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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
Apprentice Practical Onsite
Apprentice Classroom Session

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 careers 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 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 advice 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.

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*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 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 9% of the construction workforce, we are actively involved in the promotion of greater female participation. We are at the forefront of industry efforts to make the construction industry more female friendly and attract high quality and diverse teams.

Weltec Engineering celebrated the official opening of our refurbished Waterford HQ

On Friday 5th April, Weltec Engineering celebrated the official opening event of our refurbished Waterford Headquarters. The offices were opened by Mary Butler TD, Minister of State at the Department of Health, and Waterford Chamber of Commerce President, Niall Harrington.

The extensive refurbishment project was designed by Fewer Harrington & Partners Architects and the construction work was carried out by Suirside Construction Ltd.

The new offices symbolize the ongoing growth and development of Weltec Engineering as one of the leading Mechanical and electrical contractors in Ireland.

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 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

Eddie is the CSA / MC Commercial Manager responsible for managing all commercial aspects of Main Contracting Projects from project estimating, value engineering, advise on procurement route through to final account settlement. Providing clients with real-time cost control and budgeting advice on a range of sectors including Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences. Eddie holds qualifications in Construction Technology and Management, Quantity Surveying and more recently has completed a Level 8 Special Purpose Award in M&E Quantity Surveying.

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

Projects Director

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: 9500 sq. ft.

Type of fabrication: Carbon steel schedule pipework and skid assembly

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 for 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 All Ireland Presidents Safety Award for Large Organisations for the second time in three years, the Bronze Award twice in 4 years and the overall All Ireland Gold Award in 2021. 

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


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.