Atkins increases Ireland presence with new Dundalk office
Atkins has further increased its presence in Ireland with a new office in Dundalk.
The company – which is already established in Dublin, Cork and Galway – is now recruiting Engineers, Architects and Project Managers to deliver projects from its newest office where it will support clients across multiple markets.
Atkins’ Ireland business has doubled in size over the last five years and now employs over 250 staff, who are adding to a project portfolio which includes Ireland West Airport, Ryanair’s new Dublin Campus and numerous projects in the water sector.
Justin Norman, Managing Director of Atkins’ Ireland business, said: “Dundalk will be an important part of our office network in Ireland, where we are strengthening our very strong multi-disciplinary capability which embraces the very latest technology and new ways of working. As we continue to grow our business, we remain focussed on increasing our workforce and broadening our client base across our core markets.”
To mark the occasion, Cllr Liam Reilly, the chairman of Louth County Council and Justin Norman, attended the formal opening at the new office which is situated on the M1, providing a convenient link between Dublin and Belfast, as well as two international airports and two deep sea ports.
Atkins has had close connections with the region for many years, particularly with Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT), following a collaboration with DkIT College’s work placement programme. This has given Atkins a strong student resource for several years.
At present, Atkins is working on several projects in the area; including civil and structural design services for the Road Safety Authority Dundalk Driver’s Test Centre for the OPW. Atkins has also been appointed to provide civil and structural engineering design services for the DkIT North and South Fabric Refurbishment and STEM extension.
Cllr Liam Reilly, commented: “It is very important for local employment, when companies such as Atkins can expand their business by drawing on local talent. It also gives students from DkIT an opportunity to stay and work in the local area.”
Photo: L-R– Sean McDonnell, Technical Director Atkins; Cllr Liam Reilly, the chairman of Louth County Council; Gary McArdle Associate Director Atkins; Fidelma Lucey, Associate Director Atkins; Darragh Malone, Associate Director Atkins; and Justin Norman, Managing Director Atkins;