Senior Energy Consultant

Engineering · Nenagh, Tipperary
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

Role Summary


Tipperary Energy Agency is  looking for a Senior Energy Consultant with the passion and drive to play an integral role in helping our clients on the transition to net zero carbon.  This is a new senior role for our agency, with a place on the Leadership team to support our new strategy in driving the energy transition to carbon neutrality through leading the delivery of sustainable energy solutions, by advocating, educating, and innovating on climate action.

In this role, you will lead and implement an ambitious regionalisation agenda, scale our community energy work to empower communities to fund and generate their own power. You will build skillsets in the communities we work with, and deliver the standards needed to bridge the gap between the ambition to be carbon neutral and the reality of making it happen.


The role is based in our Nenagh headquarters and will require regular regional, national, and European travel.



 Role Responsibilities


Commit to deliver our goal of creating a regional structure to support our clients and building a strong community energy and microgeneration service that is scalable regionally and nationally. 

Work with stakeholders across the region to create and drive a regional energy service in the agency. Support multiple local authorities to accelerate the development of their energy management systems and investment needed.


Advise clients on the development of their climate action plans and provide technical energy engineering and strategic support in the delivery of their implementation plans including a programme of retrofit projects, comprising capital works and best in class carbon and climate change impact assessment methodology.


Lead the agency in creating and managing proposals for national and European funding to support our clients plans and where successful, act as the agency lead on projects, attending meetings and delivering on workplans.


Develop and manage engineering projects with clients and colleagues that support innovation in building efficiency and decarbonisation, design and delivery of innovative energy systems, codes and standards development, emerging technology, and pilot demonstration.


Create and support networks of communities in developing a just low-carbon energy model through the delivery of services in energy master planning, generation, education and provide guidance and mentorship.


Present and report to internal and external audiences, engaging with and influencing stakeholders and provide expert/technical advice to others. 

Manage a team, with a responsibility for the development of graduate engineers as well as the more seasoned professional engineers through providing support, assignment of work and stretching their tasks.


Provide tangible accountable leadership for project teams to achieve client goals, monitor progress and give direction.



Required experience and qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Masters qualification in a relevant field of Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years of engineering professional experience in renewable energy or sustainability engineering
  • Good knowledge of the energy sector including the EU and Irish legislative, regulatory and planning frameworks, and guidance
  • Experienced people manager with a track record of developing and supporting your team to be successful and build their careers (both technical specialisation and non-technical skills)
  • Experience in writing reports and stakeholder engagement. 
  • Fluent English with excellent written and verbal communication
  • Full clean driving licence and access to a car
  • Ability to travel regionally, nationally, and within Europe for approx. 40% of time
  • Right to work in Ireland



Desired experience:

  • A post-graduate degree and/or a professional title or evidence of working towards the appropriate Chartership
  • Experience in developing advice and guidance on carbon and climate change (e.g. development of policy and strategy)
  • Business development including bids and proposals, and client relationships
  • Experience in Net Zero target setting and plans
  • Previous experience in the delivery of workshops and presentations


Our offer

On top a competitive salary, our benefits include a full private healthcare cover from start and a contributory pension scheme after 12 months. To help you best manage life and work, there are flexible working arrangements in addition to 27 days of annual leave (2 of those are fixed dates).

We are committed to your training, personal development and growth and will also cover a professional body membership or subscription.



About us

Tipperary Energy Agency is an independent social enterprise that focusses on driving the energy transition through the provision of expertise, innovation, and strong customer service. Our customers are communities, businesses, citizens and the public sector and we have a proven track record in enabling them to become more sustainable energy users.


We are driving the energy transition to carbon neutrality through leading the delivery of sustainable energy solutions. Our mission is to lead the delivery of sustainable energy solutions in Tipperary and beyond, by advocating, educating, and innovating on climate action.


Our core values are Tenacity, Integrity, Impact and Expertise.

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  • Location
    Nenagh, Tipperary
  • Department
    Engineering
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor