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Communications Intern

SIRO is a joint venture company, established in 2015 by ESB and Vodafone that aims to connect 450,000 premises across regional Ireland with 100% fibre-to-the-building (FTTP) broadband with speeds of up to 1000Mbps, future proofing homes and businesses connectivity by delivering the highest possible quality service and speeds.

Reporting to our Corporate Affairs Manager, this role is a great opportunity to develop your career within an exciting and dynamic company.

Job Description;

Assist in the management of the ‘INFO@SIRO’ email account.

The INFO@SIRO email account is one of two major communications channels with customers, potential customers. It receives approximately 200 emails a month from general queries to complex complaints.

Monitor the activities of this account and
Manage all queries and complaints, escalating where necessary.
produce monthly and quarterly reports.
Liaise with customers and members of the public when required.
Assist in organisation of PR/Stakeholder events including:

Liaising with event partners.
Managing invites.
Organising venue.
Preparing presentation materials (e.g. slide deck, research)
Liaising with PR agency on press material.
Prepare press materials e.g. press releases, briefing documents.
Prepare thought leadership content.
Keen interest in creative materials preferred but not essentials. e.g. infographics, videos etc.
Assist team and CA executive in day to day tasks and provide support on group projects.
Gigabit Hub Initiative

The Gigabit Hub Initiative was established in 2017 by Vodafone and SIRO to connect 15 premises across our regional footprint with 100% FTTP broadband for two years, free. The initiative has been successful thus far and has enabled the hubs to grow their respective businesses. Some examples of our hubs include remote/flexible working spaces, centres for social care, and even research facilities.

Circulating minutes and actions
Managing invites
Preparing presentation materials (e.g. slide deck, research)
Ongoing Stakeholder Engagement & PR

Assisting in communications with local stakeholders (e.g. preparing newsletters, briefings, stakeholder lists
Preparing presentation materials (e.g. slide deck, research)
Assisting with internal communications (intranet)
General research

Key Skills;

Very strong communication & multimedia skills
Research and writing skills.
including content, grammar and editing,
ability to do basic desk research,
attention to detail.
Strong interpersonal skills,
Ability to work on own initiative,
Decision-making & judgement skills,
Computer skills (in particular Excel, PowerPoint and openness to learning new programmes, e.g. mailchimp, canva etc.)
An interest in technology and creative media desired.

SIRO & Equality

SIRO believes in equality for all. We strive to create a workplace that is diverse and mirrors the customers, community, and colleagues that we serve. We encourage, support, and celebrate our differences and foster an environment where everyone feels empowered to bring their full authentic selves to work.​ We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, colleague engagement forums, and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at 087-3918042

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Accounting Technician Apprentice

SIRO is a joint venture company, established in 2015 by ESB and Vodafone that aims to connect 450,000 premises across regional Ireland with 100% fibre-to-the-building (FTTP) broadband with speeds of up to 1000Mbps, future proofing homes and businesses connectivity by delivering the highest possible quality service and speeds.

Reporting to Finance Operations manager this apprenticeship is a great opportunity to

start or develop your career within an exciting and dynamic company within the Telecoms industry. Apprenticeship training provides alternating on-the-job training in conjunction with off-the-job training in Education and Training Boards and selected

higher education institutions.

The Accounting Technician Apprenticeship Programme is a two-year, work-based learning education training programme and graduates will attain a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Accounting. The alternating training generally consists of one day off-the-job training/education in a local college and four days on-the-job training in the workplace during term time and is full time outside term time.

Requirements:

The main entry criteria are 300 CAO (or equivalent) points with a pass (O6) in Leaving Certificate English and either Leaving Certificate Mathematics or Accounting (within the last 5 years). For those who sat the Leaving Certificate in the past five years, the main entry criteria are 300 CAO (or equivalent) points with a D3 in Ordinary Level English and Maths or Accountancy.
Mature candidates (23 years of age or older) are eligible to apply if they meet the academic or alternative qualification requirements noted. Evidence of this will be required.
Registration with Accounting Technician Ireland Apprenticeship Programme.

