WHO WE ARE

Glan Agua is an award-winning company that provides project solutions for the water and wastewater industry. Based in both Ireland and the UK, they are industry leaders in the water and wastewater sector.

Glan Agua is a subsidiary of the Mota-Engil Group, a multinational company with operations focused on construction and infrastructure management in the segments of Engineering, Construction and Environment. They have 35,000 employees and a turnover of €2,429 mn in 2020. Mota-Engil have had a presence in Ireland since 2000, establishing Glan Agua and MEIC in 2008.

Glan Agua has undertaken projects with a large number of Local Authorities and Private Clients in the Food and Pharmaceutical Sectors. Glan Agua continually strives to improve our skill set and investigate new technologies to efficiently manage Irish water resources and the environment on behalf of our clients. Their innovation and agility contribute to their award-winning projects and prominent position in the market.

Senior Staff and Management

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Tiago Cruz

CFO and Deputy CEO

Tiago Cruz is the CFO and Deputy CEO of Glan Agua and MEIC.

 

Tiago joined the Mota-Engil group in 2008 and has over 20 years of experience in Finance. Tiago?s professional qualifications include a Degree and a Masters in Economics. During his career, Tiago developed good planning and organisational skills and acquired knowledge of a wide spectrum of leadership disciplines.

Tom O?Connor

Chief Commercial Officer

Tom O’Connor, has a first class honours degree in Civil Engineering and currently fulfils the role of Chief Commercial Officer and Shareholder of Glan Agua Ltd.

 

Tom was a founding member of Glan Agua Ltd at their incorporation in 2008. He has over 20 years experience in Civil Engineering while working in Ireland, the UK and Overseas, covering many disciplines such as the Design and Build of Water and Waste Water Projects, Road and Bridge projects, Marine Works and General Building. He has a strong focus on delivering a professional service to Glan Agua Ltd’s various clients and fostering a spirit of cooperation with our partners in the industry.

Karl Zimmerer

Chief Operating Officer

Karl Zimmerer is the Chief Operating Officer and Shareholder of Glan Agua Ltd and has over 20 years of experience in the design, construction and operation and maintenance of water and wastewater infrastructure throughout Ireland, with over 15 years in a Senior Management position.

 

Karl’s professional qualifications include an Honours Degree in Structural Engineering and a Master Degree in Project Management.

 

Karl is a founding member of Glan Agua Ltd and has successfully developed the business into one of the leading companies in the water services sector in Ireland providing a full range of services throughout the Industry.

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Dr. John Fox

Operations Director

John holds a PhD in Environmental Microbiology from NUI Galway. He has over 7 years of Environmental Engineering experience in a wide variety of areas including Wastewater Bioengineering, Water Treatment, Regulatory Compliance, Industrial Effluent, Project Management, Laboratory Analysis, Process Optimisation and Scientific Writing.

 

He is currently managing 30 plants in Galway, Roscommon and Cavan. John also manages the Mobile Centrifuge Unit for Glan Agua Ltd.

Paul Gardner

Managing Director (UK)

Paul is a Chartered Engineer and MBA Graduate with over 7 years? experience in the construction industry both in Ireland and internationally.

 

Having worked as Project Engineer and Client Representative on a number of key infrastructure projects in the Water/Wastewater and Mining industries, he has gained strong experience in project delivery.

 

Paul is focused on developing market opportunities and managing Glan Agua?s operations in the United Kingdom.

Nuno Santos

Technical Director ? Ireland & UK

Nuno Santos is the Technical Director of Glan Agua Ltd and has over 20 years of experience in the design, construction and operation and maintenance of water and wastewater infrastructure, Facilities Management, and Asset Management throughout Ireland, Portugal, Brazil, UK and Angola, with over 16 years in a Senior Management position.

 

Nuno?s professional qualifications include an Honours Degree in Environmental Engineering.

 

Nuno was involved with Glan Agua from its inception, channelling corporate and technical support from Mota-Engil Ambiente e Servicos holding, helping Glan Agua Ltd?s growth in the Water Industry.

 

Nuno is an international multi sector client orientated professional, from O&M, Design and Consulting in Water and Wastewater sector, to Facilities Management, Tendering & Commercial Management and General Management on the Consulting Engineering sector.

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Tiago Cruz

CFO and Deputy CEO

Tiago Cruz is the CFO and Deputy CEO of Glan Agua and MEIC.

 

Tiago joined the Mota-Engil group in 2008 and has over 20 years of experience in Finance. Tiago?s professional qualifications include a Degree and a Masters in Economics. During his career, Tiago developed good planning and organisational skills and acquired knowledge of a wide spectrum of leadership disciplines.

