About Weltec​

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Weltec Engineering was established in Waterford, Ireland in 2000 and has grown steadily since then in size and reputation as a leading mechanical, electrical and process engineering and contracting company.

 Our experience has developed from originally doing only MEP contracting to offering full turnkey and design and build solutions. Therefore accommodating all construction activities including Design, CSA and MEP on existing and new installations.

The company was founded and is managed by engineers who have a “hands on” approach to project delivery and the key aspects safety and quality management.

With offices in Waterford, Dublin, Cork and London and more than 200 directly employed skilled tradespeople, our business model has evolved to meet the requirements of our blue chip Client base and repeat Customers.

Our Mission

At Weltec Engineering our Mission is to  deliver world class quality engineering and process services projects.  Our teams strive to  deliver all projects safely and on time and in doing so earn and maintain the trust and confidence of our clients.

Highest quality projects delivered safely and on time while always meeting client expectations.

Our Core Values

Like every organisation our core values define our culture and shape our standards of behaviour.   Developing the best people within the framework of our core values has been the cornerstone of our development.  We are very much a people and relationship focused business in which challenges are met and performance is driven by committed and well prepared teams of people.  


At Weltec respecting other’s abilities and working collaboratively as a team that is united in a common purpose is the lifeblood of our organization.  

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself”


In order to keep our people and those we work alongside safe & well, to ensure we complete our projects to the required standards, programme and budget, taking the time to obsessively plan ever detail is critical to the success of every task and project.

“When we Fail to prepare, we are preparing to fail”


At Weltec we aim to exercise judgment to ensure that our decisions are guided by the customer requirements and by the highest Safety, Quality & Environmental Standards.

Trustworthiness is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking”

Continual Improvement

We continuously seek a better way.   A spirt of innovation is allied to a focus on customer feedback and objective fact-based analysis.    

“Steadiness and objectivity underpinning incremental well-executed change”

Exceeding Expectations

Going the Extra mile, always doing more than is required and giving our customers more than they expect to get.

Mediocrity is everywhere. Success is found in the pursuit of excellence”


Shane Ryan

Operations Director

Joe McGivney

General Manager, Electrical

Greg Quinlan

Proposals Manager

John Murphy

Quality Director

Darragh Martin

Marketing Manager

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We strive everyday to ensure the workplace is a Safe environment

Safety Ethos

We strive everyday to ensure the workplace is a safe environment for all our people and those we work alongside.   At Weltec, we believe that safety innovation comes from individuals and teams and we continuously and actively encourage all our staff members to provide their input and point of view for increased safety performance. We believe that diverse perspectives leads to broader and more informed thinking and this allied to our culture of Continuous Improvement sets Weltec apart as leader in Health and Safety management.


Clear, effective and continuous communication with all our employees of our safety objectives and the desired work practices that will safeguard their health and wellbeing is every bit as important as the policies, procedures and safety management system that underpins world class safety performance.


We have been recognized year after year with Health & Safety awards including being the first Mechanical & Electrical Contractor to win the All Ireland Presidents Safety Award for the second time in three years enhancing our reputation for operating to the highest safety standards.

Our guarantee of the highest quality standards

Quality Assurance

At Weltec our quality management system is our guarantee of the highest quality standards across all disciplines and all projects.   Underpinned by our Core Values of Preparation, Exceeding Expectations and Continual Improvement our people strive to ensure our clients always receive the highest quality services and workmanship.

Our system is independently certified by NSAI to ISO9001:20015 standards. This means we have independently-verified quality system in place across all our projects, from the quality plan, test and inspection matrix, installation checks, materials receipt verification, materials and work traceability, red lines, walkdowns, testing, commissioning to final handover.

Digital QA

At Weltec we have embraced the advantages of the digital age, integrating internet and mobile technology into our construction quality control plans.   As all projects move from paper drawings and documentation to digital and internet technology, quality assurance and quality control have become more effective and better at mitigating risks than ever before.

