11/11/2019

Global Contracts Secure New Jobs At L'Derry Engineering Specialist

L'Derry based engineering specialist Joule Group is creating 16 new roles after winning contracts in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar.

The technical fire engineering services specialist offers consultancy expertise on fire engineering design, construction and operational processes. Its digital technology platform, Total Fire Solutions (TFS), improves fire safety in buildings such as airports, hotels, retail and sports venues.

Following investment in Research & Development, the firm secured multi-year contracts on a stadium project in Doha and airport development in the UAE, with the work to be delivered by the team in Northern Ireland. Headquartered in L'Derry, the company has offices in Belfast, London, Doha and Dubai.

Recruitment is underway for the 16 new roles, seven of which are already filled. The opportunities include software engineers, fire engineers, a business support manager and business director.

John Noone, co-founder and director of Joule Group, said: "We are striving to create a safer world through our transformational technology and are committed to digital fire safety globally.
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"By undertaking R&D we have been able to develop our TFS product and secure innovative export deals with globally renowned companies. Business is developing rapidly so we have created a specialist team in the North West to focus on growing in international markets."

The company boasts a portfolio of prestigious projects across 10 different countries from Europe to Middle East and North Africa. This includes working on 10 of the signature super high rise towers in King Abdullah Financial District in Saudi Arabia which will host the G20 Summit in 2020.

Invest Northern Ireland offered over £200,000 in support to innovate through R&D and help expand the firm's workforce, as well as support towards export market visits. Des Gartland, North West Regional Office Manager at Invest NI, said: "Joule Group is a perfect example of how, when a business invests in R&D and in exploring new export markets, it can grow its business and lead to new job creation.

"Our support, both financial and advisory, has helped the company to reach its full potential and we are delighted to see the team grow here. The company's specialist expertise in the fire engineering sector is already delivering success in international markets, and we look forward to seeing them continue their growth."

Joule Group's innovation has been recognised nationally with the Disruptor of the Year award at the Ulster Bank Great British & Northern Irish Entrepreneur Awards 2019.

Invest NI's R&D support is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the EU Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme 2014–2020.




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