Jacobs has announced 200 new jobs for Ireland over the coming two years, as it unveiled a €4.5million investment in its office in Cork. The company plans to fill the positions in Dublin, Cork and Belfast. The new roles will be professional services positions across a range of specialities, project and construction management, design, commissioning, qualification and validation. The announcement reflects the success and continued growth of the company in Ireland, as it marks 45 years since opening its office in Dublin in 1974 – its first operation outside of the U.S.
Today, Jacobs employs more than 1,100 people on the island of Ireland, and it is one of the largest firms in the country, focusing primarily on project delivery for advanced facilities, environmental and infrastructure clients. Jacobs has almost doubled its Irish footprint in the past five years due to its growth in construction management, commissioning and validation.
The Cork office investment includes state-of-the-art virtual and augmented reality technology, offering clients the ability to assess plans in 3-D. A complete change of office layout reflects the business’ move to a collaborative working environment, in line with strategic team-based planning operations.
“We opened our Dublin, Ireland, office 45 years ago to design and build a pharmaceutical plant,” said Jacobs Chair and CEO Steve Demetriou. “Today, we continue to capture attractive growth opportunities for complex work in the advanced facilities and infrastructure markets that we are uniquely positioned to perform. I attribute this to our highly talented people and their relentless commitment to providing world-class, high-value solutions for our clients.”
Editor of Irish Construction Industry Magazine