Engineering services firm Enisca creating 34 jobs in £1.5m investment

MORE than 30 jobs are being created at Cookstown-based engineering and construction design business Enisca Group over the next three years as part of a £1.5 million taxpayer-backed investment.

The company provides support services to the power and water sectors in Britain and Ireland, and plans to beef up its workforce, training and business infrastructure to help maximise a range of opportunities as many regional utilities companies invest in their infrastructure.

Enisca says it will to recruit 29 additional staff to its operation in Cookstown and a further 15 across group businesses by 2020, which will bring its total payroll to 83 and 150 people respectively.

“We want to build on our success in the water and power sectors to date and leverage the significant number of opportunities in the pipeline arising from high value framework contracts with new and existing customers outside Northern Ireland," Enisca's managing director Conor King said.

He added: “This investment forms part of our growth strategy throughout Britain and Ireland. Invest NI's support is enabling us to bring additional experience and skills into the company and actively market our services and capabilities to target customers.”

Bill Montgomery, Invest NI's director of advanced manufacturing and engineering, said: “Enisca recognises there are growing opportunities across the UK water utilities industry and is positioning itself to take advantage of projected investment plans by many regional water companies.”

Invest Northern Ireland has offered Enisca employment, skills and marketing support totalling over £260,000, supporting the recruitment of 29 of the new jobs as well as training to ensure staff are equipped to successfully compete in tenders.

The roles include management, engineers, graduates, designers, electricians and apprentices. Recruitment is under way with several positions already filled.

Mr Montgomery added: “Invest NI support is ensuring that Enisca has the resources, expertise and market access to tender for and win valuable contracts in its target industry. It is an example of the many entrepreneurial Northern Ireland SMEs we are helping to realise their growth potential.”

Enisca is a multi-disciplinary design, engineering and construction business. It operates in the power and environmental sectors delivering innovative, sustainable and quality solutions for public and private sector clients.

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