Suir Engineering’s Sisk Supply Chain Award 2023

Suir Engineering Wins Supply Chain Partner of the Year in Life Science and Technology at Sisk Supply Chain Awards 2023

In a spectacular triumph that underscores excellence in the realm of supply chain management, Suir Engineering has been named the Supply Chain Partner of the Year in Life Science and Technology at the prestigious Sisk Supply Chain Awards 2023. This distinction not only recognises Suir Engineering’s unwavering commitment to innovation but also highlights its pivotal role in advancing the supply chain landscape within the life science and technology sectors.

The Sisk Supply Chain Awards, an annual event that celebrates outstanding achievements in the construction industry, witnessed Suir Engineering rise above the competition to claim this title. Let’s delve into the factors that set Suir Engineering apart and led to this momentous win.

Strategic Collaboration:

At the core of Suir Engineering’s success is its dedication to fostering strategic collaborations. The company has consistently demonstrated an ability to forge strong partnerships within the life science and technology sectors. By aligning itself with key players in the industry, Suir Engineering has been able to create a seamless and integrated supply chain network, delivering value at every step of the process.

Innovation at the Forefront:

In an era where technological advancements are reshaping industries, Suir Engineering stands out for its commitment to innovation. The company has invested heavily in cutting-edge technologies and state-of-the-art solutions that optimise supply chain processes. From advanced tracking systems to predictive analytics, Suir Engineering’s embrace of innovation has not only streamlined operations but has also positioned it as a trailblazer in the field.

Adaptability and Resilience:

The supply chain landscape is inherently dynamic, and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances is crucial. Suir Engineering has exhibited remarkable resilience, navigating challenges with a proactive and solutions-oriented approach. Whether facing disruptions in the global supply chain or adapting to new regulatory requirements, Suir Engineering has proven its capacity to weather storms and emerge stronger.

Employee Excellence:

Behind every successful company are dedicated individuals who drive its success. Suir Engineering’s win at the Sisk Supply Chain Awards is a testament to the hard work and expertise of its employees. The company’s commitment to fostering a culture of excellence, continuous learning, and employee development has undoubtedly played a pivotal role in securing this award.

Suir Engineering’s recognition as the Supply Chain Partner of the Year in Life Science and Technology at the Sisk Supply Chain Awards 2023 is a triumph that speaks volumes about the company’s unwavering commitment to excellence. As the industry continues to evolve, Suir Engineering stands poised at the forefront, setting new standards for innovation, collaboration, and sustainability in the supply chain landscape. This prestigious award not only celebrates past achievements but also heralds the company’s bright future as a leader in supply chain excellence within the life science and technology sectors.

In the photo above we have Shane Regan ,Dan Brosnan (Regional Direct John Sisk&sons) ,Liam Vereker, Grainne Kelly, Leo Doherty, Noel Phelan, Ian Coffey, and Tom Wall (MD Life Sciences &tech John Sisk&Sons).

Suir Engineering’s Lean Construction Award

Winner of the Lean Construction Award at the Irish Construction Industry Awards 2023

The Irish Construction Industry Awards is a prestigious event that recognises and celebrates outstanding contributions to the construction sector in Ireland. In the 2023 edition of these awards, Suir Engineering was honoured with the Lean Construction Award, a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and sustainability in the construction industry.

 The Lean Construction Award: What It Represents

The Lean Construction Award recognises a company’s dedication to implementing lean principles and practices in construction projects. Lean construction focuses on maximising value while minimising waste, enhancing efficiency, and ultimately delivering exceptional client results.

 Suir Engineering’s Lean Construction Journey

Suir Engineering’s journey to winning the Lean Construction Award is a story of perseverance, continuous improvement, and an unwavering commitment to excellence.

 1. Embracing Lean Principles

Suir Engineering recognised the potential of lean construction to revolutionise their projects. They invested in training their team and instilled a culture of continuous improvement, focusing on eliminating waste and enhancing efficiency at every project stage.

 2. Innovation and Technology

Innovation is at the core of Suir Engineering’s success. They leverage the latest technology, such as Building Information Modelling (BIM) and construction management software, to streamline their processes and ensure better communication and collaboration among all project stakeholders.

 4. Safety and Quality

Lean construction goes hand in hand with a strong emphasis on safety and quality. Suir Engineering’s dedication to maintaining the highest safety standards and delivering exceptional quality has been a cornerstone of its lean journey.

 The Impact of Winning the Lean Construction Award

Winning the Lean Construction Award at the Irish Construction Industry Awards 2023 is a remarkable achievement for Suir Engineering. It not only recognises our dedication to lean principles but also highlights our commitment to innovation and sustainability. This award is a testament to our position as an industry leader and our relentless pursuit of excellence.

