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PM Group Acquires UK Specialist Engineering Firm

    PM Group Acquires UK Specialist Engineering Firm

PM Group has announced the acquisition of PROjEN, a 100-person multi-disciplinary engineering firm based in the UK, with offices near Manchester and in Edinburgh. The company has joined PM Group as PM PROjEN. PM PROjEN provides multidisciplinary engineering and project management services in the chemical, petrochemical, advanced manufacturing technology and energy sectors.
“The acquisition of PM […]

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Dublin City Council Wins Engineers Ireland Excellence Award

    Dublin City Council Wins Engineers Ireland Excellence Award

Dublin City Council’s South Campshire Flood Protection Project has won the Engineers Ireland Excellence Award in the ‘Local Authority Engineering Initiative category’. Following recent extreme flood events, a review was carried out in Dublin city to look at the capacity of the existing coastal flood defences. This identified some areas of the south city as […]

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Redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh Voted Best National Engineering Project of 2017

    Redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh Voted Best National Engineering Project of 2017

The redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh has been voted national Engineering Project of the Year for 2017 at eighth Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards. The regeneration of the stadium, home of Cork City and County GAA activities since it was established in 1898, has resulted in a multi-purpose floodlit bowl-shaped venue that can accommodate a capacity […]

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82% of Engineering Employers Plan to Hire in 2018

    82% of Engineering Employers Plan to Hire in 2018

79% of engineering employers expect their businesses to grow in 2018, a new Engineers Ireland survey has revealed. The findings indicate that engineering employers are very confident for the year ahead with 82% also planning to hire more engineers. 2017 was also viewed in a positive light by those surveyed, with 60% saying their financial […]

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Enisca Group is Investing £1.5 Million to Support 2020 Growth Strategy

    Enisca Group is Investing £1.5 Million to Support 2020 Growth Strategy

Cookstown-based engineering services firm Enisca Group is investing over £1.5 million in its workforce, training and business infrastructure. This investment is to help maximise current opportunities within the power and water sectors in Great Britain and Ireland.
Plans are in place to recruit twenty-nine additional staff at Enisca and a further fifteen at its Group businesses by 2020. […]

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4site Appoints Ray O’ Connor as Chief Commercial Officer

    4site Appoints Ray O’ Connor as Chief Commercial Officer

4site, leaders in designing, building and maintaining network infrastructure for utilities companies and network owners, has appointed Ray O’ Connor as Chief Commercial Officer. In his new position, Ray will direct and coordinate the commercial operations of 4site, focusing on the development of existing business and the acquisition of new opportunities.
Ray O’Connor.
He will play a […]

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DIT introduces inaugural Sirus Scholarship in Building Engineering 2017

    DIT introduces inaugural Sirus Scholarship in Building Engineering 2017

DIT and Sirus International are calling on the young men and women of Ireland to join the Building Engineering community to help create a better world. To attract more Irish students to this exciting and rewarding industry, DIT is delighted to introduce the inaugural Sirus Scholarship in Building Engineering 2017. Commenting on the scholarship, Ciara Ahern, […]

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Workshop: early career women engineers

    Workshop: early career women engineers

The Royal Irish Academy with the support of Engineers Ireland will hold a workshop to explore the problems and issues associated with retention and progression of early career women engineers and computer scientists.
This free event will take place on Tuesday 26 September at Academy House, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Guest speakers […]

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Increase in demand for business, design, engineering and science courses

    Increase in demand for business, design, engineering and science courses

Demand has increased for engineering, science, design and business degree courses in GMIT this year (2017) compared to last, the 2017 CAO figures show.
Michael Hannon, GMIT Vice President for Academic Affairs and Registrar, says: “Overall, GMIT has made 10% more offers at honours degree level this year compared to last (2016).  There is evidence of […]

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Students should consider all routes into engineering to deliver crucial infrastructure and technology – Engineers Ireland

