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Rory Nicholl
Engineer - DD: 020 8078 9196
MEng

Rory Graduated with First Class Honours in 2020 in his Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast. Having previous design experience with McFarland Consulting and construction experience with BSG Civil Engineering, Rory now hopes to continue to learn and develop his skills within the structures industry.
In his spare time, Rory has a keen interest in sports and enjoys keeping active. He plays rugby for his local club and enjoys a round of golf.
Now based in the London team with Design ID, Rory is looking forward to experiencing the city life.

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Rory Nicholl

Engineer - DD: 020 8078 9196

Katrina Wilson
Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4648
MEng

Katrina graduated with her Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast in 2021. In the course of her degree, she completed a year in industry within contracting where she was a member of the utilities team on a major road project in N.I. Katrina is also the co-author of a paper which was presented at the Civil Engineering Research Ireland conference in 2020.

In her spare time, Katrina loves to travel, read and spend as much time with animals as possible!

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Katrina Wilson

Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4648

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

Ryan Harkin
BIM Manager - DD: 028 9592 4624
MEng

Ryan has completed his Masters at Queens University Belfast, studying ‘Structural Engineering with Architecture’, graduating in 2018. He joined Design ID in 2015 to complete his year placement, then returning to finish his studies part-time whilst continuing to work at Design ID.

Ryan is also one of the founding members of the IStructE Young Members Group and has actively been apart of the Institution since then, helping organising events and promoting engineering, alongside fellow colleague James Walsh.

He has experience in Conceptual, Residential and Commercial Design Projects, utilising a variety of design software, frame and calculation packages. Ryan has also served as a BIM engineer and coordinator on a number of projects, gaining valuable experience and skills on Revit, whilst collaborating with Architects. He also has extensive SketchUp experience which he has developed over the past 5 years and has implemented into conceptual design, and sequencing reports.

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Ryan Harkin

BIM Manager - DD: 028 9592 4624

Laurie Wright
Finance Administrator - DD: 028 9592 4604
Part Qualified Association of Accounting Techinican

Laurie describes herself as a “Jack of all trades, master of none”

Her varied career started in 1989 as receptionist/office administrator for a local Chartered Accountancy firm, back in the day when technology was in the form of one very large computer and the Wordstar word processing package.
From there, she moved to a local electronics firm which specialised in electrical default recorders, her role was office administration and purchase ledger accounting. It was around this time that technology started to “boom” so she is very much self taught in her IT skills. It was also during this time, through the Investor in People scheme that she part qualified with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).
After four plus years in that industry Laurie moved into a purchasing role with a local fastener company. This was eventually to become more of a financial position due to company restructure which was to last more than 13 years.
Other finance roles followed before she ventured into Customer Services in February 2015. This move saw her in a busy performance based role with various administration duties in the background within a printing a distribution company.
Although she enjoyed her time in Customer Services she always wanted to get back to her “finance administration” roots and is delighted to join the Design ID Team.

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Laurie Wright

Finance Administrator - DD: 028 9592 4604

Ronan Carlin
Senior Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4615
MEng CEng MICE

Ronan studied a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast and graduated top of his class in 2015, winning the Institution of Civil Engineer’s Student Prize. Throughout University, he completed a number of Civil and Structural Engineering placements for Consulting and Contracting firms in Northern Ireland.

Following graduation, Ronan joined Design ID as a Graduate Engineer in 2015. Throughout his career to date, Ronan has been involved in a diverse range of projects, from the design of buildings, bridges and civil infrastructure, to structural inspections and assessments of existing assets. Across his projects, he has acted in number of capacities to include Permanent Works Engineer, Temporary Works Engineer and Employer’s Representative / Project Manager. These experiences allow Ronan to bring various perspectives to projects and develop pragmatic solutions for our clients. Notable projects Ronan has worked on include the Connswater Bridge, Ballynameen Bridge, Brentford Community Stadium and Frederick Street Multi-Storey Car Park.

Ronan became a Chartered Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 2020 and now fulfils the role of Senior Civil Infrastructure Engineer. Ronan works in a client facing role, taking the lead on the design development and management for several Civil Infrastructure and Temporary Works projects.

