Delivery of High Voltage Electrical Systems Course with SETU

Delivery of High Voltage Electrical Systems Course

Suir Engineering were delighted to work closely with South East Technological University (SETU) and Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) to deliver a new High Voltage Electrical Systems course now available for the next generation of HV specialists.

The combined collaboration and expertise between CIF, SETU, TUS and Ireland’s leading electrical engineering firms enabled the development of an innovative Level 6 programme to meet the changing needs of the industry.

The High Voltage Electrical Systems course is designed to upskill electricians and electrical engineers in the highly specialised area of High Voltage and aims to develop industry-recognised competence in areas such as High Voltage electrical installations, grid connections, substation maintenance and switching facilities.

We are proud to have played a key role in the development of the new programme. Our specialist expertise within design and build solutions for large scale and first of kind projects throughout Ireland and the Nordics allowed us to have significant input into the course.

Thank you to our Joseph Colleran who gave a considerable amount of his time providing suitable content for the course.

Kornelija Tunaityte Wins ‘Young Talent’ of the Year

Kornelija Tunaityte Wins 'Young Talent' of the Year

Congratulations to Kornelija Tunaityte, one of our rising starts based on CPH01, Copenhangen who recently won ‘Young Talent’ of the year at the Danish Data Centre Industry Awards.

Kornelija has become widely known amoung her Senior Management Team in Denmark and was put forward for the award by Project Director, Sean Downey who stated, “Since joining Suir Engineering, Kornelija has become a valued member of our team; she has a happy disposition which rubs off on those around her, contributing to a pleasant work environment. Kornelija is diligent, completes tasks to a high standard, always sees tasks through to completion, working quietly on her own initiative when required and seeking support and engagement with other team members when necessary. Kornelija has aptitude and enthusiasm for learning new skills and
has great potential for progression within the company and the industry.

We are very proud to have Kornelija along with many more rising stars in the business who go above and beyond every day. Congratulations from all of the team at Suir Engineering. 

We wish you a bright, successful future.

View the winning application video production below.

Graduate Programme 2023

Graduate Programme 2023 Now Open!

Suir Engineering are currently taking applications for our 2023 Graduate programme. We will be seeking graduates for exciting projects in both Ireland and Europe, such as. 

– Electrical Engineers 

– Mechanical Engineers 

– Civil Engineers 

– Quantity Surveyors 

Our Graduate Programme:

We are committed to hiring a number of Graduates every year, we strive to hire the best people as we believe these Graduates are key to the future of our business. We invest in the training and development of our team and provide the support and experience you need to fulfil your potential.

Our graduate programme takes 18 months to complete starting in the September of each year. In order to support your integration into our company, you will be assigned a mentor, given training and exposure to different functions of the business. You will also be part of the project team, working on site. The courses are delivered by external and internal subject-matter experts in a dedicated learning environment.

In addition to on the job experience we also provide some specialised programmes for our Graduate Trainees 

  • Induction week
  • Soft Skills Modules – communications / presentation skills
  • Business Modules – learn how different parts of our business work
  • Business Project 

In return from Suir ….

  • Competitive salary from €35, 000
  • Employer contributions to Pension and Private Healthcare
  • 21 days annual leave
  • Employee Wellbeing and Employee Assistance Programme
  • Educational Assistance and CPD
  • We support graduates who wish to pursue Chartered Engineer or Chartered Quantity Surveying status.
  • Opportunities to progress your career whilst working on large scale projects
  • Mentoring from Senior team members

Is this Graduate Program for me?

Candidates must have Level 8 or relevant bachelor’s degree

  • Strong interpersonal and organisational skills  
  • Adaptable and solutions driven  
  • Able to work in a team environment  
  • Pride in the quality and presentation of work  
  • Flexible to travel  

If you would like an opportunity to earn while you learn, have an itch to work abroad and travel and gain both work and life experiences the click HERE to apply.

Suir Engineering acquired by private equity group Duke Street

Suir Engineering acquired by private equity Duke Street

Monday 14th November 2022: It’s been announced that Suir Engineering, one of the country’s leading providers of mechanical, electrical and instrumentation engineering services, is to be acquired by private equity group Duke Street.

