Kwena Offshore: Work abroad in Ireland

Kwena Offshore: Work abroad in Ireland

Electrical Engineer vacancies for South Africans in Ireland

Kwena Offshore have an exciting new opportunity for experienced Electrical Engineers within the commercial construction industry looking to relocate abroad. Successful candidates will be placed in a variety of countries including Ireland, Finland as well as other parts of Europe. 

Our international client is looking to place candidates for the next five years, where they will work with a vibrant, agile and multi-functional team on delivering leading edge engineering projects. Each successful candidate will benefit from Career Development Programmes designed to enhance their leadership skills. 

If you are looking for a bit of Irish luck, see full job spec below:

Role Purpose

As Electrical Engineer, you will be responsible for the engineering activities on a specific construction project. The activities associated with the project will vary and will be agreed with the Project Manager on an ongoing basis. You will co-ordinate the technical design with the onsite installation through to successful commissioning.

Electrical Engineer Responsibilities

In conjunction with your project team, you will be responsible for the execution of various stages of a project as follows:

  • Complete electrical design review to identify design gaps and deviations or contradictions in the specifications 
  • Validate cable sizing and make recommendations as appropriate
  • Ensure that technical assessments are completed as required and technical issues are resolved without delay
  • Compile and issue electrical technical submittals
  • Manage submittals through the approvals process, track procurement and delivery of electrical equipment and complete the receipt verification process once the equipment is delivered
  • Attend and record regular supply chain meetings to ensure that progress is monitored and maintained within the overall construction programme
  • Update and record progress on system trackers which are fully aligned with the construction schedule
  • Review the electrical installation with the BIM team to ensure the design is constructible and that there is adequate space for installation and maintenance of all equipment and cabling
  • Liaise with the design team and supply chain to ensure correct operation of the plant on site and successful handover
  • Complete electrical system walk-downs to ensure systems are compliant with specifications and drawings
  • Compile test pack, FTOP’s and O&Ms and present for approval
  • Manage specialist vendors during the commissioning process to ensure timely completion of their work
  • Undertake client training in line with agreed training plan


  • 3rd level Qualification in Electrical Engineering / Building Services Engineering
  • Experience with both LV and MV systems primarily in building services and data centre environments
  • Significant Project engineering experience of 4 years+ with an Electrical Contractor
  • Previous record of delivering small to medium Electrical projects (Commercial, Industrial, pharma, data centre type projects)
  • Commercial Awareness
  • Capability of walking down electrical systems to ensure compliance with specification
  • Experience developing technical submittals, completing technical reviews and assessments
  • Knowledge of Health, Safety and Environmental systems and procedures – knowledge of the team, their strengths and weaknesses
  • The ability to multi-task and manage many priorities
  • Excellent communicator/strong interpersonal skills/communicates with impact
  • Excellent record keeper and administration skills
  • Leads and influences others
  • Innovates and leads in electrical/technical activity and challenges
  • Plans and effectively manages projects
  • Solves problems analytically and acts decisively
  • Is process driven and focuses on EHS and Quality Work Management Systems and Processes
  • Mentor and Coach to junior engineers and graduates 

Kwena Offshore will assist with full mobilisation support including Critical Skills Visa and flights for each successful individual. To apply with kwena recruitment agency, visit our job portal at or email your CV to