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About STS

Electrical engineering, instrumentation, design and commissioning services

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STS Group – Decades of experience on international projects combined with target-focused flexibility and innovation

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STS – Specialist Technical Services is dedicated to being the best and most cost efficient provider of electrical and mechanical engineering as well as instrumentation services in Ireland, the UK and Europe. Established in 2007, it quickly broadened its scope to become a full-service provider to world renowned brand names in the pharmaceutical, information technology, food, utility, medical, hospitality, renewable energy and other industry sectors.

STS Group have expanded our European partner network to include D&V Engineering in Belgium, allowing us to work more closely and effectively with clients and consultants in Belgium and Europe.

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We are a flexible, highly experienced full-time team of professionals, some of whom have up to 40 years’ experience on major projects all over the world, STS is a full-service,  lean and target-focused operation – with minimal overheads, leading technology and a track record of delivering complex projects to the highest standards, on time, in-spec and within budget. Its number one asset is its people who with an international portfolio of quality completed contracts.

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The STS team has a full spectrum of experience, innovation and technical excellence, which enables the company to combine quality and cost effectiveness in the timely execution of large, complex projects.

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STS key personnel

Eddie Walsh
CEO & Chairman

As founder and managing CEO of STS Group, Eddie personally leads a highly-motivated, qualified and experienced team. For all clients he guarantees standard of work, the quality of the executed project and the fact that if a client needs to talk to him, he is there to underwrite what STS says it will do.

Richard Strappe
Managing Director

A qualified engineer and experienced investment director, Richard is Managing Director with STS following over 22 years’ experience across multiple industries. His career has allowed him to work internationally including the US, Caribbean, South Pacific and Europe.

Richie Hogan
Director Operations

As Director of the operations and contracts division in STS Group, Richie has over 22 years experience in project management, execution and delivery in industry sectors including bulk pharma, bio-pharma, commercial, data centres, transport and general industry at international level.

Shane Walsh
Director Planning

As Director of project planning for STS Group, Shane brings his extensive experience in Quantity Surveying, QA/ QC and expert Project Planning knowledge and delivery in the electrical engineering industry to the company, ensuring that all STS projects are completed safely, on time and within budget.

Pat O'Boyle
Financial Director

Pat is responsible for finance and administration and he has worked in the construction industry for 25 years in Ireland, the UK and the Middle East as a finance director. He has extensive experience in risk management, project financing and project controls.

Liam Linehan
Director - Business Development

As Director of Business Development for STS Group, Liam brings 21 years experience and extensive knowledge of the business. Liam’s experience includes project management, execution and delivery in industry sectors including bulk pharma, bio-pharma, commercial, data centres and transport and at international level.

Pierce Power
Engineering & Commissioning Manager

Pierce is Engineering & Commissioning Manager for STS Group’s Technical & Commissioning Data Centre & Pharmaceutical Division. Pierce is responsible for managing the commissioning, qualification & validation process from concept to fully functional operational handover to the client.

John Toomey
Commercial Manager

John has over 12 years’ experience in project cost control from the initial tender analysis stage to the submission and agreement of final accounts. John’s responsibilities in STS includes for project budgets,  procurement management, tender process management, construction handover to the site team and the management of contract legal requirements. 

Tim Thornton
Quality Manager

Tim brings over 15 years experience in the industrial electrical sector to STS Group. As Quality Manager he is responsible for insuring our clients quality requirements are constantly achieved through the control, monitoring and supervision of all quality related activities.

Paul Kelleher
Health, Safety & Environment Manager

With over 15 years of experience in the international construction industry, Paul ensures STS Group’s compliance with all current legislation, regulations & best practice in relation to health and safety in the workplace. Paul manages and controls STS sites across Ireland, UK and mainland Europe, with responsibly for over 500 employees and numerous subcontractors in the supply chain. 

Paula Whyte
Human Resources

Paula brings over twenty years’ HR experience to STS Group, with her primary skills lying in recruitment and selection, Industrial and Employee Relations,  Performance Management, Training and Occupational Guidance.  Paula is a member of Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD).

Careers at STS Group

Careers at STS Group

STS currently has over 500 direct employees. People are the main factor in the continued success of the company and are our most valuable asset.

STS continually strives to empower its people to be the very best they can be. We recognise the need and importance of continually training and up-skilling people and support our employees in achieving this objective. Our well-equipped dedicated training centre at our Waterford city headquarters provides facilities for continuing professional and career development.

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