Chief Executive Officer

Dublin, Leinster
On application
13 November 2020
07 December 2020
Position / level
Contract Type
Full Time


This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to lead the SEAi through a period of growth and transformation and to contribute to Ireland's Climate Action and Decarbonisation goals.

The organisation

The SEAi's central role, working collaboratively with communities, industry and public bodies, is  to bring about a low carbon economy through measures and programmes focused on  the transition to a smarter and more sustainable energy future. In further enhancement of this role, the SEAi will be the key organisation in the implementation of the national retrofitting initiative, as part of the ambitious climate change objectives outlined in the Programme for Government. The SEAi has been given the additional resources to fulfil this role.

The role

The SEAi seeks applications from high-calibre individuals for the position of Chief Executive Officer. The Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for the leadership and management of the SEAi through a truly transformational phase, and for leading and managing the programmes required to deliver on Ireland's ambitious decarbonisation targets. The role involves oversight of an annual budget of more than €330 million and a direct workforce expected to grow to more than 230 employees.

The person

The successful candidate must be a proven effective leader with demonstrable experience of leading a complex organisation through significant change. They must have the strong strategic abilities and experience in leading multi-disciplinary teams in a rapidly changing environment to deliver on organisational goals and targets. The ideal candidate will have a knowledge of, a passion for and strong dedication to climate action and the sustainable energy agenda with the ability to inspire action and commitment.

Application and further information

For further information and to apply for this role visit and search Ref. SEA0320.

All enquiries by relating to this role should be directed to the Senior Executive Recruitment Partner by email to or by telephone on +353 (1) 449 4400.

Mazars will be managing all aspects of this recruitment project on behalf of the SEAi.

No enquiries or canvassing should be made directly to the SEAi. Deadline for applications: Monday, 7 December 2020 at 5pm.

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion and equality at all levels of the organisation.

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