The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU), Ireland's independent energy and water regulator, is hiring across a number of key positions. These roles will play an important part in delivering safe and secure supplies of energy and water, protecting and empowering customers and the deployment of renewable and low-carbon solutions across Ireland. Join the team today!

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About The CRU

Since 1999, the Commission for Regulation of Utilities has played a vital role in Irish society, impacting homes and businesses nationwide by ensuring safe, secure and sustainable energy and water supplies for all customers.  

The main responsibilities for the CRU are:  

  • Regulating energy and water for a changing climate 
  • Protecting energy and water customers 
  • Energy safety regulation


The CRU's Values


Trust is vital to the CRU, which means the organisation act with integrity at all times while taking balanced, evidence-based decisions that are fair and consistent.


The CRU are professional in everything they do, working as a team and always striving to develop their expertise. The CRU are also pragmatic and open to alternative processes.


The CRU are committed to co-operation, clearly explaining who they are and what they do. The processes are open, thorough and consider views from all stakeholders.


The CRU are accountable for their decisions and for the way they spend their resources. The organisation are independent and open to scrutiny. 

Why Join The CRU


Pay and Benefits

  • Attractive salary (with performance based increments) 
  • Public sector pension scheme
  • Sick pay
  • Paid maternity / paternity / parents leave
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Travel tax saver scheme
  • Shorter working years scheme

Employee Support

  • Hybrid working
  • Flexitime (for admin and analyst grades)
  • Generous annual leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Wellbeing programmes to support a dynamic, diverse and inclusive workforce
  • Social events and Green team

Learning & Development

  • Comprehensive induction programme
  • Educational sponsorship
  • Ongoing and bespoke training
  • Development programs
  • Internal mobility
  • Opportunity to advocate for consumers and influence future legislation

Career Opportunities

Below are the current career opportunities with the CRU. Click on the relevant role to learn more and apply. Alternatively, you can register your interest or send any recruitment queries to cru@cpl.ie.

Expert Panel Member (Electrical)

The CRU is establishing a Panel of subject matter experts to review applications from people seeking to join the Safe Electric scheme as a Qualified Certifier (QC) with relevant non-Irish professional qualifications. 

Information Booklet (in English)

Information Booklet (as Gaeilge)

Application closing date: 12 noon, Friday 5th July 2024 

RPL Board for Non-Domestic Gas Works

The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for appointment to the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Board.

Information Booklet (in English)

Information Booklet (as Gaeilge)

Application closing date: 12 noon, Friday 5th July 2024

The successful candidates will assist in preparing CRU consultation and decision papers, preparing reports and presentations, working on specific cross functional project teams as required and engaging with internal and external stakeholders.

Register Your Interest Today

If you do not see a suitable position at present but are interested in a career with the CRU, complete the short form below and our recruitment team can get in touch as relevant opportunities become available. 

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