Vacancy for a Design and Support Engineer

Vacancy for a Design and Support Engineer

Vacancy for a Design and Support Engineer

Irish Lights is currently recruiting for a Design and Support Engineer. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced engineer with a background in civil and structural engineering. The role will report to the Director of eNavigation and Maritime Services and work in the Design and Development Hub as part of the eNav Systems, Design and Delivery Team.


The Design and Support Engineer (DSE) will provide professional engineering input (particularly civil and structural engineering, property, and estate management) for Irish Lights. The DSE will support the design, costing and implementation of lighthouse work packages and other incidental projects. The DSE will maintain strong technical knowledge on equipment and techniques related to Irish Lights activities and develop proposals for the effective and economic provision of the required Aids to Navigation (AtoN) service. The DSE may also propose projects as input to the project management process and will also assist with risk assessments and safe work procedures.


The role requires a qualified engineer with experience as a technical operations manager. A strong track record of team building and leadership is essential along with excellent communication and people skills. Strong ICT skills are required with the ability to prioritise work and work to deadlines.


Applicants must have a degree or equivalent professional qualification, ideally in Structural/Civil Engineering and be a Chartered Engineer or approaching Chartered level.

Please click here to view the Candidate Briefing Pack for further information on the role and the requirements.

The closing date for applications is 7 June 2020.

Please apply by sending a CV and cover letter to Gemma Gregan at

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