Key Responsibilities:

Assist in month end reporting process- expense analysis and accruals and balance sheet control accounts preparation.
Preparation of Balance Sheet reconciliations.
Involvement in Accounts Payable.
Ensure a smooth procurement process for vendors through the issuing of purchase orders, seeking the businesses approval of goods/service, processing of invoices for payment all in a timely manner.
Liaise with business and third party vendors to ensure the transactional processes are operating effectively and that transactions posted accurately with sufficient back up.
Vat returns and tax reporting
Involvement in Accounts Receivable
Contribute to the finance function, including provide analysis and calculations to help support commercial decisions.
Look to continuously improve processes you are involved in.

Key Skills:

Delivering Results
Communication
Teamwork
Attention to detail

Education Qualifications:

The candidate must be registered with Accounting Technician Ireland Apprentice Programme
Leaving cert in accounting/business subject or accounting/business related college qualification or accounting/business related work experience
Proficiency in IT (knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Outlook an advantage)
Location:

Currently Remote Working.
Mix of Remote Working and Office Based work when COVID restrictions ease.
Office base will be SIRO head office in Carrickmines.

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Regulatory Affairs Manager

SIRO (a joint venture company established in 2015 by ESB and Vodafone) is rolling out a new full fibre broadband network to create a digital, connected, more sustainable Ireland. We are working to connect 450,000 premises across Ireland to 100% fibre-to-the-building (FTTP) broadband with speeds of up to 1 Gigabit. Our network delivers the highest possible quality service and speeds and is future proofed to meet increasing data demands of homes and businesses in the years ahead.

We are collaborative and always looking at ways that we can improve. We believe that an open, friendly culture makes a positive experience for everyone. We support professional development, work life balance, and we strive to keep all our people connected and motivated. Trust and integrity and key values in SIRO

The role of Regulatory Affairs Manager will be particularly focussed on ensuring SIRO’s compliance with Telecoms Regulations and in drafting and coordinating company positions on key policy matters with particular emphasis on those that have an impact on commercial strategy and pricing.

Key Responsibility

  • Advise and coordinate the development of company views on telecoms policy matters.
  • Support internal business on relevant regulatory aspects of commercial dealings as and when required.
  • Oversee and ensure compliance with Telecoms Regulations.
  • Support the business in submitting regulatory data submissions.
  • Understand the European telecoms regulatory landscape & build relationships with European counterparts.
  • Manage the representation of SIRO’s interests before national regulatory authorities and relevant government departments in all areas pertaining to telecommunications regulation.
  • Coordinate and support the business in responding to ComReg consultations on regulated telecommunications markets.
  • Represent SIRO at relevant ComReg and industry fora.
  • All other duties as directed by the Director of Corporate Affairs

Experience required:

  • At least 5 years work experience with a telecoms operator, consultancy, European or national Government institution or Regulatory agency in the area of commercial product pricing or regulatory finance
  • Demonstrable strategic outlook, commercial awareness, financial acumen
  • Relationship building, influencing and consulting was essential across diverse stakeholder groups.
  • BA/MA in Law, Economics, Political Science, or other related discipline
  • Knowledge of the wider telecoms/ ICT sector
  • Ability to work under pressure and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and strong written and communication skills
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work in a small team with limited supervision.
  • Competent computer literacy skills particularly with Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint Desirable.
  • Commercial, regulatory backgrounds with a strong technical understanding of the telecoms sectors, their networks and product offerings.
  • Experience of working in a multinational, corporate or large-scale organisation where relationship building and influencing across diverse stakeholder groups is essential.

SIRO & Equality

SIRO believes in equality for all. We strive to create a workplace that is diverse and mirrors the customers, community, and colleagues that we serve. We encourage, support, and celebrate our differences and foster an environment where everyone feels empowered to bring their full authentic selves to work.​ We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, colleague engagement forums, and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at 087-3918042

 

 

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Corporate Affairs Executive

SIRO is a joint venture company, between ESB and Vodafone to build a 100% fibre-to-the-building broadband network with speeds of up to 1000 Mbps, propelling Ireland into the ranks of the world’s fastest broadband countries.

Launched in May 2015, this is an opportunity to join an exciting company with ambitious plans to become a significant player in the Irish telecommunications market.

Reporting to our policy manager this role is a great opportunity to develop your career within an exciting and dynamic company.

Job Description;

Manage the ‘INFO@SIRO’ email account.

The INFO@SIRO email account is one of two major communications channels with customers, potential customers. It receives approximately 200 emails a month from general queries to complex complaints.