Suir, which employs 1,300 people and is headquartered in Waterford was a jointly owned subsidiary of Dalkia and EDF Energy.

There will be no change to the day to day running of the company and operations will continue as normal from our main base in Waterford and our other offices in Dublin, Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Frankfurt.

The company said the transaction, which includes investment by the senior management team, will enable it to enhance the services it offers to clients, while operations will continue as normal from its main base in Waterford and its other offices in Dublin, Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Frankfurt.

 Suir, which has nearly four decades of engineering expertise in its core sectors of Pharma, Energy & Utilities, Food & Beverage and Data Centres, has an annual turnover of around €300m.

 The completion of the transaction remains subject to obtaining applicable regulatory approvals.

Duke Street, one of Britain’s best known private equity groups, has a strong track record of investing in industrial service companies. Over the last 25 years it has invested over €2.5bn in more than 50 companies, achieving investment returns in excess of 25% over that period.

Paul Adams, Partner at Duke Street, said Suir’s reputation as a provider of innovative engineering solutions on projects across Europe was second to none.

“We are delighted to acquire Suir Engineering, a market-leading business that is a great fit for our investment program. The Duke Street team has previous successful experience in industrial services as well as Suir’s underlying sectors. The company has a highly skilled workforce, an extremely strong safety record and a healthy pipeline of projects across Europe in all of its highly attractive end-sectors. We have been impressed with Suir’s growth strategy and we look forward to actively supporting the existing management team in delivering their ambitious plans.”

Michael Kennedy, Managing Director, Suir Engineering, said he believed the partnership with Duke Street would be transformative for the company, enabling it to grow steadily while continuing to provide the best service possible to its Irish and international clients.

“We at Suir are looking forward to partnering with Duke Street who share our vision, values, and ambition. Together, we will accelerate Suir’s growth by investing in people and expanding the business proposition to include more international work in key client sectors such as technology, renewables, and life sciences. We believe this will consolidate our position as a leader in the provision of mechanical, electrical and instrumentation engineering services that are expertly delivered by our very experienced team.”

CIF Safety Week 2022


Suir Engineering are delighted to announce that we are proud sponsors of the CIF Safety Week 2022.

We are calling on all companies, organisations and individuals working in construction to get behind and involved in Construction Safety Week 2022. Safety Week is an important initiative to celebrate best practice, to reinforce and promote the importance of safety, health, and overall wellbeing at work and in life.  

Construction Safety Week is an initiative of the CIF Safety and Health Subcommittees, which two of our EHS employees Colum Costello (Group EHS Manager) and Aoife Gilheany (Regional EHS Manager) form part of. The national awareness campaign aimed at promoting positive safety and health amongst Ireland’s 159,000+ construction workers, clients and industry stakeholders. The goal is to generate engagement amongst CIF members and non-members alike, to further promote a culture of safety, health and wellbeing in construction.

This year, the campaign will run over the entire month of October but at a pace that allows for more engagement, and staggered scheduling of activities. The focus will be on supporting the Lighthouse Club’s ‘Help Inside the Hardhat’ campaign in the first week (from 10th October), followed by 5-days’ focus on site safety, spread over two weeks (17th – 28th October). 

Please take note of the following key diary dates for Construction Safety Week 2022

CIF Top 50 Announcement

Suir Engineering is delighted to have been announced as number 18 in CIF’s Top 50 companies for 2022. The announcement is always a great pleasure as it recognizes the people, projects and contractors transforming Ireland’s construction industry and shows how far we have come throughout the years. 

As part of the recognition, Suir Engineering was commended for remaining a direct-hire company in order to develop sustainable and long term relationships with employees and clients, while also ensuring employees advance their careers by getting the correct level of training including the financial aid provided for employees who wish to return to studying.

