ESB International to recruit 150 of the ‘brightest minds’ in engineering
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ESB International to recruit 150 of the ‘brightest minds’ in engineering

12 Apr 201718 Shares

ESB International opens new offices at Dublin Airport and wins €11m in international contracts.

Engineering consultancy firm ESB International says it is to recruit 150 highly skilled engineering professionals over the next three years.

This builds on the 130 positions created at ESB International in recent years, bringing its current headcount to 725. The company’s diverse workforce includes 36 nationalities.

‘Since 1975, ESB International has blazed a trail for other Irish companies to follow, successfully delivering projects throughout the world to assist countries at various stages of development’
– CHARLIE FLANAGAN

ESB international has opened new offices at One Dublin Airport Central, a 1960s building that has been transformed by Dublin Airport Authority.

The opening of the workspace was described by ESB CEO Pat O’Doherty as an exciting new chapter, as Ireland rises to the global energy challenges of the coming decades.

A culture of problem solving

“At ESB, we have an innate understanding of electricity as a vital precursor to social and economic development,” O’Doherty said.

“Ireland’s experience has underlined electricity as a key enabler, with ESB bringing its transformative power to even the most remote corners. For the last four decades, ESB International has exported skills and ingenuity to 120 countries around the world.

“It isn’t just this engineering expertise that distinguishes ESB International from our competitors, but rather a culture of solving problems and sharing knowledge that is rooted in ESB’s DNA, and driven by a desire to drive progress and growth in the communities we serve,” O’Doherty said.

The news coincided with the winning of contracts worth €11m in Africa, the Middle East and Europe with international funding agencies.

“Since 1975, ESB International has blazed a trail for other Irish companies to follow, successfully delivering projects throughout the world to assist countries at various stages of development,” said Charlie Flanagan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, TD.

“This Irish expertise has made a real difference to people’s lives, and today’s announcement of 150 new highly skilled positions in the coming years is to be warmly welcomed.

“As Ireland faces up to some tough economic challenges in the period ahead, the company is an inspiration and an example of what can be achieved – a globally connected company, which remains grounded in the distinctive values of Ireland.”

John Kennedy
By John Kennedy

Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist. He joined Silicon Republic in 2002 to become the fulcrum of the company’s news service He was recipient of the Irish Internet Association’s NetVisionary Technology Journalist Award 2005 and Siliconrepublic.com has been awarded ‘Best Technology Site’ at the Irish Web Awards seven times. In 2011 he received the David Manley Award commending him for his dedication to covering entrepreneurs. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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