Thursday June 4, 2020

‘Play with your head up, and keep looking for the right pass’

Each week, we profile one of Ireland’s corporate leaders, tracing their career to date and exploring the lessons they have learned along the way. This week, we meet Micheál O’Connor of Jacobs Ireland

17th March, 2019
Micheál O’Connor, vice-president and general manager at Jacobs Ireland Picture: Fergal Phillips

Micheál O’Connor is vice-president and general manager at Jacobs Ireland Operations, with responsibility for the US-owned engineering firm’s life sciences and advanced facilities business portfolio in Ireland, Britain and the Nordic region. Appointed to the role in 2017, O’Connor oversees a 1,100-strong workforce and operations generating annual revenues of €400 million.

Tell us about your career to date.

When I was in college and considering my career options,...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

The former NTMA head says he is ‘quite alarmed’ at the potential for legal actions over the large number of deaths in nursing homes during the crisis

Michael Brennan | 1 month ago

Oil storage in the self-styled ‘Pipeline Crossroads of the World’ is full to the brim, but the black stuff keeps on coming. With much of the world’s economy in a Covid-19 slowdown, at one point last week, benchmark US crude oil was priced at minus $37.63 a barrel

Barry J Whyte | 1 month ago

Every time Donald Trump spoke on the Covid-19 crisis last week, the stock markets plunged by another point

Marion McKeone | 2 months ago