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Performance Specialist Asset Management

Vacancy Number:  22294
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


ESB is looking for a Performance Specialist in Asset Management and Performance, Generation & Trading. The successful candidate will be responsible for implementation of standards of operations and maintenance practices that maximises portfolio performance.


The successful candidate will work closely with the business to ensure that operational and performance processes as well as business requirements are fully understood, practised and ultimately embedded in Asset Management, GT.



Key Responsibilities


Responsibilities will cover the items below:


  • Analysis of data to identify factors influencing plant performance
  • Monitor and report on station & portfolio targets achievable
  • Monitor and reporting on commercially aligned long term plant performance targets
  • Develop a strong understanding of DS3 services in ISEM;
  • Analysing and reporting on DS3 I ancillary services performance across portfolio and understanding commercial impact
  • Develop a strong understanding of GB market and ancillary services; National Grid ESO Interaction/Point of Contact; GB Pathfinder Projects
  • Monitor and report on performance targets for each plant within Roi/NI and GB fleet (all Station Signals Targets)
  • Prepare performance briefs for each location for L TAPs process
  • Calculate and analyse unit specific start-up / running VOMs
  • Interaction with Trading on day to day plant performance
  • Investigate and report on RO & Frequency events in ISEM market
  • Liaise with the Stations & IT on maintenance KPls and Maximo and CMMS+ applications
  • Prepare plant and portfolio performance reports and present them to SMTs, Station Managers as well as others
  • Liaise with all generation locations on any performance issues
  • Effectively liaise with appropriate stakeholders such as Asset Performance management team, ESB Trading, Regulation and EMP
  • Project development and support as required



Knowledge, Skills and Experience




  • Minimum of 5-7 years' relevant experience
  • Significant knowledge and understanding of generation of electricity locations technical characteristics and commercial performance
  • Knowledge and understanding of ISEM and GB Electricity Markets with a particular focus on ancillary services.
  • Track record of achieving objectives and delivering value for the organisation
  • Stakeholder management and leadership skills
  • Use of large spreadsheets and data analysis
  • Excellent communication skills




  • Experience in power plant, generation of electricity facilities, heavy industries - thermal and renewable - operations, maintenance and systems.
  • Knowledge of data analytics processes & tools.







  • 3rd Level Degree or equivalent work experience in Engineering or Business.





Fitzwilliam 27 ESB Head Office, Dublin 2 in line with ESB's Smart Working arrangements. Travel will also be a feature of this role.


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.   


ESB is one of the founding members of The Remote Alliance – a new initiative established by the social enterprise Grow Remote. Working with other like-minded members, we’ve committed to developing solutions that will ensure remote and hybrid working can become a sustainable part of our business.



Reporting to


The successful candidate will report Process and Performance Manager, Generation and Trading





€54,500 - €64,000



Application and Selection Process 


Applications must be submitted Online 


Closing date is strictly no later than Monday 27th March 2023



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