Mid West National Road Design Office highlights the importance of continuous professional development

The Mid West National Road Design Office based in Limerick City and County Council has recently received Continuing Professional Development (CPD) re-accreditation from Engineers Ireland.

The office underwent an audit by Engineers Ireland in March this year and were successful in being re-accredited for the maximum period of three years. The audit assessed the office under seven criteria including its training systems, staff mentoring, staff competencies, training and development.

Continuing Professional Development ensures that you maintain and enhance the knowledge and skills you need to deliver a professional service to your customers, clients and the community. CPD ensures that you and your knowledge stay relevant and up to date. You are more aware of the changing trends and directions in your profession.

The Mid West National Road Design Office is a shared service between Limerick City and County Council, Tipperary County Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland. Among its current projects are the N/M 20 Cork to Limerick Transport System, the Road Schemes on the N21 for Abbeyfeale and Newcastle West.

Congratulating the staff members, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Daniel Butler said: “Achieving CPD re-accreditation for the maximum three year period demonstrates the office’s achievements in developing best-practice, smart ways of working and also its commitment to staff training and professional development. I would like to congratulate the Mid West National Road Design Office on its re-accreditation achievement”

Tim Fitzgerald, Senior Engineer, Mid-West National Road Design Office said: “The Mid West National Road Design Office manages the design and delivery of national route transportation schemes and greenways throughout the Mid-West region. This includes a number of high-profile strategic transportation schemes, such as the NM20 Cork to Limerick scheme, the Foynes to Limerick (Including Adare Bypass) scheme and the N24 Cahir to Limerick Junction scheme. CPD Accreditation with Engineers Ireland supports and guides our office and staff to continuously improve and develop best practices in the workplace to achieve our targets. ”

In addition to the CPD accreditation, the Mid West National Road Design Office holds ISO 9001 Quality Assurance accreditation with the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI).