Irish-owned and operated multidisciplinary engineering practice TOBIN Consulting Engineers has been awarded the 2022 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Employer of the Year Award by Engineers Ireland.
Sponsored by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland, the CPD Employer of the Year Award recognises the use of best practice continuing professional development initiatives in achieving organisational objectives.
The Galway headquartered organisation was presented with the CPD Employer of the Year Award at an online event today hosted by Engineers Ireland and attended by representatives from over 50 CPD Accredited Employer organisations throughout Ireland. The event, which also provided Engineers Ireland’s CPD Accredited Employer community an opportunity to network and share knowledge and insights in small groups, also included an interview with Ciaran McGovern, Managing Director of TOBIN Consulting Engineers, and a keynote address by Aidan McCullen entitled ‘Permanent Reinvention; A Mindset to Embrace Change.
Congratulating TOBIN Consulting Engineers on their achievement, Dee Kehoe, CPD Director at Engineers Ireland, said: “Engineers Ireland is pleased to award TOBIN Consulting Engineers the 2022 CPD Employer of the Year Award in recognition of their creative, comprehensive, and systematic approach to the development and delivery of key CPD initiatives as part of its 2020-2023 Statement of Strategy.
“These initiatives, which include the establishment of the TOBIN Coaching Academy, focus explicitly on the development of technical and managerial leadership competencies and will address the challenge of succession planning and the development of the next generation of leaders who will grow and develop TOBIN. I applaud TOBIN Consulting Engineers for their strategic approach and commitment to CPD and wish the CPD team and the wider organisation continued success with future learning endeavours.”
Commenting on the CPD Employer of the Year Award, Ciaran McGovern, Managing Director of TOBIN Consulting Engineers said: “With offices in Galway, Dublin, Castlebar, Sligo and Limerick, TOBIN Consulting Engineers has operated in the Irish engineering industry as a multidisciplinary practice for over 70 years, championing core values that align with the company’s drive to provide a high-quality service for its clients, employees, and the end-users of its projects.”
“For us to be considered to be an exemplary CPD Accredited Employer by Engineers Ireland has meant placing the concept of being a learning organisation at the core of our strategic planning, in the development of our business. It is a fantastic achievement to have received this award, and it is a huge endorsement and formal recognition of all the work that our team has done to support and develop our people.”
Damien Grehan, TOBIN Regional Director with responsibility for the Dublin office, added: “The Engineers Ireland CPD Accredited Employer Standard is very important to TOBIN Consulting Engineers as it provides us with a transparent means of demonstrating to our clients, staff and also to our future staff, that we place great onus and importance on CPD and in developing our staff within TOBIN.”