Ronan is active in the local and national engineering institutions; acting as Chair of the ICE NI Graduates and Students Committee for the 2019-2020 programme card.

Outside of work Ronan has a keen interest in listening to and producing electronic dance music.

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Ronan Carlin

Senior Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4615

Joanne Irvine
Human Resource Manager - DD: 028 9592 4603
BSSc

Joanne studied Information Management and Economics at Queens University Belfast. After graduating in 1996 and gaining a further management qualification she enjoyed a 12-year retail management career focusing on Customer Relations and Human Resources, in a large multinational high street environment.

Joanne joined Design ID in 2008, in the early stages of the business development, as Business Support Manager. In that time Joanne has seen the company grow in size and has progressed in to her role as HR Manager, overseeing all aspects of HR including recruitment, employment law and day-to-day implementation of HR policies.

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Joanne Irvine

Human Resource Manager - DD: 028 9592 4603

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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Simon Lamont

Director of Civil Engineering - DD: 028 9592 4610

Serena Gildea
Principal Engineer - DD: 020 8078 9191
MEng CEng MIEI MIStructE

Serena graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast with a Masters degree in Structural Engineering with Architecture in 2010 and won the ‘McMullen Prize for Structural Engineering with Architectural Design’, in her final year, for having the best overall performance in Architectural Design.

She moved to New Zealand in 2012 following the Canterbury Earthquake Sequence of 2010-2011 that caused the immediate collapse of hundreds of buildings and devastation to the City of Christchurch. She gained a great appreciation for seismic design and dynamic loading during her three-year stint and experienced numerous aftershocks while completing hundreds of structural assessments of properties damaged by the earthquakes.

Serena joined the London office of Design ID in February 2016 and has since taken the lead on numerous projects in residential and commercial fields for both traditional and modular designs. She has a great interest in promoting Women in Engineering and is an active member of Engineers Ireland.

Serena achieved chartered status with Engineers Ireland in the Summer of 2017 and became chartered with the Institution of Structural Engineers in the Autumn of 2020.

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Serena Gildea

Principal Engineer - DD: 020 8078 9191

Brendan Roberts
Senior Technician - DD: 028 9592 4619
HNC

Brendan is a Senior Structural and Civil Engineering Technician with nearly 35 years experience in the Structural & Civil Engineering sector. He has applied his skills to a wide range of engineering sectors, and can produce high quality engineering drawings, working well with the design team.

Brendan has provided his services to mainstream consultants as well as specialist Civil Engineering Contractors & Fabricators, providing engineering drawings and designs for a wide variety of structures ranging from domestic builds to high rise multi-use buildings throughout the UK and beyond.

Throughout the years, Brendan has worked in several leading practices, gaining valuable experience and in joining Design ID in January 2014 brought invaluable experience to the team. He is a proactive member of the team committed to getting it right the first time. Key Interests include all forms of structural drafting, domestic structural design and surveys.

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Brendan Roberts

Senior Technician - DD: 028 9592 4619

Jess Lee
Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4616
MEng

Jess graduated with First Class Honours from Queen's University Belfast in 2020, receiving the iStructE Prize for the best performance in MEng Structural Engineering with Architecture.

Having previously spent her placement year at Design ID, Jess developed her skills in a variety of design software and gained an interest in historical buildings.

She is a member of the iStructE Young Members Group.

Jess loves heading home to the North Coast at the weekends where she is heavily involved in her church - volunteering as a Youth Leader. She also ensures that the office is adequately stocked with copious amounts of Punjana Tea!

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Jess Lee

Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4616

Heather Thornton
Bid Coordinator - DD: 028 9592 4602
BA

Heather studied Business Administration Management with Tourism in New College Durham graduated in 2000, after which she worked for 8 years as an Account Manager for a local linen supplier, her role requiring travel throughout UK & Ireland.

Heather joined Design ID as an Administrative Assistant in May 2016 and in 2020 became our Bid Coordinator. Heather is also responsible for the Company marketing, including Social Media, as demonstrated by Design ID’s public persona communicated through LinkedIN, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and our website.

