Engineers Week 2019
Taking place from 2 to 8 March, Engineers Week is a week-long festival of events which aims to encourage students, their teachers and parents to explore the world of engineering and possibly consider a career in one of the varied engineering disciplines.
Irish Water is delighted to be taking part in Engineers Week 2019 with a host of events taking place across the country. Staff from each of our four regions will be meeting lots of students and speaking about their various career paths and opportunities, encouraging them to consider exciting careers in engineering, science and related fields.
Irish Water employs almost 800 staff across the country in a variety of disciplines including engineering, environment, science, health and safety, HR, finance, legal, planning and communications.
International Women's Day
To mark International Women's Day falling on Friday, 8 March during Engineers Week, we are profiling five of our own female engineers who are at various stages of their careers and who are all working in different engineering roles within Irish Water.
Friday 1st March
Dingle Ocean World
Primary and secondary school students will be taken through the Story of Water journey and participate in an interactive workshop on water treatment. Irish Water engineers from the Southern Region will talk about their own careers and education.
Sunday 3rd March
Sligo Institute of Technology Engineers Fair
Irish Water staff from the Donegal and Castlebar Regional Offices have teamed up with Sligo IT for their Engineers Fair which will include interactive displays, workshops and demonstrations for all the family to enjoy.
Monday 4th March
Life Time Lab and Inniscarra Water Treatment Plant
Staff members from the southern region will be hosting an exciting two-part school themed event with videos, interactive workshops and talks taking part in the Life Time Lab on the banks of the River Lee. This will be followed by a tour of the Inniscarra Water Treatment Plant to contrast old and new engineering.
Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant
The Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant will be open for pre-arranged visits during Engineers Week. At this event we will be welcoming members of the local business community and highlighting the importance of the Ringsend WWTP to the economic development of Dublin, the size and scale of the challenges facing Irish Water, and the progress made to date. We will also be hosting student tours of the plant throughout the day followed by a talk on our Think Before You Flush campaign, highlighting the problems sanitary products and other items can cause to the wastewater network and marine environment when flushed down the toilet.
Tuesday 5th March
Waterford City Wastewater Treatment Plant
Irish Water staff from the southern region will be hosting engineering students from Waterford Institute of Technology on a visit to the Waterford City Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Wednesday 6th March
Live Radio Broadcast from Terryland Water Treatment Plant
Irish Water will be coming to you live from the Keith Finnegan Show on Galway Bay FM between 11am and 12pm on Wednesday talking about the important role that water plays in our daily lives. View our video below to see how we go about providing 43 million litres of water per day to customers in Galway City.
Thursday 7th March
Limerick for Engineering Annual Showcase
Taking place in Shannon Airport departures hall, this event is an industry led initiative to increase the quality and quantity of engineering talent (apprentice, technicians and engineers) available in the region. Irish Water engineers will talk about their own careers and education, perform some fun water experiments and demonstrate how water is treated from source to tap.
The Garage Theatre
Transition Year students from secondary schools in Monaghan Town will enjoy a careers talk given by the staff from the Irish Water Cavan office. They will hear about the diverse journey our engineers have taken before arriving at their current roles in Irish Water. The road to a career is often windy and varied and the students will learn about the different routes available to a fulfilling career in engineering and how they can play their part in conserving water.
Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plant
Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plant will be open to pre-arranged visitors during Engineers Week. Third level engineering students will be invited to speak with students from our graduate programme who will highlight their own journey and the opportunities for graduates working for Irish Water.
Engineers Week is organised by Engineers Ireland whose STEPS programme encourages primary and post-primary students to explore the world of STEM while also promoting engineering as a career choice. For further information on all events taking place, visit the Engineers Week website.