Cork 2023: H&MV cleverly engineers its next stage of growth

With it opening its new global HQ in Castletroy, Co Limerick H&MV Engineering expects it to be the base for expansion both in Ireland and internationally

Minister For Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Simon Coveney, cutting the ribbon at the opening of H&MV Engineering’s New Global HQ in Limerick with Executive Director, John Stokes; CEO, PJ Flanagan and Managing Director Ireland, David Maher

With over 25 years of experience, H&MV Engineering is a leading global provider of specialist design, engineering and construction services across a variety of key sectors, including data centres, renewable energies, transmission and distribution utilities.

They have officially opened their new global headquarters (HQ) in Castletroy, Co Limerick, where the business will lead a global expansion, including the creation of 700 jobs over the next five years.

This announcement marks the latest expansion of the Irish business, which already employs 700 staff, and aims to grow its workforce to 1,400 employees within the next five years. H&MV Engineering is driving this growth in response to a growing market need, with 5 GW of projects currently in design and construction.

The new headquarters comes just months after the company marked its 25th anniversary, since its foundation in 1997, and represents the company’s commitment to its thriving workforce by promoting learning, development and mentoring in a dynamic new office space.

The announcement reinforces H&MV Engineering’s commitment to the progression and development of its staff by pioneering an environment for learning and development across multiple disciplines such as engineering, environmental, health and safety (EHS), finance, commercial, HR, administration, quality and construction roles in its new bespoke corporate offices.

This announcement follows the recent expansion of the company’s Dublin office within the las 12 months, a new Thurles office that opened in 2022, and its significant presence in Cork.

In addition, H&MV is happy to announce the exciting news of its upcoming relocation of the Cork office to a new larger office space, further demonstrating its commitment to expansion and innovation.

This relocation marks yet another significant milestone for H&MV, which is thriving both in Ireland and internationally with offices in London, Glasgow, Frankfurt, Oslo, Madrid, Hosur, and Bangalore.

After careful consideration and planning, the decision to relocate the Cork office was made with H&MV Engineering’s visions and goals in mind. The Cork office will be in a prime location, and thus will generate many job opportunities for the local community, picking from the city’s growing pool of talent.

The office relocation signifies more than just a change in physical address; it represents a transformative step towards enhancing productivity, fostering innovation and creating an even more dynamic work culture. The new space has been thoughtfully designed to encourage collaboration, inspire creativity and provide employees with a comfortable and inspiring atmosphere.

Not only will the new office create new jobs, it will also serve as a hub for H&MV’s operations, housing a diverse range of departments and teams. From document controllers to electrical and civil engineers, the office will be a centre of activity, driving innovation and fuelling H&MV’s growth.

H&MV Engineering is actively seeking individuals to join its workforce, for the Cork office and positions across the company. It plans to expand the workforce over the next five years, with the multiple offices in Ireland and internationally playing a crucial role in driving this growth, with the Limerick HQ serving as the central hub.

The state-of-the-art training facilities at its new Limerick HQ will allow H&MV Engineering to expand its graduate and apprenticeship programmes, offering training and upskilling opportunities across various disciplines, including engineering, design, finance and commercial development. As a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accredited employer by Engineers Ireland, H&MV Engineering is committed to developing and upskilling employees across the business.

Commenting on the expansion announcement and the opening of the new headquarters, PJ Flanagan, the chief executive of H&MV Engineering, said he was: “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,“ he said.

“Investing in talent and delivering in our ESG objectives is incredibly important to us in providing rewarding careers to our employees. 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’d like to give a special thank you to our valued partner Exponent, who have been instrumental in our growth and development in the past 18 months. 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 added: “In recent years, Enterprise Ireland has worked closely with H&MV Engineering as the company has expanded internationally.

“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.”

H&MV Engineering was founded in 1997 with the goal of delivering the highest quality engineering solutions, while providing a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees.

It is an Irish business that is leading its field globally and is a trusted partner for data centres, renewable developers, transmission and distribution utilities globally.

For more information visit www.hmvengineering.com