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“Lots of good things started in 1964,” says Payroll Manager Helen Keogh who shares her birthday year with Kirby Group Engineering

In this #PeopleFirst we speak to Helen Keogh, Payroll Manager, who, alongside Kirby, turns 60 this year. Helen first joined us in Limerick in 1983 at 19 years old to work on the reception. “We had an office in Thomondgate, it was a converted house and shop. At that point we had around 80 employees, […]

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“I want everyone I work with to feel the same way I have felt since I joined Kirby nine years ago: trusted, valued, and appreciated,” says Brendan Coffey, Kirby Operations Manager – Leinster

We speak to Brendan Coffey, Kirby’s Operations Manager for the Leinster region, as he celebrates nine years with us. He joined Kirby as a Senior Project Manager in December 2014 to manage the Telecity data centre project in Dublin. He reflects: “The company was much smaller at that point; we turned over around €165m. At

“I want everyone I work with to feel the same way I have felt since I joined Kirby nine years ago: trusted, valued, and appreciated,” says Brendan Coffey, Kirby Operations Manager – Leinster Read More »

Kirby Brings Festive Support for Charities Once More

Irish engineering firm has announced its Christmas donations programme Kirby Group Engineering has announced details of its Christmas donation programme for 2023, which will see €130,000 in funds directed to charities in Ireland and abroad. Staff at the Limerick-headquartered company are involved in charity campaigns all year round, but the firm makes a special effort

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Alexander Abadom has just completed Kirby’s new Electrical Graduate Engineering Programme; we speak to him in this #PeopleFirst

Kirby has been successfully running its graduate programme since 2015. To focus more on the engineering aspect, it decided to launch a specialised Electrical Graduate Engineering Programme in 2021. This month marks a significant milestone for Alexander as he graduates from the new specialist programme. The occasion was marked by the presentation of his certificate

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A career in health and safety brings a lot of opportunities for all

“A career in health and safety is hugely rewarding – you get to help ensure people go home safely to their families every day, and that’s very satisfying,” says Mick Fahey, Kirby EHS Manager for Ireland and the UK, who is proud to lead his team of 35 EHS Advisors at sites across the two

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Second Intake Announced for Kirby Bursary Programme

Engineering firm builds on drive to promote the sector among female students Kirby Group Engineering has announced five winners of its third level bursary programme. This is the second year of the initiative, which provides exciting opportunities for women to gain experience in the wider engineering industry. Kirby is a leading mechanical and engineering contractor

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“Construction Safety Month has seen us focus in on project-specific, critical risks,” says Kirby’s EHS Regional Manager, Yvonne McCawley

We spoke to EHS Regional Manager Yvonne McCawley about the importance of the CIF’s Construction Safety Month and her role in ensuring a safety-first culture at Kirby. “This is the first year that the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) is running its safety campaign over a full month. Four weeks gives us the chance to explore

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Kirby team takes part in Focus Ireland ‘Shine a Light’ event

The sleep-out was a huge success as Kirby employees from across the business got their sleeping bags laid out outside last Friday night and raised almost €34,000 for homeless services throughout the country. The participants donned many layers to keep out the cold as temperatures dropped down to as low as 5 degrees during the

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“Kirby is a learning organisation; we have two-way conversations with key stakeholders, and we always listen and learn,” says Aidan McAuliffe, Kirby Procurement Manager for Europe

In this #PeopleFirst we speak to Aidan McAuliffe, our Procurement Manager for Europe. Having worked in procurement for over 15 years, he’s worked with Kirby for the last six years to develop supply chains and material supplier arrangements across the continent. His background at Kerry Group, Nestle and Bord Gáis has supported Kirby’s expansion, as

“Kirby is a learning organisation; we have two-way conversations with key stakeholders, and we always listen and learn,” says Aidan McAuliffe, Kirby Procurement Manager for Europe Read More »

“The people around you at Kirby have been in your shoes. They are genuinely invested in you and your learning,” says fourth year Electrical Apprentice Cathal Hanley

Kirby is proud of its people-first approach, which has seen many of its top team grow their careers with the company. It’s this approach that has seen us invest heavily in growing the next generation of engineering talent, with more than 200 apprentices currently employed. Cathal Hanley joined Kirby in 2019 as an Electrical Apprentice

“The people around you at Kirby have been in your shoes. They are genuinely invested in you and your learning,” says fourth year Electrical Apprentice Cathal Hanley Read More »

