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HV Station Commissioning Engineers

ESB International

  • Dublin City Centre
  • Not disclosed
  • Contract
  • Updated 30/12/2012
  • Carol O'Dowda
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ESB International Staff Vacancy No. ESBI-2011-035   High Voltage Station Commission


ESB International
Staff Vacancy No. ESBI-2011-035


High Voltage Station Commissioning Engineers


ESB International (ESBI) is a growing international energy company and one of Europe's leading engineering and consultancy organisations. It invests in, builds and owns a portfolio of power stations in Ireland and overseas and has operations and maintenance contracts totalling over 5,500MW around the world. In addition, it trades electricity in competitive European energy markets.

ESBI Engineering Solutions, a division of ESB International, provide a full range of integrated engineering solutions relating to all aspects of the power sector including generation, transmission and distribution.

The HV Station Commissioning team are responsible for verifying that plant is functionally operational and fit to be connected to the electricity network by applying best safety, operation & engineering practice and standards.

We currently have vacancies for Experienced High Voltage Station Field Commissioning Engineers.

Key Responsibilities:

Working on a national basis, at times largely dictated by operational constraints, key tasks include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assessment of site safety prior to engaging in commissioning activities and to coordinate the work schedule with site staff as appropriate.
  • Commissioning primary, secondary and associated equipment forming part of Transmission / Distribution Networks.
  • Commissioning testing of instrument transformers, power transformers and HV switchgear.
  • Commissioning testing of protection relays.
  • Functional verification of protection scheme designs and checking compliance to approved design standards.
  • Coordinate, plan, and deliver commissioning projects.  

The Candidate:

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills:

  • Self-motivated and be capable of working on their own initiative without direct supervision.
  • Work well with other team members and actively participate in achieving the team’s targets.
  • Ability to work and share knowledge and competencies within a team structure.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Organise, plan and monitor all aspects of the work.
  • Have a logical, yet imaginative approach to problem solving.
  • Demonstrate the ability to make quality decisions and judgments.
  • Show a high level of commitment and flexibility.

Technical Competencies:

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following technical competencies: 

  • Knowledge and experience of Electrical Safety Rules and procedures;
  • Knowledge and experience of operational procedures and the operation of primary substations;
  • Familiarity with typical protection philosophies as applied to Transmission and Distribution Networks.
  • Conceptual understanding of the design and operating mechanism of Power Plant;
  • Thorough knowledge of schematics, cubicle wiring and functional testing techniques.
  • Working knowledge of digital relays and software. In particular Siemens, ABB and Toshiba relays ;
  • Working knowledge of Power System Simulation test equipment.  


  • A formal qualification in Electrical Engineering is desirable;
  • A minimum of 4 years relevant experience in the High Voltage Transmission and Distribution industry.


  • Applications online only, before close of business on Monday 30th December 2012.   

NOTE: Please advise if you have special needs and require any accommodations to assist you if you are called for interview.

ESBI is an equal opportunities employer.



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