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Senior Electrical Engineer - Ireland


Dublin, IE, A96 VR66


RWE Renewables Ireland Limited, Dublin

Full time, Permanent


Functional area: Engineering 

Remuneration: N/A



RWE Renewables develops, constructs and operates renewable energy projects around the world.

Due to increasing workload, we are now seeking a (Senior) Electrical Engineer to assist us in progressing our offshore wind development projects towards construction.

The role will be based in Dublin, Ireland, although, as the project progresses, there may also be some work required at contractor locations as business/project needs dictate and some travel will be required with the role, both nationally and internationally.


Role description

The Engineer will sit in RWE Renewables’ Electrical System & Project Engineering Region 2 team, supporting the Project’s Engineering and Package Managers with responsibilities including:

  • Working initially in the pre-consenting phase, the Engineer will be responsible for ensuring a robust through life design of the project’s electrical system supporting on all aspects of the HV generation and transmission system up to the connection point to the existing transmission system.
  • Liaison with EirGrid and ESB to secure appropriate grid connections for projects
  • Support the definition of the main electrical system design for the project, covering all aspects of the onshore and offshore HV system
  • Development of specifications, subsequent TQ clarifications and ensuring specification compliance with selected consultants and contractors
  • A strong focus on interface topics, for example in the onshore substation and offshore platform(s)
  • A strong focus on safety through design and through life performance of the assets.
  • Close liaison with technical experts in the Electrical Components team and Engineers working on similar projects to ensure their knowledge is effectively utilised on the project


Required skills and experience

  • University degree or comparable graduate education ideally in electrical power engineering
  • Chartered Engineer (or working towards this)
  • Fluent English speaking and writing
  • Experience in project engineering of offshore wind or similar renewable energy industry projects
  • Experience of the grid connection process in Ireland, ideally dealing with both EirGrid and ESB
  • Experience of the contestable build process in Ireland for connections at 38kV and above
  • Knowledge of electrical plant including large power transformers, switchgear, onshore transmission substations, static and dynamic reactive power compensation solutions, MV/LV auxiliary systems and cables
  • Appreciation of Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013 and the PSDP and PSCS
  • Excellent communication, coordination and leadership skills, highly motivated, confident and resourceful
  • Valid driving license


Apply now with just a few clicks: ad code 79207, application deadline  30th Jan 2023

Any questions? Lisa Phillips,



We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications, irrespective of gender, disability, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion and beliefs, age or sexual orientation and identity.



RWE represents change, innovation and sustainability. As one of the world’s leading generators of electricity from renewable energy sources, we aim to be carbon-neutral by 2040 and to enable a sustainable life for people around the world. To achieve this, we are looking for dynamic and motivated people to join us in creating a sustainable and secure energy future.


RWE Renewables GmbH, based in Essen, Germany, is RWE’s youngest subsidiary and one of the world’s leading companies in the field of renewable energies. With an international team of around 3,500 employees, we are drivers of the energy transition – and provide electricity for a sustainable life. Our total capacity of more than 9 gigawatts results from onshore and offshore wind parks, photovoltaic plants and battery storage. We focus on growth: on the American continent, on the European core markets and on new markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

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