‘Earn and learn’ and get a foot on the ladder with Kirby

Fergus Barry, Kirby HR Director spoke to the Business Post on how Kirby provides great opportunities for people to build their career path. Providing full mechanical and electrical contracting services, as well as specialist high voltage (HV) and medium voltage (MV) design and construction services to clients across a number of different sectors including data

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Off-site Manufacturing in Data Centre Construction

Built Environment Magazine speaks to Mikey Ryan, Kirby Operations Director. Kirby prides itself on delivering high quality services in an efficient and timely manner. To this end, its drive towards off-site manufacturing in the construction of data centres is proving hugely successful for all stakeholders. In fact, such has been the demand and growth in this

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Kirby achieves Investors in Diversity Silver Award

The team at Kirby Group Engineering is proud to announce that we have reached another milestone in the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, with the achievement of the Investors in Diversity Silver award. Investors in Diversity Ireland (IiD) is Ireland’s first all-encompassing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion mark. We began our journey on this programme

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Kirby Chooses Cape Town for its First Office Outside Europe

Irish engineering firm expands international reach with investment worth over €1m. Kirby Group Engineering has officially opened its new office in Cape Town, the company’s first base outside of Europe. Management welcomed Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ireland, Micheál Martin T.D. to the office within the iconic Newlands Cricket Ground, to mark the

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Engineering a digital future at Kirby

Given that artificial intelligence is becoming a feature of almost all industries, Mark Danaher – Associate Director – BIM / Technical Services at Kirby, believes AI can be an integral part of the Kirby digitisation strategy, along with several other crucial strands that form the company’s bespoke three-year strategy to digitally transform its practices, which

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Data center developments: The people behind the projects

Why an investment in people is imperative to delivering data center developments on demand. DCD Opinions speak to Pearse Dolan, Kirby Group Engineering. The twin demands of data consumption and secure data storage are constantly growing. At this point, mid-way through 2023, the greatest challenge facing our sector is mobilizing skilled staff to deliver on

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Kirby Adds to Hunt Museum’s Historic Collection

Interpretation of ancient Roman piece to join works at innovative garden collection Limerick headquartered firm Kirby Group Engineering has unveiled a major sculpture at the Hunt Museum, part of its Museum in a Garden project. The company, founded in Thomondgate in 1964, commissioned and donated the piece, which was revealed to the public last Friday.

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“It’s important for young girls to see themselves represented in engineering,” says Michelle Powell as she talks about our school outreach programme

We speak to HR Business Partner Michelle Powell, in advance of International Women in Engineering Day on the 23rd of June. Overseeing Kirby’s apprenticeship and outreach programmes, she champions women in engineering in schools and colleges across Ireland. Kirby has worked in partnership with Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) for 10 years, delivering outreach

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“Ireland is a place that can easily become a home,” says Project Planner Babalwa Sigonya about her move from South Africa to the Emerald Isle

For Babalwa Sigonya working in Ireland was the opportunity to grow her career and work on leading-edge projects that create a more connected and sustainable future for our planet. Having worked on the two largest coal-fired power stations in her home country, Babalwa is using her experience to manage the programmes for some of our

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Why join Kirby?

Kirby is delighted to have been named one of Ireland’s Best Employers in The Sunday Independent’s annual listing. We reflect on the reasons our 1,400 people believe Kirby is a truly great company to work, live and thrive in. Are you ready to embark on a thrilling professional journey where your expertise in engineering and

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“Our estimating team plays a vital role in bringing complex projects to site,” says Kirby Group E&I and T&D Estimating Manager, Declan Gavin

In this #PeopleFirst series we catch up with Declan Gavin, Group Electrical Estimating Manager for our Low Voltage (LV) and Power (T&D) business units. Heading up a large team, he has been with Kirby for more than 15 years and has seen the business grow and develop into the company it is today. “Kirby has

“Our estimating team plays a vital role in bringing complex projects to site,” says Kirby Group E&I and T&D Estimating Manager, Declan Gavin Read More »

“Kirby is unique. I have seen it grow, nurture talent and deliver consistently for its long-term clients,” says William Brosnan, Operations Manager, Munster

In this #PeopleFirst we catch up with Kirby’s Operations Manager for Munster. He celebrates 33 years with us this year and talks about the growth of the company from 60 direct employees in 1990 to 1,400 in 2023. He is proud of his part in the tale, at the front of many firsts, including the

“Kirby is unique. I have seen it grow, nurture talent and deliver consistently for its long-term clients,” says William Brosnan, Operations Manager, Munster Read More »

