Continued progress reported by Geoscience Ireland members as follows;
Byrne Looby Partners has announced it is to create 50 new jobs at its Irish and international offices. The company has vacancies for engineers, project managers and business development and support staff. 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. Full story in www.engineersjournal.ie.
Nominees for Engineers Ireland Engineering Project of the Year; Nicholas O Dwyer and TOBIN
The Srowland Water Treatment Plant in Kildare has been nominated as a finalist in the competition for the Engineering Project of the Year. Located on the River Barrow near the town of Athy, the Srowland plant can deliver 38 million litres of water per day. Joint engineers for the project are Nicholas O ‘Dwyer and TOBIN Consulting Engineers- both leading members of Geoscience Ireland.
International Engineer of the Year Niall McDermott of JB Barry & Partners
Niall McDermott has been named International Engineer of the Year by Engineers Ireland. Having started his career in Zambia in the 1970’s he joined JB Barry & Partners in 1993. Niall has worked on infrastructure projects in the Balkans, the Baltic countries, Turkey, the Gulf and East and Southern Africa. Among these projects is the largest water infrastructure project in Africa in Lesotho. Niall represents JB Barry on the Board of Geoscience Ireland.
Koen Verbruggen, Chairman of Geoscience Ireland and the Director of the Geological Survey of Ireland, commented:
“ These achievements reflect the high standards of delivery by Geoscience Ireland members , particularly in providing excellence in sustainable water services in Ireland and overseas.”