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Heather Thornton

Bid Coordinator - DD: 028 9592 4602

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

Elena Boix
BIM Manager - DD: 020 8078 9192
MEng

Elena studied Building Engineering in Barcelona and graduated top of her year with an special mention to the best end-of-degree projects at the ei! awards by Pompeu Fabra University. During this period, she was awarded with an Erasmus Intensive Programme scholarship in Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, Finland. There she took part on a workshop called “Building with sustainable resources” where her team won with the third prize with special mention for the structural solution.
After finalizing this period, she decided to broaden her knowledge of structures tanking a Master Degree in Structural Engineering at Polytechnic University of Madrid graduating at 2015. It was then that she realized her passion about Structural Design.

Her initial career started working as a Graduate on middle-sized scale residential, education and sportive projects in Spain with BIS structures. During this period, she took part of the BIM and productivity group, looking to find the most optimum and productive processes.

In 2017, when she moved to London, Elena join Design ID.

Elena is a person who loves being in continuous learning and her key interest now are learn more about material optimisation and parametric design, in order to find the equilibrium between sustainability and rational design.

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Elena Boix

BIM Manager - DD: 020 8078 9192

Conall Doherty
Prinicpal Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4621
MEng CEng MIStructE

Conall brings a wealth of local and international experience to the practice having spent 8 years working in Dubai, Sydney & Berlin. He has a broad project portfolio encompassing several highly accoladed projects in the Arts sector; the iconic ‘Louvre Abu Dhabi’ museum (with Ateliers Jean Nouvel), the ‘Phoenix Art Gallery’ in Sydney (Dezeen Cultural Building of the Year 2020), and more recently the ‘Halcyon Art Gallery’ at Harrods.

He has a keen interest in the conservation and restoration of historic buildings & structures, and is currently working towards becoming a Conservation Accredited Registered Engineer (CARE). Since joining Design ID in 2018, notable conservation projects include the restoration of the 18th Century, Grade 1 Listed, No.6 Grafton Street, Mayfair, as well as structural assessments in National Trust properties throughout Northern Ireland, including Mount Stewart & Castle Ward. He has also previously worked on the development of a conservation strategy for historic coral stone houses in the United Arab Emirates.

Conall graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 2010 with a MEng Structural Engineering with Architecture (first class honours), during which he received an ICE QUEST scholarship. Following graduation, Conall spent over four years with Buro Happold in the Middle East. During this time, he was selected for the prestigious role of ‘Future Leader/Apprentice’ to the 2012/13 ICE President, as well as being awarded ‘Leader of Tomorrow’ at the 2013 British Construction Industry Awards and ‘Young Engineer of the Year’ at the Big Project Middle East Construction Awards.

In 2015 Conall moved to Sydney and spent two years working on high-end projects in the residential and arts sectors with Taylor Thompson Whitting (TTW), followed by 6 months in Berlin working with a local design practice, Bollinger & Grohmann. In 2017 he worked as a volunteer structural engineer with a disaster relief agency in Nepal for 3 months, developing the technical content for an innovative app aiming to improve the quality of construction supervision in isolated communities in the aftermath of the 2015 Gorkha earthquake.

He was accepted as a Chartered Member of the ICE in 2014 and of the IStructE in 2015.

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Conall Doherty

Prinicpal Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4621

Fiona Boyd
Office Administrator - DD: 028 9592 4601

Fiona qualified as an executive secretary through St Aldates Business School in Oxford. After completing the course she returned to Northern Ireland and worked as a secretarial temp in a variety of roles to gain experience of different companies. Fiona spent time working as a receptionist in a local health clinic and a assistant team leader in a pension review unit in Belfast. After becoming a mum she trained as a classroom assistant and worked as a SEN assistant in two local primary schools. Her son has now become a little more independent and this has given her the opportunity to return to office work.

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Fiona Boyd

Office Administrator - DD: 028 9592 4601

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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Regional Director - DD: 028 9592 4630

Rachel McKeag
Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4607
MEng

Rachel has completed her Masters at Queens University Belfast, studying Structural Engineering with Architecture. During her time at Queens, she completed a year in industry on site with a contracting company constructing a high rise student accommodation block. Rachel was also the Secretary for Queen’s Engineering Society from 2020-2021.

