Offshore Wind Consultancy Plans 500-Job Hiring Spree

Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions (GDG), an Irish-based, global offshore wind energy consultancy firm, plans to recruit up to 500 professionals over the next five years to support the establishment of an Engineering Hub focused on analysis and innovation to serve the growing demand for its services, both domestically and internationally.

The new roles will focus on engineering analysis, numerical modelling, and offshore design, and will create opportunities across various grades, from graduates to senior level.

GDG is headquartered in Dublin, with offices in Cork and Belfast, from where the company services offshore wind projects worldwide.

Source: GDG

Founded in 2011 by Paul Doherty, a veteran of the Irish offshore wind sector, the company was acquired by UK-based Venterra Group in 2021.

GDG said that with this move the company aims to reinforce its position in Ireland, while expanding its customer base in Europe, the United States, and Asian markets.

”These new engineering roles are hugely welcome and create numerous exciting opportunities for skilled engineers of all levels,” Ireland’s Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Simon Coveney, said.

”In addition to this welcome news, this project supports the Governments plans in aiming to have Ireland carbon neutral by 2050. We are committed to increasing the proportion of electricity generated from renewable energy sources from 30% to up to 80% by 2030. Wind energy provides an emissions free, clean and renewable energy source and initiatives like this that create employment and advancing our decarbonisation goals is fully supported. Congratulations to all involved in this exciting and innovative project.”

The announcement is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.

”GDG is a fast-growing engineering services company in the offshore wind sector. The expansion will add important capability to Ireland’s offshore wind supply chain and positions Ireland as the firm’s global engineering services hub to serve its growing customer base internationally,” Michael Lohan, CEO, IDA Ireland.

GDG’s founder Paul Doherty believes the offshore wind sector has been gathering domestic and global momentum, driven by the increasing decarbonisation targets set by governments worldwide.

”The offshore wind sector offers Ireland substantial economic and employment benefits and contributes significantly to addressing climate change. GDG recognises the importance of seizing the opportunities presented by offshore wind and is encouraged by the strengthening of policies and frameworks introduced by the various government departments and support from state agencies such as IDA Ireland,” Doherty said.


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