  • Monitor the activities of this account and
  • Manage all queries and complaints, escalating where necessary.
  • produce monthly and quarterly reports.
  • Liaise with customers and members of the public when required.
  • Assist in organisation of PR/Stakeholder events including:
  • Liaising with event partners.
  • Managing invites.
  • Organising venue.
  • Preparing presentation materials (e.g. slide deck, research)
  • Liaising with PR agency on press material.
  • Prepare press materials e.g. press releases, briefing documents.
  • Prepare thought leadership content.
  • Keen interest in creative materials preferred but not essentials. e.g. infographics, videos etc.

Gigabit Hub Initiative

The Gigabit Hub Initiative was established in 2017 by Vodafone and SIRO to connect 15 premises across our regional footprint with 100% FTTP broadband for two years, free. The initiative has been successful thus far and has enabled the hubs to grow their respective businesses. Some examples of our hubs include remote/flexible working spaces, centres for social care, and even research facilities.

  • Organising regular SIRO/Vodafone meetings
  • Circulating minutes and actions
  • Liaising with Hubs
  • Managing invites
  • Organising venue
  • Preparing presentation materials (e.g. slide deck, research)
  • Liaising with PR agency on press material.

Ongoing Stakeholder Engagement & PR

  • Assisting in communications with local stakeholders (e.g. preparing newsletters, briefings, stakeholder lists
  • Liaising with PR agency on press material
  • Preparing presentation materials (e.g. slide deck, research)
  • Assisting with internal communications (intranet)
  • General research

Key Skills;

  • Very strong communication & multimedia skills
  • Research and writing skills.
  • including content, grammar and editing,
  • ability to do basic desk research,
  • attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills,
  • Ability to work on own initiative,
  • Decision-making & judgement skills,
  • Computer skills (in particular Excel, PowerPoint and openness to learning new programmes, e.g. mailchimp, canva etc.)
  • An interest in technology and public policy desired.

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Financial Analyst

SIRO is a joint venture company, established in 2015 by ESB and Vodafone that aims to connect 450,000 premises across regional Ireland with 100% fibre-to-the-building (FTTP) broadband with speeds of up to 1000Mbps, future proofing homes and businesses connectivity by delivering the highest possible quality service and speeds.

The role is ideally suited for someone looking to gain new experiences in commercial and business partnership in a dynamic, rapidly growing company. The successful candidate will collaborate with stakeholders across multiple SIRO functions (e.g. Finance, Operations, Plan & Design, Supply Chain, Quantity Surveyors, IT, Commercial (Sales)) and with external service providers, to help SIRO achieve its business plan targets. Initially, the contract will be for two years.

Key Accountabilities: 

  • Prepare monthly capex analysis and present this information to senior management in Finance, Operations and Supply Chain.
  • Support month end reporting by calculating capital expenditure KPIs and accruals and reconciling fixed asset GLs to the register.
  • Actively participate in a variety of cross functional working groups to monitor costs and improve processes.
  • Provide financial analysis to calculate amounts rechargeable to other parties, evaluate capital initiatives and support capital spend decisions.
  • Provide financial analysis to support decisions on sales prices to business customers.
  • Significantly contribute to the capital approvals process. Maintain and enhance capital spend tracking process, to support approvals and forecasting.
  • Finance owner of fixed asset register. Investigate and resolve capital expenditure system related issues. Main contact with external auditors on capital expenditure.
  • Support the development of other Finance team members.

Role Dimensions:

Financial (limits/mandates etc.)

  • Determine SAP coding for certain capital POs and invoices.

Non-financial (customers/staff etc)

  • Collaborate with stakeholders across multiple SIRO functions, particularly Finance and Operations. Also with Supply Chain, IT, Quantity Surveyors, Commercial (Sales) and external service providers
  • Regular interaction with senior management, particularly in Finance and Operations

Typical Outputs:

  • Monthly capex analysis and slide deck prepared and presented to senior management in Finance, Operations and Supply Chain.
  • Accurate capex KPI and accrual calculations included in monthly management accounts and Board Report.
  • Financial analysis to help senior management and cross functional teams make decisions
  • Enhance current capital spend tracking process and update monthly.
  • Calculations and analysis to accurately measure amounts rechargeable to other parties
  • Produce monthly balance sheet reconciliations for fixed asset GLs and produce accurate back up to facilitate annual external audit
  • Resolve capital expenditure system related issues

Person Specification:

Competency / Performance Driver

  • Delivering Results
  • Effective Communication and Influencing
  • Analysing and Making Decisions / Problem Solving
  • Collaborating and Communicating with Stakeholders
  • Teamwork
  • Innovation
  • Highly motivated – able to work on own initiative and as part of a team in a fast paced environment
  • An inquisitive mind, willing to question “as is” processes. .

