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Weltec WIT Dissertation Awards 2021

Annual Sustainable Energy Engineering student awards sponsored by Weltec Engineering.                  

Weltec WIT Dissertation Awards 2021

Annual Sustainable Energy Engineering student awards sponsored by Weltec Engineering.

                                                                                                                                                                    Students presented their final year dissertations with the hope of being the Weltec Award winner for 2021. Five students from the BEng (Hons) in Sustainable Energy Engineering at WIT presented their final year dissertations virtually to Weltec Engineering on 20th 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

The Weltec Award for 2021 went to Grace Roche for her dissertation: “A Comparison of Third Party Building Certification Systems”.

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

The participants

The other chosen participants completed their presentations under the following titles;

  • Post-Occupancy Evaluation of Energy Efficient Retrofitted Dwellings.
  • Design Simulation and Appraisal of Borehole Thermal Energy Storage in a Commercial Building with Thermal Energy and Emissions Analysis.
  • The Energy Efficient Upgrade of a 19th Century Historic Building.
  • Design, Constructing & Testing of a Crossflow Turbine.

 

WIT and Weltec Engineering

The winners were announced on the day, and 1st place Grace Roche, 2nd place Kevin Fitzgerald, 3rd place Andrew White were issued with relevant certs from Weltec. Weltec acknowledges the efforts of all participants is proud to have established a solid link between themselves and WIT over the years.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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.