Meath firm EMR to expand workforce as it invests €500,000

Company is recruiting electricians, engineers and project managers

Mark Quinn, managing director with EMR. “This investment represents the culmination of targeted execution and tremendous teamwork.”

Meath-based EMR said would increase its workforce to 50 as it announced a €500,000 investment in the firm.

The company, which designs and building telemetry networks and management systems for energy suppliers and water companies, said the additional jobs would represent a doubling of the workforce since 2016.

EMR has recently moved premises at Dunboyne Business Park to make room for its growing numbers; its former premises is being kept on as as its primary engineering and logistics centre.

The new positions include apprentice electricians, mechatronic, electrical, automation engineers and project management roles, and will be filled over the next year.


The company said revenue for 2018 was set to increase by 18 per cent, driven by the successful entry to the UK market, with EMR winning several significant contracts in the utility and wind energy sectors there.

"This investment represents the culmination of targeted execution and tremendous teamwork. Early on, we recognised the rapidly changing nature of the utility industry at home and abroad, and set about developing the skills and expertise required to assist these organisations with the digital transformation of their networks," said Mark Quinn, managing director with EMR. "We're now viewed as a trusted partner for many global organisations and we're ambitious about the potential for further expansion into the UK market."

Graduate programme

EMR operates in markets including retail, hospitality, utility, transport, telecoms and public safety. It provides communications, supervisory control and data acquisition, and instrumentation solutions.

In addition to its recruitment drive, the company also operates a graduate programme with the Blanchardstown Institute of Technology, offering practical work placements to mechatronics students. Derek Glynn, chief operating officer said the link with academia was very important to the company, and was key to keeping its competitve edge.

“Getting the right staff with the right qualifications at an early stage allows us to embed them into our own mentoring programme and this coupled with practical experience has helped us to build a reputation for engineering excellence in SCADA and telemetry networks,” he said. “ Continued skills investment in all of our staff keeps us ahead of the competition.”

Founded in the early 1980s, EMR has a client list that includes Irish Water, Northern Ireland Water, SSE, PowerHouse Generation, Affinity Water, Welsh Water and Greencoat UK Wind.

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien

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