Centrica • Ireland

Upstream Project Manager

Employment type:  Full time


A little flex time

Job Description

We are Centrica! We’re so much more than an energy company. We’re a family of brands revolutionising a cleaner, greener future. Working here is #MoreThanACareer - we’re powered by purpose. Together we can make an impact that will truly change tomorrow. Whether you’re developing cutting-edge green tech, helping customers on the front line or simplifying operations behind the scenes.

Your work here isn’t just a job – it’s a mission. We all play a vital role in energising a greener, fairer future.

Upstream Project Manager

Reference: R0053808

Assets - Cork/Dublin


Reporting to: Head of Upstream

Bord Gáis Energy is one of Ireland’s leading energy and service companies. We supply gas, electricity, and energy services to over 700,000 homes and businesses across the country, offering excellent customer service as well as the best value possible. Bord Gáis Energy is uniquely positioned to drive positive change and we have an opportunity, as well as a responsibility, to reshape our future. While there are challenges ahead, we are committed to supporting our consumers and colleagues, to rethinking power generation, and to supporting an affordable and fair transition for all.

Role Purpose

Reporting to the Head of Upstream, as Project Manager, you will be responsible for the project management and delivery of new upstream investment opportunities on behalf of Bord Gáis Energy. This will require the successful candidate to take ownership of the planning, safe execution, and delivery of all upstream capital projects.

Key Accountabilities

  • Support the delivery of new Net Zero development projects, including but not limited to Green Hydrogen, Green Ammonia, Energy storage, New Zero Power Generation, Carbon Capture & Storage, Biomethane and Biofuels.
  • Lead project delivery in collaboration with design, permitting, procurement and construction technical leads / subject matter experts.
  • Responsible for management of project costs, risk, communications, procurement, and stakeholders.
  • Support all upstream business development and net zero targets through the project management of activities associated with grid analysis, land acquisition, planning application oversight and technical feasibility (up to €1bn spend)
  • Analysing and addressing project risks, and regularly sharing lessons learned.
  • Provides performance feedback regarding allocated resources working on projects.
  • Preparation and presentation of project delivery plans to present to Executives, Management team, Board and Shareholders
  • Work closely with a number of disciplines to deliver optimal solutions across external and internal resources including, Finance, Trading, Legal and Technical
  • Informing and driving consistent commercial thinking across the projects and relevant business areas; working closely with supporting functions
  • Maintain good working knowledge of key commercial and regulatory value drivers for delivering upstream assets in the Irish Market

Role Components

Business Expertise

  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Proven experience and knowledge of energy project development – conventional generation, renewable energy projects or zero carbon projects.
  • Ability to step back from the detail and see the bigger picture. Ability to prioritise, plan, manage and deliver timely and effective business readiness projects, providing best practice for the delivery of business change and support the framework and governance for continual improvement in change delivery
  • Tenacious, resilient, proactive and resourceful approach to issue and risk resolution and contingency planning
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity, Ability to work under pressure, prioritising effectively
  • Commercial awareness and strategic level problem solving in complex environment selecting the best option from many possibilities
  • Project management expertise in planning methodologies
  • Management of diverse resource of commercial / Business development / change / financial teams for successful delivery of growth opportunities
  • Understanding of regulatory and operational market landscape with and ability to grasp the key commercial drivers in relation to existing assets and new transactions, including what key drivers for value enhancement.
  • Setup of investment case governance structures
  • Experience of financing / funding, investment strategies and business case development for conventional and renewable development and operational projects, gas and other net zero projects
  • Effective communicator with the ability to engage effectively at all levels of the organisation - confident presentation/communication skills with all levels of internal and external stakeholders, good influencing and networking skills.
  • Skilled at producing high quality output documents
  • Contract negotiation experience required
  • Ability to work independently to deadlines, seeking guidance from other team members when required.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • 3rd Level Qualification in relevant discipline with relevant market knowledge – i.e., regulation, market modelling
  • Project Management experience across conventional, renewable and energy enabling infrastructure assets
  • Understanding of regulatory and operational market landscape with an ability to grasp the key commercial drivers in relation to delivering new assets, including what are the key drivers for value enhancement
  • Excellent analytical skills and detail oriented particularly with regards to development risk, uncertainty, numerical analysis, legal documentation and written reports
  • Experience of working from own initiative, taking ownership of work and motivating colleagues to achieve objectives or projects
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to disseminate complex information in a simple and transparent manner
  • Able to manage involvement in a number of simultaneous initiatives, deliver work to agreed deadlines, and work well with a variety of individuals
  • Have an enthusiastic and tenacious approach with a strong commitment to learning

In return, you’ll receive a competitive salary, generous annual leave allowance, and a host of other benefits, including volunteering days with our charity partner, Focus Ireland. You’ll also enjoy our friendly and collaborative culture, flexible ways of working, and you’ll be making a key contribution to Bord Gáis Energy’s commitment to environmental sustainability.

Bord Gáis Energy are committed to placing equality, diversity, care and respect at the heart of our policies and everyday practices. We encourage everyone to take part in our active employee networks, including the Women's network, REACH (Race, Ethnicity, & Cultural Heritage) network, Neurodiversity network, and BRÓD, our LGBTQ+ network. We're proud of the work our networks and allies do to help us promote a culture of inclusion, empowering our colleagues to be themselves and do their best work. Our vision is to employ a diverse mix of people who reflect the societies we work in and the customers we serve, so we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and perspectives.

Our Flexible First working model empowers our people to find a better balance between home and office working. You can enjoy the convenience of working from home combined with time spent onsite in a way that works for you, our customers, and our business. Our office is used as a place to connect and collaborate with colleagues, rather than your default place of work each day.

Here in Bord Gáis Energy we’re helping to create a more sustainable and inclusive future that supports our communities, our planet – and each other. The prevention of family homelessness in Ireland is an area where we believe we can make a real difference and through our partnership with Focus Ireland, we have been working on making this a reality since 2015. We encourage all colleagues to get involved in the partnership, with everyone receiving 2 days' volunteering leave to participate in initiatives or events supporting Focus Ireland.

Our Values

care | delivery | collaboration | agility | courage

The closing date for receipt of applications for this vacancy is 17th of Ju 2024.

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE by hitting the 'Apply' button.

Applications will ONLY be accepted via the ‘Apply’ button.

This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced sick days
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Gym membership
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Dental coverage
Fertility treatment leave
Season ticket loan
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Carer’s leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Cycle to work scheme
Pension match/increase
Equity packages
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Share options
Financial coaching
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Company car
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Centrica

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Office locations

Windsor, London, Cardiff, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin, Stockport, Staines, Hampton, Aberdeen, Barrow, Hull

Hiring Countries




United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
3rd – Consumer Goods

3rd – Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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