TETRA Tech, a global provider of engineering and consultancy services, has opened its first Irish office in Gorey, Co Wexford.
The US-headquartered company provides environmental engineering and technical solutions to clients in the areas of water, environment, sustainable infrastructure, international development and renewable energy.
Its European headquarters is in the UK.
The company’s move to County Wexford marks its first foray into the Republic of Ireland (ROI) market. From Gorey, it will lead all ROI activity.
Tetra Tech also has plans to expand its support portfolio to clients throughout Ireland, in addition to increasing staff headcount and adding locations around the country in the future.
Initially, Tetra Tech is planning to employ five people in Gorey, with the aim of growing this to around 20 people over the next few years, a company spokesperson said.
The Gorey base will be headed up by Dr Olivia Hall, a renowned environmental expert.
Dr Hall has more than 20 years’ consultancy experience working across Ireland, Europe and the US.
She will join Tetra Tech alongside her team of environmental scientists from CHC Environmental Solutions.
Dr Hall’s previous clients include the Environmental Protection Agency, Boliden Tara Mines DAC, the IDA and Enterprise Ireland.
The Irish team will focus on providing environmental consultancy to public and private sector clients.
Founded in 1966, in Pasadena, California, the company set out by initially focusing on providing engineering services in relation to waterways, harbours and coastal areas.
In the past 50 years, Tetra Tech has expanded the size and scope of its business and expanded its service offerings through a series of strategic acquisitions and internal growth.
Globally, the company currently employs 21,000 engineers, scientists and specialists in 450 offices.