Senior Project Delivery Engineer CNG

Gas Networks Ireland operates and maintains Ireland’s €2.7bn, 14,617km national gas network, which is considered one of the safest and most modern gas networks in the world. Over 720,000 Irish homes and businesses trust Ireland’s gas network to provide convenient and reliable energy to meet their heating, cooking 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 over 50% of the country’s electricity generation. By facilitating the roll-out of new technologies such as CNG in transport and replacing natural gas with renewable gases such as biomethane and hydrogen, Gas Networks Ireland is working to deliver a net-zero carbon gas network and support Ireland’s journey to a cleaner energy future.

Gas Networks Ireland is a commercial semi-state organisation committed to growth, innovation, safety and sustainability. The company is an employer of choice for many, providing a dynamic, modern and inclusive workplace for its staff to grow and develop throughout their career.

Gas Networks Ireland is now seeking to appoint a Senior Project Delivery Engineer CNG.


The Role:



The Asset Delivery function within Gas Networks Ireland is responsible for the end to end planning, designing and delivery of GNI’s portfolio of asset development programmes. Encompassing the three pillars of Project Delivery Management, Design Delivery and Project Services; the Asset Delivery function brings together all the technical and project support capabilities needed to take high-level projects and programmes from the Portfolio Office and translate these through from detailed design and project planning, to construction delivery and handover to Asset Operations. 

Reporting to the GNI Causeway Project Manager, the main purpose of the role is to ensure optimum delivery of both design and construction for CNG Growth projects. Through a multidisciplinary approach and close liaison with internal Departmental functions, CNG customers, external service providers and stakeholders, the CNG Senior Project Engineer will ensure that CNG projects are designed in the most efficient, cost effective manner while aligned and compliant with technical standards and policies.


Duties and Responsibilities:



  • Working with the GNI Design team to ensure designs and estimates that are efficient, cost effective, safe and robust that align and comply with technical standards and policies.
  • Develop and coordinate tender and contract documents for Asset Delivery with respect to procurement of 3rd party services and works contracts as necessary. Review all project related contractor documentation to ensure compliance with legislation, standards and specifications. Ensure GNI secures value for money and consistent delivery at a scale that meets GNI’s Growth ambition.  
  • Deliver CNG Construction Projects within approved timelines and budgets by working in partnership with CNG Supply Chain partners
  • Develop, coordinate and implement the CNG commissioning plan involving Design Delivery, Asset Operations, CNG Vendor, Contractor, external stakeholders and key CNG Customer staff.
  • Responsible for ensuring all project activities are completed in line with GNI Health, Safety, Quality, Environmental and Sustainability requirements.
  • Working closely with the CNG customer throughout each Project to ensure alignment with their programme of works and to ensure a clear handover of key information relating to ongoing operation.  
  • Providing technical support to the CNG Sales team to determine the commercial viability of CNG projects
  • Responsible for drafting and submitting key documentation as required to progress internal project budget approvals through relevant investment governance committees, in conjunction with Portfolio Office.
  • Responsible for ensuring all project technical records, including As-Built documentation and Asset Data, are delivered to Project Services and Asset Information teams as required.
  • Support the CNG Delivery Manager in key decisions such as resource planning and supply chain optimisation
  • Other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:



  • Relevant third level qualification in Engineering, construction or related discipline;
  • Minimum 6 years’ experience in the delivery of construction projects and dealing with Local Authorities/Utilities and State Agencies, within the natural gas or similar industry;
  • Knowledge of Project Management methodologies and a proven track record in their implementation;
  • Knowledge of renewable industry and the transport sector is an advantage;
  • Strong commercial and business acumen with an in-depth financial perspective;
  • Strong people, communication and conflict resolution skills;
  • Embraces and takes ownership of change;
  • Experience with identifying improvement opportunities, generating ideas and implementation of solutions
  • Proven track record with dealing with complex issues, proactively and in a timely fashion, along with the ability to communicate complex information to others;
  • Having a Growth Mindset and proactively identifying new areas of learning and using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job;
  • A passion for the environment and a deep interest in taking steps to respond to climate change is an advantage.










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

30 November 2022.

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.