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Rachel McKeag

Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4607

David Madden
Senior Engineer - DD: 028 9492 4642
BEng CEng MIEI

David is a Chartered Engineer with over 10 years’ experience in the multi-disciplinary design and construction of high profile sports, commercial, cultural, conservation, educational, health and integrated infrastructure development projects around the world.

He studied Civil Engineering at NUI Galway and graduated having been awarded the ‘P.J. Tobin Gold Medal’. He was nominated for the Engineers Ireland / ‘Siemens Innovative Engineer of the Year’ for his FYP on Crowd Excitation of Stadia.

Since graduation, David has worked at design offices in London, New York, Dublin & Sydney. As well as enjoying new experiences and cultures, he has developed a strong passion for design over this time. Particularly enjoying working with clients & collaborators to deliver holistic solutions.

David possesses a strong passion for digital innovation particularly with respect to new design potential. He has particular interest in the field of user focused design, robotics and machine learning. He is an advocate of research and has completed a number of AEC research projects.

David has been a guest lecturer and tutor at UNSW for the Bachelor of Computational Design programme and has a developing interest in the role that Structural Engineers play in the Circular Economy.

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David Madden

Senior Engineer - DD: 028 9492 4642

Tom McDonough
Senior Technician - DD: 020 8078 9194
HNC

Starting his career with Gifford (Now Ramboll) as a junior technician, Tom finished his HNC in 2006 and has amassed 20 years' in the industry, Tom’s career has seen him work and learn from some prominent consultancies within the North West.
Tom has gained valuable experience over a wide range of sectors and disciplines, developing a keen eye for detail. Whilst competent working with numerous materials and constructions. Tom’s enthusiasm and experience with existing buildings is evident, his can do attitude and enthusiastic approach to problems makes him a valuable part of the team . Tom began working for Design ID in 2019 as part of the the structures team in London and has been key to continuing to assist and develop the business. In Tom’s spare time he is a keen street photographer, now in London his camera won't be far from his side.

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Tom McDonough

Senior Technician - DD: 020 8078 9194

Neil Haire
Senior Technician - DD: 028 9592 4632

Neil has over 30 years’ experience within the Consulting Engineering Industry as a Civil and Structural Engineering Technician. He has worked on several prestigious projects within the UK during his time at some of the leading consulting engineering companies and therefore has wide knowledge of all forms of structures within the engineering sector.

He has a comprehensive knowledge of CAD software and therefore can provide a high-quality service producing engineering drawings. Throughout the years, Neil has gained vast experience in completing projects to tight deadlines and on time. He is a proven problem solver and team player.

Design ID have gained someone with invaluable experience in Structural Drafting and Reinforced Concrete Detailing, when Neil joined in May 2018. More recently Neil has acquired a good knowledge regarding BIM within the precast sector.

Neil’s key interests are to further develop his knowledge of BIM using Autodesk Revit software.

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Neil Haire

Senior Technician - DD: 028 9592 4632

James Thomas
Principal Engineer - DD: 020 8078 9193
MEng ACGI CEng MICE

James graduated from Imperial College London in 2010 with a Master's degree in Civil Engineering. He completed placements at Waterman Structures in Birmingham and Price & Myers in London during university holidays. Following this James joined Walsh where he worked on large reinforced concrete framed structures for leading clients in London. Notable projects, primarily in the hotel and residential sectors, include Hilton London Bankside, 5 Miles Street Vauxhall, Nobu Hotel Shoreditch and Thurston Point Lewisham.

After 5 years at Walsh, James joined the Design ID London team in October 2017. James primarily runs the volumetric modular projects within the company and has a particular interest in parametric modelling and creating efficiencies in the design process. Key projects include new offices for Imperial War Museum staff and a Mental Health Assessment Unit at Kingston Hospital. In Autumn 2020 James achieved Chartered Status with the Institution of Civil Engineers. In his spare time James writes electronic music.

