Project Engineer

Gas Networks Ireland operates and maintains Ireland’s €2.7bn, 14,664km national gas network, which is considered one of the safest and most modern renewables-ready gas networks in the world.

Over 720,000 Irish homes and businesses trust Ireland’s gas network to provide efficient and reliable energy to meet their heating, cooking, manufacturing and transport needs.

The gas network is the cornerstone of Ireland’s energy system, securely supplying more than 30% of Ireland’s total energy, including 40% of all heating and almost 50% of the country’s electricity generation.

By working to replace natural gas with renewable gases, such as biomethane and green hydrogen, and complementing intermittent renewable electricity, Gas Networks Ireland is supporting Ireland’s journey to a cleaner energy future.

The Role: 

Reporting to the Business Delivery Manager, the Projects Engineer will coordinate collaborative projects both with external stakeholders and internal departments, and will assist in the development of business plans and assessments and support the development of Business Delivery in Gas Networks Ireland. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the Business Delivery Manager in the management and development of Business Delivery in Gas Networks Ireland.
  • Support the delivery of project management for 'firsts' (i.e. currently doing Mitchelstown Biomethane injection site but aim is to transition that to BAU so that subsequent sites will be delivered through Asset Delivery)
  • Support the management of construction project design, estimation and project planning including all relevant statutory processes, procurement management and maintenance forecasting, working closely with Capital Delivery and Operations Departments;
  • Support the production and approval of project delivery plans, contractor plans, cash flow projections and earned value analysis;
  • Engage with various external stakeholder groups such as technology centres, research institutes, academic organisations, state bodies, and commercial developers in the identification and development of innovation projects that may support resolution of specific technical challenges, or progress technology readiness of topics towards commercialisation.
  • Support the evaluation and selection of projects for GNI innovation funding or co-funding.
  • Coordinate the development and execution of collaboration or service contracts for the delivery of projects and the protection or dissemination of information. 
  • Coordinate the execution and delivery of projects with external stakeholders and internal departments to ensure deliverables are achieved and outputs are disseminated as appropriate, including for consideration within potential business plans or commercialisation developments. 
  • Support internal departments on developments of Business Delivery projects with potential commercial application for the business.
  • Develop and progress projects and applications for external funding support under National or EU funding schemes.
  • Coordination and assistance in the development of business plans and commercial development proposals.
  • Work closely with Asset Engineering to update specifications and standards where required
  • Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Degree in an Engineering or equivalent related discipline with minimum 3 years’ experience, relevant to the role
  • Good knowledge, understanding and experience of the Energy Industry and Markets
  • Experience in the development and delivery of energy projects is an advantage
  • Ability to keep abreast of new technology and industry developments is essential
  • Highly numerate, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, good attention to detail.
  • Excellent PC skills
  • Proven ability to create and develop good working relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals, coupled with the ability to gain commitment from others 
  • Have excellent analytical skills and be able to identify and analyse problems and potential improvements, and generate new ideas, and implement solutions
  • Proactively identifying new areas of learning and using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job
  • Ability to set own high standards of performance and delivering desired results.

Applications, including current Curriculum Vitae, should be emailed to the following address stating the job title and reference number in the subject line of your email:

The closing date for receipt of applications for this vacancy is the 23rd May 2024.

Please note that applications submitted after this closing date will not be accepted.

Gas Networks Ireland is an equal opportunities employer
We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive place of work and have a robust strategy and framework called ibelong to enable this. We are an equal opportunity employer and through our recruitment process we welcome and encourage applications from interested and suitably qualified individuals regardless of gender, age, racial or ethnic origin, membership of the traveller community, religion or beliefs, family or civil status, sexual orientation/gender identity or disability.