The Irish Water IT (IW IT) function provides Information Technology services and support to the wider Irish Water business, and across the Local Authority user base. The Operational Technology (OT) group houses the OT skills necessary to ensure the implementation and availability of all OT applications and infrastructure including hardware, networks, data centre and disaster recovery. They plan and manage technical OT projects to renew and update the underlying OT infrastructure. They also safeguard Irish Water OT systems by implementing robust security standards.

Reporting to the Operational Technology Manager, the Operational Technology Specialist has responsibility for the IT and OT (application and Infrastructure) requirements for the Operational Technology and time-series systems implementations, the ongoing IT support to the National Operations Management Centre (NOMC), and the integration of telemetry, SCADA, leakage and historian systems and data with the mainstream IT estate. This role requires strong IT and OT technical skills and candidates will ideally come from a utility background with demonstrable leadership, communication, and relationship management skills. This role requires collaboration and sharing of IT team responsibilities with the Operations Technology team as required.

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