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James Thomas

Principal Engineer - DD: 020 8078 9193

Rachael Hart
Civil Engineering Technician - DD: 028 9592 4633
BDes

Rachael graduated from University of Ulster with a Bachelor Degree in Interior Design in December 2018. She started her career in an Interior Design Consultancy as a CAD Technician and Marketing Executive. She joined Design ID in February 2019 as a 3D visualiser, developing logistics reports, animations, and high quality renders for clients. She has since changed position to a Civil Engineering Technician, working on larger scale projects and producing the construction drawings.

Rachael has taken part in CAD focused training courses developing her knowledge of programs such as Revit and BIM360, and BIM protocol generally. In her spare time she is doing extra training with the intention of obtaining her EngTech qualification with the ICE. When not working she likes to spend time with family, going for walks with her dog and the occasional Netflix binge!

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Rachael Hart

Civil Engineering Technician - DD: 028 9592 4633

Greg Shevlin
Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4623
MEng

Greg is a graduate Structural Engineer at Design ID who enjoys the vast amount of learning associated with civil and structural engineering, where he can make a positive contribution to the design of the built environment and where he can work as part of a team within the practice and with other disciplines on exciting projects.

Greg rejoined Design ID as a Structural Engineer in 2019 after completing his degree in Structural Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast and following working for the company as a placement student during his studies. He looks forward to continuing to learn and problem-solve on the job!

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Greg Shevlin

Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4623

Ray Kinnaird
Senior Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4606
MEng CEng MIStructE

Ray is a Chartered Structural Engineer, bringing a wealth of experience to the team gained over the past ten years in the construction industry. Ray graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 2011 with First Class Honours in MEng Civil Engineering. Following graduation, he spent two years working for Harland & Wolff in the offshore & renewable energy sector, gaining valuable experience in both the design office and fabrication workshop.

In 2014 Ray joined Doran Consulting where he spent seven years working on a vast range of high-profile projects across the commercial, residential, healthcare and education sectors. Notable projects include the City Quays 3 office development and AC Marriott Hotel at Belfast Harbour, as well as the North Wing at Altnagelvin Hospital.

Ray became a Chartered member of the Institution of Structural Engineers in 2018. He has a particular interest in the design of multi-storey steelwork and reinforced concrete framed structures using 3D analysis and design software.

In his spare time Ray enjoys playing music and long-distance running.

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Ray Kinnaird

Senior Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4606

David French
Senior Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4605
BSc DIS IEng MICE

David is an Incorporated Civil Engineer with the ICE, specialising in drainage and earthworks design and is an expert in the use of Civil 3D and MicroDrainage software. Following graduation from Ulster University, David joined Doran Consulting where he spent over 13 years gaining experience across a breadth of sectors including Commercial, Energy, Education, Health & Wellbeing and Residential.

He has a keen interest in BIM and collaboration within Integrated Design Teams. David is particularly invested in developing and improving civil engineering design processes to deliver projects effectively and efficiently for his clients.

David has led the civil engineering design on many high-profile projects. Notable schemes include City Quays in Belfast Harbour, Elms Field Redevelopment in Wokingham and Distillery Expansion and Off-Site Maturation facilities for the Old Bushmills Distillery.

Away from work David enjoys DIY and has recently completed renovations of his own home.

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David French

Senior Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4605

Mark Coughlin
Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4608

Mark has just completed his third year at Queen’s University Belfast studying Structural Engineering and is now taking his placement year with Design ID. Having come top of his year in his mid-term Structural Mechanics exam, he is keen to apply this understanding, as well as learning from experienced engineers within the practice. He is a student member of IStructE, and regularly attends seminars to further expand his knowledge.

In his spare time, Mark enjoys playing rugby, having competed in the IRFU Tag competition last summer; as well as hiking, recently completing the Mourne 7 Peaks Challenge.

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Mark Coughlin

Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4608

Harriet Miller
Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4614
MGeol MSc

Harriet completed a Master’s in MGeol Geology at the University of Leicester, specialising in structural geology and rock physics. She also developed a keen interest in hydrogeology, sustainability, and the environment. She then studied for a Master’s in Environmental Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast, graduating in 2020 with Distinction. Harriet was runner-up in the ICE Emerging Engineers Award 2021, where she presented her findings from her Masters project: Three-Dimensional Groundwater Flow Modelling of Cell Bunding for Peatland Restoration at the Ballynahone Bog, Northern Ireland.

