Mark Duffy, Electrical Supervisor, Suir Engineering


I’ve worked at Suir Engineering (an Imtech company) since 1997, when I joined as an Electrical Apprentice, and apart from a year’s working holiday in Australia after completing my training, I’ve been here ever since. I’m now an Electrical Supervisor and have worked on many projects over the years.

Has the company supported you in gaining any qualifications

Yes, I’ve completed internal courses in Risk Management and Managing Safely in Construction and I am currently attending Leadership Development Training. I’ve also achieved Level 6 in the CPD Certificate in Professional Engineering, which was awarded by the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Describe a typical day in your current role?

I attend a daily coordination meeting on site with rest of the construction team, then I’ll meet with the Site Foreman to ensure the correct labour mix is allocated to specific jobs. Throughout the day I speak with various members of the project team, such as the Quantity Surveyors and Planners to review upcoming construction milestones and critical paths to ensure we are on track and to discuss construction valuations and new variations.

How do you think we make a difference to our clients?

By ensuring high construction standards are adhered to at all times. We’ve embraced Lean Construction, this means we work to eliminate waste and utilise best practice to improve efficiency. This has a continuous positive effect on the work we do via value engineering and cost saving opportunities for our clients.

What is the most fulfilling aspect of your role?

Successfully handing over a high quality project on time, on budget and to our client’s satisfaction.

What makes you proud to work for Imtech?

Working on major projects for blue-chip clients including bio-pharmaceutical companies, data centres and those in the science and technology sector.

If you met a potential employee, what would you tell them about why you enjoy working for Imtech?

We are an innovative company who share lessons learnt from each site. We communicate well with each other and recognise that this is key to generating and selecting the best solutions.