Green Rebel to create 50 jobs in Cork and Limerick

Irish-owned company provides services for offshore wind farms

From left: Chris Franks, senior master of the Roman Rebel, Taoiseach Micheal Martin, and John Wallace, Green Rebel chief executive on board the Roman Rebel for the announcement that Green Rebel is to create 50 jobs over the next year. Photograph: Michael O’Sullivan/OSM Photo

Irish-owned Green Rebel is to create 50 jobs in Cork and Limerick over the next 12 months.

The company, which services the current and future needs of offshore wind farms, is recruiting for roles that include survey vessel crew, technicians and engineers, data scientists and surveyors, ecologists, aircraft mission specialists, project managers, AI specialists, software developers, and support roles such as office administrators, and sales and marketing roles. The jobs will be located across Green Rebel's Crosshaven, Cork Airport and Limerick offices.

The addition of the new jobs will bring the total employed at the company to 125 by the middle of 2022.

The Crosshaven, Cork headquartered company helps accelerate green energy developments in a sustainable and ecologically responsible manner. It uses its fleet of ships, aircraft and innovative technology, to collect, process, and analyse marine and metocean data.


Chief executive John Wallace said the company was excited about the plans to expand. "The waters around Ireland and further afield are set to become a major source of renewable energy generation and this is an absolutely essential element of effort to combat climate change," he said. "The quality survey work being undertaken by Green Rebel right now is designed to both protect the environment and allow wind farm developers to harness its potential. The company operates a growing fleet of state-of-the-art survey aircraft and survey vessels that capture enormous datasets that are processed by a world class team of data scientists across all disciplines. The need for revolution has never been greater and at Green Rebel we are passionate about being a dynamic contributor to help achieve a more sustainable future for all."

Taoiseach Micheal Martin welcomed the addition of the new jobs.

“Having seen the technology, met many of the team, and seen some of the Green Rebel data from what is normally our hidden marine environment, I am excited that this team are having such success and innovative plans are in place to drive our supply chain forward and help Ireland become a world leader in the development of offshore wind,” he said.

Green Rebel founder Pearse Flynn said Ireland is on the cusp of a green revolution that could produce real fuel alternatives to help deliver Ireland's energy transition. A number of potentialwind farm operators are examining sites along the Irish coastline.

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien is an Irish Times business and technology journalist