Electrical Engineering Manager – Renewable Energy

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Electrical Engineering Manager – Energy Industry 
A renewable energy design and delivery business has a rare opportunity for an Electrical Engineering Manager. Based in Galway the role will oversee the successful development and design of Solar PV Projects. This organisation is working with businesses to provide advice, support and solutions to transition to a low carbon future. 


  • Responsibility for overseeing the successful development and design of Solar PV projects by the Design Team 
  • Manage, support and develop the members of the Design team 
  • Carry out regular Design Department meetings where workload schedules will be planned and assigned 
  • Produce Engineering/Electrical drawings, costing estimates and bill of materials including use of industry software such as PVSol  
  • Work closely with the Sales and Project teams providing technical solutions and ensure all estimates are accurate.  
  • Plan and oversee procurement related to project design and execution  
  • Ensuring all designs to meet required standards and other appropriate legislation. 
  • Conduct site specific surveys to capture clients’ requirements. 
  • Provide technical expertise and present data analysis as required during the clients’ journey 
  • Complete Electrical Services Feasibility Study and Energy Efficiency Reports, including Solar PV, LED Lighting and Electric Vehicle Charging. 
  • Attend weekly internal/external meetings and present project progress updates. 
  • Continuously drive safety, quality, and efficiency measures across all projects. 
  • Drive departmental KPI’s and challenge improvement 
  • Upskill and attend training as required 

Skills and experience required: 

  • Qualified Electrical or Mech-Elec engineer with a 5 to 10 years’ experience is required 
  • Previous experience in electrical estimating and procurement 
  • Proven experience in industrial electrical design and cost estimation 
  • Previous electrical experience and knowledge of LV/MV and strong knowledge of electrical systems, including AC and DC circuits. 
  • Knowledge of Solar PV industry software, Irish regulations, and Industry standards. 
  • Understanding of applications, Grid connections, Grant and SEAI requirements. 
  • Ability to produce technical drawings and electrical diagrams. 
  • Strong management and motivational skills including a proven track record in leading and developing staff in a team environment 
  • Excellent teamwork, communication, and people skills a must. 
  • Proven ability to adapt and thrive in fast-paced, dynamic environments. 
  • Self-motivated with an ability to manage multiple objectives. 
  • Skilled in adapting to requirements of numerous, constantly changing design demands. 
  • Proficient in all aspects of health and safety of the build 
  • Must be proficient MS Word, Excel, Project, SharePoint, and Adobe Pro with experience presenting 
  • Full and clean drivers licence 
  • Must be eligible to work in Ireland.  

Desirable Skills and experience 

  • Qualifications of Micro Solar Photovoltaic Systems Implementation QQI / FETAC and Micro-Generator Electrical Installation QQI / FETAC or equivalent SEAI recognised course would be an advantage. 
  • Experience in Renewable Energy project delivery in an Irish context is desirable. 
  • Familiarity with solar PV components, including panels, inverters, racking systems, and mounting hardware. 
  • PV Solar Installation, Battery Storage or site assessment experience. 

If you have substantial experience as an electrical engineer within mechanical or electrical engineering projects and you haven’t worked on solar projects before you can still apply. Must have full working rights and live ideally in Galway. This is a permanent position with a growing business and lots of opportunity for career growth and development.

Benefits and next steps:

  • Attractive salary plus pension
  • Permanent role
  • Diverse job scope
  • Renewable energy industry
  • Positive team culture and work environment
  • Health and Wellbeing of high importance

To apply email your CV to regina.fitzpatrick@dbsearch.ie in Word format. For a confidential discussion call me on 087 214 0636