A photo of Hook Lighthouse in Co Wexford on the south-east coast of Ireland as the sun is setting.
Hook Lighthouse in Co Wexford. Image: © Ire DronePhotography/Stock.adobe.com

7 companies hiring in Ireland’s sunny south-east

6 Aug 2020

From chemical analysis to quality engineering, you might just find your next career move in the south-east of Ireland.

Summer may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean you can’t scoop up a new job in Ireland’s sunny south-east. Get your search started with our list of companies that are either currently hiring or have plans to take on new staff in the region.

Make sure you check out our previous article about the companies hiring for science and tech roles in Cork, too.

Eurofins Scientific

First on the list is Eurofins Scientific, a testing laboratories company headquartered in Luxembourg. It has global reach, with sites across the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe.

In Ireland, Eurofins specialises in biopharma, food testing and environmental services. Its south-east facility is based in Dungarvan, Co Waterford, where it is currently hiring for a number of roles. These include data reviewers, technical writers, project managers, chemistry analysts and more.


The Health Service Executive (HSE) is currently hiring for a medical scientist to join its team in Wexford. This is a permanent, full-time role based in the multidisciplinary lab at Wexford General Hospital.

Visit the HSE jobs portal to learn more about the position and other roles.

MTech Mobility

Also hiring in the south-east is MTech Mobility, a US mobile and IT repair company. The firm recently announced plans for 25 new jobs in Wexford at its new European operations base in Ardcavan Business Park.

Providing services across device deployment, help-desk support, warranty management and more, MTech will be filling the new roles over the next three years. Keep an eye on its website for further updates.


Located in Tramore, Co Waterford, software company NearForm, which developed the Covid Tracker Ireland app, is recruiting right now.

NearForm was founded in 2011 as a remote-first company, meaning that many of its employees work remotely. Headquartered in Waterford County Council’s old building, NearForm currently has a QA remote engineer position available for anyone living in Europe, as well as a senior React Native developer role.


Teva Pharmaceuticals, a multinational pharmaceutical company with dual headquarters in Israel and the US, has a number of operations in Ireland. Its Waterford site includes a research and development centre that supplies respiratory products to the US and around 30 other global markets.

Teva currently has vacancies for a controls engineer and a regulatory affairs manager in Waterford, as well as a global technologies director who can be based at any of its European sites.


UPMC, a Pittsburgh-based healthcare provider, recently announced plans for a new global technology operations centre in Kilkenny. With a number of sites in Ireland already, the company employs nearly 500 people across hospitals, oncology centres and outpatient sites in Waterford, Kildare, Cork and Carlow.

Up to 60 new positions are planned for UPMC’s new centre in Kilkenny, with roles spanning security and privacy analysis, IT management and network, security and systems engineering. Keep up to date with recruitment at UPMC here.

West Pharmaceuticals

West Pharmaceuticals is a pharma, biotech and medical devices solutions provider. Led out of Pennsylvania, the company manufactures systems for the containment and delivery of injectable medicines, including stoppers and seals, syringe components and self-injection systems.

West’s Waterford base is a global centre of excellence for advanced manufacturing, located on Carickpherish Road in Waterford city. It’s currently hiring for a number of roles, including a senior quality engineer, a maintenance technician, a microbiology particle analyst and more.

Lisa Ardill
By Lisa Ardill

Lisa Ardill joined Silicon Republic as senior careers reporter in July 2019. She has a BA in neuroscience and a master’s degree in science communication. She is also a semi-published poet and a big fan of doggos. Lisa briefly served as Careers Editor at Silicon Republic before leaving the company in June 2021.

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