NIE Networks

NIE Networks

Northern Ireland Electricity Networks (NIE Networks) is the owner of the electricity transmission and distribution networks in Northern Ireland, transporting electricity to over 910,000 customers including homes, businesses and farms.

Belfast, BT9 5HT

Ballymena, BT42 3HB

Belfast, BT3 9JU

Craigavon, BT63 5WH

Londonderry, BT47

Omagh, BT79 0RX

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A bit MORE about us...

Who we are

Acquired by ESB in December 2010, NIE Networks operates as an independent organisation with its own Board and management teams and separate regulation via the Utility Regulator for Northern Ireland.

What we do

  • We serve all 910,000 homes, farms and businesses connected to the electricity network 

  • We have over 1,400 employees

  • Every year we invest around £100 million in the network

Our transmission and distribution network consists of:

  • 2,300 kilometres of transmission network

  • 47,000 kilometres of distribution network

  • 340 major substations

  • We connect over 9,000 homes, businesses and farms to the network each year.

Employee Benefits

We believe in our people – they keep our business moving forward.

It is important that your pay makes you feel valued and that your skills are respected. That’s why we review our salaries annually, benchmarking them against the industry and putting in place pay progression scales.

  • Attractive salary and benefits package

  • Salary Sacrifice Pension with up to 8% employer contributions

  • 34 days annual leave rising to 36 days with service

  • Up to 5 days additional holiday (option to purchase)

  • Wedding day leave (*conditions apply)

  • 26 weeks maternity / 10 days paternity leave at full pay

  • Free On-site parking at all of our locations

  • Perks card offering discounts in retail, hospitality, travel and much more

Social club that organises events at discounted rates

But reward should be more than just financial.

We believe that everyone should feel safe and be healthy during their time working for us. We also want all of our employees to feel valued, respected and welcomed and to have opportunities for training and development to allow you to be the best you can be.

Training & Development

  • Apprenticeship, scholarship and graduate programmes

  • Mentors to support development

  • Development programmes and career progression opportunities

  • Professional accreditation and membership

  • iHub – your ideas count. Little ideas can make a big difference


  • Recognition for service to NIE Networks

  • Company events that recognise and reward development and progression


  • Volunteering opportunities available

  • Teambuilding events

  • Participation in the NIE Networks Charities Fund

  • Special leave for representation at national / international sporting events

  • Health & Wellbeing

  • Access to private medical cover

  • Free GP helpline service

  • Confidential counselling helpline service

  • Free eye tests and eyecare vouchers

  • Hybrid working opportunities

  • Childcare support scheme (subject to eligibility and family friendly policies)

  • Discounted gym membership

  • Cycle to Work Scheme (£3000 limit)

  • A career break (to support further education, domestic responsibilities, voluntary work or sporting events)

  • Established Health & Wellbeing Forum

  • Health assessments

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