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Corporate Accountant

McDonald's

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You need experience in the accounting function for this particular job, especially financial accounting. You have to be able to work closely with others in a team and within cross funtional teams. You need to be qualified as an accountant. and to have to have numerical skills.
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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Energy Manager
Jonathan Pugsley

Jonathan Pugsley
Automation/Energy Engineer
Donal Og Cusack

Donal Og Cusack
Wind Engineer
Des Lalor

Des Lalor
R&D Engineer
Liam McCaul

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Playing a leading role in transforming Ireland into a society based on sustainable energy structures, technologies and practices.

Playing a leading role in transforming Ireland into a society based on sustainable energy structures, technologies and practices.

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"Yesterday I spent the morning working with a team on their yearly goals and I spent the afternoon getting up to speed on ESBs’ plans regarding Solar energy."
Wind Engineer
Des Lalor
"In any company there are always targets and deadlines to meet but to be honest I like that because if you don’t have a challenge you don’t have a future."
Automation/Energy Engineer
Donal Og Cusack
"Its very rewarding being part of a team whose product has been recognised at home and also internationally as an innovative product that has won awards."
R&D Engineer
Liam McCaul
"I love working as part of a dedicated team that strives to continually improve all aspects of the organisation"
Energy Manager
Jonathan Pugsley

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The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has a mission to play a leading role in transforming Ireland into a society based on sustainable energy structures, technologies and practices.

Our strategic objectives are:

  • Implementing strong energy efficiency actions that radically reduce energy intensity and usage
  • Accelerating the development and adoption of technologies to exploit renewable energy source
  • Supporting evidence-based responses that engage all actors, supporting innovation and enterprise for our low-carbon future.

SEAI manages programmes aimed at:

  • supporting Government decision-making through advocacy, analysis and evidence
  • driving demand reduction and providing advice to all users of energy
  • driving the decarbonisation of energy supply
  • raising standards in sustainable energy products and services
  • building markets based on quality, confidence and proven performance
  • fostering innovation and entrepreneurship
  • improving the coherence of Irish energy research and development

SEAI financed by Ireland’s EU Structural Funds Programme co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Union.