Office of Public Works recruiting up to 250 staff over the next 12 months

20 Sep 2022

The Office of Public Works (OPW) are recruiting up to 250 staff, including a large number of high-value civil and structural engineering roles, over the next 12 months. The ongoing and accelerated recruitment campaign comes as a result of the OPW’s increased funding secured under the National Development Plan (NDP) 2021 – 2030.

Under the NDP, the OPW has been allocated €2.457 billion, including €99 million from the EU under the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP). In addition, the OPW will manage a wide range of projects for client Departments and State agencies with an estimated value of up to €1.6 billion bringing the overall value of projects managed by the organisation to over €4 billion.

Key projects to be completed as a part of this investment include a large infrastructure project at Rosslare Europort, the new Forensic Science Laboratory in the Backweston Campus in County Kildare, and a significant number of projects under capital investment programmes including the Garda Capital Programme and the Flood Risk Management investment programme.

With investment in some of its heritage sites co-funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media through Fáilte Ireland, the OPW is recruiting over 100 heritage related positions. While the operational, civil service and apprenticeships positions will offer a number of interesting and varied opportunities, drawing from a wide range of backgrounds and skill sets, the heritage guide positions will offer applicants the chance to play a vital role in conserving and presenting Ireland’s most important heritage sites and ensuring the safety and enjoyment of their visitors.

Read more about this development here.