A Career in Energy Engineering

A Career in Energy Engineering
24 November 2020
Est. Reading: 2 minutes

Engineers Ireland presents a webinar for students and recent graduates, profiling a career in Energy Engineering. The presentation takes place  on Mon, 30 November 2020 from 17:30 – 18:30.

Are you an Engineer who is graduating into the current COVID-19 job market? Are you looking for new opportunities, or are you beginning to take your first steps on your career?

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Patrick Calnan, a 2020 Chartered Engineer of the year finalist, will talk around both giving insights into his own career and on the topic of "Decarbonising the power grid - the economic and engineering opportunity".

This talk will move into conversation with Engineers Ireland's immediate Past President Marguerite Sayers, who will bring in elements of her 2020 Sir Bernard Crossland Lecture on Energy Transition. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and answers at the end.

About the Speakers

Patrick Calnan, Chartered Engineer 
Patrick is Portfolio and Risk Manager for Brookfield Renewable UK and Ireland assets, responsible for maximising revenues for existing assets and the development of new assets through commercial contracts negotiations. He joined Brookfield Renewable in 2014 through Brookfield’s acquisition of Bord Gáis Energy’s onshore wind assets; Brookfield’s first renewable acquisition in Europe. Patrick worked to establish Brookfield’s European renewable platform, notably in setting up its Trading, Risk and Analytics functions.

Prior to Brookfield he worked in Bord Gáis as its Lead Analyst for its Trading business with focus on the interactions of the Whitegate Power Station in the market. He has worked as a Project Manager for SWS Energy (acquired by Bord Gáis in 2010) and a Project Engineer for Punch Consulting.

Patrick graduated from UCC with a B. Eng (Civil) and a M Eng Sc (via research on power system economics) and has Pg. Dip (Renewable Energy) from the University of Ulster.

Marguerite Sayers, Chartered Engineer, Immediate Past President Engineers Ireland
Marguerite was appointed Executive Director, Customer Solutions of ESB in May 2018. Prior to this she held the role of Managing Director ESB Networks Ltd.

An electrical engineer by profession, she has worked in various technical and managerial positions in ESB including Customer Service Manager and Head of Asset Management in ESB Networks. She was also Generation Manager in Generation and Wholesale Markets.

She has a degree in Electrical Engineering from University College Cork (UCC), a diploma in Accounting and Finance from University of Limerick and a diploma in Project Management from UCC.

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