Technical / Professional Expertise

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) or at final stages of qualification
  • Strong excel skills
  • Interest in both solving IT system issues and using IT system features to improve processes
  • Good technical accounting knowledge
  • Prior experience in financial reporting and/or financial modelling would be beneficial
  • Experience using SAP By Design software would be beneficial

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Accounting Technician

SIRO is a joint venture company, between ESB and Vodafone, building a 100% fibre-to-the-building broadband network with speeds of up to 1000 Mbps, propelling Ireland into the ranks of the world’s fastest broadband countries. SIRO has grown rapidly since it commenced trading in 2015, and is generating annualised revenues in excess of €25m.

The SIRO finance team consists of ten staff currently, with a mixture of qualified and trainee accountants and has implemented SAP by Design ERP system. The Financial Operations team is responsible for key processes such as financial accounting and monthly reporting, treasury, taxation, account receivable and accounts payable.

The role will involve working across the key areas of accounts receivable, accounts payable and month-end reporting.  The successful candidate will collaborate with stakeholders across multiple SIRO functions (e.g. Finance, Operations, Plan & Design, Supply Chain, Quantity Surveyors, IT, Commercial) and with external service providers and customers, to help SIRO achieve its business plan targets.

Key Responsibilities

  • Accounts receivable – timely issue and upload of customer invoices
  • Credit control -ensure overdue invoices are followed up for payment
  • Point of contact for customer queries
  • Assist in month end close process, ensuring month-end tasks, accruals and balance sheet control accounts are performed.
  • Preparation of Balance Sheet reconciliations.
  • Involvement in Accounts Payable.
  • Ensure a smooth procurement process for vendors through the issuing of purchase orders, seeking the businesses approval of goods/service, processing of invoices for payment all in a timely manner.
  • Liaise with business and third party vendors to ensure the transactional processes are operating effectively and that transactions posted accurately with sufficient back up.
  • Liaise with project managers, functional managers and Finance Manager in relation to the timely opening and modification of Purchase Orders.
  • Co-ordinate, validate and process payment runs & ensuring payment is made in accordance with vendor contractual arrangements.
  • Work with Finance Operations Manager and Finance Team to improve Finance processes and strengthen internal controls.
  • Contribute to the finance function, including provide analysis and calculations to help support commercial decisions.
  • Work cross functionally to develop new and improve existing processes.
  • Look to continuously improve processes you are involved in.
  • Identify savings and areas where financial controls can be strengthened.

Requirements

  • Accounting Technician having experience in monthend, accounts receivable and accounts payable.
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work both in a team and also independently
  • Organisational skills and ability to work effectively to deadlines
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Business acumen and interest
  • Proficiency in IT (knowledge of Excel and Accounting Systems are an advantage)

Competencies

The successful candidate should have the following competencies:

  • Delivering Results
  • Effective Communication and Influencing
  • Teamwork
  • Attention to detail

Qualifications 

A recognised professional accounting technician qualification or equivalent relevant work experience.

Location

Currently Remote Working.

Flexible mix of Remote Working and Office Based work when COVID restrictions ease.

Office base will be SIRO head office in Carrickmines.

Reporting to

Finance Operations Manager, SIRO .

Duration:  15 month contract– maternity cover

Job Type:  Full-time

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Quantity Surveyor

SIRO is a joint venture company, established in 2015 by ESB and Vodafone that aims to connect 450,000 premises across regional Ireland with 100% fibre-to-the-building (FTTP) broadband with speeds of up to 1000Mbps, future proofing homes and businesses connectivity by delivering the highest possible quality service and speeds.

Reporting to the Head of Commercial Build this role is a great opportunity to develop your career within an exciting and dynamic company.

