Chief Executive - EirGrid Group

13 October 2017
27 October 2017
Position / level
Director, Professional
Contract Type
Full Time


EirGrid Group is responsible for a safe, secure and reliable supply of electricity – now and in the future. The group has a pivotal role in the economies of Ireland and Northern Ireland, supporting competition in energy, promoting economic growth, facilitating renewable energy and providing essential services.

The Group develops, manages and operates the electricity transmission grid through EirGrid in Ireland and SONI (System Operator Northern Ireland) in Northern Ireland.

The transmission grid brings electricity from where it is generated to where it is needed to power the distribution network and to supply businesses and industries that require large amounts of electricity. The distribution network in turn supplies electricity for everyday use in homes, businesses and communities across the island.

Chief Executive

EirGrid Group is seeking to recruit a new Chief Executive.

The appointee to the Chief Executive role will have a track record of leadership at a senior level in the energy sector or the broader utility/ infrastructure sector. The person will be a dynamic leader with the capacity to articulate a compelling vision for the organisation to its stakeholders. The person will deliver an ambitious and far reaching strategy for the company and contribute to the development of the sector overall at European and international levels.

Your Principal Responsibilities in leading the EirGrid Group will be to:

  • Work with the Board in developing a renewed vision and strategy for the Group for the next 5-10 years, taking into account developments and innovations in the sector.
  • Lead the implementation of that strategy through the executive leadership team, setting direction and engaging employees and stakeholders on the journey.
  • Lead the implementation of the new Integrated Single Electricity Market and the provision of a highly efficient transmission grid across the island of Ireland.
  • Deliver success through our 660 people based in Dublin and Belfast and our staff based in the community.
  • Maintain effective relationships with key external stakeholders including government, ministerial shareholders, regulators and key customers across Ireland, Northern Ireland and Europe.
  • Perform effectively and authoritatively as the public face of the Group which will include presentations to parliamentary committees.
  • Develop and maintain an effective risk management and compliance process appropriate to a commercial semi-state organisation.
  • Influence thought leadership in the industry by contributing to policy development in Ireland and Europe.

Applicants for this position should forward a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and supporting letter by email - click APPLY for the attention of Deirdre O’Shaughnessy, Partner, Amrop.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 27th October 2017.

Candidates for this role will be sourced through both an advertising and search process.



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