Kirby Group Engineering Create 300 Jobs

Kirby Group Engineering Create 300 Jobs

Kirby Group Engineering has announced plans to create 300 new jobs. 

Founded in 1964 in Limerick, Kirby Group Engineering is a leading mechanical and electrical engineering contractor operating across Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe, and directly employing over 1,200 highly-skilled professionals.

Kirby provides full mechanical and electrical contracting services as well as specialist high voltage (HV) and medium voltage (MV) design and construction services to clients across a number of different sectors including Data Centres, Life Sciences, Industrial, Commercial, and Substations and Renewables.

The 300 new jobs are part of a significant expansion by Kirby to meet demand for its services in Ireland and across Europe and will include engineering, commercial, operations and administrative staff, with recruitment for many of these roles already underway.

As part of this recruitment drive, Kirby is looking to attract almost 100 people to be deployed across its hugely successful Apprenticeship Scheme and Graduate Programme.

Kirby has also announced a significant structural investment, comprising a €2 million plan to upgrade its company headquarters in County Limerick.

Kirby Group Engineering Create 300 Jobs

Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD said, “Today’s announcement of an additional 300 jobs represents another great milestone for Kirby Group Engineering, Limerick and the wider Mid-West region. We want Ireland to be a great location, and a competitive location, to start and scale businesses just like this. Kirby’s expansion is testament to the skills and talent this country has to offer, and I note in particular the value the company places on graduates and apprentices in shaping its future. I wish everyone at Kirby Group Engineering many more decades of success.”

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar said, “This is great news, not just for Limerick but across the country and indeed Europe, where Kirby Group operates. I’m especially pleased to see the investment the company is making in taking on apprentices – that’s a big priority for Government. We’ve had a really difficult few months and announcements like these, with companies expanding and investing in Ireland is a real sign that brighter days are ahead and there is reason to be hopeful. Congratulations to the Kirby Group team and the very best of luck with this expansion.”


CEO of Enterprise Ireland, Leo Clancy said, “At Enterprise Ireland, we welcome this significant announcement by Kirby Group as they invest in the midwest region and right across Ireland. Our global network has been delighted to help to support the company’s operations and growth in new overseas markets where they provide high value services in mission critical applications for global customers across multiple sectors.”

Managing Director of Kirby Group Engineering, Mark Flanagan says, “I’m very proud to unveil this expansion plan at our Limerick Headquarters on a landmark day for Kirby. This announcement, coupled with recruitment last year in spite of the global pandemic, will result in our team growing by 500 in a two year period. Our team is making fantastic inroads at the cutting edge of construction across Europe and the people we welcome onboard in this phase will be a vital support to the future of the company”.

Limerick native Ruairi Ryan, who is an Associate Director with Kirby is taking on the role of Business Unit Leader for the Munster region to lead this expansion: “This announcement demonstrates our commitment to our staff and customers in this part of Ireland, which set us on the road towards an exciting journey of growth. I have been with Kirby since serving my time as an apprentice, and it’s a real honour to be able to lead the company forward in a region I know so well. I look forward in particular to working with the new intake of apprentices and graduates, as they chart their careers using the Kirby Way”.


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