Careys Building & Civil Engineering has a significant and growing expertise in delivering highly complex utilities works across a range of sites in Ireland.

Our wide-ranging experience, highly-trained operatives and specialist supply chain enable us to provide clients with exceptional standards of new infrastructure with minimal disruption to stakeholders. We can undertake a range of utilities works, including new installations, utilities attendance and utilities diversions, in addition to taking full responsibility for acquiring required permits and planning consents for works. Working with us provides a range of advantages including;

  • Removing the need for 3rd party utilities providers
  • Assistance in the tendering process
  • STET point of contact for the project
  • Knowledge of each job is retained within our company
  • Extensive management of health and safety on-site
  • Ability to remain adaptable throughout your programme

Paramount to the successful delivery of the utilities works we undertake is our ability to work safely. Launched in February 2017, the Carey Group, in partnership with Construction Skills Training Academy [CSTA] and a utility detection and mapping training, assessments and qualifications specialist, set up our own accredited Careys Groundworks NVQ2.


It was identified at a Regional Safety Leadership Team that there was a skills gap for Groundworkers and that we need to ‘grow our own’. Due to our knowledge and expertise in groundworks operations we were confident we could build our own NVQ incorporating our Carey Way standards. Thus our accredited Groundworks NVQ2 was created.

Ken Golden, Chief Operating Operator, Careys Building & Civil Engineering

The Carey Groundworks NVQ2, held at our dedicated training facility in Milton Keynes, UK, involves a two-week training course where delegates are taught skills that include:

•  Level 2 QCF Utility Location and avoidance (CAT & GENNY) Training
•  Planning and conducting safe excavation methods
•  Installing drainage
•  Installing shallow pielines
•  Working in confined spaces
•  Providing shoring support to excavations
•  Installing kerbs, channels
•  Laying modular paving
•  Laying and finish concrete
•  Operating Power Tools and equipment in ground works operations

Most importantly attendees are taught how to operate as per the Carey Way.

Additionally, all our operatives follow strict compliance with Dial Before You Dig procedures, by checking with local utilities providers to confirm the position and location of buried pipes and cables before excavation works commence, whether this work is in an urban or rural location.

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