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Project Management

Vacancy Number:  7342
Category:  Regular
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 8,000 employees and revenue of over €5bn per annum, 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.

Technology plays a leading role in enabling and delivering ESB’s transition to a digital, low carbon utility, and it’s our people who ensure we succeed. With almost 800 people working across our IT Delivery and CIO functions, together we design, build and support a broad range of technologies and services to deliver on our mission to bring sustainable and competitive energy solutions to all customers. We achieve this by harnessing all our resources, investing in our people and working collaboratively together.  


To further enhance our capabilities across a number of areas including Data & Analytics, Digital Delivery, Digital Development, Cybersecurity, Project Management and more, we are looking for talented professionals to start their journey with us to lead the transition to reliable, affordable low-carbon energy – a brighter future for the benefit of all. 



IT/Tech Project Management Opportunities  


Our IT Project Delivery team is responsible for the planning, design and delivery of all IT related projects for ESB Group. Project Management is a key enabler for ESB’s ambitions to transform its businesses, and a career with us will provide a great opportunity for personal development and achievement in a face paced, collaborative environment. You will also gain a greater understanding of ESB’ diverse range of businesses, how they operate and the challenges they face. 


IT Project Manager  

As Project Manager, you will be delegated by the relevant Project Board to manage a project on a day-to-day basis, within agreed constraints and the specified tolerances of scope, time, cost and quality. You will be responsible for the management of the full end-to-end delivery of the project from definition through to execution and transition. The resulting products and/or services should be capable of achieving the benefits as defined in the Business Case. 


Minimum 7-10 years’ of project management experience, with a proven track record in successfully delivering medium / large IT projects to agreed controls. Experience of industry-standard project management methodologies, specifically Waterfall / PRINCE2 is essential, while Agile project management methodologies such as PRINCE2 Agile and/or SCRUM software development framework would be an advantage. 


Technical Delivery Lead  

The Technical Lead role is a key role in the delivery of projects in ESB. Reporting directly to the Project Manager, you will work with relevant IT resources to develop and execute the Technical Project Plan including identifying all deliverables and effort involved in the delivery of same. You will also co-ordinate IT teams and other key stakeholders to complete activities in Design, Build, Test, Cutover to Production and Transition to Support. 


With a minimum 5 years of experience in a technical role, the successful candidate should have experience of delivering large technical and integration projects across a range of technologies and will specialise in at least one of the following areas: SAP, Infrastructure, Digital/Mobile, Business Intelligence, 3rd Party Application integration and/or Trading. 





  • Relevant third level qualification or equivalent work experience is essential. 





Base Location: Fitzwilliam 27, ESB’s new Head Office, Dublin (Smart/Remote Working suitable)   


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 (Republic of Ireland), with attendance at base for in-person collaboration, the frequency of which is agreed with the manager and subject to ongoing review. 



Further Information 


Further information on all our current Digital/Technology/IT related roles, including information on our Smart Working as well as our new state of the art Head Office Fitzwilliam 27, visit www.esb.ie/careers/it-at-esb 


In return, we offer excellent career enhancing opportunities where our people can thrive in a fast paced, agile environment by giving them the tools, flexibility and autonomy to deliver on our purpose: leading the transition to a secure, affordable, low-carbon energy future for our customers and communities.   


We pride ourselves in the mentoring, training and development offered to staff, as well as our competitive and attractive rewards and benefits package.  


We are also offering a once-in-a-generation opportunity to empower our people to work smarter, enjoy the benefits of an inclusive, flexible working culture and significantly reduce carbon emissions through remote and hybrid working. 



Closing Date 


Closing date for applications is Monday 18th October 2021.  


If you have any queries in relation to this job, please contact recruitment@esb.ie 


Note:  Please advise if you require any additional accommodations to assist you if you are called to interview.