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Job Opportunity at Dublin Port Company: Technical Supervisor (Electrical)

The Technical Supervisor (Electrical) role is a key role within the Engineering Services structure, leading and motivating a team of experienced and highly skilled crafts specialists. The role responsibilities include task and people supervision; environmental, health and safety; sustainability; technical; budgeting; project handover; documentation and record keeping; and more. The closing date for applications is 24th of November 2023. 
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The Technical Supervisor (Electrical) role is a key role within the Engineering Services structure, leading and motivating a team of experienced and highly skilled crafts specialists.  The role reports directly to the Technical Manager and is responsible for ensuring the effective monitoring and maintenance of all DPC owned electrical infrastructure across the Port estate, including but not limited to; Low & Medium Voltage Distribution Systems, PLC’s, SCADA systems, HMI Systems, High Mast & Street Lighting, Ro-Ro Ramps, Passenger Gangway; Marine Vessels, Pumping Stations, in Ireland’s Largest port to always ensure the safe and efficient operation of the Port.   

This role will work closely with the Technical Manager and the wider Engineering Services Team, providing technical expertise, support services, efficiencies and continuous improvement initiatives and ideas to maintain and improve all applicable electrical system assets across the Port estate. 

Key Responsibilities for role of Technical Supervisor (Electrical)

Task & People Supervision  

  • Supervising and allocating work via the CMMS for the carrying out of planned and reactive maintenance and inspection works of DPC assets. This also includes managing time and attendance of DPC employees under direct supervision and ensuring the appropriate records are maintained.
  • Contractor Management including scheduling and allocating planned and reactive maintenance works with third party contractors.
  • Liaising with DPC internal customers, third party terminal operators and other relevant stakeholders to schedule works to ensure the works can be carried out safely around their operations.
  • Working with DPC’s Maintenance Planning Engineer to ensure all relevant assets are located, identified, recorded in the CMMS and appropriate maintenance routines are established and are being performed. 
  • Promoting teamworking and high quality and standards of work.
  • Continuously monitor and review the performance of the team and individual team members  

Environmental, Health & Safety 

  • Ensure all work complies with safety regulations and company policies. This includes conducting and documenting regular safety inspections, identifying potential hazards, developing and implementing safety procedures and training staff. 


  • Partaking in sustainability projects to help Dublin Port achieve Net Zero, where electrification is being used to decarbonise both our own and our tenants/licensees operations.  


  • Lead up critical asset inspections and health checks of systems, ensuring minimum KPI achievement and availability targets of assets are met. 


  • To partake in annual capital planning and expense budgeting processes, including ongoing cost management.  

Project Handover  

  • Working with DPC functions, particularly the Programme Management Office (PMO) to ensure all critical assets developed are handed over and that processes and procedures are in place to ensure appropriate maintenance and inspection routines are established.  

Documentation & Record Keeping 

  • Ensure accurate records of all electrical work carried out are retained, including but not limited to schematics/drawings, maintenance logs, inspection reports etc.
  • Manage the customer electricity metering and rebilling process for third party users in Dublin Port, including the setting up of new meters, meter reading requirements and monthly recharging for all third party electricity use. 


  • Commitment to on-going change is essential and continuous input to the continuous use development and optimisation of the CMMS and other relevant systems is expected.
  • Liaising with regulators, state agencies, utility providers and tenants is essential to fulfilling the role.
  • Ensuring all relevant procurement follows DPC’s Procurement Policy.
  • Perform system and administrative work to ensure that the scheduling of work is done in a timely and efficient way in collaboration with other functions within DPC and provide timely and accurate reports on works, as required.
  • Development of technical specifications for procurement of framework contract services.


  • Time served electrical trade (QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate Craft).
  • Relevant (5-10 years) experience working as a fully qualified electrician in a heavy industrial environment with competence in low and medium voltage distributions systems. 

An Advantage but not Essential 

  • Previous Team Lead/Supervisor experience.
  • Health & Safety qualification.
  • Supervisory Management qualification.
  • Industrial hydraulics and rotating equipment experience.
  • High-level diagnostic and problem-solving skills in an industrial environment.
  • Mechanical and electrical process control systems with experience in an industrial environment.
  • PLC’s and industrial communications protocols.
  • SCADA process control systems for process and fault diagnosis.
  • Variable Speed Drives.
  • Knowledge and understanding of ATEX equipment and working in hazardous areas.
  • High level of proficiency in information systems e.g., Microsoft Office, Computerised Maintenance Management Systems, Health & Safety Systems 

Employee Company Benefits:

Dublin Port Company provides several employee benefits to permanent employees and also during the probation period, below is an extract of some benefits provided for but not limited to:

  • Defined Contribution Pension Scheme – Can be accessed from start date of employment – Basic employer contribution is 12% plus age related contributions for AVC.
  • GP refund scheme for employee and family to a max of €430 annually.
  • EAP service which includes provision for eight counselling sessions annually for employees and their families as well as a 24/7 helpline and wellness portal.
  • Parents and Paternity Leave – the Company has agreed to pay full salary, less state benefit, to all relevant employees for two weeks.
  • Maternity and Adoptive Leave – The Company pay full salary for the first 26 weeks of Maternity & Adoptive Leave, inclusive of State BenefitOne week’s marriage leave, and five days compassionate leave for immediate family and three days for death of other family members.
  • Sick Pay (Post Probation) – For employees who are absent from work due to certified illness, the Company pay, inclusive of state benefit, up to twenty weeks at full pay and thirty two weeks at half pay or 26 weeks full pay and 26 weeks half pay (clerical / admin staff) in any period of twelve months subject to a maximum of fifty two weeks at any rate in any period of four rolling years.
  • Sick Pay during probation – DPC has a sick pay scheme for staff on probation which is in excess of legal requirements.
  • The Company cover the cost of annual flu and COVID vaccinations for all employees valued at €60 per person.
  • On a biennial basis, the Company offer a comprehensive Health Screening Programme for all employees. This is valued at €600 per employee.
  • Each employee offered an individual Udemy training license which can be used for unlimited personal use value €200.
  • Heavily subsidised canteen which was kept open throughout Covid-19 with additional DPC financial support.
  • Tax Saver Schemes.
  • Savings Scheme

Closing Date – 24th November 2023. Apply on Linkedin here.