We were delighted to welcome a number of Transition Year students to our headquarters in February. The purpose of the visit was to give the students an insight into engineering as a potential career option.
We had a packed agenda for the week which included presentations from representatives of our engineering departments covering Process, Mechanical, CSA, Electrical, Project Management, Project Controls and Revit/3D design. These presentations gave the students a good insight into the diverse nature of engineering design, and the many career opportunities it offers. On Friday each of the students gave a presentation on everything that they had learned during the week.
All-in-all it was a great week for everyone involved. We hope the students enjoyed their experience and are inspired to pursue a future career in engineering with Tandem Project Management Ltd.
great pride in supporting the continuing professional development of our
people. Since 2017, Tandem has been recognised by Engineers Ireland for the
quality of, and commitment to continuous professional development systems and
practices for our staff. Following our re-accreditation audit in December 2019,
we are delighted to announce that we have received the maximum award duration
of three years.
According to Engineers Ireland Continuing Professional
Development (CPD) is the systematic maintenance, enhancement and development of
knowledge and skill, and the development of personal qualities necessary for
the execution of professional and technical duties, it is the process of
Tandem see the benefits of our CPD programme in very real
terms of staff retention, bringing the most up to date expertise to our
clients, thought leadership from within, innovation and continued strong
relationships with our clients.
One of the strengths of our CPD Committee is the cross
section of departments involved, ensuring that, company-wide, everyone in
Tandem is aware of the programme, receives updates regularly and is encouraged
in their own personal career development.
As part of our CSR Programme, Tandem
Project Management Ltd.’s engineers volunteered for the
Engineers Ireland STEPS Young Engineers Award Programme.
The Engineers Ireland STEPS
Programme is a non-profit outreach programme that promotes interest and
awareness of engineering as a future career. The STEPS Young Engineers Award
2020 is a competition that asks 3rd and 4th class students all over the country
to design an engineering project that would help their community.
As part of the award
curriculum, our engineers visited participating schools in Cork and Waterford
during the week 25th – 29th November. The visit included a presentation from
the engineers on engineering as a career and the students then presented their
projects to the engineers. After the presentations, it was time for fun and
learning with games designed by STEPS to open the students minds to engineering
in their local environment and to the processes involved in a design and build
project. It was a fantastic opportunity for young students to become more aware
of engineering in the world around them and to see what it feels like to walk
in the shoes of an engineer.
The level of engagement from
the students was enlightening, our engineers reported very bright young minds
concerned with topics such as homelessness, climate change and single use
plastics pollution. The experience of presenting to students, broadening their
understanding of what engineering is, hearing their ideas and discussing
practical ways that they can move forward with their projects was heartening
for our engineers, they all reported a desire to get involved again next year.
Tandem wish all the students luck with their entries for the Young Engineers Award, finalists will be announced during Engineers Week, February 29th – March 6th, 2020.
Tandem Project Management Ltd. wishes to extend a very warm welcome to Maria Costello, Gary O’Leary and Evan O Donovan who joined our 2019 Advance Graduate Programme. Advance is a three year programme that aims to give graduates an insight into all aspects of the business in a structured and measured manner, to ensure graduates achieve as broad an experience as possible, on both a professional and personal level in these crucial first years of their career. By the end of the programme, graduates will not only have gained significant experience in their chosen discipline, but have gained exposure to other disciplines, client sites and many aspects of the project life cycle which will equip them best with driving their careers further in the direction of their choice, while further building on the knowledge gained to date.
“Since having joined the Tandem Advance graduate programme in September, I’ve spent the last 3 months on a pharmaceutical plant as part of a CMT and CQV team. Everyday has been a new enjoyable experience into the ever-changing world of engineering. Having the support of all Tandem staff during this period of adjustment into a new job has made everything that bit easier and I will be looking forward to meeting those whose paths I haven’t crossed already in the coming few months.” Evan O Donovan
“My time on the Tandem Advance Graduate Program has allowed me to gain invaluable experience both in office and out on site. Being on site has given me the opportunity to take a hands on approach to work and learn as much as possible about the projects I’ve been on. This is important as a young engineer to see the execution of a project and apply what you learn to Design work in the office. The greatest strength of Tandems Advance Graduate Program is the engineering experience you gain which allows you to develop your skills as an engineer.” Gary O’Leary
“My time on the Tandem graduate programme has been extremely beneficial. The Tandem graduate programme gives me the opportunity to work on a diverse range of projects across a multitude of sites. Being on site has allowed me to gain hands on experience on projects and gives me a greater understanding of processes. I will not only spend time onsite but also in the design office rotating between the process, electrical and building services departments, where the knowledge I have gained from being onsite will be applicable. The broad spectrum of experience the programme offers allows me to witness all aspects of projects, from the initial design stage through to completion. The experience I am gaining on the programme will no doubt be invaluable to my career as a process engineer.” Maria Costello
We currently have opportunities for Graduates with qualifications in:
Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering and Bioprocess Engineering
Civil and Structural Engineering
Building Services Engineering
If you are interested in applying for our Advance Graduate Programme or if you require more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Management Ltd. was delighted to sponsor the Communications Award at
the recent Pharma Industry Awards. Tim Mulhall, Managing Director, Tandem
Project Management presented the Communications Award to the MSD Ireland team
for their “ The Right Click?” report. The Communications award recognises the
best communications campaign undertaken in Ireland’s pharma industry over the
past 12 months. This can be either an internal or external campaign, and can
include anything from advertising and PR campaigns, TV and Radio, to Digital
and other techniques.
