H&MV Engineering, a specialist in high voltage electrical engineering, has pledged to create 700 jobs over the next five years as it opens its new global headquarters in Castletroy, Co Limerick.
H&MV serves blue-chip data centre, renewables, and utility clients from its locations in Ireland, the UK, and across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, including the Nordics, the Netherlands, Germany and South Africa.
The company provides turnkey services for the design, installation and maintenance of high-voltage substations and grid connections, occupying a critical role in its customers’ capital projects and value chains.
The announcement on Friday marks the latest expansion of the Irish business, which already employs 700 staff.
The company said the growth is being driven by a growing market need with 5GW of projects currently in design and construction.
The new facility in Limerick will include 36,000sq ft of office space, with room for 350 employees including engineering VR facilities, relaxation areas, a games room, and a gym.
It will serve as a major centre for key roles across all areas of the business. Recruitment for the new positions is under way and will continue over the coming years.
Training facilities will allow H&MV Engineering to expand its graduate and apprenticeship programmes, offering training and upskilling opportunities across a range of disciplines including engineering, design, finance, and commercial development.
This announcement follows the recent expansion of the company’s Dublin office within the last 12 months, a new Thurles office that opened in 2022, and the upcoming expansion to its Cork office before the end of 2023.
The company also operates international offices in London, Glasgow, Frankfurt, Oslo, Madrid, Hosur, and Bangalore.
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H&MV Engineering chief executive PJ Flanagan said: “I am delighted to announce the creation of 700 additional jobs over the next five years across H&MV Engineering’s global operations.
“This is the latest expansion for H&MV Engineering since the foundation of the business in 1997 and our new global HQ will serve as the base for delivering our next phase of growth both in Ireland and internationally.
“The new office spaces have been designed to create an optimum atmosphere for innovation and creativity for H&MV Engineering colleagues, as we continue to provide high-voltage engineering solutions on the global stage.
“I look forward to welcoming employees and clients into our new headquarters in Limerick, and to seeing what the next 25 years will bring to our business as we enter the next chapter of the growth for the business.”
Enterprise Ireland chief executive Leo Clancy said the growth of the business was “exciting” for the company and for Limerick.
“In recent years Enterprise Ireland has worked closely with H&MV Engineering as the company has expanded internationally,” he said.
“It is exciting to see this highly innovative business go from strength to strength with the opening of this state-of-the-art HQ and the creation of new jobs here in Limerick and overseas. We wish H&MV every success as they continue to grow the business and extend their global markets.”
Separately, financial services provider Apex Group has also opened a new Limerick office.
It set out plans to create more roles and said it is seeking staff with experience in fund administration, accounting and corporate services industries.
Apex has more than 80 offices worldwide and 12,000 employees in 38 countries. It operates in Limerick under the FundRock and EDB brands.