    Students should consider all routes into engineering to deliver crucial infrastructure and technology – Engineers Ireland

Ireland must produce more engineers at a quicker rate to keep up with demands on the country’s infrastructure and technology, says Engineers Ireland, as first-round CAO offers to students issue this week.
Speaking as the 2017 Leaving Certificate results showed a significant boost of 5% in the numbers sitting STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) at […]

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‘STEM Sells’ as interest surges, but creativity and communication skills also vital

    ‘STEM Sells’ as interest surges, but creativity and communication skills also vital

Engineers Ireland has welcomed the continued growth in the number of students sitting exams in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), with the recent Leaving Certificate results showing a 5% increase in students taking STEM subjects at higher level when compared to 2016.
Results obtained from the State Examinations Commission has shown that approximately 1,500, 1,200 […]

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Sweco UK expands into Cork

    Sweco UK expands into Cork

Engineering, environment and design consultancy firm Sweco UK has opened a new office in Cork. The company already has experience delivering projects across Ireland, including the implementation of telemetry systems with Irish Water and the development of the SSE’s Galway Wind Park. The company has also worked on several transport projects including the M8 Cashel […]

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Waterford engineering firm sold to multinational group

    Waterford engineering firm sold to multinational group

Waterford company Suir Engineering has been purchased by multinational group EDF Energy Services. It has bought Suir as part of the acquisition of the Imtech UK & Ireland group from Endless, a UK private equity group that backed a management buyout of the businesses in August 2015.
Suir Engineering had turnover of €61.7m in the seven […]

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Time for an integrated and long-term approach to infrastructure planning – Engineers Ireland

    Time for an integrated and long-term approach to infrastructure planning – Engineers Ireland

The President of Engineers Ireland, Dr Kieran Feighan, has called on the Government to establish a single infrastructure unit as soon as possible to support the new 10-year capital spending plan and the forthcoming National Planning Framework.
Speaking at the launch in Dublin of ‘The State of Ireland 2017’ report, Dr Feighan said Engineers Ireland strongly […]

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Engineers Ireland – consider a career in engineering

    Engineers Ireland – consider a career in engineering

Engineers Ireland has urged Leaving Cert students to engineer their future and consider a career in engineering. Caroline Spillane, Director General of Engineers Ireland, said: “As we celebrate the achievements of women in engineering on International Women in Engineering Day, we must highlight the critical need for diversity within the profession. Our future engineers will […]

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DIT tackling gender gap

    DIT tackling gender gap

DIT has announced that it is to launch a mentorship programme for female engineering students, pairing students with successful women mentors from two of the largest multinational engineering companies in Ireland: Arup and Schneider Electric.
The goal of the mentorship programme is to provide female students with role models who can offer guidance about career opportunities […]

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EFCA appoints Kevin Rudden first Irish President

    EFCA appoints Kevin Rudden first Irish President

The European Federation of Consulting Engineering Associations (EFCA) has appointed Kevin Rudden, GARLAND CEO, as President for a three-year term at its General Assembly and conference in Copenhagen. He is the first Irish person to be elected to this prestigious position.
With members in 25 countries, EFCA is the sole federation representing the consulting engineering industry […]

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100 new jobs at Designer Group

    100 new jobs at Designer Group

Paschal Donohoe, TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform has officially opened the new €2 million headquarter offices of Designer Group Limited in Blanchardstown on the 12th of May. Designer Group was established in Ireland in 1992 and specialises in mechanical, electrical engineering and energy services for commercial and industrial customers.
The company has experienced considerable […]

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Kirby Group Engineering makes key appointments

    Kirby Group Engineering makes key appointments

Kirby Group Engineering has made a number of key appointments at senior level. The appointments are in response to the company’s growth and success domestically and internationally, and align with its commitment to continuously build an effective management team. Conor O’Brien has been appointed Group Commercial Director while Sean Rapple has been appointed Associate Director […]

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