Suir Engineering was also commended for it’s digitilisation and innovation playing a key role in optimising the efficiency in the organisation. We have fostered an in-built culture of innovation, learning and continuous improvement and we are dedicated to offering world-class learning and development services. Our ambitions in new technologies along with modern methods of construction allow us to realise projects faster, more efficiently, more cost-effective and above all, more transparently. As a result, we have championed sourcing and working with the greatest talent available and will continue to put our client first and provide top class solutions. 

 Thank you to CIF for our recognition and for the informative write up on Suir Engineering. 

Read more here: 

2.5Million Man Hours With No Lost Time Incidents.

Congratulations to the hard working and dedicated team at MSD, Carlow 2 on receiving an award for 2.5million man hours worked with no lost time incidents. We all take great comfort and pride in knowing that everyone at Suir Engineering continues to Think Safe, Work Safe and most importantly Go Home Safe each day.
Contracts Manager Fran Conroy stated “ There has been especially a great working relationship across all trade partners and with PM Group which has been key to being safe and hitting all our milestone on the Carlow 2 Project”. 

We would like to express our many thanks to all involved and especially to all Suir Engineering employees who played a big part in making this a reality for MSD, Carlow 2. 

Earth Day 2022 – How can you Invest in our Planet?

Earth Day  2022 – How can you Invest in Our Planet? 

At Suir Engineering we are extremely aware of our Sustainability responsibility and are currently working towards a greener future by implementing procedures and creating new sustainable employment positions across the business to ensure we are taking the right steps to invest in our planets future.

In honor of Earth Day 2022, here are some simple steps we can make to celebrate Earth Day and make positive changes for our Planet. 

  • Follow the 3 R’s: Look for ways you can Reduce, Reuse and Recycle throughout your home. You’ll save natural resources, energy and money, and you’ll reduce waste sent to landfill.
  • Conserve Energy at Home: From turning off lights and electronics when not in use, to using a programmable thermostat, to changing your air filter regularly, thee are many small things you can do to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while saving money on your utility bills. 
  • Slow it Down: Fast food, fast fashion and fast fads result in mass overconsumption of goods that are rarely needed, that deplete natural resources and cause mass pollution. 
  • Reduce Paper Waste and Junk Mail:  Think twice before printing things at work and home. You can reduce your mail by using online payment options that avoid paper bills etc, And there are services that will remove your name from unwanted mailing lists to reduce junk mail. 
  • Stop Spraying: Pesticides, herbicides and insecticides have their uses but dandelion never killed anyone, a fly swatter is great exercise and, in a sane world, organic farming would be the norm, not the exception.
  • Give your car a break & start thinking Electric: Whether you’re commuting to work or running errands, you just might be able to leave your car at home, even a few times a week. Remember walking, cycling, jogging are all great ways to help the environment and your health and wellbeing. Also – do your research and start looking at alternative electronic vehicles if this is something that is an option for you.
  • Replace your bulbs: Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) and LED bulbs may cost more than incandescent bulbs, but they will save money over the long run, last longer, and use up to 99 percent less energy.
  • Buy local: Buying local produce and other items reduces shipping distances from food sourced overseas, and also supports local businesses and communities.
If we can take on some simple new habits each year, the world will be a far greater place. One by one, we can all make a difference to future proof our world for the next generations. 

Thanks for your time folks, we hope you can find the time to try out some of our tips. 
Suir Engineering

Climb with Charlie


Climb with Charlie

Climb with Charlie captured the hearts of the nation on April 2nd with thousands of people from around the world challenging themselves to Climb various mountain peaks to support Irish Motor Neuron Disease and Pieta House. In total there has been approximately €1.7million raised for the cause to date and Suir Engineering have been busy fundraising to contribute. 

Well done to the Suir Engineering Team, Katie Harrington, Caroline Kennedy, Eamonn Morrissey, Mary Crotty, Ciaran Doyle, Patrick Duggan, Amanda Moore, Eoin Brockert, Brian Kinsella and Alex Power for taking part.

The team climbed to Coumshingaun Lough in the Comeragh Mountains on Saturday morning to raise awareness and to support the inspirational Charlie Bird who was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease last year.