Harriet joined Design ID in 2020 as a Civil Engineer, using her background to understand ground conditions at each site. She primarily works on detailed drainage design for projects, as well as producing Flood Risk Assessments and Drainage Strategies for planning approval. She particularly enjoys the continued learning around SuDS and sustainable design.

In her spare time, Harriet likes baking celebration cakes and cupcakes to share around the office.

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Harriet Miller

Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4614

Amy Wright
Senior Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4611
MEng CEng MICE AaPS

Amy graduated from the University of Nottingham with a 1st Class MEng in Civil Engineering in 2012 and gained her chartership with the Institution of Civil Engineers in 2017. Since graduating she has worked as a Graduate Site Engineer with Sir Robert McAlpine on projects including a large battery plant, a city centre shopping redevelopment, a petro-chemcial plant and schools. Amy worked as a Consultant with Amec Foster Wheeler on the design of a Waste Transfer Station and then as a Senior Site Engineer with Farrans Construction on the Northern Spire bridge, the first bridge to be built over the River Wear in 40 years, in her hometown of Sunderland. Amy spent one year gaining experience in the Tender Department of Farrans Construction working in the Estimating Department and as a Bid Manager. Amy started with Design ID in August 2019 and is currently working towards professional qualification with the Association for Project Safety (APS). In 2020 Amy was appointed as the company Health & Safety Advisor.

In 2020 Amy was awarded RAEng Engineers Trust Young Engineer of the Year. She was named as one of the Top 50 Women in Engineering by the Women’s Engineering Society and The Telegraph, as well as being honoured by NCE Magazine Recognising Women in Engineering Awards for making a significant contribution to the construction industry. In 2018 Amy was a finalist in the IET’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards.
Amy has been heavily involved in the Institution of Civil Engineers North East Branch as a committee member and Regional Education Coordinator and has completed extensive outreach work encouraging students to consider Civil Engineering as a career and promoting the construction industry through her award winning Zombie Apocalypse Workshop and running school visits. She is currently a member of the Regional Committee for ICE Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland and the central ICE Education and Inspiration Committee. Amy is Chairperson of the David Butler Award Committee where she is working to develop a new activity for sixth form students to encourage them to study Civil Engineering.

In her spare time Amy enjoys walks with her two dogs, and is a keen Crossfitter. She has a passion for Development Engineering, having previously run a project to install a small scale hydro-solar power scheme in a rural village in Malawi. As the 2019 winner of the ICE QUEST Eloise Plunkett Award Amy volunteered in Kenya with social enterprise Sanivation to expand their operations.

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Amy Wright

Senior Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4611

Curtis Monaghan
Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4622
MEng

Curtis graduated from Ulster University in 2017 with a master’s degree in Civil Engineering with Infrastructure Engineering. During his studies he undertook a number of periods of site based placement with GRAHAM construction, giving him a valuable insight into industry practices.
Since graduating Curtis has gained experience working on a wide range of projects, from large steel and concrete frames to domestic alterations.
Curtis is a former member of the IStructE NI Young members group where he acted as a liaison to Ulster University students.

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Curtis Monaghan

Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4622

Ronan Gormley
Associate - DD: 028 9592 4615
MEng CEng MICE

Ronan is a Chartered Civil Engineer over ten years’ experience in the construction industry. He specialises in highway, drainage, earthworks and utility design to assist clients from project inception through to detailed design and construction supervision.

After graduating from Queen’s University Belfast in 2010, Ronan relocated to London to work as an Infrastructure Engineer for Buro Happold – working on a variety of projects within residential, education, commercial and historical sectors both internationally and within the UK. He undertook a two year secondment in Kuwait in the Middle East to develop his understanding of construction methodologies and supervise construction of a new city in the south of the country, Sabah Al Ahmad Sea City.

Ronan joined Design ID in January 2018 as a Senior Civil Engineer and in 2020 progressed to Associate.

