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Bausch & Lomb 140,000 Accident Free Man-Hours

140k Accident-Free Man Hours Presentation to mark Weltec’s excellent EHS performance in Bausch & Lombe.  #constructionsafety  #safetyfirst  #workplacesafety  #safety

Bausch & Lomb 140,000 Accident Free Man-Hours

140k Accident-Free Man Hours Presentation to mark Weltec’s excellent EHS performance in Bausch & Lombe.  #constructionsafety  #safetyfirst  #workplacesafety  #safety

On June 24th we held a presentation to mark the excellent EHS performances of the Weltec Site Team in conjunction with Bausch & Lomb for the projects completed over the last 18 months.

Bausch & Lomb continues to be one of our most valued clients and it’s through the excellent performance of all our people that we manage to win repeat projects.

Eoin Hennessey attended the presentation on behalf of Bausch & Lomb.

“This is an incredible safety milestone to reach and congratulations to all involved on these projects. We strive every day to ensure the workplace is a safe environment for all our people and those we work alongside.   At Weltec, we believe that safety innovation comes from individuals and teams and we continuously and actively encourage all our staff members to provide their input and point of view for increased safety performance. We believe that diverse perspectives lead to broader and more informed thinking and this allied to our culture of Continuous Improvement sets Weltec apart as a leader in Health and Safety management”. (James Hackett, EHS Director)

Plaques were presented to the Project Management team, including:

  • Shane Ryan – Operations Director
  • Bryan Cunningham – PM
  • Kevin Wiley – PM
  • Tommy Jones – Mech Supervisor
  • Tony Tobin – Mech Supervisor
  • Franky Byrne – Mech Supervisor
  • Chris Hearne – EHS Officer
  • Darren Grace – Electrical Supervisor
  • Joe Reville – Mech Foreman
  • Damian Cuff – Elec Foreman
  • Damien Lyng – Elec Foreman
  • Gavin Murphy – Project Engineer
  • Dermot Burke – Project Engineer
  • Sean Kenny – Project Engineer
  • John Maloney – Commissioning Engineer

At the 30th annual National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO) awards, Weltec was awarded the Overall Gold Award and the Exceptional High Achiever Award

This is a huge honour for Weltec following on from our Overall Bronze Award last year. Over the past 7 years Weltec has consistently been recognised as a High Achiever at the NISO Award ceremonies.  These great achievements are a clear measure of Weltec’s commitment to maintaining and exceeding the highest Health and Safety standards on all our projects. Our safety team and all our staff deserve great praise for the huge effort they put in to keeping our safety standards at such a consistently exceptional high level. Read more:

Bríd Duffy

Procurement Manager

Bríd is the Weltec Procurement Manager with over 20 years’ experience in the M&E Construction Industry. She joined Weltec in 2001, and has gained extensive knowledge in Project Management, Relationship Management and Negotiating Skills across different sectors including Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, Industrial and Food.  Bríd holds a Bachelor of Business in Industrial Purchasing from ITC and is just completing a Masters in Personal and Management Coaching from UCC.

David O'Connor

HR Advancement Manager

David is the HR Advancement Manager and holds a Degree in HR and Level 9 awarded from the Institute of Leadership and Management. He is a self-motivated Human Resources professional with over 20 years’ experience in industrial relations practices and employee relations within the manufacturing and construction industry. Working closely with the senior leadership team in Weltec, David is adept at planning, building relationships, implementing development programs and innovating change that enhance the company’s core values and aid the development of their people.

Eddie Hynes

Commercial Manager CSA/MC

Trevor McPhillips

Commercial Manager M&E

Trevor is the M&E Commercial Manager for Weltec and holds a degree in Building Services Engineering from CIT. His role includes mitigation of risk and ensuring project commercial expectations are delivered whilst maintaining client relationships to develop repeat business. He has over 20 years’ experience in M&E construction including M&E Estimating, Quantity Surveying, Project Management, and Commercial Management. His projects have included semi-conductor, food processing, life sciences and pharmaceutical.

TJ Phelan

General Manager Mechanical

TJ is an IPMA Project Manager with 30+ years experience in the industry. TJ joined the team in 1995. He has been responsible for projects in our key sectors – Pharmaceutical, Life Science, Healthcare and Commercial. TJ has managed and developed teams in both Mechanical and Main Contractor Roles. He is responsible for understanding and managing both internal and external Stakeholder needs.

Lorraine Clooney

Finance Manger

Lorraine is the company Finance Manager with overall responsibility for the FInance Team. Lorraine has worked in finance in the multinational Private Healthcare industry in both the UK and Ireland and she has worked in the Construction industry for the past 15 years. As Finance Manager, her role covers financial reporting, project-specific cash flow reporting, maintaining credit, preparing annual budgets, and tracking budget progress throughout the financial year.

Carbon Steel Workshop

Workshop Capacity: 8000 sq. ft.

Type of fabrication: Carbon steel schedule pipework and skid assembly

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Weltec Carbon Steel Workshop
Yellow Gas Pipes Carbon

John Murphy

Quality Director

John is the company Quality Director with overall responsibility for all Quality activities and resources. He is hugely experienced, having worked for many years in the Pharma and Manufacturing before joining Weltec in 2014. He holds qualifications in Chemistry, Quality Assurance, a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and a Masters in Business Administration.  He has been instrumental in the company’s continuous implementation of new and improved quality standards across all engineering and construction activities. He has also been the key driver in ensuring we fully understand our customer expectations and needs and that we have developed and implemented the quality control processes to meet and exceed these expectations.

Joe McGivney

General Manager, Electrical

Joe is a IPMA certified Project Manager and as General Manager Joe takes a key role in project proposals, project development, construction operations, and communication with all key stakeholders. He applies his extensive engineering and project management experience acquired over his 40 year successful career. He has delivered complex projects across many sectors including Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, ICT Manufacturing and Healthcare.

James Hackett

EHS Director

James is EHS Director and holds a BSc in Management and a H-Dip in Health, Safety & Welfare at Work from UCC. Working closely with the operations director, general manager and contract managers, James has full responsibility all EHS activities and resources across the company. James has been instrumental in directing the company to achieving world-class EHS practices, which have been recognised by NISO with the company winning the Bronze Overall Award and twice winning the Presidents Award for Large Organisations over a 4 year period.

Shane Ryan

Operations Director

Shane holds a Bachelors Degree in Engineering from UL and as Operations Director he is centrally involved in the direction and execution of all construction operations. He focuses on assembling multi-disciplinary teams to deliver large-scale complex turnkey projects and creating sustainable ongoing partnerships. He has extensive engineering and project management experience across different sectors including Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, Industrial and Food.

Gerard O’Leary

Managing Director

Gerard is the Managing Director and one of the original founders of Weltec Engineering in Waterford over 20 years ago. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Engineering from CIT and a Masters in Business Administration from UCC. He has 30 years experience in the engineering and construction industries and has been instrumental in the development of the company into a leading engineering and process contractor.