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HVDC Service Engineer (Portan converter station)

Location: Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Job ID: R0030017
Date Posted: Sep 25, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: Yes

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Hitachi Energy has an exciting Service Engineer opportunity reporting to the Operations Manager you will primarily be responsible for working at the East to West Interconnector (EWIC) High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Link at Portan HVDC Converter, Red Road, Batterstown, Co Meath, A86 RY28 along with other Hitachi Energy HVDC customer sites throughout the UK and Ireland but primarily the Portan HVDC Converter Station. 

Your main duties will be to provide 1st line support along with maintenance & repair services for the EWIC Long Term Service Agreement (LTSA). You will work closely with the existing Service Team to gain the competencies to provide 1st line support. This 1st line support will require 24/7 on-call on a 1 week in 4 rota with a fast response time to site. Flexible working hours will also be required for significant maintenance tasks on an impromptu basis as required. There will also be a requirement to support the wider HVDC as and when required by the needs of the business 


  • Deliver exceptionally high availability to the entire EWIC system.  

  • Control and perform work activities on HV/LV electrical, instrumentation and mechanical systems.  

  • Maintain the value and maximize the design life of the system.  

  • Ensuring a strong relationship with our valued customers.  

  • To maintain a safe working environment for all site employees & mitigate the risks.  

  • Ensure ethical behavior in line with code of conduct.

  • Manage Health Safety and Environmental risks associated with the business unit.  

  • Be part of the environment that allows all employees to develop and succeed.


  • A base location within 60-minute drive of the Portan HVDC Converter, Red Road, Batterstown, Co Meath, A86 RY28 is a mandatory requirement. 

  • Relevant trade qualifications in an engineering discipline e.g. electricianinstrumentation technician etc.

  • HV (>132kV) substation experience (Other High Voltage ranges considered). 

  • Maintenance / fault finding experience with items of High Voltage equipment. 

  • Maintenance / fault finding experience with LV and mechanical systems. 

  • Experience in delivering technical reports and fault analysis. 

  • Experience working with maintenance management systems and completing all customer fault reports & commissioning documentation where required in a timely manner 

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