manner and in line with the ESB design standards & guidelines and ensuring that ESB Networks Customer Charter standards are adhered to. The role includes managing your own design workload. The successful candidate will have the ability to work on his / her own initiative but also as part of a larger design team and will be required to follow schedules set down by their design manager. 



Key Responsibilities 


  • Preparing high quality designs; calculating costs; preparing capital approvals, work authorisations, protection settings, design drawings; measuring design clearances, for 38kV, MV, and LV networks, including use of all associated IT systems 

  • Preparing Scopes of work, costing templates and safety documentation 

  • Recording and updating the Distribution Network on the relevant IT systems 

  • Maintaining commercial focus by preparing least cost technically acceptable designs 

  • Liaising and negotiating with Local Authorities, landowners and other parties to obtain routes for underground cables and overhead lines in accordance with legislation and ESB policies 

  • Compliance with legislation and ESB Policy in relation to obtaining consent from landowners including issuing wayleaves 

  • Arranging cable easements and forestry easements and arranging road opening and closure licences where required. Applying for and processing Road Opening Licences 

  • Following ESB’s Code of Ethics “Our Code” 

  • Processing Site Acquisition and Planning Permission applications as required 

  • Manage own design workload as agreed with the relevant Design Manager 

  • Delivering an excellent customer service in line with ESB Networks Customer Charter 

  • Participating in the correlation and scheduling of construction work 

  • Compliance with Health & Safety Legislation and Environmental Legislation 

  • Fulfil the role of Designer under the Construction Regulations 

  • Gaining and maintaining an excellent knowledge of HV / MV / LV Electrical Networks depending on specific area of work and expertise 

  • Providing support in the planning and execution of construction and maintenance work programmes as required 

  • Use of IT systems such as SAP IWM, EPlan, SAP FMIS, Excel etc 



Experience and Qualifications




  • A QQI advanced level 6 Electrical Trade Certificate or equivalent which is recognised by SOLAS. 
  • A full clean driving licence
  • Ability to translate scope and policy requirements into constructable designs 

  • Ability to Implement standards and policies to ensure optimum design 

  • Knowledge of ESB network assets; Substations, Lines, Cables, Protection and Metering 

  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience 




  • Knowledge of ESB IT systems  

  • Understands and applies the relevant approved Quality Management standards in ESB Networks 

  • Project Management skills 






These positions will be based in  New Castlewest, Limerick . 

Applicants not located in these areas are also invited to submit an application for consideration. 


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 relevant Design Manager, Delivery Assurance, Network Customer & Project Delivery.



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
  • Comprehensive Diversity & Inclusion programme
  • Great team environment working to our Core Values: Courageous, Caring, Driven and Trusted





Starting at €45,000+ per annum






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