Telecoms Radio Spectrum Engineer

Market Framework

Market Framework is the ComReg division responsible for the management of Ireland’s Radio Spectrum.

Radio spectrum is a valuable and finite natural resource that is used to provide a wide range of important communications services and applications for the benefit of society. The wireless communications sector plays an important role in the Irish economy and accounts for around 17,000 jobs and an estimated contribution of €6.2 billion (3.5%) to Gross National Income.

ComReg’s responsibilities in managing Ireland’s radio spectrum include:

  • managing approximately 20,000 Wireless Telegraphy licences issued to various operators, public bodies, private companies and individuals;
  • maintaining the integrity of Ireland’s radio spectrum by monitoring, compliance and enforcement activities;
  • coordinating the international aspects of radio spectrum management including representing ComReg at international fora; and
  • the promotion of Ireland as an ideal location for spectrum development using Test & Trial Ireland

Within Market Framework, the Spectrum Policy and Development Unit (SPD) is typically responsible for carrying out projects involving the management of Ireland’s radio spectrum for fixed/mobile wireless broadband services. A key project currently underway in SPD is the Multi-Band Spectrum Award of spectrum rights in the 700 MHz, 2.1 GHz, 2.3 GHz and 2.6 GHz bands[1]

The SPD unit consists of two collaborative areas and this role will reflect the responsibilities of, and report to, the Manager Spectrum Compatibility and Development.

The Role

Reporting to the Manager Spectrum Compatibility and Development, this role will effectively manage projects related to the management of Ireland’s radio spectrum for fixed/mobile wireless broadband and broadcasting services through both individual and collaborative contribution by:

  • Objectively analysing and evaluating information (both technical and non-technical) to determine the appropriate approach for progressing projects.
  • Engaging and managing stakeholders such as consultants/external advisors, Government Departments, licensees, other administrations and international bodies, as appropriate.
  • Drafting documents (public and internal) and communication of complex information in a coherent manner to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Providing cross-unit and cross-division assistance as required.
  • Participation in international spectrum working groups, conferences, and meetings, as appropriate.
  • Promoting and facilitating innovation of wireless technologies in Ireland[2].

Essential experience/knowledge

  • A relevant third-level honours degree from a science, technology, engineering or mathematical
  • Relevant experience and knowledge of radiocommunication systems and radio frequency propagation.
  • Proven track record of taking responsibility for delivering complex projects in a multi-disciplinary environment, including the scoping and delivery of such projects and the demonstration of resilience in keeping them on track.
  • Excellent written communications skills with experience in drafting documents for publication.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to understand and express views; and
  • A proven ability to apply analytical techniques to problem-solving and effectively communicate this analysis to technical and non-technical audiences.


  • A relevant post-graduate qualification or accreditation.
  • A project management qualification.
  • Experience of engaging and managing consultants/external advisors to deliver projects.
  • Experience in conducting radio frequency field measurements and knowledge of radiocommunication equipment.

Core Competencies and Skills for the Role

In addition to your technical qualifications and experience, you will bring professional competencies and skills in the following core areas:

Ownership & Accountability: Applies professional ethical standards. Takes responsibility for work activities and personal actions. Follows through on commitments. Acknowledges mistakes and learns from them. Maintains effective interactions with outsourced service providers

Communicating & Influencing: Communicates clearly, confidently and respectfully. Engages, persuades and convinces others to follow a particular course of action. Ensures all relevant parties are appropriately updated and notified.

Contextual Understanding: Understands the regulatory, legislative, political, industrial, economic, societal and cultural environment within which ComReg operates. Uses this understanding to interact effectively. Considers the wider impact of actions and decisions.

Technical Knowledge & Continuous Improvement:  Possesses a command over the technical and professional skills for a particular discipline. Keeps an open mind. Demonstrates commitment to continuous improvement.

Drafting: Uses a logical structure to draft documents. Communicates complex and technical information clearly and concisely. Ensures key messages are understood and have the desired impact on the target audience.

Analytical & Critical Thinking: Objectively analyses and evaluates information in order to identify patterns between situations that are not obviously related. Develops and clearly articulates solutions to complex problems.

If you meet the criteria and are interested in applying, we would love to hear from you.

Our Package

We are offering an attractive package:

  • Salary €54, 299.91 to €74,989.86 (Pay increases will be awarded annually subject to satisfactory performance and government pay policies)
  • Dublin city centre location on Luas line (currently fully remote)
  • 28 days Annual Leave per year
  • Further Education and Training Opportunities
  • Attractive pension scheme
  • Travel tax saver scheme, Access to Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme


*(entry will be at the minimum point and the rate of remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government pay policy.)

[1] /industry/radio-spectrum/spectrum-awards/proposed-multi-band-spectrum-award/


How To Apply

This position is now closed.