Electrical Engineer

Commissioners of Irish Lights
South County Dublin
The salary for this role will start at €57,000 rising to €65,500
Closing date
10 Oct 2022
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Irish Lights is currently recruiting for an Electrical Engineer. If you are a qualified, experienced engineer with a background in electrical engineering that enjoys working with bespoke systems and engineering oddities then this is the role for you. This is an exciting opportunity to work for an organisation which values innovation and has strong track record of delivering reliable navigation systems around our coast.  




As the Design and Support Engineer – Electrical, you will provide professional engineering input, particularly in relation to electrical and electronic engineering and electronic communication systems. You will report to the Engineering Design, Consent and Compliance Manager and work in the Design Team as part of the Coastal Operations Department


In the role you will play a key role in the design, costing and implementation of a range of transformative engineering projects, including new or replacement designs for lighthouse electrical systems such as navigation lights, communications and power. You will maintain a strong technical knowledge on equipment and techniques related to Irish Lights activities and you will also propose new projects and assist with technology assessments, environmental developments, risk assessments and safe work procedures.



You must have a degree, or equivalent professional qualification in Electrical or Electronic Engineering. You will need to have experience in design, technical writing, and technical operations management along with a knowledge of electrical standards and renewable energy, control systems and modern light technology.


You will need a strong track record of team building and leadership along with excellent communication and people skills. You will also need strong ICT skills are required.


If you have experience of working with data centres, defence or offshore this role may suit you.


Please visit our website to view the Candidate Briefing Pack for further information on the role and the requirements.


The closing date for applications is Monday, 10 October 2022. Please apply by sending a CV and cover letter to Gemma Gregan at human.resources@irishlights.ie.  Please view Irish Lights Job Applicant Privacy Notice on the Vacancies page.


The mission of Irish Lights is Safe Navigation at Sea.  We are a maritime organisation delivering essential 24/7 safety and navigation services around the coast of Ireland, 365 days a year. Our vision is to protect lives, property, trade and the environment by delivering next generation maritime services at the interface of navigation technology, engineering and data management. 

Irish Lights is responsible for Maritime Aids to Navigation under the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention. This remit includes the provision and maintenance of over 330 general aids to navigation, the superintendence of approx. 3,300 local aids to navigation, and marking or removing dangerous wrecks outside harbour areas around Ireland.

Irish Lights also provides a range of navigation and contract commercial services including ship charter, buoy and maritime data. We provide value added services to support the development of the broader maritime economy including Met and Coastal Data Services. The Irish Lights tourism and heritage initiative, the ‘Great Lighthouses of Ireland' was developed in partnership with local communities and offers visitors from home and abroad the chance to visit or stay in a working lighthouse.   

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Dun Laoghaire

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