Irish-owned international project management and engineering firm, PM Group, has announced the creation of 250 new jobs — 100 of which will be located at its operations in Dublin and Cork.
The recruitment drive will boost PM’s global workforce to more than 2,000 people for the first time in its 40-year history and will focus on finding experienced engineers, architects, project managers, construction managers, consultants and graduates.
As many as 100 of the new roles will be filled in PM’s Irish operations. Already, the group has taken on 50 of its intended target to work at its offices in Dublin and Cork and another 50 will join before the end of this year. The other 150 positions will be filled at its overseas operations in Britain, the US, Asia and mainland Europe.
“We are looking to fill new positions in the pharmaceutical, food, medical technology and ICT sectors and have roles for experienced professionals and graduates across a range of disciplines,” PM Group chief executive Dave Murphy said.
“Our growth over the past few years, despite the difficult conditions in the construction industry generally, highlights that there are jobs and opportunities in providing highly skilled services to the high tech sectors, both here and internationally.”
Welcoming the announcement, Jobs and Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton said it provides “a great example” of how firms in the engineering and construction space can still grow employment by targeting the high-tech sector.
“A central part of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs is developing policies that can support increased employment in the construction sector, and in the most recent CSO figures we saw that employment is once again growing in this key part of the economy. [This announcement] is another step toward achieving our objective of creating a sustainable, jobs-rich economy based on enterprise, innovation and exports,” Mr Bruton added.
PM already employs more than 1,000 in its Irish operations and GSK, Glanbia, Pfizer, Novartis and Johnson & Johnson are among its clients. The new Irish jobs will be spread equally between its Dublin and Cork offices.
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