Energy Innovation Specialist, Emerging Technology and R&D

Energy Innovation Specialist, Emerging Technology and R&D

ESB Group

Dublin, Ireland

Position Description

ESB's purpose is to create a Brighter Future for the customers and communities we serve, by leading the transition to reliable, affordable, low-carbon energy.

The Energy Innovation Specialist will be a member of the Emerging Technology and R&D team. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious engineering professional to work at the cutting edge of energy technology and new business development. The successful candidate will develop a thorough understanding of the challenges facing utilities including the need for effective innovation management and new business lines built around emerging technologies. Emerging Technologies could include: Hydrogen, Energy Storage, Demand Response, Blockchain, Biogas, Heat Pumps, Ocean Energy, Floating offshore wind energy, high efficiency Solar PV etc.

The role will involve working with the business units across the Group to assess new technologies and associated business opportunities, prepare project / business proposals and support the deployment of pilot and demonstration technology projects. This will include initiatives to ensure customer centric thinking is prevalent, effective collaboration occurs across the business units where appropriate and innovations are delivered with an agile approach.

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilites will include but are not limited to:

  • Developing expertise on specific emerging energy technologies.
  • Scanning markets and building awareness around specific emerging energy technology developments.
  • Providing techno-economic and market readiness evaluations of specific technologies.
  • Building business cases for emerging energy technology pilot and demo projects.
  • Working collaboratively within Emerging Technology and R&D Team and wider Innovation teams in SIT and other Business Units.
  • Delivering emerging energy technology R&D pilot and demo projects.
  • Project management as required to co-ordinate and integrate inputs from other parts of ESB (Engineering).
  • Project management as required to co-ordinate and integrate inputs from other parts of ESB (Engineering), external service providers and research bodies.
  • Working with key stakeholders across the group and gain support for development and deployment of R&D projects.
  • Providing subject matter expertise and relationship management to researchers at third level institutions working on specific R&D projects for ESB.
  • Presenting in person or via webinars on emerging technology topics.
  • Conducting site visits to emerging energy companies nationally and internationally (when safe to do so).

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of 4 years' relevant experience in a similar role is essential.
  • Proven experience in working as part of a flexible team and working collaboratively.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment.
  • Evidence of delivering tangible business results.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders and partner companies.
  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills.

Qualifications

  • A relevant 3rd level qualification or equivalent work experience is essential.

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