The Electricity Supply Board (ESB) will hire 1,000 people over the next three years to support the execution of its strategy to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040.
Jobs at the state power company will be available in a variety of technical and specialized skills including finance, IT, human resources, engineering and customer service.
Positions include marine geologists, hydrology scientists, cyber specialists, data scientists, project management, network planning, business analysts, customer service, and qualified electricians.
More than 300 graduates, apprentices and apprentices will also be hired over the next three years as part of the recruitment drive.
Environment and Climate Minister Eamon Ryan welcomed the jobs announcement at a “critical time for Ireland’s energy landscape as we work together to achieve the goals set out in the Climate Action Plan”.
“Along with the 8,000 people already employed at the organization, these new hires will play a key role in creating a clean energy future for all of us,” he said.
ESB said the majority of jobs will be located in Ireland, with “smart and flexible working” key to the group’s sustainable growth.
Paddy Hayes, executive director of ESB, said it has “always encouraged and supported progressive and innovative thinkers who are committed to making a difference.”
“When you work with ESB, you join a dedicated, inclusive and innovative team focused on driving Ireland’s transition to a net zero carbon future,” he said.
“Today, we’re calling on talented and motivated people to join us as we work together to make a difference by delivering a net-zero energy future for the customers and communities we serve.”
Positions will be advertised on www.esb.ie/careers, where all interested candidates can register their interest for future opportunities.