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SETU Annual Sustainable Energy Engineering student awards sponsored by Weltec Engineering

BEng (Hons)  Students presented their final year dissertations with the hope of being the Weltec Award winner for 2023.

SETU Annual Sustainable Energy Engineering student awards sponsored by Weltec Engineering

BEng (Hons)  Students presented their final year dissertations with the hope of being the Weltec Award winner for 2023.

Students from the BEng (Hons) in Sustainable Energy Engineering at SETU, presented their final year dissertations to Weltec Engineering representatives on Friday 19th of May 2023, with the aim of winning the annual Weltec award.

As expected, the standard was very high from all students. representatives present from Weltec decided on the top 3 on the day..

The top 3 were:

1st Pace – Mairead O’Brien

Title: Solar photovoltaic performance in Ireland.

Subtitle: Appraisal of factors affecting the efficiency of rooftop solar photovoltaic system design.

Statement of Research Problem: It is within the best interests of consumers and businesses with intentions to install rooftop PV systems to have efficient systems designed to suit the specific site conditions present. With various factors to be considered as a part of the design process for a PV system, this study will analyse several in detail: AC/DC ratio, orientation, tilt angle, type of panel cell, and IV curve analysis. The aim is to investigate possible links between live system efficiency to decisions made during the design process for a rooftop PV system.

2nd Place – Mark Dowling

Title: Creating a Comprehensive Energy Analysis with the use of BIM.

Subtitle: Comparing energy analysis of a BIM model against an as-built building.

Statement of Research Problem: Previous literature and research have shown the benefits of providing an energy efficient building for its occupants. It has also shown the energy performance gap between as-designed and as-built has been recognized for some time, but the gap is slow in closing. This dissertation will examine how an energy model created through BIM will be compared to the energy data provided from an as-built building can be used to close the gap between as-designed and as-built.

3rd Place – Clodagh Roche

Title: Developing a standardised Scope 3 Carbon Footprint tool.

Subtitle: Building a Scope 3 Carbon Footprint tool with the integration of two standards.

Statement of Research Problem: Research has acknowledged that there is confusion around the carbon accounting in reference to, organisation’s Scope 3 GHG emissions in Ireland and also around the world. Currently, there is no mandatory standard in which organisations have to follow. This dissertation will provide research on the opportunity of integrating two Carbon footprint standards, to provide clarity for organisations in Ireland. The research will provide a Carbon footprint standardised tool that could be adapted to any organisation.

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

Weltec acknowledges the efforts of all participants and  SETU representatives who participate in this great occasion, Weltec is proud to have established a solid link between themselves and SETU over the years.

Mark Dowling 2nd Place 2023 Mairead O’ Brien 1st Place 2023 Clodagh Roche 3rd Place 2023

Weltec is very proud to have received the President’s Award: Large Size Organisation & Exceptional High Achiever Award at the 31st Annual National Irish Safety Organisation Awards 2022.

#NISO #SafetyAwards #WorkSafeHomeSafe 

Over the past 9 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.

2022: NISO President’s All Ireland Award for Large Organisation & Exceptional High Achiever Award.
2021: NISO Overall Gold Award & Exceptional High Achiever Award.
2020: NISO Overall Bronze Award & Consistent High Achiever Award.
2019: NISO President’s All Ireland Award for Large Organisation & Consistent High Achiever Award.
2018: NISO Regional Award South East & Consistent High Achiever Award.
2017: NISO President’s All Ireland Award for Large Organisation & Consistent High Achiever Award.
2016: NISO Overall Bronze Award & Consistent High Achiever Award.
2015: NISO Regional Award South East.
#healthandsafety #safety

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: 9500 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.