Byrne Looby Partners announce creation of 50 jobs in Ireland and internationally
25 jobs for company’s Dublin, Cork, Galway and Belfast offices
Byrne Looby Partners, the Irish-headquartered international consulting engineering practice, has announced it is to create 50 new jobs at its Irish and international offices.
The jobs were welcomed today by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, and form part of Byrne Looby Partners’ growth strategy.
The company, which recently expanded its water and infrastructure services division, will create 25 jobs at its offices in Dublin, Galway, Cork and Belfast offices to service its international customers, with support from Enterprise Ireland.
A further 25 roles will be filled at the company’s seven international offices in the UK, North Africa and the Middle East (see note for editors).
In 2013 Byrne Looby Partenrs also acquired PH McCarthy, Ireland’s longest established consultancy, and has rebranded its water and infrastructure service division as Byrne Looby PH McCarthy.
Joint Managing Director, Michael Looby said the company has commenced recruitment and is aiming to fill all positions over the next 18 months. Roles include engineers, project managers and business development and support staff.
Byrne Looby Partners’ project list includes the Aviva Stadium, The Shard, the STEP Sewer40km wastewater tunnel in Abu Dhabi, Heathrow Terminal 2, and Swords Waste Water Treatment Plant, working for clients including BAM, Sisk and a range of local authorities across the country.
Mr Looby said: ‘We are actively looking for talented people that will help to continue to grow our business. We have expanded significantly over the past five years through a targeted international growth strategy and have put plans in place to progress this further. We look forward to hiring people who will continue our tradition of hard work and engineering innovation.
Minister Bruton said:
‘At the centre of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs is our drive to create a powerful engine of Irish enterprise, and we have put in place a range of improved measures to support more companies to start-up, expand, export, and ultimately create the jobs we need. Byrne Looby Partners, which is announcing 50 very welcome jobs today, provides a great example of what we are supporting – an innovative Irish company expanding into high-growth markets overseas and creating jobs in Ireland. I commend the company and Enterprise Ireland on their work, and wish them every success for the future.’
Enterprise Ireland, who support Byrne Looby Partners through the Jobs Expansion Scheme, also welcomed the expansion.
Stephen Hughes, Manager Construction Services at Enterprise Ireland said: ‘Enterprise Ireland has been working with Byrne Looby Partners over the past four years to help them to expand their business internationally. The company has doubled its employee numbers since 2011, and today’s announcement is further evidence of the results driven collaborations we are pleased to be a part of.’
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Note for editors:
Byrne Looby Partners employs 84 people across the Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, including a team of 59 in Ireland.
Byrne Looby Partners’ significant increase in staff numbers over the past two years has been partly due to success in the water sector, particularly in Ireland and the Middle East. Byrne Looby Partners’ recently completed the acquisition of PH McCarthy Consulting Engineers and has created 15 jobs for former PH McCarthy staff members over the past year. Byrne Looby PH McCarthy will be continuing a tradition of over 100 years of consulting engineering in Ireland.