Less than 1% of state apprenticeships are being taken by women and 5.5% of the Ireland’s construction workforce are women.
Suir Engineering working with the CIF and other domestic stakeholders are working to address this imbalance. Suir Engineering has appointed Mary Thorpe, Suir Engineering Office Manager as its Women in Construction ambassador. Each year Mary manages and coordinates a variety of initiatives to enhance the profile of Women in Construction at Suir Engineering – its critical to Suir Engineering achieving its 2020 strategy.
Meet some of our team
Continuous Improvement Manager
I choose a career in Construction / Engineering as my family were in the business and I was always fascinated by electricity, even as a young child and was curious about how things worked.
As an experienced quantity surveyor, I have a track record of working strategically to expand and improve procedures and practices. I love working with a great team, constant change in environments and daily challenges. There are no two days a like on a construction site and every day is learning day.
I am currently in the process of upskilling and continuing my education with a Level 9 Masters in Lean Excellence and look forward to the next set of challenges.
Anne Marie Sheahan
Working at Suir Engineering I feel they empower you to do your job well and equip you with everything you need to be successful. Luckily, I have been surrounded by great role models and mentors throughout my career. Whether that be the other Advisor & Managers in the EHS circle but also the Supervisors, Foremen, Chargehands, Electricians & Apprentices that I have worked with daily on many of the projects throughout Munster. And for that, I thank them all.
The diversity of my role is what I enjoy the most. The area that I work in is constantly evolving and requires keeping up to date with all sections on the business. Recently with the support of Suir Engineering I upskilled and successfully completed a Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing. As a result, I am also responsible for our social media presence, website and customer relationship management (CRM) system.
After nearly 10 years in pharmaceuticals I decided I needed a change in the environment I worked in. I was no longer challenged in that role. At Suir Engineering I found the company I was looking for and started out as a Document Controller. I started working on site in Alexion Pharmaceuticals before moving onto Data Centre’s where I had sole responsibility for that role. After nearly 2 years, a position opened for a trainee planner and I was approached to see if this would interest me. Although I was very happy with my position, I jumped at the opportunity to further my career and haven’t looked back since. I successfully completed the Primavera P6 course which helped with the understanding and navigation of the new software that came with the Planning role. I also have a great support network of colleagues and management to help on hand too which is hugely beneficial to me.