Electrical engineer


An electrical engineer’s responsibility is to design and maintain electrical systems on offshore platforms and vessels. They will produce circuit diagrams of the site during the development and project management phases of an offshore wind farm. They will also lead installation of the system ensuring it meets safety regulations.

Lifecycle stages

Development and project management, manufacturing and installation.

Typical employer

EPCI, specialist contractor or specialist consultancy.

Place of work


Typical working pattern


Education, training and qualifications

Minimum NFQ level 7 in electrical or electronic engineering. Qualified electricians (NFQ level 6) can complete a two-year apprenticeship in industrial electrical engineering and attain NFQ level 7 qualifications.

NFQ level 9 in electrical engineering is required to achieve the status of chartered engineer for senior roles.

Typical entry position & transferable sectors

Entry roles can include a graduate or junior electrical engineer.

Career possibilities

Electrical engineers can progress on as a senior or principal electrical engineer.

Full time salary estimate

€35,000-€80,000 per year, depending on experience. This salary range is for this specific role.