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Project Engineer

Vacancy Number:  23146
Engineering - Project Management
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.

A Brighter, zero carbon future awaits!


Join our dedicated team where we provide project management expertise with responsibility for project execution post receipt of Capital Approval through to asset handover to our Networks business.  The team specialises in;

  • Successful delivery of the programme of projects in their totality for the Networks Business
  • Applying a high level of safety standards in every aspect of the work
  • Management of contractors monitoring their progress including validation of progress payments



Key Responsibilities 


  • Work with the Project Manager to successfully deliver project works applying a high level of safety standards in all aspects of work 
  • Contractor management – Develop and manage project programmes. Monitoring and managing contractors’ construction and commissioning schedules.  
  • Overall management of the tender process including preparation of documents, evaluation and negotiation. 
  • Construction Management 
  • Management of project interfaces such as procurement, design, free issue material, power cables, telecoms 
  • Coordination of project requirements into overall ESB / EirGrid outage schedules.  
  • Build relationships with relevant key stakeholders across ESB and in relevant external agencies  



Knowledge, Skills and Experience 




  • Seven or more years’ experience in the electricity industry.  
  • Proven ability to deliver on the “key responsibilities” outlined above.  
  • Experience of dealing with construction contractors to ensure that they deliver to specified requirements.  
  • Excellent knowledge of PSDP/CDMC and PSCS processes.  
  • The demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities.  
  • Excellent understanding of key elements of construction and project management.  
  • Self-starter with ability to manage own work and support others within project team.  
  • Hold a full driving license and have access to a car.  
  • Strong Safety awareness and competency 
  • Flexibility to travel nationwide 




  • Excellent understanding of key elements of High Voltage (HV) and/or Civil design  
  • Construction experience across a wide range of high voltage engineering projects, for example;  
  • Substations, Overhead Line and underground cables projects    
  • Strong knowledge of: HV Power Cables, Terminations, Trenching etc. 







  • Level 8 Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent work experience is essential  




  • Project Management Qualification is desirable





Our offices are situated at One Dublin Airport Central or Eastgate Cork. 


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 


Reporting to the Project Manager 





€65,000 - €76,000



Closing Date


8th June 2023

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