Veolia targets Irish 300 jobs

By Business & Finance
20 January 2016
Pictured are Niall Gleeson, managing director and Pat Gilroy country manager, Veolia Ireland

Veolia has announced plans for the creation of 300 jobs, bring its total numbers employed in Ireland to 800.

Founded in 1990, Veolia works with industry, commercial customers and public authorities to find solutions for the sustainable management of resources.

The company employs 500 in Ireland across its three business activities in water, waste and energy.

With over 179,000 employees worldwide, the Veolia Group helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources and helps to replenish them through its three complementary business activities.

In 2014, the Veolia Group supplied 96 million people with drinking water and 60 million people with wastewater services, produced 52 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 31 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy.

Speaking about the job announcement, Veolia Ireland country manager Pat Gilroy said: “We are now poised for expansion in the Irish market, targeting double-digit growth annually over the next five years and creating 300 new jobs. As we transition to a low carbon economy, it is imperative that companies can access environmentally sustainable solutions. We are setting out to do just that, providing businesses in Ireland with the means to manage their resource needs more efficiently and grow with us in a circular economy.

He continued: “Following a recent €450m deal, we are already set to operate Mayo Renewable Power, Ireland’s largest independent biomass power plant which opens in 2017 that will help provide Ireland with 6% of its renewable energy needs.”