Galway’s Purcell Construction receives prestigious award for staff development

Galway Daily news Galway construction company wins national staff development award

Galway based Purcell Construction has been awarded the CPD Accredited Employer Standard by Engineers Ireland in recognition of their continuing professional development strategy.

Founded in 1988, Purcell Construction is a leading Irish building contractor with offices in Galway and Dublin.

In 40 years it has delivered award winning buildings in the commercial, healthcare, life science, residential, restoration and conservation, education and fit out sectors.

Prestigious work it has done includes repair works to the iconic O’Donoghue Centre at NUI Galway which has become one of the city’s leading theatre and visual art venues.

Alan Lawless, Project Coordinator at Purcell Construction said they were “Extremely proud to have been awarded the Engineers Ireland CPD Accredited Employer Standard.

“At Purcell we are committed to the highest standards of safety, quality and sustainability and this accreditation is an endorsement of our commitment to CPD.”

At the parchment presentation at Engineers Ireland’s Headquarters in Dublin, Caroline Spillane, Director General of Engineers Ireland, said: “I wish to congratulate Purcell Construction for their dedication to professional development and achieving CPD Accredited Employer status.

She added that the Accredited Employer status is about implementing specific policies to support the professional development of their engineers and technical staff.

“Professional development has become the keystone for companies to stay ahead of their competitors and at the forefront of their customers’ minds.”

Alan Lawless said that the programme has helped them to assess the specific needs of their staff and tailor training events to meet those needs.

“Together with Engineers Ireland’s CPD team we have developed a sustainable programme to upskill our people and improve the agility and competitiveness of our organisation.”

With over 100 employees, Purcell Construction is currently recruiting Graduate Engineers, Site Engineers, Senior Engineers and Project Managers to work on projects from their Dublin and Galway offices.