Design and Support Technician

Design and Support Technician

Design and Support Technician

€31,000 to €38,000 + attractive benefits package including pension scheme

Irish Lights is currently recruiting for a Design and Support Technician. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced CAD operator with mechanical and/or electrical design experience. The role will report to the Design and Support Engineer and will work within our Design and Development Hub in our eNavigation and Maritime Services Department.


The Design and Support Technician (DST) provides support for lighthouse and Aids to Navigation (AtoN) work packages and for other incidental projects. They prepare drawings, work packages and bills of quantities, advise on design, source and order materials (in cooperation with procurement) and prepare materials for dispatch.  They also assist with risk assessments and safe work procedures. Their work involves site visits to lighthouses to survey, measure and estimate requirements.  The DST also updates drawings and manuals for ongoing changes when required. The role will be primarily mechanical and electrical but working in a multi-disciplinary team.   While this role will be based in Dun Laoghaire, there will be a requirement to travel around the coast.


The role requires an experienced CAD operator with a technical qualification in mechanical and/or electrical engineering (or relevant discipline) and design experience.  They will have an understanding of mechanical and electrical installation, systems, equipment and relevant standards.  Good organisational and interpersonal skills are a must along with excellent communications skills, both written and verbal. Strong ICT skills are required with the ability to prioritise work and work to deadlines. As the role will involve some travel a full, clean driving licence is also required.


Applicants must have a technician qualification in mechanical and/or electrical engineering or another relevant discipline.

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

The closing date for applications is close of business Monday 17 May.  Please apply by sending a CV and cover letter to Susan Murdock  at   

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