We have made major investments in digital construction processes including BIM, Contract Management software system and test pack generation software for all our projects. Along with improving overall project efficiency and quality this also provides greater visibility and traceability for clients throughout the entire construction build process.


At Weltec we recognize the responsibility placed upon all of us to protect and enhance the environment for future generations.   As an Engineering and Construction company we have an important role to play to help ensure the long-term sustainability of the construction industry.

We are committed to taking account of all the possible environmental implications of our project work and to ensure that potential adverse environmental impacts are comprehensively risk assessed, mitigation steps taken and opportunities for delivering environmental improvements are maximised.

We recognise the value inherent in the design and construction of sustainable engineering projects and where possible support the integration of sustainability into the building and engineering design process.

We have considerable experience in delivering BREEAM and LEED accredited buildings.  

We are accredited to internationally recognised ISO 14001 Environment Management System (EMS) a systematic framework to manage the immediate and long term environmental impacts of an organisation’s products, services and processes.

We firmly believe that our environmental and sustainability goals are key to ensuring, that as a company, we promote a continuous cycle of improvement, aimed at developing work practices and options that are less wasteful, more sustainable and more environmentally friendly.

Gerard O’Leary

Managing Director

Gerard is the Managing Director and one of the original founders of Weltec Engineering in Waterford over 20 years ago. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Engineering from CIT and a Masters in Business Administration from UCC. He has 30 years experience in the engineering and construction industries and has been instrumental in the development of the company into a leading engineering and process contractor.

Shane Ryan

Operations Director

Shane holds a Bachelors Degree in Engineering from UL and as Operations Director he is centrally involved in the direction and execution of all construction operations. He focuses on assembling multi-disciplinary teams to deliver large-scale complex turnkey projects and creating sustainable ongoing partnerships. He has extensive engineering and project management experience across different sectors including Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, Industrial and Food.

James Hackett

EHS Director

James is EHS Director and holds a BSc in Management and a H-Dip in Health, Safety & Welfare at Work from UCC. Working closely with the operations director, general manager and contract managers, James has full responsibility all EHS activities and resources across the company. James has been instrumental in directing the company to achieving world-class EHS practices, which have been recognised by NISO with the company winning the Bronze Overall Award and twice winning the Presidents Award for Large Organisations over a 4 year period.

Joe McGivney

General Manager, Electrical

Joe is a IPMA certified Project Manager and as General Manager Joe takes a key role in project proposals, project development, construction operations, and communication with all key stakeholders. He applies his extensive engineering and project management experience acquired over his 40 year successful career. He has delivered complex projects across many sectors including Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, ICT Manufacturing and Healthcare.

Greg Quinlan

Proposals Manager

Greg’s role involves overseeing and managing the estimating department and new business development. He is involved with the reviewing of cost plans, undertaking value engineering, cost saving, reviewing of tender information, tender risk analysis, pre and post tender meetings with clients including clarification and contract negotiation meetings. He has extensive engineering and proposals experience across different sectors including Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, Industrial and Food.

John Murphy

Quality Director

John is the company Quality Director with overall responsibility for all Quality activities and resources. He is hugely experienced, having worked for many years in the Pharma and Manufacturing before joining Weltec in 2014. He holds qualifications in Chemistry, Quality Assurance, a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and a Masters in Business Administration.  He has been instrumental in the company’s continuous implementation of new and improved quality standards across all engineering and construction activities. He has also been the key driver in ensuring we fully understand our customer expectations and needs and that we have developed and implemented the quality control processes to meet and exceed these expectations.

Darragh Martin

Marketing Manager

Darragh is responsible for developing and implementing the company’s marketing strategy and enhancing our client relationships. Darragh is an experienced marketing and business development professional with experience across the traditional marketing communications industry and construction industry. Along with his marketing credentials, Darragh also holds a a Masters in Business Administration from UCC.