Irish engineering firm PM Group will create 250 jobs worldwide with 50 new staff to be added in Ireland by the end of the year.
The 40 year old company is looking for experienced engineers, architects, project managers, construction managers, consultants and graduates. The recruitment drive will bring its total number of employees to over 2000 for the first time.
PM has already taken on 50 new Irish staff this year in its Cork and Dublin offices, and the remaining 50 new positions will be filled before the end of 2013.
Globally it will create a total of 250 new positions this year. The remaining 150 are in the UK, Asia, Europe and the US.
The company said the hiring drive is down to increased workload from hi-tech sectors.
PM Group employs over 1,000 people in Ireland and its client list includes large blue-chip multinational clients such as Abbott, Boston Scientific, GSK, Glanbia, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Novartis.
It was established in 1973 and now has a network of 20 offices in Europe, Asia, UK and the US. Most recently it opened an office in Turkey.
“Our company is celebrating its 40th year in business this year and we’re delighted to celebrate it by adding to our workforce” said chief executive Dave Murphy. “We are looking to fill new positions in the pharmaceutical, food, medical technology and ICT sectors and have roles for experienced professionals and graduates across a range of disciplines.”
“Our growth over the past few years, despite the difficult conditions in the construction industry generally, highlights that there are jobs and opportunities in providing highly skilled services to the high tech sectors both here and internationally” he added.
“Today’s announcement of 100 Irish jobs by PM Group is a great example of how companies in the engineering and construction sector can grow jobs in Ireland by focussing on the hi-tech sectors at home and in international markets” said Jobs Minister Richard Bruton.