Building your career with Weltec

At Weltec, we understand that to continue to achieve success we must continuously invest in the development of our people.   Our mantra is Grow the Person, Grow the Business’’ and this is recognition that our people are our most important asset.

We are committed to developing our people and our teams to the best of their potential so that as a company we continuously improve and provide our Clients with only the highest quality projects.

Our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) system is accredited by Engineers Ireland and we were one of the first engineering contractors to achieve this recognition in 2011.

Choosing to join our team at Weltec will provide you with a challenging and rewarding opportunity to work on engineering and contracting projects for some of the worlds leading organisations.

Aprentice Stainless Steel Workshop
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Apprenticeship Programme

As long established engineers and contractors, Weltec is at the forefront in offering mechanical and electrical apprenticeships to enthusiastic and committed students and also to those who wish to change career for an exciting hands on challenge with endless opportunities. As an organisation that values the potential that you, as an apprentice can bring, we are committed to your development as you undertake your journey to becoming a qualified Electrician*, Fitter or Plumber.   There are a number of key components to our Apprenticeship programme.

Induction Process: An initial Induction process ensures into that you have the necessary information and tools to commence the journey of becoming a highly skilled and qualified tradesperson.

On the job learning: We ensure that you will be learning from the best tradespeople and supervisors, that your experience will be varied and tracked and that you will be given an opportunity to demonstrate the skill and experience you have developed.

Mentors: We have a dedicated team of mentors who will offer advise and guidance on reaching your individual goals.

Evaluation & Feedback: Our evaluation process is challenging and encouraging as we will assist you to achieve the high standards required to become a qualified tradesperson.

Apprentice of the Year: Each year we run an Apprentice of the year award scheme in both Mechanical and Electrical disciplines.

*Please note the minimum Grade of C3 in Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level Maths is required for eligibility to the Weltec Electrical Apprenticeship Programme.

Graduate Programme

At Weltec , we are committed to recruiting the best graduates and developing them to become the business leaders of tomorrow. We continuously invest in the training and development of our people and provide the support and experience that will help to fulfil your potential.

We provide a structured programme of development through a combination of on-site and office-based experience, exposure to varied roles and formal training and development with internal and external courses.  

Our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) system is accredited by Engineers Ireland and we were one of the first engineering contractors to achieve this recognition in 2011. We believe in continuous professional development to maintain our competitive edge in a fast paced ever changing industry.

We support and encourage graduates to pursue chartered status in their respective fields. We also offer formal training courses for Engineers with Engineers Ireland’s Future Professionals Series, Certificate and Diploma in Professional Engineering and to future Project Managers with Project Management Professional (PMP) certification training.   We also encourage and support graduates to undertake Masters programmes and provide you with time to study for your professional qualifications.

We offer graduate position in:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Building Services
  • Quantity Surveying (QS)
  • Environmental, Health and Safety
  • Quality Assurance (QA)
  • Estimation

Commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We are an equal opportunity employer that embraces equality, diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and promote diversity within our company and project teams.    

We treat all individuals and groups of people fairly and equally and no less favourably, specific to their needs, in areas of race, class, gender, disability, religion or belief, marital status, family status, sexual orientation and age.

We promote diversity and inclusion by;

  • Treating people fairly.
  • Respecting and recognising people as individuals.
  • Ensuring equal access to opportunities for all staff.
  • Recognising the individual needs of those we employ and educate and support them to develop to their full potential.
  • Making reasonable adjustments to ensure that our procedures do not put any person or group of people at a disadvantage.
  • Ensuring our policies, procedures and processes promote equality, inclusion and diversity.

Gender Balance

We support gender equality and while women currently make up only 5.5% of the construction workforce, we are actively involved in the promotion of greater female participation. We are at the forefront of industry efforts to to make the construction industry more female friendly and attract high quality and diverse teams.

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.