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We asked Jonathan Pugsley from Sustainable Energy Authority to give some advice for people considering this job:


Jonathan Pugsley

Energy Manager

Sustainable Energy Authority

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Communication and team skills are probably the most important aspect overlooked.

In energy management, it is not I that saves the energy, but often it is folks on the ground using the equipment.

It is the energy managers job to educate by communication, the importance of doing the right things, savings then come as a result.


Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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60 New Jobs for Galway with US company Ipswitch

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60 New Jobs for Galway with US company Ipswitch

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 

60 New Jobs for Galway with US company Ipswitch

US Company Ipswitch, has today announced that it will establish an EMEA (Europe Middle East and Africa) support and operations centre in Galway, and expects to create about 60 jobs over the next five years.

Ipswitch develops easy to try, buy and use IT Monitoring and Security software. The new office opening is a critical part of the company’s growth strategy in EMEA.

Ipswitch is establishing research and development, sales and technical support teams to help better serve local customers and grow market share in the region and will also locate R&D and product development teams in Galway to provide capability specific to the EMEA region.

More information on the new roles can be obtained here.

The move will enable Ipswitch to greatly increase its support for its channel partners and customers across Europe in local languages and time zones.


Ipswitch helps solve complex IT problems with simple solutions. The privately owned company which has its headquarters in Lexington, Massachusetts, employs over 300 people in offices in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

The company’s software has been installed on more than 150,000 networks spanning 168 countries to monitor networks, applications and servers, and securely transfer files between systems, business partners and customers. Ipswitch was founded in 1991 and is based in Lexington, Massachusetts with offices throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America.

The development is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through IDA Ireland.

The CareersPortal Team