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  • Candidates in Cork invited to apply for exciting career opportunities with Ireland’s National Water Authority

Uisce Éireann, Ireland’s national water authority, has today announced it will be recruiting for 700 new jobs across the country. These exciting opportunities will be available in the next year, with positions ready to be filled immediately.

The roles span a range of disciplines, offering a chance for professionals, tradespeople at all levels, recent graduates, and skilled workers to contribute to their local communities while building rewarding careers. Uisce Éireann is committed to providing ongoing training, and attractive compensation and benefits packages to ensure a secure and fulfilling work experience.

Speaking at the announcement, Uisce Éireann’s People and Safety Director, Dawn O’Driscoll said:

“As we continue our development as Ireland’s national water authority with responsibility for the delivery of public water and wastewater services nationwide, we are delighted to be announcing 700 new jobs for candidates across the country. We’re filling an exciting range of roles in all counties, including front-line operations, science and engineering, administration, communications, management and IT.  

This is the largest recruitment announcement made by Uisce Éireann to date and reflects the scope and scale of the activities we are carrying out nationwide. These new positions will not only offer a chance to make a tangible difference to your community but will provide plenty of opportunities to develop your career in a growing organisation. We are looking for people with diverse skillsets to play their part in delivering transformative water services that enable their local communities to thrive.

At Uisce Éireann, we are proud to provide all employees with equal opportunities and we continue to demonstrate our full commitment to creating an open, diverse and inclusive workplace that enables all our people to achieve their full potential.”

Uisce Éireann encourages interested individuals to visit to explore and apply for the exciting opportunities available in their local areas. 

About Uisce Éireann:

Uisce Éireann is Ireland’s national water utility responsible for providing high-quality public water and wastewater services to communities across the country. Committed to delivering safe and sustainable water services, Uisce Éireann plays a vital role in supporting the local economy and enhancing the quality of life for all Irish citizens. In 2023 Uisce Éireann assumed full responsibility for the management of all public water services which had previously been delivered by 31 Local Authorities.

Additional information

The audiences for this campaign include tradespeople looking for secure employment with a strong work-life balance; skilled professionals seeking career opportunities; recent graduates seeking entry-level positions; as well as Irish workers overseas who may be interested in returning to Ireland.

The roles include front-line operations, science and engineering, administration, management, and IT

For full details of all the roles available go to

Profile: Iarla Moran – Uisce Éireann’s Regional Operations and Maintenance Manager in the Northwest Region (including Leitrim) 

Iarla Moran spent 19 happy years with Mayo County Council before bidding farewell to his role as Head of Castlebar Municipal District and making the move over to Uisce Éireann last year.

The decision to leave a role he took immense pride in was a difficult one but earlier in his career he had worked as Head of Water Services for the local authority and never lost the grá for the industry or the realisation of how important water is to help communities thrive. 

He was also aware of the strides Uisce Éireann continues to make in upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support the growth needed in housing and across our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies and wanted to play his part. 

“When I started in water services in January 2014 Uisce Éireann, or Irish water as the organisation was known at the time, was coming on stream and I could see the investment in water and wastewater services and the professionalism they were bringing to the industry. They were developing a utility model that was much needed and when the opportunity arose to be part of the team, I applied for my current position.” 

Today, Iarla is Uisce Éireann’s Wastewater Regional Operations and Maintenance Manager in the Northwest Region.  Having originally joined the Local Authority in 2004 as an Executive Engineer (Electrical) in the Machinery Yard, Iarla is enjoying the move from looking after a town and county to an entire region. 

“All of a sudden, I have a regional brief and I’m looking at the different ways that the teams in each county are delivering services and bringing that under one umbrella. It’s about using all the brilliant skills and resources we have to deliver efficient services to the communities we serve.”

He sees Uisce Éireann’s latest jobs announcement as a chance for people across the region to apply for exciting roles that will make a tangible difference to their communities. 

“Working with Uisce Éireann provides secure employment with major opportunities. I’m not only referring to operations but right across the business. It’s an exciting time for the organisation.”