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Offshore Wind Project Manager

Vacancy Number:  21986
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


Generation Projects within E&MP has been established to develop all generation projects, both renewable and thermal projects, as well as managing overhauls and construction projects. Renewable projects include Onshore wind, Offshore wind, Solar PV and Battery Storage. Our projects range from major utility scale offshore wind farms over 1000MW to small distributed solar projects or battery projects.



Key Responsibilities


The Project Manager will be responsible for the successful delivery of assigned projects within Generation Projects.  


Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:


  • Oversee the engineering of the offshore wind farm major components, coordinating and directing activities with support from Technical Manager where in place
  • Assure the project is completed in accordance with the agreed programme, to budget and to the appropriate quality and safety standards. 
  • Managing a large multidisciplinary team of individuals including package managers and engineers
  • Ensure effective delivery of activities and work packages in line with project management methodologies, achieving a consistent high standard of output from the project team which meets all technical and programme requirement
  • Monitor their team’s recruitment, suitability, performance and welfare, delegating responsibility when and where appropriate
  • Coordinate key workstream with Commercial Team, Bid Team, Financial Team, Consenting Team, Consenting Team and Stakeholder Manger
  • Role may be project specific or across a number of projects depending on the project status



Knowledge, Skills and Experience




The successful candidate will have:


  • A minimum of five year’s relevant experience 
  • Excellent leadership skills coupled with a track record in delivering large projects, with relevant experience in managing engineering and project teams .  
  • A proven track record of delivering significant technical (engineering or other) input to  offshore wind projects
  • Ability to work and share knowledge and competencies with a team, including with ESB JV partners.
  • A thorough understanding of offshore wind projects and industry.
  • A strong working knowledge of and experience of involvement in key offshore wind industry groups and the current status of their interests
  • A demonstrable record in the development of health and safety capabilities and their application to offshore wind projects
  • Experience of working independently from own initiative, taking ownership of work / projects and motivating team members to deliver team objectives or projects.   
  • Experience of negotiations and commercial ability.   




  • A strong current participation in industry working groups
  • Experience with ESB’s Project Management Methodology or alternate project management processes such as PMBoK.







  • Level 8 qualification in Engineering




  • Chartered Engineer status with a recognised engineering institution or demonstrate evidence of progression towards same.
  • Any higher level of qualification supporting the responsibilities of this role.





The successful candidate may combine working from home within the Republic of Ireland, with attendance at base in EMP, Dublin Airport in for in-person collaboration, the frequency of which is agreed with the manager and may change as we learn about hybrid working.


The role will likely involve travel. Travel internationally will also be a feature of this role.



Reporting to


Offshore Wind Development Projects Programme Manager





€65,000 - €77,000



Application and Selection Process


Applications must be submitted Online


Closing date is strictly no later than Tuesday 7th February 2023.



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



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