Location Dublin
Job Type Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Published 11 months ago
Contact Ciara Connolly
Job Ref CC210_1494397697

Job Description

Grafton Recruitment is currently seeking multiple Engineers for permanent roles with our client based in Dublin 4.

Our client is a leading Irish energy business, dedicated to the provision of transmission and market services for the benefit of electricity consumers. Our client is looking to recruit multiple experienced Engineers to work in their Operations, Planning and Innovation team.

The Operations, Planning and Innovation function comprises highly skilled professionals with backgrounds in engineering and business/commerce. The core responsibility of OPI is to manage the operation of the power system ensuring that the lights stay on in a secure, reliable, sustainable and economic way.

The Role

These exciting opportunities span a range of areas including power system planning, power system operation and power system innovation. The role require experience leading technical teams and a strong understanding of the technical performance and technical analysis of the power systems.

Duties will include

  • Working with team and manager to manage a range of technical and commercial projects designed to achieve regulated targets, meet stakeholder needs and/or satisfy company requirements
  • Carry out technical analysis to a high degree of accuracy. The type of technical analysis undertaken in OPI includes

- Steady state load flow, voltage and short circuit analysis

- Transient and dynamic voltage and frequency stability

- Electromagnetic transients analysis

- Power system economic analysis (dispatch, losses and lifetime cost analysis).

  • Utilise existing tools and work with teams to improve our use of these tools. The range of tools used includes PSS/E, Power Factory, Plexos, Alternative Transient Program (ATP), Powertech DSA (TSAT and VSAT).
  • Liaise with the business as required to understand stakeholder needs; guide, persuade and influence others through developed skills of communication and diplomacy.
  • Prepare written and verbal reports for internal and external audiences
  • Work collaboratively with other teams to deliver on the business's role and strategy
  • Stay up to date with national and international developments in your area
  • Focus on seeking ways to continuously improve the way we work to make it more efficient and effective as well as transparent and easy to understand for non-technical audiences
  • Manage own performance through skills development, delivering on targets, seeking opportunities to learn and showing technical and personal leadership and mastery in own field


  • An engineering degree or equivalent with at least 4 years' experience in a related field
  • Proven experience carrying out power system analysis and proficient in the use of power flow analysis tools
  • Ability to work collaboratively with customers and stakeholders
  • Experience using analysis coupled with professional judgement to make decisions which drive investments
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience
  • Experience conceiving and introducing innovative ideas, solutions or new ways of doing things
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills along with a proven ability to work effectively as part of a team and on own initiative.
  • Experience leading or supervising more junior team members
  • Commercial awareness with the ability to make decisions and recommendations in all aspects of a projects implementation


  • Strong understanding of the industry, environment and context. In particular a proven knowledge of policy, market design and regulation driving the evolution of the industry
  • Appreciation of technology evolution which could bring transformational disruption to the industry
  • Experience delivering change in an organisation

In Return:

  • Excellent salary and benefits on offer
  • Located in Dublin 4 close to all public transport
  • An opportunity to work with a progressive and innovative company

Why use Grafton?

We know that finding the right job can be challenging but we have to tools and resources to succeed. We are an established recruitment agency since 1983, we offer permanent and temporary clients in multiple industry sectors in Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. For further information please apply with your up to date CV by the clicking the button or call Ciara Connolly on 01 4505288.

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