ENGINEERING AND PROJECT management firm PM Group is to create 50 new Irish-based jobs by the end of the year.

The company is looking for experienced engineers, architects, project managers, construction managers and consultants, as well as graduates for the pharmaceutical, food, medical technology and ICT sectors.

The boost is the result of “increased work in hi-tech sectors”, the PM Group said in a statement this morning. It has already hired 50 new staff in Dublin since the beginning of the year, bringing its Irish workforce to more than 1,000.

The vacancies are based in both Cork and Dublin.

The firm is also looking to fill 150 positions in the UK, Asia, Europe and the US.