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Ian Douglas
Managing Director - DD: 028 9592 4646
BEng CEng MIStructE

Ian established Design ID in 2005 as a design led engineering practice with the aim of providing a service focused on working with Architects to achieve exceptional design in the build environment.

Ian originally studied Structural Engineering with Architectural Design at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and graduated top of his year in 1996 after being awarded the Watt Club Medal for achievement. Initially working for Arup in London and subsequently Glasgow he was involved in landmark projects such as the Royal Opera House in Covant Garden and ‘Homes for the Future’ at Glasgow Green. Following a return to Northern Ireland in 1999, Ian joined Mott MacDonald in Belfast and played an integral part of developing their structural capability; introducing new technology and creativity to their design process. He worked on a variety of retail, education and industrial projects and developed relationships with a number of leading Architects.

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Ian Douglas

Managing Director - DD: 028 9592 4646

Simon Lamont
Director of Civil Engineering - DD: 028 9592 4610
MEng CEng MIStructE MICE MCS

Simon brings an imaginative yet pragmatic approach to lead the Civil Engineering and Infrastructure team in Design ID since 2015, utilising problem solving experience across several construction sector disciplines. He has been operating as a Project Manager, Lead Engineer and Technical Specialist within the Civil Infrastructure Engineering Sector, with particular experience over 15 years in Bridges, Roads, Railways, Public Realm, Geotechnics, Temporary Works and Marine Engineering.
Simon started his engineering career with GRAHAM Construction in 2005 gaining valuable site experience on Wastewater and Road Civil Engineering projects before joining the world of Engineering Design Consultancy in 2008, with Doran Consulting, and later AECOM. Achieving Chartered Engineer status in 2012, with both the ICE & IStructE, Simon's advanced technical capability has complimented his pro-active, problem solving communication skills. This has allowed him to forge relationships with Architects, Contractors, Clients and collaborate with specialists across the engineering projects he has been involved with.
Since 2014, Simon has also been a guest lecturer in the 3rd Year Design Module of the Civil / Structural Engineering degree at Queens University Belfast, helping to promote good design practice in the next generation of Engineers. He has also been actively involved in the regional Concrete Society (MCS), ICE & IStructE Committees, as well as serving on the IStructE Global Council of Engineers from 2014 to 2017.

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Director of Civil Engineering - DD: 028 9592 4610

Jonathan Macauley
Managing Director - DD: 028 9592 4640
BEng CEng MIStructE MIEI

Jonathan has almost 20 years’ experience in the industry and is joint Managing Director at Design ID where he has led the growth of the practice since 2007, now employing over 40 staff with offices in Hillsborough & London. He has design experience for a broad project portfolio from large commercial schemes to bespoke art installations, including the redevelopment of the Maysfield Leisure Centre, Belfast as the HQ for Concentrix Europe and various private clubs and luxury retailers in London. His conservation work at St.Mel’s Cathedral in Longford, Ireland received the IStructE Regional Group prize in 2016.

Jonathan has a passion for art and continues to produce bespoke furniture and sculptures influenced by mathematical principles. This balance of artistic flair and practical ability has driven his creative, hands-on approach to engineering solutions.

His initial career was spent working on large scale industrial and education projects at home and overseas with Mott MacDonald & then O’Connor Sutton Cronin. In 2006 he was nominated for the Chartered Engineer of the Year by the Institution of Engineers of Ireland.

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Managing Director - DD: 028 9592 4640

Stephen Smalley
Regional Director - DD: 028 9592 4630
BEng CEng MICE

Stephen has a number of years experience in the construction industry, after graduating from Nottingham Trent University in 1999 with an honours degree in Structural & Civil Engineering.
In those years he has gained experience in many traditional and modern methods of construction including steel frame, concrete, timber and load bearing masonry design. He has also led the engineering on notable large and smaller scale commercial, education, industrial and high-rise developments in the UK and overseas. Stephen has been privileged to have worked on such a range of projects and with inspiring individuals, including world-wide industry leaders. He truly believes in engaging fully with every member of the design team, to ensure the Clients brief is fulfilled, and that every project holds a legacy to be proud of.
The environment must be at the forefront of all we do in our industry both now and when considering the life of the project and beyond. Stephen has designed with ‘zero-carbon’ materials, considering both the embodied and sequestered carbon, however no matter what material is used, he is passionate about lean design – limiting the volume of material used is paramount, and Stephen has developed tools and methods for benchmarking designs at every stage of the project to manage both risk/cost and eCO2.

Having started his career with Contractor RG Carter, Stephen has a keen eye for constructability and building sequencing, and as such is able to understand and overcome issues at the early project stages - minimising project risks and increasing cost certainty during the construction process.
Before joining Design ID, Stephen worked for Ramboll (whitbybird) and was involved in a number of specialist Engineering groups, including the Technical Excellence representative for the Cambridge office, and chair of the Ramboll High-Rise Task Group.

Stephen is enthusiastic to engage with the industry, having given talks to the ICE, IStructE, Concrete Society, and St Petersburg (Russia) Government on public procurement, as well as presenting on his experience from a structural viewpoint in a debate on the ‘Collaboration for Change: Edge Commission report the Future of Professionalism’. Stephen is also guest tutor at Queens University Belfast, and the University of Ulster School of Planning. In 2005 Stephen was runner-up in the Institution of Structural Engineers, Young Structural Engineer of the Year.

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Stephen Smalley

Regional Director - DD: 028 9592 4630