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Meet the Team

At Portobello Institute we share a common commitment to quality, a structured approach to learning and a focus on industry links as well as care for the individual learners.

Our academic team along with programme managers and teaching staff are the heart of the college who inspire and support our students on a daily basis and throughout their educational journey with us.  To ensure full relevant support for every learner we have a programme manager in place for every department. All with significant experience within their sector we are delighted to show just some of our dedicated team. 

Eoin O'Sullivan

Facilities Management Lead Tutor

Eoin began his career in 1990 in Mechanical services working on construction projects in the greater Munster area, including the Apple Inc. Cork Airport and Debeers, culminating in 2000 as a mechanical project supervisor. He went on to take up a position in a large private healthcare facility in Cork in which he began his journey in Facilities Management. In this role he was responsible for some key aspects of strategic management and operational functions. In the last few years Eoin continued that journey, moving to a large University to become a significant member of the FM team sharing his experience and vision with the organisation.

Eoin describes himself as a keen advocate of continuous personal and professional development and feels businesses today recognise this aspect and rewards it.  He has achieved multiple qualifications in areas such as; mechanical services, process and chemical engineering, electrical and gas systems, leading empowered organisations, IOSH accreditation and project management.

Eoin’s vast experience in these subjects, coupled with 10 years construction experience, and over 20 years of facility management, allows him to cultivate rapport with students and develop course work and material based on practical experience in the workplace.

As qualified Engineer and a proud member of Engineer’s Ireland, Eoin takes pride in his attention to precision and detail.

“I base my lectures and teaching style on this philosophy. I strive to prepare and manage quality coursework relevant to the student with industry focus. The coursework is based on the required learning outcomes developed to engage students and peer learning.”

Eoin has previously lectured with other adult education providers including the Cork Institute of Technology on career aspects with students to help them understand and see opportunities that lay ahead through education.


Qualifications Held
Masters in Project Management, Process and Chemical Engineer, Qualified Plumber, Electrical Systems, Gas Systems, Leading an Empowered Organisation, Managing Safely – IOSH

Research / Industry Participation

ISO 50001 – Energy management, OHS 18001 – Occupational Health and Safety, ISO 9001- Quality Management Systems, IAM – Institute of Asset Management, Joint Commission International Standards

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