Tetra Tech expands European footprint with Ireland office

We have expanded our European footprint with the launch of a new Ireland office focused on solving environmental engineering challenges across the country.

The new office will be based in Gorey, County Wexford, and marks Tetra Tech’s entry into the Republic of Ireland market, with ambitions to expand support to clients throughout Ireland while increasing Irish staff and adding locations across the country.

The Ireland operations will join Tetra Tech’s global network of more than 21,000 engineers, scientists and specialists in 450 offices worldwide, and will be headed up by Dr. Olivia Hall, a renowned environmental expert.

Olivia has more than 20 years’ consultancy experience working across Ireland, Europe and the United States and will join Tetra Tech alongside her team of environmental scientists from CHC Environmental Solutions. Her previous clients include the Environmental Protection Agency, Boliden Tara Mines DAC, the Ireland Development Agency and Enterprise Ireland.

The Irish team will specialise in providing environmental consultancy to public and private sector clients. This wide range of services includes contaminated land risk and remediation, PFAS investigation, sustainability and climate resilience, environmental liability and compliance, hydrogeology, and environmental impact assessment.

Our Ireland practice will build on our already industry-leading reputation within the environmental sector – where we’ve been ranked number one in environmental management by the industry trade publication, Engineering News-Record, for the past 13 years. Through our Leading with Science® approach, Tetra Tech provides sustainable and resilient solutions for local and global clients in the public and private sectors.

Olivia Hall, Director–Environment, at Tetra Tech, said: “As one of the world’s largest consultancies, it was an obvious choice to join Tetra Tech – its international expertise, diverse existing portfolio and commitment to innovation sets it apart.

“Tetra Tech’s leading position in complex services like PFAS remediation, climate resilience, and water consultancy will deliver significant benefits to the Irish market. Clients here, like the rest of the world, are looking to increase sustainability across their infrastructure projects and I look forward to leveraging our Leading with Science® approach to help them find the best solutions.”

Craig Hatch, President of Tetra Tech said: “Ireland’s growing economy is spurring infrastructure development, but at the same time, there is a global consideration for more sustainable builds – even more so as COP26 currently dominates headlines. Our existing cross-country contacts gained through our longstanding Northern Irish operations, as well as our roster of global clients which have European operations in Ireland makes it an obvious choice as we look to expand our network.”

“Olivia’s reputation in the environmental sector is admirable and she has already made strides in securing a pipeline of interesting and complex opportunities for our new Ireland office. I welcome her and the rest of our new Irish colleagues to the business and look forward to seeing the success her leadership, backed by our international strength, is certain to generate.”

Michael Boyd, Strategic Operations Director & Head of Geo-Environment, said: “Olivia is a well-known and highly respected environmental practitioner with a reputation for technical excellence.

“I can think of no one better to lead our environmental services in Ireland and I welcome her joining our ambitious business at an exciting period of expansion and diversification of our offering.”

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