Tandem ran a host of events over the course of the week
ranging from guest speakers, demonstrations, videos, Q&As, group
discussions to health and safety quizzes and a prize giving.
Key topics covered included; Mental Health and Wellbeing in
Construction, Working Safely with Electricity, Working Safely at Height,
Vehicle Risk & Safety in Lifting Operations and Working Safely with
Hazardous Substances. Tandem employees, contractors and even clients also got
involved and added their CSW Health & Safety Pledges to the Tandem safety pledge
The week started with a presentation on Mental
Health and Wellbeing in Construction, which included some staggering statistics
on suicide in the Irish Construction Industry and tips on what we can do to
protect our mental heath and how to find support.
Discussions continued all week with Adrian Jones,
Tandem EHS officer, leading the dialogue, and guest presenter, Anthony Flood
from Maor Scaffolding, who had expert advice for working on or around
scaffolding and elevated work platforms.
The week was a great success and allowed us all to stop, think, and put safety first, something Tandem pledges to always do.
Tandem Project Management puts safety first on all design and construction projects. On Friday 2nd August 2019 Tandem ran the latest in a series of ProjectSafety Mornings. The event was run for all contractors working on a construction project at the Alexion biologics manufacturing facility, in Athlone, Co. Roscommon. It was an opportunity to pause and thank contractors for continued levels of engagement with EHS systems and procedures on site.
The morning’s events focused on live services and associated hazards and included a co-ordinated cross-trade health & safety walk down, a health & safety quiz with spot prizes, the monthly EHS prize giving and presentations from members of the project Safety Action Team (SAT). The morning culminated with a full Irish breakfast for all contractors before the bank holiday weekend.
The morning marked over 80,000 hours without a Lost Time Injury on the project. Contractors were commended on their compliance, engagement with and participation in Tandem Project Management Safety Initiatives. Tandem Project Management would like to thank all participants in contributing to such a worthwhile and successful event.
Tandem Project Management puts safety first on all design and construction projects. On Wednesday 31st July 2019 Tandem hosted the latest Health & Safety review meeting attended by Directors from each of the contractor companies working on a construction project at the Alexion biologics manufacturing facility, in Ahtlone, Co. Roscommon.
The monthly Directors’ meeting includes a full site health & safety walk down followed by a round table meeting to discuss EHS statistics, trends, incentive schemes, audit and inspection results, developments in site H&S procedures and upcoming events. It also provides a valuable forum for continual improvement, information sharing and collaboration.
The meeting marked over 80,000 hours without a Lost Time Injury on the project. Contractors were commended on their compliance, engagement with and participation in Tandem Project Management Safety Initiatives. Tandem Project Management believes strongly that health and safety should always sit at the top of the agenda.
We were delighted to welcome six students to Tandem Project Management as part of our 2019 Undergraduate Programme. We welcomed engineering students from University College Cork, Cork Institute of Technology and University College Dublin, Ciara O’Connor (B.Eng. Civil), Shakil Rahman (B.Eng. Civil), Liam O’Connor (B.Eng. Process), Michael Cantillon Murphy (B.Eng. Mechanical), Nicholas Hourigan (B.Eng. Electrical) and Roisin Hickey (M.E. Engineering with Business). The students had the opportunity to work in our design offices and on site, and were mentored by our senior team members throughout their internship. Working on site allowed the students to learn the social and communication skills they need to work in teams, liaise with contractors’ and deal with clients and communities. We would like to thank these students for their positive contributions to the team to date and we hope to see them entering our Graduate Programme in the coming years.
“Working in Tandem helped me to put academic theory into practice, broaden my knowledge, develop many vital engineering skills and gain an insight into my own personal abilities. My work placement in Tandem Project Management was thoroughly enjoyable and educational. I gained a lot of valuable experience that will hopefully benefit me in the years going forward. I enjoyed working with such a great team of experienced engineers and really appreciate the time and effort they put into helping me throughout the placement. I would hope to return to Tandem after I graduate from UCC.” Ciara O’Connor
“During my time with Tandem Project Management I worked as part of the Mechanical/Building Services team. I would have to say that it was a hugely beneficial experience. The whole team at Tandem were very receptive and welcoming. The help and guidance of all the Mechanical team was always willingly given and greatly appreciated. My contributions to the progress of projects was acknowledged and valued, while the opportunities to attend site presented a rounded picture of the office based design process. The tight knit nature of the company lends itself to developing strong working relationships across departments and this was an aspect of the company that I found very appealing. As a work placement experience it was full on and demanding but exactly the challenge I was looking for.” Micheál Cantillon Murphy