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Engineering Officers - Nationwide

Vacancy Number:  23110
Craft/Technical - Engineering Officers
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). There are multiple positions available in both the Northern & Southern Regions covering the following disciplines;


  • MV / LV New Connections Engineering Officer 

  • 38kV / MV / LV Lines & Cables Projects & Programmes Engineering Officer 

  • Site Acquisition & Easement Engineering Officers 

  • Mini Generation / Small Scale Generation Engineering Officers 


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 



Knowledge, Skills and Experience 



  • 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 






Either 3rd Level qualification or equivalent work experience  



A QQI advanced level 6 Electrical Trade Certificate or equivalent which is recognised by SOLAS. 




Successful candidates may be eligible for a car allowance




The roles are based in the locations below. Applicants not located in these areas are also invited to submit an application for consideration. 


38kV / MV / LV Lines & Cables Projects & Programmes Engineering Officer 

  • Galway / Mayo 

  • Dublin North (Finglas) 

  • Dundalk / Drogheda 

  • North East (covering Cavan, Monaghan, Louth, Meath & Dublin North) 

  • South West (covering Cork & Kerry) 

  • South Central (covering Clare, Tipperary, Limerick, Waterford) 

  • South East (covering Wicklow & Wexford) 

  • Dublin South (covering South Co Dublin & Wicklow) 


MV / LV New Connections 

  • Dublin North 

  • Dundalk / Drogheda 

  • Athlone / Longford 

  • Mullingar / Tullamore 

  • Cavan / Monaghan 

  • Sligo / Leitrim 

  • Cork / Fermoy 

  • Bandon 

  • Cork City Suburban 

  • Cork City 

  • Dublin Central 

  • Waterford / Clonmel 

  • Limerick / Ennis 

  • Arklow / Enniscorthy 

  • Dublin South 


Mini Generation & Small-Scale Generation 

  • Sothern Region (covering Munster & South Leinster) 

  • North Region (covering Connacht, Ulster (ROI) & North Leinster) 


Site Acquisition & Easements 

  • Sothern Region (covering Munster, South Leinster) 

  • North Region (covering Connacht, Ulster (ROI) & North Leinster) 



Reporting to 

Relevant Design Manager (North or South depending on location), 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



Closing date


5th June 2023



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