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Transmission Programme Senior Engineer, Strategy & Asset Management

Vacancy Number:  22658
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


The energy industry is rapidly evolving to meet Ireland’s societal, economic, and developmental needs.  In particular, the need for energy independence and ambitious decarbonisation targets in the government’s Climate Action Plan are placing additional demands on the electricity transmission network and driving changes to the way the system is being developed and managed with particular emphasis on security of supply, price stability and connection of renewable technologies. The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) requires closer working arrangements between ESB Networks and EirGrid to address these challenges and to meet the objectives set out in the Price Review 5 (PR5) decisions. CRU has introduced additional performance monitoring and reporting requirements, including significant financial incentive and penalty arrangements, across a wide range of transmission capital investment activities.


The Transmission team within Strategy and Asset Management is responsible for representing ESB Networks’ role as Transmission Asset Owner (TAO). The relationship between TAO and EirGrid as Transmission System Operator (TSO) is governed by the Infrastructure Agreement supported by various interface committees and business processes. The Transmission team play a key stakeholder management role across the business to ensure necessary and agreed structures and processes are in place to manage the strategic relationship between TAO and TSO to meet statutory and regulatory performance and reporting requirements.


This is an exciting opportunity and challenging role within the Transmission team and the wider Strategy and Engagement function. It requires an individual that is highly motivated with strong stakeholder and analytical skills and a programme, performance and reporting background who can work well with others both inside and outside the organisation.

The Transmission team member will be responsible for performance management, monitoring and reporting across a range of TAO/TSO processes including, but not limited to, the areas of investment planning & delivery, transmission outage management and delivery of incentive income.  The role involves preparing multiannual plans, supporting external audits, responding to public consultations, supporting the business to deliver, quarterly reports and preparation of annual transmission performance reports and plans for CRU.



Key Responsibilities


  • Develop and build relationships with EirGrid and key internal stakeholders by ensuring a culture of proactive and open communication.
  • Collaborate closely with other teams across ESB (e.g. Regulation, Programme, Finance, E&MP, and Regions) to ensure TAO requirements are delivered.
  • Monitor and report on delivery of transmission requirements in PR5 with a particular emphasis on securing incentive income.
  • Develop and manage initiatives for improvements in internal TAO processes and in joint TAO/TSO processes with particular emphasis on the Transmission Outage Programme and capital works delivery.
  • Support and contribute to the Transmission team in developing and leading innovative plans and solutions to improve TAO/TSO collaboration and information exchange to meet the PR5 challenges and emerging needs.



Knowledge, Skills and Experience




  • 5 years’ relevant experience with particular emphasis on performance monitoring and reporting.
  • Strong analytical and stakeholder skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities.
  • Highly motivated – able to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Strong communications skills.
  • Full Irish/EU Driving licence.




Knowledge and experience of energy sector.







Either 3rd Level qualification or equivalent work experience.





Gateway, Dublin 3.  Flexible/hybrid working arrangements are in operation, with regular weekly attendance at the office/site required.   



Reporting to


The successful candidate will report to the TAO/TSO Interface Manager.



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 



Closing date 


5th June 2023 



Salary Range 


Starting at €54,000+ per annum 


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