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HV Station Designer, Project Delivery South

Vacancy Number:  6630
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.


Position Description


The successful applicants will initially be appointed to the role of HV Stations Designer and will provide the required services in areas of HV station design in a timely and cost-effective manner to facilitate delivery of the capital and maintenance projects and programmes. They will also provide technical support during the construction and commissioning phases of projects. Since rotation is a feature of this assignment, the appointees may be required to rotate into other positions such as commissioning, renewables, safety or project co-ordination. The designer must be able to understand the methodology of station control systems, safety implications, have detailed knowledge of station HV equipment and knowledge of station policy.


Key Responsibilities


The key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Scoping & costing of projects in HV Substations
  • Feeding into the capital approval process and providing the required information.
  • Liaising with designers depending on the size and type of project e.g. Customer Delivery, E&MP etc.
  • Liaising with major developers
  • Preparation of design, design drawings & wiring schedules
  • Recommendation of Designated Work Area required
  • Completion of Design Risk Assessment & Preliminary H&S Plan
  • Involvement with the pre-commissioning process
  • Comply with safety legislation; working in HV stations requires PSDP as there is a specific risk. Where required they will be the representative of the PSDP.
  • Completion of as Builts once commissioning has been completed.
  • Use of IT systems such as IWM, Eplan, FMIS, Excel etc.
  • Provide technical support throughout the project lifecycle



Knowledge, Skills and Experience




In excess of 5 years electrical experience or equivalent work experience in a similar role is essential




  • Implements standards and policies to ensure optimum design
  • Knowledge of network assets – HV Stations
  • Understands and applies the relevant approved Quality Management standards in ESB Networks
  • Project Management skills
  • Has the knowledge and ability to effectively utilise the relevant IT systems associated with the role





Either a 3rd Level qualification or equivalent work experience is essential.





Flexible within South of Ireland



Reporting to


Design Team Lead, Project Delivery South





While initial appointment will be to position of HV Station Designer, rotation within ESB Networks will be a feature of the role.



Closing Date


9th December 2021


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