Lead Electrical Engineer

Contact Dermot Doherty
  • Salary: €60,000 - €75,000
  • Location: IrelandCorkMunster
  • Sector: Power & Energy

Our client operates globally, specializing in design, engineering, and construction services across various sectors, including Data Centers, Renewables, and Transmission and Distribution Utilities. They have a rich history of over three decades in executing EPC projects worldwide, with active operations and offices throughout the EMEA region, where local experts provide engineering solutions.

As our client’s business expands, we are searching for candidates who share our values and are eager to contribute to our growth.

Currently, my client are looking for a Lead Electrical Engineer to join their engineering team, focusing on high voltage projects. In this role, you will work with a design team on various multi-disciplinary Transmission & Distribution projects, both domestically and internationally.

The Lead Electrical Engineer will play a crucial role in delivering design elements for one or more concurrent projects, reporting directly to the Engineering Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee electrical project requirements to ensure resource allocation is efficient.
  • Assign and coordinate tasks for Electrical Engineers to meet project milestones.
  • Collaborate closely with civil designers to align with electrical equipment requirements.
  • Act as the single point of contact (SPOC) with utility providers and client owners’ engineers.
  • Manage electrical and civil design logs received from utility providers and client owners’ engineers.
  • Supervise the submission of design packs to utility providers and client owners’ engineers.
  • Prepare procurement specifications for primary equipment, including HV power transformers, HV circuit breakers, HV switchgear, and NERs.
  • Review supplier documents and schematics to ensure compliance with technical and functional specifications.
  • Approve physical HV layouts, electrical systems, secondary control and protection systems, and single-line diagrams.
  • Approve HV system studies, encompassing protection coordination, voltage regulation, load flow, and fault level reports.
  • Attend meetings with utility providers and client owners’ engineers as necessary.


  • Honors Electrical Engineering Degree.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role within an HV contractor or utility.
  • Proficiency in design software such as ETAP, Eplan, and AutoCAD.
  • Strong people management and communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A proactive team player who demonstrates a high level of initiative.

To apply please send your CV to Dermot.doherty@sonastechnical.com or apply directly through Indeed



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