Resident Electrical Engineer

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  • Salary: Up to €750 per day D.O.E
  • Location: IrelandMunsterLimerick
  • Sector: Power & Energy
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Our client, a major energy provider, are seeking a Resident Electrical Engineer to support the transition of a large Irish power station primary fuel from coal to heavy fuel oil.

The client are seeking a candidate who is available to work as soon as possible on a contract basis, until the expected project completion date of February 2026. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Oversee electrical engineering tasks for emergency generation projects, ensuring successful delivery.
  • Manage on-site teams and coordinate with Station Electrical and Instrumentation teams.
  • Facilitate coordination among Control & Instrumentation, Mechanical, and Civil design teams for project coherence.
  • Ensure compliance with regulations, standards, and safety guidelines in the installation, testing, and operation of electrical systems.
  • Coordinate testing and commissioning activities for LV, MV, and HV systems, offering guidance on procedures and documentation.
  • Support project management from installation to handover, including engineering design and support services.
  • Uphold high safety standards across all project aspects, particularly regarding safety systems.
  • Assist in developing project programs and budgets.
  • Take direct responsibility for managing key project elements and oversee contracts and claims.
  • Supervise contractors’ works, review ITP protocol sheets, and collaborate with station Management and Maintenance Teams as needed.
  • Conduct regular safety, environmental, and quality audits during construction and commissioning.
  • Provide progress reports and attend project meetings as required by Project and Site Managers.
  • Manage project interfaces such as procurement and design, ensuring smooth coordination.
  • Attend onsite meetings with contractors to support project objectives.
  • Collaborate with Project Manager to control costs for assigned contracts.
  • Develop technical specifications for Electrical plant and equipment and participate in tendering and procurement processes.
  • Utilize plant modification process for E&I plant modifications, ensuring all procedures and drawings are updated.
  • Employ the client’s Contractor Management process to track contract progress and hold necessary meetings.
  • Attend FATs and workshops if required and produce Close-Out Reports.
  • Review commissioning procedures and ensure proper implementation.

Essential Knowledge Skills & Experience

  • Proven track record of significant experience in the power generation industry. A minimum of 7 years’ relevant
    experience is required. Design, and Construction or Commissioning experience, is preferred.
  • Engineer level 8 (QQI) qualification in Electrical Engineering or related discipline or equivalent work experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of electrical equipment utilised in power plant projects, preferably including LV and MV
  • Proven ability to deliver on the key responsibilities outlined above.
  • A proven track record in delivering complex engineering projects and ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Experience of Project Management tools would be an advantage.
  • Working knowledge of Health, Safety, and Environment Standards, as well as Electrical Safety procedures
  • Experience in managing individuals and teams across different organizational groups
  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively within a team
  • Self-motivated with the ability to manage personal tasks and coordinate with colleagues
  • Capacity to contribute and share knowledge within a team structure
  • Exceptional report writing capability
  • Proficient computer skills

Desirable Knowledge Skills & Experience

  •  Proficient experience and knowledge of Control and Instrumentation systems
  •  Familiarity with Grid Code Testing especially with the latest version of EirGrid Grid Code v13

For more information or to apply directly email gavin.murphy@sonastechnical.com or apply directly on Indeed

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