Gerd Benndorf (CEng MIEI, BEng B.Sc. Eng, MVDI, MCIBSE)


Professional Qualifications

Chartered Engineer (CEng MIEI)

Bachelor of Science of Building Services Engineering from the Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street (Hons).

Member of Institute of Engineers of Ireland (M.I.E.I.)

M.C.I.B.S.E. Member of Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (M.C.I.B.S.E.)

Member of  Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (M.VDI.)


Member of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland

Health & Safety Training

Safety Management: Project Supervisor Design Process (CIF)

Career Summary

Gerd is a Chartered Engineer and has a Bachelor of Science in Building Services Engineering Honours degree from Dublin Institute of Technology (Trinity College), Dublin.

Gerd is a Founder/Director of Galileo Energy Services since 2010 and has over 10 years experience covering a broad spectrum of roles and responsibilities in the construction industry. He has gained lots of experience working on a wide variety of projects including school buildings, hospitals, hotels, offices, private dwellings and leisure facilities. Gerd has worked on a number of large education, commercial and health service projects throughout his career.

Gerd is also lecturing in DIT, Bolton Street on a part time basis as an assistant lecturer. This role is both challenging and interesting due to the different perspectives, knowledge and experiences of the students.

Before joining Galileo Energy Services, Gerd worked for Clarke & Associates for 9 years, where his role was that of Director of Operations. In this role, he was responsible for the leadership, management and efficient delegation of the workload for a team of engineers and for the effective and successful delivery of a portfolio of projects and the management of assigned company resources to achieve this.

Prior to joining Clarke & Associates, Gerd worked for RN Murphy & Associates for 2 years as a Project Engineer. His role was to Manage a portfolio of commercial projects such as the Dock Gate Development, Galway and the City Quay Office Block, Dublin 2 amongst others.

Professional Summary

Director Galileo Energy Services (2010 – Present)

Director of Operations Clarke & Associates (2006 -2011)

Senior Building Services Engineer Clarke & Associates (2002 -2005)

Project Engineer RN Murphy & Associates (2000 -2002)

Facilities Engineer IBM (1999 -2000)

Facilities Technician Creative Labs (1995 -1999)

Project Summary

Job Title Start/Finish Value Role
Summer Works Scheme 2014 Apr – Sep 14 €5m Project Director
Pipers Hill College, Naas, Co. Kildare 2007-2009 €24m Project Engineer
IAA Office Fit-out, D’Olier Street 2014 – 2015 €1m Project Engineer
Kildangan Stud Conference Centre 2014 – 2015 €0.6m Project Engineer
Health Services
Refurbishment Baltinglass Hospital, Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow 2011-2013 €2m Project Engineer
Refurbishment St. Vincent’s Hospital, Athy 2012-2013 €500k Project Engineer