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Compliance Project Delivery Manager

Vacancy Number:  22480
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 Trading (ESBT) is responsible for the commercial management of ESB’s portfolio of generation assets with significant positions in a range of power, commodity, and emissions markets.  The Middle Office (risk) function plays a critical role in delivering value to ESB through risk management and governance activities. Compliance with REMIT, EMIR, MAR and other financial regulations is also monitored by the Middle Office team.


As energy markets and regulatory obligations evolve, the systems which underpin compliance are upgraded and enhanced.  The Compliance Project Delivery Manager will be responsible for implementing IT system and business processes changes that support ongoing compliance. This will involve working closely with colleagues in Middle Office, in ESB Trading and across the Generation function.


This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team of risk professionals who oversee the risks inherent in ESB Trading’s activities in the Irish Power, GB Power, Gas, Coal and Carbon markets.



Key Responsibilities


The successful candidate will be responsible for:


  • Lead the implementation of a trade surveillance system that uses data and analytics to maximise understand of trade information
  • Develop a strategy to increase the use of automation in compliance processes.
  • Stay abreast of regulatory and energy market developments, including developing a network of cross-industry contacts
  • Advise the Trading Senior Management Team in ensuring compliance risk is minimised while ensuring solutions are cost effective and efficient
  • Assist in responding to queries that arise from the Regulatory Authorities and the Central Bank.
  • Play an active role in shaping ESB Trading’s activities through provision of insight and constructive challenge



Knowledge, Skills and Experience




  • Minimum 7 years relevant work experience
  • The ability to solve complex problems involving processes, people and systems
  • Strong interpersonal and ability to manage stakeholders
  • Proven ability to work on own initiative and deliver results to strict deadlines
  • Strong analytical capability
  • Good decision making and problem-solving capability
  • Ability to respond to change within a fast-changing business environment
  • An understanding of a trading operation is desirable but not essential.







  • A third level qualification with a strong analytical content or equivalent work experience is required.





The role is based in ESB Head Office, Dublin and may entail business travel. 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​.



Reporting to


Trading Risk Manager, ESB Trading





€65,000 - €77,000



Application and Selection Process


Applications must be submitted Online


Closing date is strictly no later than Thursday, 30th March 2023.



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