Senior HV Electrical Engineer

Roughan & O'Donovan is looking to recruit a senior electrical engineer with seven to 12 years’ experience for a permanent position within our expanding energy team.

Job type: Permanent 

Location: Sandyford, D.18, with agreed flexible/hybrid working arrangements

Salary: Competitive


Roughan & O'Donovan is increasingly active in the energy sector.

Our main work involves grid connections for new solar farms and preliminary studies for hydrogen / ammonia facilities at several strategic locations around the Irish coast (to capitalise on the anticipated large increase in offshore wind facilities).

We have recently been appointed to a substantial framework for Owner’s Engineer services for onshore wind farms.

Through our work in the ports sector, we are involved in the delivery of the onshore requirements of offshore wind installations. We see this becoming a key workstream for us in the coming decade.

About the role

Supported by our Energy Director and management team, you will lead our expansion into the energy sector, ensuring a robust whole-life design for HV generation and transmission projects up to the connection point to the existing transmission grid.

Our energy team is based in our headquarters in Sandyford, Dublin 18, where team, project and collaboration meetings take place. The option of working remotely several days a week will be available to you. 

Travel to project sites will be a feature of this role.


  • Qualified electrical engineer with a minimum of an honours degree in electrical engineering (Level 8 in the National Framework of Qualifications) or equivalent

  • 7-12 years’ postgraduate experience in the electrical engineering sector

  • Proven experience in the design and construction of HV/MV substations

  • Experience in utility grid contestable design and delivery of connections at 38kV and above

  • Experience undertaking energy rating calculations for high voltage cables

  • Knowledge of electrical plant including large power transformers, reactive power compensation solutions, MC / LV auxiliary systems and switchgear

  • Familiarity with the Safety Health & Welfare at Work Regulations and the roles of the PSDP and PSCS

  • Knowledge of Eirgrid / ESB design standards and requirements

  • Experience preparing detailed works contract specifications and drawings

  • Excellent report writing and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent attention to detail and capacity to produce quality design outputs

  • Comfortable working in a busy work environment with tight deadlines

  • Aptitude for problem-solving

  • Flexible, motivated and focused

  • A desire to learn and develop

  • Fluent or highly proficient in spoken and written English

  • Good organisational skills

  • Highly-motivated

  • A strong work ethic


  • Proven experience in design and construction of wind farm electrical works packages

  • Proven experience in design and construction of solar farm electrical works packages

  • Chartered membership of a recognised professional body in the engineering sector

  • LV/MV power systems design

About Roughan & O'Donovan

Roughan and O’Donovan (ROD) is a leading civil, environmental and structural engineering consultancy. An independently owned firm, we employ a multidisciplinary team of more than 200 people, of 20 different nationalities, in our Irish and UK offices. 

Our people are the heart of our business, and we invest heavily in their personal and professional development through all stages of career development. We are an Engineers Ireland CPD Accredited Employer; operate an Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) training scheme; and have well-established graduate and chartership support programmes.

We offer wellness packages, flexible working and life event supports, so whatever challenges life may bring, you can feel secure in the knowledge that you will be taken care of.

We are a friendly team with an active social committee. From surfing weekends and ski events to tag rugby and cycling challenges, you'll find lots of ways to get involved.

To apply

Roughan & O’Donovan is an equal opportunity employer. 

For compliance purposes, Roughan & O'Donovan will retain, for at least one year, all records arising from the recruitment process.

Roughan & O'Donovan is not accepting unsolicited CVs from search firms. CVs submitted by search firms without a valid written search agreement, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the sole property of Roughan & O'Donovan, and no fee will be paid in the event of a candidate(s) being hired.

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