About Us

Engineering Partnerships & Technical Recruitment

Our Story

Zenco Technical was founded in 2011. Since then, our reputation for supplying clients with high-calibre industry professionals has been growing. Today, we have an impressive portfolio of clients, having grown from a small start-up to partnering with industry leading clients to supply them with specialised technical talent, for both permanent and project roles, throughout Ireland, the UK and Europe.

Our Mission

At Zenco Technical, we are dedicated to redefining the relationship between clients, engineers and recruitment firms. To this end, we have set out our 4 foundational principles below.

  1. Engage only with businesses and individuals who take pride in their work
  2. Constantly evolve as a business while establishing a consistent culture of service and excellence
  3. Be career partners to our contract staff, helping them develop and navigate the working world
  4. Always take the long-term view

Leaders You Can Trust

We have integrated these 4 key principles into every aspect of our business. It has enabled us to grow our firm from a small start up to leaders within our niches, serving the mechanical, electrical and manufacturing industries with excellence.

The Zenco Technical Team

Conor WhelanM&E Recruitment Specialist

Conor is from Gorey, Co.Wexford. He graduated with a bachelors degree in Human Resource Management from the National College of Ireland in 2019. He is a big Liverpool fan and used to hurl growing up for his home club “Castletown Liam Mellows GAA”.

“I got into recruitment as it gives me the opportunity to make a positive impact on peoples lives.”

“My favourite part of my job is getting to speak to a wide variety of people and building relationships with them, this helps me understand what motivates them and how I can help them with their career decisions”

Dermot DohertyElectrical Recruitment Specialist

Dermot qualified as a network electrician in 2001 and worked for the ESB for a number of years, he then obtained a bachelors degree in the manufacture of medicinal products, pharmaceuticals and drug design in 2010 from Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), he then went on to get another bachelors degree in medical device innovation from Technological University Dublin (TUD).

His extensive education and experience in the electrical and pharma industries have uniquely equipped him with a deep technical knowledge of the areas, for which he recruits.

“My favorite part of my job is that I get to speak and work with some amazing people, recruitment really is a very rewarding career in this way”

Cian BrennanSteel & Manufacturing Recruiter

Cian graduated from Maynooth University with a bachelors degree in Business & Digital media in 2018, he qualified with a masters degree in Business Innovation in 2020. He joined Zenco Technical in August of the same year as a steel & manufacturing specialist. Since joining, he has been able to build strong relationships with many of Ireland & England’s leading welding and fabrication companies.

“My favourite part of my job is that no two days are the same in recruitment. Dealing with different people everyday can bring challenges
but it always keeps me on my toes”


Jack RobinsonSteel & Manufacturing Recruiter
Mark ShannonMarketing Executive

Mark graduated from the University of Limerick in 2021 with a bachelors of business degree, having majored in marketing and having studied German as his minor option. He comes from a strong background in sales and customer service, having previously worked in retail and the hospitality sector.

“My favourite part of my job is collaborating with the team on a day to day basis. Everyone is so helpful, welcoming and easy to talk to. It is great that we are all able to work together to help construction & engineering professionals find the best opportunities to suit their preferences.”

Our Management Team

Derek ByrneDirector

Derek is a Director of the Broadwork Recruitment Group. He graduated from the University of Limerick before beginning his career in recruitment in October of 2011. With over 10 years of experience in the construction & engineering industry, Derek has unrivalled knowledge of the market and great relationships with the management teams of Ireland’s leading construction companies.

Will NortonDirector

Will is a Director of the Broadwork Recruitment Group having previously worked with global firms such as PwC and Glanbia across 3 continents. Will has a BEng from University College Cork and a MBA from the University of Oxford.