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Mainstream Renewable Power

Manufacturing & Production // Alternative Energy
Established in

About us

A world free of fossil fuels. That is our vision. It is what drives us every day on our mission to make renewable energy, well... Mainstream.

We are a global leader in renewable energy and are working with governments, global brands and communities around the world, delivering real solutions today to address the climate crisis.

To date, we have helped deliver many Gigawatts of clean, affordable generating capacity to the global energy system, which is now powering millions of homes and avoiding millions of tonnes of CO2 emissions every year.

We are doing this on an epic scale. Mainstream is the #1 renewable energy company in Chile and South Africa, we have developed the world's biggest offshore wind farm in the North Sea, and we are now developing what will be one of Asia Pacific's largest offshore wind farms in Vietnam. To build all this out we have raised a multi award-winning €3 billion in project finance.

Now, as part of Aker Horizons, the Norwegian 'Planet Positive' investment group, we are scaling up our ambitions to a new level; utilising the latest renewable energy technologies and employing the best of industry talent to grow our global footprint and hasten the day when we can all say 'Goodbye to CO2'.

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What employees say

"Mainstream actively encourages people to step out of their comfort zone and make the next career move. Management know that skills are more valuable than experience and they allow you the space to get that experience."

Aoife McMahon, Head of M&A Central

“I found the Mainstream mentoring programme very beneficial, helping to promote my personal and professional development. It has been really helpful to have somebody from outside my department who I can discuss my career ambitions with.”

Anna Rafferty, SHEQ Coordinator

"There's a strong sense of not just focusing on the value you can add to Mainstream but the value and experience Mainstream can give back and help you progress your career."

Claire Grace, Finance Business Partner

"I pride myself on finding balance. The company’s flexibility provided me with the opportunity to take parental leave for two half days a week which means I can balance being there for my children and working in a job that I love!"

Niamh McGrath, Marketing Manager

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My work has special meaning: this is not "just a job".

I am developing professionally working here.

People here are given a lot of responsibility.

I can be myself around here.

When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.

Taking everything into account, I would say this is a great place to work.

What defines us

We have huge pride in our mission, but to succeed requires a culture that brings us together as one big team.

Wherever we are in the world, we share a common set of values that guide us all in the way we work and how we deliver to the highest international standards.

Our first commitment is to the safety and wellbeing of everyone in the workplace, whether in an office or on a construction site. We put respect at the heart of all our relationships, and are committed to ethical integrity in all our business activities.

Industry leading innovation enables us to rise to challenges and open up new opportunities, while our entrepreneurship gives us the edge in market agility.

And in working together in all our diversity, we improve the sustainability of the environment, the economies and the communities in which we operate.

These values are not just logos on a wall. We live them.

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What inspires us

Nothing succeeds like success, which is why we place such importance in celebrating our achievements... and our achievers.

It's something we like to do early and often. New recruits get a shot of inspiration from group Inductions – deep dives into our work and culture – and our CEO's monthly companywide Communications Sessions feature our Person of the Moment, an employee nominated by colleagues as an embodiment of our values.

There's recognition of the 'Champions' who are judged to have proactively promoted a value in their work, as well as the 'Heroes' who set the bar for Safety.

And our Mission Launch on joining the Aker family proved a lift-off event Nasa would have been proud of, with every team in the company setting out in "Committing to Change" videos how they'll rocket Mainstream to new heights.

Throw in a Steps Challenge, Brew Crew get-to-know-a-colleague competitions and Darkness into Light charity walks, and you see why 90% of us say: 'We're all in this together'.

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Word from the top

We have always prided ourselves as being a “people” company, and I am delighted that Mainstream has this official validation that we are, indeed, a Great Place to Work. 

Last year was transformative for the business in terms of our acquisition and step-up in activities, laying new challenges on top of those of the Covid work-from-home environment.

So it’s encouraging to see that our people are as engaged as ever in our renewable energy mission, and feel that they have what they need to give their best.

Elaine Quinlan
Global Head of Human Resources
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Career and jobs

Our great workplace

If you share our vision, then join us on our mission and enjoy the benefits of:

Career development

  • Excellent training (an average 54 hours a year) 
  • Secondment and relocation opportunities
  • Career progression (79 promotions across the Group in 2021) 

Shared financial success 

  • A competitive, cost-of-living linked salary
  • Salary contribution to your pension fund
  • Annual bonus 
  • Free share options each year  

 Work/life balance

  • WFH in a hybrid working arrangement
  • Generous annual leave, plus a community or charity work day
  • Paid maternity, paternity, adoptive and bereavement leave 

Diversity & inclusion

  • Equal opportunity targets 
  • GWEC Women in Wind and Mainstream Women in Renewables programmes 
  • You will feel comfortable being you, whatever your gender, colour or sexual orientation

Care for health & wellbeing 

  • Health insurance, with generous subsidy
  • Income protection insurance 
  • Life cover 
  • Free Employee Assistance programme
Marc Bentley
Talent Aquisition Specialist

Tel: +353-1-2902000
01 678 8438
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