Electrical Design Engineer

Contact Jack Whelan
  • Salary: €50,000 - €65,000+
  • Location: IrelandLeinsterDublin
  • Sector: Power & Energy

Our Client are specialists in the Power and Utility Industry, providing construction, Maintenance and Upgrade works throughout Ireland. Currently they are on the lookout for a Electrical Design Engineer to join their team in Dublin. This position will provide support in all areas to the Power Division as well as to the team members and requires a high degree of technical knowledge, business acumen and people management. As the technical lead on HV projects, you will be responsible for engineering solutions spanning grid connection and customer-side installations, from conceptualization through detailed design to construction, energization, and handover. This is a full-time, permenent position.


  • Creating primary substation design layouts.
  • Conducting busbar system calculations, thermal, and mechanical loading analysis.
  • Developing secondary designs, including control and protection schematics.
  • Sizing and specifying auxiliary AC and DC systems.
  • Conducting protection coordination studies.
  • Designing lightning protection, protective shielding, and earthing systems.
  • Overseeing factory and site acceptance testing.
  • Handling interface engineering with Transmission System Operators (TSOs) and Distribution System Operators (DSOs).
  • Specifying and procuring major electrical plant items.
  • Reviewing the work of other engineers on the team.
  • Ensuring timely and budget-compliant delivery of engineering elements.
  • Integrating health and safety considerations and regulations at all project stages.
  • Mentoring and nurturing the development of junior staff members.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A primary degree in Electrical Engineering is preferred but not mandatory.
  • Desirable: 3 years of similar experience.
  • Desirable: Previous experience in MV/HV design, HV substation, and underground cable design.
  • Advantageous: Prior experience in grid connections, renewable energy projects, or airfield works.
  • Preferred: Strong IT skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office packages, diagnostic capabilities, and familiarity with Auto-CAD and ePlan P8 or equivalent software.

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For more information or to apply directly email jack.whelan@sonastechnical.com



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