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Internship Program 2024 - Electrical Engineer

Internship/ Summer Placement

Ethos is a Greek word meaning "character." It is used to describe the guiding beliefs or ideals that characterise a community, nation, or ideology.

Ethos Engineering are mechanical and electrical consultant to the commercial, data centre, food and beverage, and light industrial sectors.

Our mission is to engineer systems that complement the purpose of each building we design, improve the immediate and surrounding community, and meet the objectives of its operations, inhabitants, patrons, operators, and staff.

We are ambitious, driven, innovative, and passionate about delivering excellence for our clients and their projects, and we never settle for delivering work quickly at the cost of quality. Our work environment is positive, professional, and supportive. We take our work seriously, but we like to have a lot of fun too and we place huge importance on having a great company culture. We have been recognised as a Great Place to Work 2020 and 2021 as well as Best Organisation to Work For 2022.

About Ethos - Ethos is the largest Mechanical & Electrical consultancy in Ireland and one of Europe’s leading experts in Data Centre Design, Urbanism, Regional, Sustainability, Digital Services (Smart Buildings) and Global Tech working in the residential, commercial, micro-electronic, healthcare, hi-tech and pharma sectors, at home and abroad.

With an HQ in Dublin, a regional office in Galway and work sites throughout the continent, the award-winning firm employs more than 110 staff, including 100 engineers plus technical staff. In addition, Ethos EMEA design work is supported and localised by its presence in 13 EMEA countries through its membership of the First Q network of 3,000 MEP engineers.

The firm was established in 2005 and currently holds the title of Engineering Firm of the Year, 2020, the business has recently announced “Going for Growth” its four-year expansion plan for EMEA and global.

Internship Program - Electrical Engineer

Ethos Engineering is seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic Electrical Engineering Interns to join our dynamic team. As an Electrical Engineering Intern, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in the field of electrical engineering within the building services industry. This internship program is designed to provide aspiring electrical engineers with exposure to real-world projects and mentorship from industry professionals.

At Ethos, we believe in giving interns real experience and acknowledging the value and contributions they bring to their teams. Our internship program takes on interns for both summer placements and offers flexibility around the year. Ethos provides valuable hands-on experience and opportunities to work on exciting projects with a team of experienced engineers.

Groups: Urbanism Group, Data Centre Group & Global Tech Group
Sectors: Data Centre, Urbanism, Industrial, High Tech, Commercial and Health Care
Job Description: Internship Program – Electrical Engineering
Location: Dublin (office-based) - Wybrid Working
Minimum Qualifications: Degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Building Services or similar

Candidate Attributes

  • Enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's program in Electrical Engineering or a related field.

  • Must be based in Ireland.

  • Strong academic record with a focus on electrical engineering coursework.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and a passion for innovation.

  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Proactive attitude and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Adaptability and willingness to learn new technologies and engineering tools.

  • Attention to detail and commitment to delivering high-quality work.

  • Strong desire to pursue a career in the building services industry.

Key Responsibilities

  • Electrical System Design: Assist in the design, analysis, and documentation of electrical systems for building projects, including power distribution, lighting, and low voltage systems.

  • Technical Analysis: Conduct research and analysis of electrical engineering principles and applications to support project requirements.

  • Collaboration: Work closely with senior engineers and project managers to contribute to the successful completion of projects, ensuring they meet client specifications and industry standards.

  • Documentation: Assist in the preparation of technical drawings, reports, and project documentation.

  • Quality Control: Participate in quality assurance processes, reviewing designs and calculations for accuracy and compliance.

  • Field Experience: Gain hands-on experience by visiting project sites, participating in inspections, and troubleshooting electrical systems.

Key Activities

  • Participate in electrical design and analysis activities.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams on various projects.

  • Conduct research to support engineering decisions.

  • Attend training sessions and workshops to enhance technical skills.

  • Engage in project meetings and client interactions.

  • Contribute to the development of sustainable and energy-efficient electrical systems.


  • Flexible working times

  • Hybrid working

  • 20 Days holidays up to 25 days

  • Your company laptop

  • Working travel out-of-pocket expenses

  • Travel tax scheme or bike-to-work scheme

  • Regular training/mentoring/further college support

  • A Professional Subscription Fee paid by the company

  • Heavily subsidised social committee (5 a side, golf society, climbing club and regular social events)

At Ethos, our vision is to:

“Be the company people want to work with, and for”

Recruitment Agencies: Please do not reply to this job advert. Should Ethos require assistance with this posting you will be contacted by our Talent Acquisition Team.

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