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Overhead Lines Commissioner

Vacancy Number:  22355
Engineering - Electrical
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


Are you looking for a new challenge? 


A Brighter, zero carbon future awaits!  


Join our dedicated team where we provide overhead lines conflict, claims and arbitrations services to ESB Networks.


The team specialises in: 


  • Commissioning on the ESB transmission and distribution systems. These services include: 38kV, 110kV, 220kV and 400kV Overhead Lines 

  • OHL condition assessments 

  • Annual maintenance Inspections work programmes 


We are looking for an Overhead Lines Commissioner to join us on our journey to a Brighter Future 




Key Responsibilities 


  • Overhead line commissioning 

  • Station Commissioning of busbars, gantries, lead-in connections etc. 

  • Overhead line maintenance inspections 

  • Condition assessment reporting 

  • Annual distribution and transmission helicopter patrols 

  • Drone inspections on distribution and transmission lines   



Knowledge, Skills and Experience 


Working as part of this dynamic team, you will always have new challenges and new problems to solve – working together is key.  You will have the autonomy to choose how best to tackle tasks and solve problems with the support of your colleagues. 





  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in transmission and distribution, and generation; or equivalent power utility consultancy.  

  • Overhead Line Inspection and Commissioning experience 

  • A proven track record in power utility design or maintenance (transmission lines experience would be preferable).   

  • Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures, design standards including Health, Safety & Environmental Standards, legislation and Electrical Safety Rules.  

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and report writing skills.  

  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities.  







  • 3rd level qualification or equivalent work experience 

  • Full driver’s licence 





Your base will be at one of our offices situated at One Dublin Airport Central or Eastgate Cork. Other locations will be considered. 

ESB is committed to offering flexibility in ways of working and we call that Smart Working – combining digital tools with a culture of trust and empowerment to enable flexible and remote ways of working. The successful candidate may combine remote / smart working within the jurisdiction, with attendance at base for in-person collaboration, the frequency of which is agreed with the manager and subject to ongoing review. 



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  



Reporting to 


Overhead Lines Commissioning Senior/Team Leader, Asset Management Services, EMP. 





€45,000 to €53,000 per annum



Closing Date


28th March 2023



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