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Company Overview:

Mainstream Renewable Power is the world’s only independent developer of utility-scale wind and solar power assets with a global footprint. The company has a high-quality portfolio of more than 12 GW of wind and solar assets across Latin America, Africa, Asia Pacific as well as the Offshore wind sector globally. 

Mainstream has delivered more than 1.1 GW of wind and solar assets into commercial operation and is currently constructing a further 1.75 GW across Latin America and Africa. 

In Chile, Mainstream’s wholly owned 1.3 GW of fully contracted wind and solar assets are on track to reach commercial operation from 2021. In Africa, the company has delivered 710 MW of wind and solar assets into commercial operation in South Africa and currently has a 140 MW wind farm in construction there. Through its Lekela Power joint venture in Africa, it has 410 MW of wind assets in construction in Senegal and Egypt. 

In Offshore Wind, Mainstream successfully consented Hornsea One (1.2 GW), the largest operational offshore wind plant in the world today; and developed the Hornsea 2 project (1.4 GW) before selling these projects and the entire Zone in 2015. Mainstream fully consented the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind project in Scotland, 450 MW, currently under construction.  

Mainstream’s Soc Trang 1,400MW offshore wind development in Vietnam is one of South East Asia’s largest renewable energy developments. The Company signed an agreement with Eni, the global energy company, to collaborate on potential renewable energy developments across Africa and Southeast Asia, with an initial focus on the UK’s offshore Round 4.  

Mainstream’s team, as part of its Airtricity heritage, developed Ireland’s first and only operational offshore wind farm at the Arklow Bank, Co. Wicklow. The Arklow Bank wind farm became operational in 2004 and was the world’s first erection of wind turbines rated over 3 MW.

Presently, Mainstream are progressing development of three Irish Offshore development opportunities, progressing stakeholder engagement and Foreshore Investigative Licence Applications for the areas under investigation. 

Mainstream has raised more than EUR3.0bn in project finance to date and employs more than 300 staff across five continents.

Summary of Role:

Mainstream is currently recruiting a Project Engineer – to work with the Irish offshore team to secure and develop significant projects in Irish waters. The successful candidate will support the Senior Development Manager in areas such as project management, feasibility /Concept studies, community engagement and environmental impact assessment efforts during the bid preparation phase and, upon award of a project, will take on a project managing role specifically in relation to the onshore components of the offshore wind project.

What will you do?

  • Support the Senior Development Manager on project development activities in Ireland
  • Keep up to date and inform the team about industry and market news, relevant legislation, guidance, and associated implications in relation to issues affecting Irish offshore development.
  • Assist with market review, technologies research, and Irish offshore analysis topics.
  • Work with the offshore team to feed into upcoming offshore auction preparation and strategy.
  • Management of onshore and offshore specialist consultants and advisors including determination of scopes of work, contractor appointment and interpretation of advice received.
  • Keep all project information and tasks up to date in Mainstream reporting.
  • Liaison, collaboration, and provision of technical and strategic advice to the various multi-disciplinary teams working on Mainstream projects.
  • Ensure effective communication between partners and other colleagues (e.g. in finance, engineering, H&S) to support the objective the projects are designed and developed to be practical, efficient and safe.
  • Assist in the preparation and management of the project schedules and budgets.
  • Ensure all consultants adhere to Mainstream’s H&S standards and Code of Conduct. Understand, promote and adhere to all relevant health and safety regulations and policies in undertaking all activities.
  • Assist in other day-to-day Irish Offshore tasks as required.
  • Managing engineering support to current sites and future offshore wind site selection and participation in technical meetings.
  • Assist in the preparation of tender documentation, for front-end civil engineering (e.g. geotechnical investigations, metocean studies, foundation designs, cable routing) and ensure that they are prepared on time, and are of the highest possible standard.
  • Translating engineering issues in CAPEX and OPEX assumptions.
  • Technical engagement with external consultants, contractors, independent engineers, lenders engineers, Government agencies, utility and grid companies as required.
  • Input into technical elements of Employer’s Requirements for EPC and Consultant contracts.
  • Producing technical reports for senior management.
  • Supporting in detailed due diligence review of projects in accordance with Mainstream’s Global Development Standard.
  • Inspect new project sites and to attend seminars and meetings as required.
  • Ensuring project activities are carried out to the highest quality standards, and in accordance with the relevant health and safety regulations.
  • Supporting evaluation of new products, concepts, and technologies from vendors.

What we require?


  • A qualification in electrical, mechanical, or civil engineering
  • Minimum 3 years work experience on large infrastructure projects or Renewables /Power Generation Industry.
  • Experience in the preparation of technical specifications and other technical documents.
  • Experience in tender/bid evaluation, managing consultants and associated deliverables.
  • Ability to translate engineering issues into CAPEX and OPEX assumptions.
  • Highly analytical with attention to detail and ability to exercise judgement to solve problems in a fast-paced emerging market.
  • Be a genuine team player, with a positive outlook, be determined and flexible with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Be flexible in terms of working arrangements, international travel may be required as part of the job.
  • An organised approach to working, task prioritisation and time management.
  • Excellent verbal / written communication skills and strong report writing skills.
  • Excellent computer literacy skills.
  • Drivers licence essential.


  • Knowledge of Irish Energy Sector and Irish Offshore industry.
  • Knowledge of the Offshore windfarm development and construction
  • Knowledge and understanding of wind turbine technology, grid connections, site selection, offshore wind foundation types, ground conditions interpretation and foundation, array cable and turbine installation procedures.
  • Knowledge and understanding of grid connection solutions for offshore wind farms
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and in particular, Health and Safety issues offshore.
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills & report writing
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

What we offer?

We offer you the opportunity to work in a dynamic and entrepreneurial organisation, in a growing and fast-paced industry.  You will receive a very competitive total benefits package including an excellent base salary and bonus scheme.

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