Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Damien Mason from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:


Damien Mason

Mechanical Engineer

CRH plc

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  Damien Mason

If you are really interested in people and have good interpersonal skills, you will find this job very rewarding.

Like a lot of jobs, you will not be using all the theoretical knowledge you gained in University or College, but you will develop significant management potential and the environment is stimulating and rewarding.

As an engineer, you will probably spend about 50% of your time in the office, and the other 50% out in the plant.

You should also expect that you may be asked if you are willing to travel abroad. This would be very attractive to most people, and a definite means to gain great experience, but it may not suit everyone.

You should ideally be a balanced person, someone with a good deal of technical knowledge, but also a good ability to deal with people.

Responsibility and challenges will be given to you from day one, and if you can handle the pressure, you will gain more and more responsibilities, ultimately leading you to gain invaluable experience, and undoubtedly onto a successful management position.

With the global nature of ICL's parent company CRH, this could be yours in Ireland or one of many countries worldwide.


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10 Jobs for Galway with Web Security firm TitanHQ

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10 Jobs for Galway with Web Security firm TitanHQ

Thursday, October 22, 2015 

10 Jobs for Galway with  Web Security firm TitanHQ

TitanHQ is expanding its operations in Galway, adding 10 new IT staff. The announcement comes just one month after the company rebranded from SpamTitan.

The new job rolea are for:

  • Technical support engineers
  • Software developers
  • Web developers and testers

These additional jobs will see TitanHQ growing its workforce to 40 in total.

Founded in 1999, TitanHQ operates in the email and web security field, growing significantly since the start of the decade. “TitanHQ has pursued very rapid growth since 1999 on the back of a number of significant investments, new product launches and a complete company rebrand,” says Ronan Kavanagh, CEO of the company. “This recruitment drive is the next step in our growth plan.”

Visit TitanHQ Here for details of career opportunities.


It’s been a good month for Galway on the IT jobs front, with online assessment company Cut-e announcing that it was seeking to fill 16 positions across areas like occupational psychology, marketing, finance and other support functions in the coming months.


The CareersPortal Team