Delivering Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times

Kirby prides itself on its ‘no surprises approach’ to projects, backed up by thorough planning with all stakeholders from pre-construction all the way to commissioning DCD Opinions speak to Ronan O’Neill, Kirby Group Engineering. When the British nuclear submarine HMS Vanguard (cost: £3.75bn/$4.65bn) was undergoing routine maintenance, an engineer working in the nuclear reactor chamber

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“Diversity of thought and experience will transform the future of engineering,” says Rosangela Condori, who received a bursary from Kirby to study renewable and electrical energy engineering

In this #PeopleFirst we speak to Rosangela Condori, a second-year student at Technological University of the Shannon (TUS). Rosangela was one of four students chosen for Kirby’s bursary scheme, which was developed to promote women in engineering and launched in 2022. Rosangela has a passion for people, the environment and the impact engineering can have, both

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“The choice isn’t between an apprenticeship or college, you can do both,” says Kirby Turnover Engineer Brendan Muldowney

With 10 years under his belt, former Kirby apprentice and Limerick Institute of Technology graduate Brendan Muldowney reflects on the start of his career and looks forward to his future in this #PeopleFirst interview. One of Brendan’s career highlights to date was representing Ireland in industrial control at the World Skills competition in Abu Dhabi

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“By investing in its people, Kirby is investing in innovations and improvements for the future,” says Kirby Lead Planner Michael Bonandrini, as he studies data analytics and its application in construction and engineering

In this #PeopleFirst feature we speak to Michael Bonandrini. His passion for data and planning have seen him start a Master’s Degree in Data Analytics. Talking about machine learning algorithms detecting patterns in planning data, Michael demonstrates his real interest and excitement in this pioneering area of technological development. Michael joined the team in Dublin

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Festive Charity Tradition Continues at Kirby in 2022

Focus Ireland, UNICEF, SVP and Cliona’s Foundation among those set to benefit. Kirby Group Engineering has donated in excess of €100,000 to charities in Ireland and abroad this Christmas. The Limerick-based electrical and mechanical engineering company has built a tradition of supporting those in need all year round, with a special focus at this time

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“Diversity is a source of richness; we see that on site every day,” says Dr. Francesca Balbi, Kirby’s HR and Compliance Lead for Italy

We catch up with Dr. Francesca Balbi on our data centre project in Milan, Italy, as part of this #PeopleFirst interview. A recent addition to Kirby, Francesca has spent the majority of her career in academia, researching and teaching international and European law. It’s a calling that has allowed her to fulfil her passion for

“Diversity is a source of richness; we see that on site every day,” says Dr. Francesca Balbi, Kirby’s HR and Compliance Lead for Italy Read More »

Kirby Promotes Engineering Diversity with New Bursaries

Third level supports form part of company’s drive to progress industry development. Kirby Group Engineering has announced it has awarded bursaries to four female students at third level institutions across Ireland. The scheme forms part of its ongoing effort to promote gender diversity in the evolving worlds of engineering and construction. Kirby is a leading

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‘Ultimate Hell Week’ Performance Reflects Kirby’s Resilience and Teamwork Approach

Kirby Group’s Fergus McFadden speaks about “chaotic” but extremely rewarding five days on RTE show. Kirby takes pride in the teamwork, commitment and determination we bring to every project we take on. It feels extra special when we see our colleagues displaying those admirable qualities outside their working lives, especially when it helps support those

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“Every Kirby colleague has a story of how the company has helped them personally or professionally,” says Paralegal Executive Suzanne Kirwan

“Every Kirby colleague has a story of how the company has helped them personally or professionally,” says Paralegal Executive Suzanne Kirwan In this #PeopleFirst article we speak to Suzanne Kirwan as she celebrates the completion of her barrister training at King’s Inn, Dublin. The soon-to-be barrister has spent the last year studying for the bar

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Appointments a Further Boost to Kirby for the Future

Ongoing drive for sustainable growth brings seven to senior management team Kirby Group Engineering has announced seven additions to its Senior Management Team. The family-founded firm is continually looking to build on its reputation for delivering top quality results and this latest round of appointments is the next step in that strategy. The full list

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Melandri Van Zyl, HR Officer and Andre Van Zyl, Senior Electrical Cost Engineer

From South Africa to the Emerald Isle: “Kirby doesn’t just talk the talk, it really is a people-first company,” say couple Melandri and André van Zyl

“I can’t tell you how easy Kirby made the transition for us,” says HR Officer Melandri van Zyl as she talks to us for our #PeopleFirst series. Sitting next to her is her husband and co-worker André, Senior Cost Engineer, as they discuss their move across the world from South Africa to Limerick, Ireland. “I

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Data center supply chain challenges: It’s good to talk

Managing complex supply chains today requires diligence and hard work to bring data center builds in successfully and on-budget, advises Kirby procurement specialist David Waldron. DCD Opinions speak to David Waldron, Kirby Group Engineering. The supply chain issues currently blighting data center development are not necessarily new, nor have they struck out of the blue.