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Karl Zimmerer

Chief Operating Officer

Karl Zimmerer is the Chief Operating Officer and Shareholder of Glan Agua Ltd and has over 20 years of experience in the design, construction and operation and maintenance of water and wastewater infrastructure throughout Ireland, with over 15 years in a Senior Management position.

 

Karl’s professional qualifications include an Honours Degree in Structural Engineering and a Master Degree in Project Management.

 

Karl is a founding member of Glan Agua Ltd and has successfully developed the business into one of the leading companies in the water services sector in Ireland providing a full range of services throughout the Industry.

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Tom O?Connor

Chief Commercial Officer

Tom O’Connor, has a first class honours degree in Civil Engineering and currently fulfils the role of Chief Commercial Officer and Shareholder of Glan Agua Ltd.

 

Tom was a founding member of Glan Agua Ltd at their incorporation in 2008. He has over 20 years experience in Civil Engineering while working in Ireland, the UK and Overseas, covering many disciplines such as the Design and Build of Water and Waste Water Projects, Road and Bridge projects, Marine Works and General Building. He has a strong focus on delivering a professional service to Glan Agua Ltd’s various clients and fostering a spirit of cooperation with our partners in the industry.

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Paul Gardner

Managing Director (UK)

Paul is a Chartered Engineer and MBA Graduate with over 7 years? experience in the construction industry both in Ireland and internationally.

 

Having worked as Project Engineer and Client Representative on a number of key infrastructure projects in the Water/Wastewater and Mining industries, he has gained strong experience in project delivery.

 

Paul is focused on developing market opportunities and managing Glan Agua?s operations in the United Kingdom.

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Dr. John Fox

Operations Director

John holds a PhD in Environmental Microbiology from NUI Galway. He has over 7 years of Environmental Engineering experience in a wide variety of areas including Wastewater Bioengineering, Water Treatment, Regulatory Compliance, Industrial Effluent, Project Management, Laboratory Analysis, Process Optimisation and Scientific Writing.

 

He is currently managing 30 plants in Galway, Roscommon and Cavan. John also manages the Mobile Centrifuge Unit for Glan Agua Ltd.

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Nuno Santos

Technical Director ? Ireland & UK

Nuno Santos is the Technical Director of Glan Agua Ltd and has over 20 years of experience in the design, construction and operation and maintenance of water and wastewater infrastructure, Facilities Management, and Asset Management throughout Ireland, Portugal, Brazil, UK and Angola, with over 16 years in a Senior Management position.

 

Nuno?s professional qualifications include an Honours Degree in Environmental Engineering.

 

Nuno was involved with Glan Agua from its inception, channelling corporate and technical support from Mota-Engil Ambiente e Servicos holding, helping Glan Agua Ltd?s growth in the Water Industry.

 

Nuno is an international multi sector client orientated professional, from O&M, Design and Consulting in Water and Wastewater sector, to Facilities Management, Tendering & Commercial Management and General Management on the Consulting Engineering sector.

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Visions and Goals

Vision

Our vision is to be Industry Leaders in the Infrastructure Market, in line with the best market practices in productivity. With permanent innovation, a strong identity and recognition in technical skills, we aim to provide a service of excellence, with the highest safety standards to our clients and to the community.

Goals

INTEGRITY

Choose the path which reinforces the principles of honesty, truth, loyalty, righteousness and justice, in the daily conduct of everyone.

COLLABORATION

To nurture a winning network of Clients, Employees, Customers and Suppliers to create an environment of mutual Trust and Cooperation.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

To be a great place of work where All people are inspired to be the best they can be.

INNOVATION

To inspire creativity, passion and optimism in our Workforce.

SAFETY

Adhere to the highest Health, Safety and Environmental Standards. To ensure all our people to Work Safe and go Home Safe.

ACCOUNTABILITY

Responsibility for our actions, products, decisions and policies and implement the appropriate Governance to allow for Transparency to our Staff, Clients and Supply Chain.

GROUP SPIRIT

Consolidate the sense of belonging, respect for the differences, loyalty and reciprocity in a global and culturally diverse context, maintaining pride in the past and strengthening the confidence in the future.

COHESION

Guarantee that the goals set, which are intended ambitious, are reached through the contribution of all business units and that the vitality of the Group results from combining wisdom and strength necessary to overcome new challenges.

AMBITION

Eagerness always renewed of doing more and better, facing the present and future with boldness and confidence and assuming, in a determined and committed way, new challenges that contribute to the growth of MOTA-ENGIL Group.

AWARDS

Membership & Accreditation

Glan Agua Ltd are members of the following organisations…