Key Responsibilities

Liaison with on-site SIRO supervisors/agents and commercial team.
Understanding project requirements and completing all duties assigned by their Manager.
Shadowing senior staff members, asking questions, and assisting wherever possible.
Raising concerns and making suggestions for improvement where appropriate.
Traveling to sites, monitoring site works and carrying out site measures.
Review the electrical network planned upgrades.
Always observing and adhering to health and safety regulations.
Participating in meetings and attending workshops and other training initiatives.
Checking contractor designs, analysing data and reporting on findings accordingly to all relevant stakeholders.
Revise and assess commercial statements.
Maintaining a high degree of professionalism and diligence, whilst developing and maintaining professional relationships with all staff members.
Assist in the day-to-day administrative duties as applicable.

Key Skills Required

Ability to work on own initiative and in a team setting.
Excellent organisational skills.
Ability to prioritise a large workload.
Strong analytical and mathematical skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Superb time management and professionalism.
A growth mindset and willingness to learn and adapt.
Highly literate in relevant IT packages including Microsoft Office.

Education Qualifications:

3rd level qualification in civil engineering, electrical engineering, construction management.
Minimum two years experience.
A valid Irish driver’s license required.

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Graduate Civil Engineer

SIRO is a joint venture company, established in 2015 by ESB and Vodafone that aims to connect 450,000 premises across regional Ireland with 100% fibre-to-the-building (FTTP) broadband with speeds of up to 1000Mbps, future proofing homes and businesses connectivity by delivering the highest possible quality service and speeds.

Reporting to the Head of Commercial Build this role is a great opportunity to develop your career within an exciting and dynamic company.

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaison with on-site SIRO supervisors/agents and commercial team.
  • Understanding project requirements and completing all duties assigned by their Manager.
  • Shadowing senior staff members, asking questions, and assisting wherever possible.
  • Raising concerns and making suggestions for improvement where appropriate.
  • Traveling to sites, monitoring site works and carrying out site measures.
  • Review the electrical network planned upgrades.
  • Always observing and adhering to health and safety regulations.
  • Participating in meetings and attending workshops and other training initiatives.
  • Checking contractor designs, analysing data and reporting on findings accordingly to all relevant stakeholders.
  • Revise and assess commercial statements.
  • Maintaining a high degree of professionalism and diligence, whilst developing and maintaining professional relationships with all staff members.
  • Assist in the day-to-day administrative duties as applicable.

 

Key Skills Required

  • Ability to work on own initiative and in a team setting.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Ability to prioritise a large workload.
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Superb time management and professionalism.
  • A growth mindset and willingness to learn and adapt.
  • Highly literate in relevant IT packages including Microsoft Office.

Education Qualifications:

  • 3rd level qualification in civil engineering, electrical engineering, construction management.
  • A valid Irish driver’s license required.

 

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Commercial Network Surveyor (Graduate)

SIRO is a joint venture company, established in 2015 by ESB and Vodafone that aims to connect 450,000 premises across regional Ireland with 100% fibre-to-the-building (FTTP) broadband with speeds of up to 1000Mbps, future proofing homes and businesses connectivity by delivering the highest possible quality service and speeds.

Reporting to the Head of Commercial Build this role is a great opportunity to develop your career within an exciting and dynamic company.

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaison with on-site SIRO supervisors/agents and commercial team.
  • Understanding project requirements and completing all duties assigned by their Manager.
  • Shadowing senior staff members, asking questions, and assisting wherever possible.
  • Raising concerns and making suggestions for improvement where appropriate.
  • Traveling to sites, monitoring site works and carrying out site measures.
  • Review the electrical network planned upgrades.
  • Always observing and adhering to health and safety regulations.
  • Participating in meetings and attending workshops and other training initiatives.
  • Checking contractor designs, analysing data and reporting on findings accordingly to all relevant stakeholders.
  • Revise and assess commercial statements.
  • Maintaining a high degree of professionalism and diligence, whilst developing and maintaining professional relationships with all staff members.
  • Assist in the day-to-day administrative duties as applicable.

Key Skills Required

Ability to work on own initiative and in a team setting.
Excellent organisational skills.
Ability to prioritise a large workload.
Strong analytical and mathematical skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Superb time management and professionalism.
A growth mindset and willingness to learn and adapt.
Highly literate in relevant IT packages including Microsoft Office.

Education Qualifications:

3rd level qualification in civil engineering, electrical engineering, construction management.
A valid Irish driver’s license required.

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