Minister Mitchell O'Connor opens Biopharma Engineering Dublin offices announcing 70 new jobs

22nd September 2016

L-R: Biopharma Engineering (BPE) directors, John O'Reilly, Biopharma Engineering; Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell-O’Connor TD and Richard Holohan, Biopharma Engineering

Irish-owned engineering design company, Biopharma Engineering, creates 70 highly skilled graduate jobs 

Minister of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell-O’Connor T.D. officially opened the new Biopharma Engineering (BPE) offices in Dublin today (Thursday) and announced the firm’s creation of 70 new jobs over the next 3 years to support continued growth at the indigenous engineering design firm.

Speaking at the office opening, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell-O’Connor T.D said, “I welcome the announcement that Biopharma Engineering is opening a new office in Dublin and bringing 70 highly skilled graduate jobs to Dublin and Cork. Biopharma Engineering is a great example of an Irish company that has excelled nationally and internationally in its market. One of my priorities as Minister is creating an environment where job growth can thrive right across the country. I am delighted to officially open these new offices, which will serve the North, East and West of Ireland as well as UK and other international markets. I wish Richard and John and their team every success for the future.”

Headquartered in Cork, Biopharma Engineering was founded 10 years ago by John O’ Reilly and Richard Holohan. The company now employs 80 people and boasts an impressive client portfolio of leading global pharmaceutical and bioscience manufacturing giants.

“Our company has delivered capital projects worth more than €500 million for our clients and we continue to scale in terms of markets, capabilities and ambition.  The new Dublin offices will enable us to serve our clients better and ensure that we continue to deliver the highest quality engineering design solutions which clients have come to expect from BPE,” said John O’Reilly, Director and Co-Founder, Biopharma Engineering.

BPE has doubled its workforce over the last 18 months, and has invested significantly in software and systems to serve the €100 Million large capital project arena. The company focus is to continue serving existing clients and repeat business with all of the major Pharmaceutical companies operating in Ireland, while also expanding in UK and EU markets. Recruitment is currently underway for a number of roles in both Cork and Dublin offices, where the new jobs will be based.

Stephen Hughes, Manager, Construction and Cleantech, Enterprise Ireland added: “The reputation of Ireland as a supplier of high-end engineering services to the world’s pharmaceutical industries has been built over time through high levels of investment and continues to grow. Biopharma Engineering has developed its own reputation through winning many major contracts in Ireland and is now winning business overseas with targeted customers in a number of key markets. Enterprise Ireland looks forward to working with the company as it grows, expanding internationally as a key supplier of high-end engineering services to the Life Science & Pharmaceutical sectors and creating sustainable jobs at home in Ireland”.

The new Dublin Biopharma offices are located in Westland Business Park on Willow Road, Dublin 12, with the Cork offices based at the NSC Campus in Mahon, Cork.


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About Biopharma Engineering 

BioPharma Engineering (BPR) is a privately held, leading Irish Engineering Design Company. The company specialises in delivering capital investment projects for the highly regulated Pharmaceutical and life science industries. Services provided by the company include a complete portfolio under engineering design, project management and project construction. BPE manages the client project from concept to project conclusion.  

Founded by John O’Reilly and Richard Holohan in 2006, the company currently employs over 80 full time professionals with expansion and jobs growth anticipated in both Dublin and Cork offices to meet new client acquisitions and demands.  It is expected that 20 new positions will be created in the Cork office and 50 new positions are being filled by Dublin office in the coming 3 years.  The 70 new roles at Biopharma Engineering require highly skilled graduates and experienced engineers.  

BPE will celebrate 10 years in business in September 2016.  



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