ESB International (ESBI) has won the Large-Sized Company Category Award at the Engineers Ireland Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Company of the Year Awards 2010. The award recognises ESBI’s work in designing and implementing the Project Delivery Model (PDM) for large scale capital projects and the creation of a permanent project management office to support the ongoing development and improvement of the model.
The awards, now in their seventh year, acknowledge organisations that have demonstrated clear-cut business benefits arising from their use of CPD practices in developing engineering employees to realise innovative projects and initiatives with sixteen companies short-listed over four categories.
“This award highlights the company’s commitment to ensuring that the expertise and capability of our staff is fully utilised to drive continuous improvements across all areas of our business and enhance the services we provide to our international clients,” comments Ollie Brogan, acting executive director of HR for ESB. “By adopting a consistent approach to project management, supported by continuous learning, we have significantly reduced the project risk associated with delivering large scale capital projects and optimised our performance in areas such as safety, cost management, scheduling and post-commissioning operations.”
Pictured at the award ceremony are (l-r): Tanaiste and Minister for Education &Skills, Mary Coughlan TD; Jacinta Ryan, project management specialist, project management office, ESBI Engineering; Ollie Brogan, acting executive director group HR, ESB; and John Power, director general, Engineers Ireland.