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Office Administrator (6 month temp contract)


  • Dublin City Centre
  • Not disclosed
  • Temporary full-time
  • Updated 19/12/2012
  • Laura McKinnon
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Secretarial & Admin


Position:               Office Administrator (6 month temporary contract to cover Career Break)    

Department:        Shared Services

Reporting to:       HR Manager        

Location:              Dublin 2

Company Background

OpenHydro is a technology business that designs and manufactures marine turbines to generate renewable energy from tidal streams. The company's vision is to deploy farms of tidal turbines under the world's oceans - silently and invisibly generating electricity at no cost to the environment. The electricity produced is completely renewable since it relies on tides that are created by the gravitational effect of the sun and moon. For more information visit

 Scope of position:             

This is a 6 month temporary contract to cover reception and administration duties in the Dublin office, and to assist the Greenore Office Manager as required. 

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Within a small team, this role is extremely varied in nature.  As such, it is critical that the individual assuming the role is a true team-player, with an ability to pre-empt and support a broad range of tasks.  The person will primarily provide direct support to the departments located in the Dublin office, but this will also extend as required to support for Greenore-based departments also, and the requirements may often extend beyond the scope of the job description.  There may be a requirement for some business travel within the role.

  • Reception duties - Reception is the first experience that many visitors will have of OpenHydro.  It is essential that reception procedures are implemented and maintained to a very high standard.  Appearance should be professional at all times.  Reception duties cover a wide variety of tasks including greeting guests, setting up meeting rooms, taking phone calls and travel management for the company.
  • Administrative Support - Secretarial and administrative support will be provided as required for Executive Management.  As such, proficiency in all desktop applications is a requirement for the role. 
  • Office Maintenance Duties  - Primarily responsible for ensuring that the facilities are maintained to the high standard expected within the company. 
  • Ad-hoc - Any ad-hoc queries that may arise, including liaising with IT support issues, mobile phone set up, ad-hoc projects and PR admin responsibility.

Essential Skills & Attributes

  • Attention to detail is of critical importance
  • Should be able to pre-empt the needs of the business from an administrative point of view, and take initiative.
  • Individual should be incredibly flexible to deal with competing demands and new priorities.
  • Should be professional and presentable at all times.
  • Ability to deal with all levels in the business - up to and including Board of Directors.
  • Demonstrated ability to be discrete is a requirement for the role.
  • Time management and good time-keeping is very important in the role.
  • Experience of working with SAP an advantage.


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