The jobs are to be created by the opening of a Galway innovation hub and a €5 million investment in the expansion of the company’s life sciences and engineering research & development (ERD) teams, which will be headquartered there.

The new Galway base is part of a wider plan to establish a network of regional hubs to support the company’s growth across the island of Ireland. The first hub in Mahon, Co. Cork, opened in June 2022.

The new hub, located in the Galway Technology Centre, Mervue, is forecast to have a significant impact on Expleo’s revenue growth in Ireland, supported by the expansion of its life sciences and ERD teams.

By year-end 2024, the company will invest €5 million in 70 jobs across the two teams. Team members will work across Expleo’s client sites and its network of offices in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Belfast. On top of the 200 jobs announced by the company in June of last year, these latest jobs will see Expleo grow its island-wide team to over 1,000 by the end of 2024.

All team members in the new hub, a mixture of current employees and new hires, will be offered the same flexible working arrangements as those in Expleo’s Dublin, Cork and Belfast offices, allowing them to split their time between working from home and working from the hub office or client sites.

The company’s Managing Director, Phil Codd, said: “Along with our investment in regional expansion, we are also making significant investments in our life sciences and engineering, research & development teams.

“As a global company, we bring experience and expertise from many disciplines and areas to support the growing demand in Ireland’s pharmaceutical and medical device design and manufacturing sector.

“Our new hub in Galway will provide cutting-edge services to businesses operating in the life sciences, software and automotive industries, helping them to innovate at speed and scale. Galway’s economy is thriving, and we are excited to be a part of it while also contributing to its growth.”