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Kirby Builds for the Future with Directors’ Appointments

Promotions align with Irish engineering company’s vision of strong sustainable growth. Kirby Group Engineering has announced five promotional appointments within its Senior Management Team. The family-founded firm is following a path of sustainable growth, delivering top quality results for national and international clients and these promotions will help secure its vision for the future. The

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Building the largest data centers

Demand for data center capacity has grown exponentially in recent years. While the scale, speed of delivery and technological advancements have progressed significantly, the principles of how we work remain unchanged. We adhere steadfastly to Kirby’s core values of People, Safety, Quality, Delivery and Value. These priorities have guided us since the company’s foundation and

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Site Manager Ricardo Goncalves sees an opportunity to help families in need in Africa

Kirby Group Engineering is a values-driven business that takes pride in providing quality and value for its clients, delivering services across the Data Centre, Life Sciences, Industrial, Commercial, Substations and Renewables sectors. One of its core values is People, so when one of its site managers in Scotland came up with a plan to help

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Kirby wins two awards at the Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards 2021

Limerick Chamber has recognised its business community’s excellence by announcing its Regional Business Awards for 2021. Walking off with two top prizes are Kirby Group Engineering as they were awarded Best Large Business: Contribution to The Region, and Best Employer: Employee Talent Development & Workplace Wellness. Based in Limerick, Kirby delivers services across the Data

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“Construction safety is a challenging but rewarding sector to work in,” says Kirby safety professional Lauren Henry

Lauren Henry is an Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Advisor on one of our industrial projects in Ireland. We talk to her as part of our #PeopleFirst series, as she takes us through a day in her life and explains why construction is the best sector for a safety professional to work in. “There’s a

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A winning recipe for good mental health and wellbeing by Kyle Hayes

As part of the Construction Industry Federation’s (CIF) Construction Safety Week, we asked Limerick All-Ireland hurling champion and Kirby Training Officer Kyle Hayes to share his tips for maintaining good mental health and wellbeing. #CIFSafety21 In August, the Limerick hurling team played in front of 40,000 fans at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland, with a

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Kirby Opens Base In Sweden Amid Continued Growth

Kirby Group Engineering has officially opened its latest office in the Swedish city of Gävle. Five years since the Irish firm began working in Sweden, this announcement is a clear statement of Kirby’s commitment to continued growth in the Nordic region. Kirby’s leading-edge skills and experience in data centre construction, as well as the team’s

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Team Kirby raises €15,000 for the Irish Heart Foundation with our “Marathon in a Weekend” challenge

It’s a surprising but undeniable fact that only 1% of the population ever complete a marathon because the classic distance of 42.2 kilometres or 26.1 miles is super tough, no matter how you measure it. Yet, it’s a distance that both fascinates and challenges many runners and walkers alike, one that sticks in your mind

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Kirby Shortlisted In The Investors In People Awards 2021

Kirby Group Engineering has made the final shortlist for ‘Employer of the Year’ in The Investors in People Awards 2021. In a record-breaking year for entries, with nearly three hundred organisations involved, this is an outstanding achievement and one that everyone at Kirby is hugely proud of. The Investors in People Awards celebrate the very

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Kirby wins the President’s Award at the internationally recognised RoSPA – Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents Awards

Kirby Group Engineering is proud to announce that it has achieved the President’s Award at the internationally recognised RoSPA, Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents Awards. It’s a remarkable achievement as the company has now achieved this Gold Standard for twelve consecutive years. Kirby is a values-driven business, and at its heart are the

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Kirby Announces Key Senior Team Appointments

Kirby Group Engineering has announced a round of key appointments to its Senior Management Team. The development follows a period of strategic and sustainable growth, which has seen Kirby continually delivering operationally excellent mechanical and electrical engineering contracting services for national and international clients. These strategic positions align with Kirby’s commitment to continuously build an

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Really great to hear such positive and enthusiastic feedback from one of our Graduate Project Planners

As part of our #PeopleFirst series, we have been talking to one of Kirby’s Graduate Project Planners, Joe Ronaldson, about why he chose his profession and what he enjoys about life at Kirby.   “In 2018, I graduated with an ME in Mechanical Engineering from UCD. I was lucky enough to spend a gap year in

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