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Electrical Engineer

by:  Murphy Ireland

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About Murphy

Established in 1951 by John Murphy, J. Murphy & Sons Limited has grown into a leading global, multi-disciplined engineering and construction company with turnover of over one billion Euro. We provide a wide range of construction services to infrastructure sectors including rail, water, power and natural resources. Murphy directly employs more than 4,000 engineers, professional managers and skilled operatives across the world. We operate in Ireland, the United Kingdom and Canada. We have a number of specialist capabilities such as pipelines, process, marine, tunnelling and piling, and we invest heavily in our substantial holding of plant, equipment and facilities. Murphy Water is the Water & Wastewater process engineering division which delivers municipal water treatment solutions for Water Authorities in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom.

The Project

The successful candidate will work on Murphy Water and Wastewater Treatment projects countrywide.

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join an established Contractor. The successful candidate will join the Murphy Water business within the Projects Department. Murphy focus on recruiting and retaining our employees so that the company can continue to develop and succeed within the industry. Murphy are committed to developing our staff and our CPD Programme is accredited by Engineers Ireland.

The position of an Electrical Engineer would suit a motivated, practical and adaptable individual who has the ambition to gain Chartered Engineer status and wishes to work in a progressive and innovative contracting environment. Working under the direct supervision of a Chartered Engineer, and in conjunction with process and mechanical engineers the post holder will support the delivery of a range of water projects across Republic and Northern Ireland and the UK.  The design work will include design and planning of fusing and circuitry for electrical power, instrumentation and building services using AmTech or other software package, liaison with process plant suppliers, our subcontractor partners across a range of water projects. A candidate must be

  • Computer literate
  • Team player, adaptable and practical
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work well on own initiative


The role of an Electrical Engineer within Murphy Water will require the individual to undertake the following duties:  

  • Prepare specifications and scope of work for electrical equipment such as water treatment pumps and blowers, power generators, MCC’s, transformers, instrumentation, data systems etc.
  • Prepare electrical power and control cables interconnection block diagrams
  • Carry out design calculations for cable-sizing, short circuit calculations, lighting calculations, power balance studying etc.
  • Review of electrical layout drawings and instrumentation arrangements
  • Prepares sketches and performs engineering calculations
  • Preparation of instrument schematics, loop drawings and layout drawings
  • Selection, specification and design of process instrumentation and safety instrumented systems

Skills/ Experience

  • 0-1 years’ experience working in the water industry
  • Electrical engineering background
  • Power transmission and low voltage distribution systems
  • PLC’s and HMI’s
  • PLC Architecture
  • Industrial Instrumentation


  • Electrical Engineering degree or equivalent a pre-requisite
  • Computer literate and able to work effectively with the basic Microsoft suite of programmes as a minimum
  • Good understanding of the electrical design process and ability to demonstrate working knowledge of brief/scope documents, design concepts as well as some experience technically i.e. calculations
  • Some commercial awareness

Working Conditions

Mainly office based with regular site and client visits throughout Ireland and the UK, occasional visits to suppliers/sub-contractors.