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100 new jobs are to be created in Ireland by technical professional services firm Jacobs.

The new roles are in areas such as engineering, project management, construction management, commissioning and qualification.

They will be created over next two years and will support projects in high-growth sectors including critical infrastructure, advanced manufacturing, life sciences and semiconductors.

The investment comes as the company opens its new office in Sandyford in Dublin and as it marks 50 years of doing business in Ireland.

“Jacobs decided to grow beyond the US for the first time in 1974, and we selected Dublin with the IDA’s support,” said Jacobs CEO Bob Pragada.

“The business has grown from four or five key people to a team of 1,200 people in that time. Although we’re a global business, our operation here is an Irish success story.”

“We have huge confidence in Ireland, and we are ambitious for our continued business growth here and are committed to building skills for the future and investing in a new office in Dublin.”

Bob Pragada, Jacobs CEO

Today the New York stock exchange listed US based business is the largest provider of engineering, procurement, construction management and commissioning, qualification and validation services in Ireland.

It currently has offices in Dublin, Cork and Belfast.

Over its five decades of operations here, the company has delivered over €50 billion worth of critical infrastructure projects here in Ireland.

These include BusConnects for the National Transport Authority, the Dunkettle Interchange Upgrade, Cork County Council’s M28 Motorway and Irish Rail’s East Coast Railway Infrastructure Protection Projects.

“Jacobs has delivered countless major manufacturing and infrastructure projects that have been central to Ireland’s economic success and societal progress over the last 50 years,” said Minister for Finance, Michael McGrath, who is opening the company’s new offices.

“The company has a stellar track record and has rightly been acknowledged with numerous awards for the quality and innovation that is a hallmark of its work.”

Globally, Jacobs has revenue of $16 billion annually and employs 60,000 people.

“Today’s announcement provides an opportunity to reflect on the close and enduring partnership between Jacobs and IDA Ireland,” said Michael Lohan, chief executive of IDA Ireland.

“Since opening its office in Dublin 50 years ago, Jacobs has been a leader in advanced manufacturing in Ireland,” he added.

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