Galway-based oil and gas engineering services business, Wood Group Kenny Ireland, recently celebrated a successful reaccreditation audit with Engineers Ireland.
This prestigious award, with 140 organisations nationwide being accredited to the standard, is a key driver in maintaining competitiveness for engineering organisations and is the leading benchmark for continuous professional development in Ireland.
Regional manager, Mr Kevin Whooley, commented: “People continue to be core to our business, and the quality of our people are critical to its success. Today we are working hard at becoming a world class learning and development organisation and this award is recognition that we are heading in the right direction.”
Since its inception in 1983 the development of engineering talent has been at the heart of its business, he says, and is one of the key drivers of its growth over the last 30 years.
Since initially achieving the Accredited Employer Standard in 2011 the company has grown significantly and now employs over 110 staff (88 of whom are specialist engineers ). Mr Whooley recently announced the Galway operation was moving to larger premises in Parkmore with further capacity to employ up to 200 people. The move is underpinned by the continuing support of the parent company, global oil and gas multinational Wood Group.
The company typically employs a range of engineers from the structural engineering and software development domains although it is increasingly looking to bolster its project management capability as it expands its service offering to its international client base in the oil and gas market place.
“We are always on the look out for talented engineers as we continue to grow and we offer significant long term career opportunities to engineers,” says Mr Whooley.