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NISO President honours Weltec with All Ireland Gold and Exceptional High Achiever Award for 2021

NISO President Mr. Harry Galvin presents Weltec Engineering with the All Ireland Gold Award at our Waterford Head Office.

NISO President honours Weltec with All Ireland Gold and Exceptional High Achiever Award for 2021

NISO President Mr. Harry Galvin presents Weltec Engineering with the All Ireland Gold Award at our Waterford Head Office.

Weltec Engineering Ltd. was honored this year at the 2021 NISO Awards by being awarded the Gold Award along with an Exceptional High Achiever Award. This result follows other successful years where Weltec attained Bronze Awards (2016 & 2020), the President’s Award for large sized organization (2017 & 2019) along with numerous other awards over the last ten years.

NISO President Mr. Harry Galvin, was good enough to travel to our Waterford head office to present the plaque to Weltec’s EHS Director, James Hackett.

The Weltec Engineering team has clearly demonstrated their ongoing commitment to developing their Health & Safety systems, improving the Health & Wellbeing resources for all who work for us and to striving for Safety excellence at all levels within the organization. Receiving the Gold Award recognizes all the hard work that has been carried out and the dedication that is given to continual improvement. This growth and development is key to maintaining the success that Weltec engineering experiences and to ensuring a happy, healthy and productive workforce. Weltec looks forward to many more years of partnering with NISO and participating in the annual occupational health & safety awards.
As we all know the workplace is an ever-changing landscape that requires constant attention and review to ensure that our colleagues are provided with a safe work environment. In order to ensure that Weltec management are kept up to speed with issues that arise the company operates as Safety Observation Reporting system that all employees are encouraged to partake in. The actionable items raised in Safety Observation Reports are posted on each site and tracked on a “You Said/We Did” board that is visible to all employees. This process ensures employees that Weltec Management are listening to their concerns and are addressing them. COVID-19 is another challenge that we were faced with in 2020 and we had to be innovative to ensure that we could operate our worksites safely. As part of this process Weltec tried to reduce physical interactions wherever possible by introducing QR Code COVID-19 questionnaires
and Close Contact tracing logs. Guidance documents such as Restricted Movement/Isolation period charts and information on what actions to take for various scenarios were developed and issued to all appropriate personnel. This was often done by utilizing a web text system which ensured that we could communicate effectively will all Weltec employees and address their concerns and questions.
Over the past two years Weltec have also put a number of new initiatives in place to protect our valuable workforce included but not limited to the following, Powered Air Purifying Respirators for all welding activities, a standardized permitting system to ensure consistency across all sites, upgraded first aid equipment on all sites, revision of EHS documentation to a format that is more easily understood, introduction of auditing software to simplify the process and provide Safety Officers with more time to be physically present on site and the use of software that allows the digital signing of documents. Over the next year Weltec will also introduce a new web-based safety management system that will incorporate all elements of site based EHS management along with a Learning management system that will allow the company to provide online training to all employees relating to our policies, procedures and systems. New experiences and exciting times lie ahead for Weltec Engineering.
James Hackett, Environmental, Health & Safety Director, Weltec Engineering Ltd

Mr. Harry Galvin
NISO President Mr. Harry Galvin at Weltec HQ, Waterford
Plaque Presentation
Presenting the Overall Gold Award 2021

BEng (Hons)  Students  presented  their final  year  dissertations  with  the  hope  of  being the Weltec Award winner for 2022.

Students from the BEng (Hons) in Sustainable Energy Engineering at SETU formerly WIT, presented their final year dissertations virtually to Weltec Engineering on the 30th of May 2021, with the aim of winning the annual Weltec award. As expected the standard was very high from all students. Representatives from Weltec decided on the overall winner.

The winning project

Sean Treacy

Title: A Critical Analysis of the Energy Performance of LEED Accreditation and a Comparison of Different Level LEED Certifications in a Medical Device Manufacturing Facility

This dissertation evaluated the effect LEED accreditation has had on the performance of certain buildings within Pharmaceutical Facility. As the facility has different levels of certification within the one facility, a comparison of the different certification levels was made in terms of the building’s energy usage and carbon emissions. An analysis was made on the effectiveness of LEED accreditation for the energy usage and reduction in carbon emissions for this facility. Ultimately, this dissertation seeks to find out was LEED accreditation beneficial for this facility from an energy and carbon emissions point of view.

 

These awards was established to showcase the exceptional work that final year students of the Sustainable Energy Engineering course produce in SETU.

SETU and Weltec Engineering

The winners were announced on the day,

2nd place was John Murphy, for his project Titled: Water Loop Heat Pump Systems.

3rd place was Mark Treacy for his project Titled: Decarbonisation of Heavy Duty Vehicles in the Construction Industry in Ireland.

 

All 3 were issued with relevant certs from Weltec. Weltec acknowledges the efforts of all participants are proud to have established a solid link between themselves and WIT/SETU over the years.

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 advise 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

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

Offsite Fabrication and Finishing 2
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 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

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.