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9th November 2015 – Viridian Group, independent energy provider in the all-Ireland market and parent company of Power NI, is creating 35 new IT jobs.

The company is looking to hire IT professionals for a variety of roles including project managers, technical analysts and business analysts. Viridian is investing £20 million in new IT systems over the next 3 years and the new hires will play a central role in enabling this work.

The roles will be based in Viridian Group’s headquarters in Belfast and hiring for the new roles is to start immediately. Full details on the roles can be found at

http://www.viridiangroup.co.uk/Careers.aspx

Viridian is the leading independent energy company in the all-Ireland market. With an annual turnover of circa £1.5 billion Viridian Group is one of Ireland’s Top 50 Businesses. Viridian employs 480 staff across the ROI and NI and has been voted one of the top 20 Great Places to Work 2013.

Ian Thom, Group Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to be announcing the creation of 35 new jobs for Belfast. They are being created as part of a £20 million investment by Viridian Group over the next 3 years. The Group has always been at the forefront of innovation and progression in the energy sector. Through this significant investment we will be developing a wide range of exciting new IT capabilities and technologies.”

Catherine Gardiner, Director of IT said,“This is an exceptional opportunity for IT professionals to join Viridian’s team and work on the development of a range of really cutting-edge IT projects, including the game-changing smart metering project for utilities. The project promises to revolutionise energy use and make an impact on every house and business premises on the island of Ireland. Working with Viridian is a great chance to work at Ireland’s leading progressive energy company.”

“The roles will be based in our headquarters in Belfast, so they should be particularly attractive to IT professionals in Northern Ireland and IT professionals looking to return home to Northern Ireland from GB. The new hires will be joining an existing team of over 100 IT professionals and can look forward to working with them on some exciting and challenging projects.”

“Our people are at the heart of our business – we offer competitive reward packages, an extensive Health & Wellbeing programme, and support for your on-going learning and development. We also offer a welcoming working environment built around high-performing teams, and the scope to grow your career and take on new challenges.”

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For more information contact:
Energia: Cian Connaughton, MKC Communications
Tel:+353 1 703 8611 / +353 87 6480809
Email: cian@mkc.ie

About Viridian Group
Viridian is the leading independent energy company in the all-Ireland market. With an annual turnover of circa £1.5 Billion, the Viridian Group is one of Ireland’s Top 50 Businesses.

Since 1999, Viridian has invested over £450 Million in thermal generation in the RoI and through the provision of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), has supported third party investments of around £450 Million in renewable generation assets throughout Ireland.

Viridian Group has always been at the forefront of innovation and was the first independent energy company to enter the deregulated market to offer competitive electricity to Irish businesses in 1999. Viridian, a forward thinking and innovative organisation, was first to market with many major initiatives including:

  • First independent energy company to build two modern power plants in Ireland with no state guarantees.
  • First independent energy company to offer competitive gas to Irish businesses and Ireland’s first independent dual fuel offering.
  • First energy company to trade electricity using the north-south interconnector.

The Viridian Group comprises Power NI and Energia.

Through Energia and Power NI, Viridian has a 23% share of domestic electrical sales and a 27% share of business energy sales on an all-Ireland basis. Power NI has over 570,000 customers.

Viridian employs 480 staff across the ROI and NI and have been voted one of the top 20 Great Places to work in 2013.


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