Suir Engineering Receives Awards at the NISO Annual Health and Safety Awards

At Suir Engineering, our commitment to excellence in health and safety practices has always been a top priority. We are thrilled to announce that our dedication to creating a safer workplace has been recognised at the highest level. This year, we have received not one, but two prestigious awards at the National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO) Annual Health and Safety Awards. Suir Engineering has been honoured with the “Consistent High Achiever” award and the “Higher Distinction” award, a testament to our unwavering commitment to health and safety.

The Consistent High Achiever Award: A Legacy of Excellence

The “Consistent High Achiever” award is a testament to our long-standing track record of excellence in health and safety. This award recognises organisations that consistently demonstrate a high standard of health and safety management and culture year after year. It acknowledges our unwavering commitment to fostering a safe and secure work environment for our employees, clients, and partners.

At Suir Engineering, we firmly believe that safety is not just a priority; it is a core value that underpins every aspect of our operations. This award reflects our dedication to maintaining rigorous safety standards, continuously improving our processes, and creating a culture where safety is ingrained in our DNA.

The Higher Distinction Award: Going Above and Beyond

The “Higher Distinction” award represents the pinnacle of achievement in health and safety. It is a mark of excellence that goes beyond compliance with regulatory requirements. This award recognises organisations that have implemented innovative and proactive measures to enhance safety within their workplace.

Receiving the “Higher Distinction” award from NISO is a testament to our team’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of safety in the workplace. It showcases our innovative approach to health and safety management and our proactive initiatives to identify and mitigate potential risks.

What Sets Suir Engineering Apart

In 2017, we established our Lean Management structure called the “Suir Way”. It is the way we work. It is about bringing our business together through consistent and familiar processes designed to help us continually improve. We want to continue to grow our business, develop our people, build on our reputation, and provide our existing and future customers with what they value.  We have 4 Tiers in Business.  T4 ,T3 ,T2 and T1.  The Tiered Management System enables us to escalate issues up through the business and communicate actions across and down the Business.   The Tiered Management System enables Suir Engineering to have a structured, consistent method of delivery.

Our success in receiving these awards can be attributed to several key factors:

Safety-First Culture: At Suir Engineering, we’ve embedded a safety-first culture in every aspect of our organisation. This culture starts at the top and extends to every individual in our company.

Investment in Training: We understand that a well-trained team is essential for maintaining a safe work environment. We continually invest in training programs and education for our employees.

Innovation: We are committed to embracing new technologies and innovative solutions to enhance safety. This includes the use of advanced safety equipment and practices to minimise risks.

Collaboration: We actively engage with our employees, clients, and partners to foster a collaborative approach to safety. This ensures that everyone involved is committed to the same high standards.

A Commitment to the Future

Receiving the “Consistent High Achiever” and “Higher Distinction” awards from NISO is not just a recognition of our past efforts but also a commitment to our future endeavours. We remain dedicated to improving and innovating in the realm of health and safety, ensuring that every individual who works with Suir Engineering can do so with confidence and peace of mind.

These accolades inspire us to continue our journey towards excellence in health and safety, and we look forward to further strengthening our commitment to safety as we strive for even greater achievements in the years to come. We thank NISO for their recognition and pledge to uphold the highest standards of health and safety in all our projects and operations.

CIF Top 50 Announcement

Suir Engineering is delighted to be listed as one of CIF’s Top 50 Companies for 2023, where it is ranked 17th, and sixth among the top 20 specialist contractors. It is always great to announce the news since it honours the individuals, initiatives, and contractors who have transformed the Irish construction industry and demonstrates how far we have come, with nearly four decades of electrical and mechanical contracting expertise in our various sectors.

Suir Engineering received praise for cutting-edge contracting and unique solutions with in-house, adaptable resources that can deliver a high quality and consistent service for clients. While also being praised for advancing workers careers by giving the appropriate degree of training and financial aid for those who want a higher level of education that allow innovation learning and, continual progress.

Suir Engineering also received attention for experience on delivering labour so that clients’ needs are satisfied while upholding the highest standards of quality and safety.  At Suir Engineering we aim to maintain the highest health and safety standards in the industry while delivering projects in accordance with client specifications. Additionally, our goal is to expand our services to include international work with a select few clients while fostering long-term connections. Along with our projects, we’re determined to invest more into our most valuable asset—our people, we are determined to produce a more diverse and skilled workforce to attract the finest and the most talented individuals.

We appreciate CIF’s acknowledgement of us and the detailed piece on Suir Engineering.

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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