Limerick’s Kirby Engineering to create 300 new jobs

Limerick company Kirby Engineering is making a significant expansion to meet demand across Ireland and Europe.

Family-founded and privately-owned Kirby Engineering is to create 300 new jobs as part of major expansion plans.

The new jobs will include engineering, commercial, operations and administrative roles with recruitment for these positions already underway.

“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”

Kirby Engineering has also revealed a €2m plan to upgrade its company headquarters in Limerick. Construction is expected to take six months and the facility will be operational by the end of 2021.

A proud engineering heritage

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. 200 employees joined the company during 2020.

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 several different sectors including data centres, life sciences, industrial, commercial, and substations and renewables.

As well as its Irish operations, Kirby has significant operations across the UK and is establishing a strong foothold in mainland Europe.

The Limerick company is predicting a turnover of €360m this year.

“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,” said Kirby Group Engineering managing director Mark Flanagan.

“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.”

By John Kennedy (john.kennedy3@boi.com)

Published: 2 July 2021