Outside of work, Ronan can be found on a golf course or a football pitch, and if not playing sport he will be watching it on tv!

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Ronan Gormley

Associate - DD: 028 9592 4615

Jamie Graham
Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4641

Jamie has just completed his second year at Queen’s University Belfast studying Civil Engineering. He is taking a placement year with Design ID and looks forward to learning from experienced engineers and applying this knowledge to his own engineering career. Jamie volunteers as a STEM Ambassador and promotes engineering at schools and youth camps to inspire the next generation of engineers.

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Jamie Graham

Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4641

Niamh Treanor
Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4613
MEng

Following graduation from Queen’s University Belfast in 2019, Niamh subsequently joined Design ID with a 1st Class MEng in Structural Engineering with Architecture.

Since beginning her early career, Niamh has dived into a large variety of works from solving challenging temporary works design solutions for a range of infrastructure projects, to carrying out structural condition assessment surveys at the dramatic Gobbins Cliff Path, and other significant National Trust heritage sites in the Mount Stewart region. Niamh’s most notable projects to date include her role as design engineer at the Crossrail Western Section Station – Ealing Broadway, and as Project Engineer on both the Monaghan Regional & Local Roads Bridge Rehabilitation Works and the Blackwater Bridge Replacement Project. Niamh’s role on the Blackwater Bridge replacement led to her success in the ICE (NI) graduate and student’s competition, where she has been titled the regional Emerging Engineer Winner of 2021.

As part of her personal STEM ambassador goals, Niamh has been promoted to the Secretary position on the ICE Graduate and Students Committee, where she is actively involved in advocating Civil/Structural Engineering to younger females in schools, and both graduates and students alike. Niamh hopes to fulfil her roles and commitment within the committee, leading up to her position as Chair.

In her spare time, Niamh is actively involved with her local Gaelic football Club and holds numerous honours from her experience on both the County Monaghan Senior Ladies and Queen’s Ladies O’Connor Cup panels. She also enjoys singing in her local Parish choir, playing the piano and on occasion baking cakes for her colleagues!

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Niamh Treanor

Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4613

Sam Franklin
Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4629
MEng

Sam graduated with a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast in 2017, and began his career at Design ID soon after. Keen to apply his sandwich year placement experience in a design and build consultancy, Sam spent the majority of his first two years at Design ID working on temporary works projects, furthering his knowledge of construction techniques with direct experience, ranging from multi storey concrete frames to site logistics. During this time, Sam also had the opportunity to work with a wide range of materials such as structural glazing, aluminium, and stone masonry. Some of Sam’s recent works includes large scale steel frame structures, and both static and dynamic design of a number of concrete structures, including thin profile helical stairs.

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Sam Franklin

Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4629

Luke Jones
Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4612
MEng

Luke studied Architectural Engineering at Cardiff University graduating with a Master’s Degree in 2013. He began his career with Atkins Ltd based in Croydon working primarily in the railway sector, where he spent time undertaking bridge assessments, strengthening designs, as well as working as part of a multidisciplinary team on the outer stations of the Crossrail project.

Following 3 years in Croydon Luke transferred to the Belfast office where he continued to develop his experience in bridge assessments as well as expanding his capabilities in reinforced concrete water retaining structures, retaining walls, and foundation design.

Luke joined Design ID in 2018 and is continuing his professional development and progress towards Chartership.

Luke has utilised his strong Network Rail knowledge to facilitate the design and construction approval of several housing development sites. This has unlocked previously unused parcels of land for much needed housing stock.

One of Luke’s favourite projects to date is Howth Looped Paths, this was the repair and regeneration of approximately 7km of rugged cliff side trails. Luke used best practice guidance to propose robust details suitable for the coastal environment. The finished paths received Royal Approval when visited by Will and Kate, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in March 2020.

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Luke Jones

Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4612

Carlos Rojao
Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4626
MEng

Carlos graduated with a Master’s degree in Structural Engineering with Architecture from Queen’s University Belfast in 2019, and soon after started working with Design ID as a Structural Engineer. Carlos gained extensive experience as a site engineer during his placement year with Farrans Construction where he worked on multiple, large educational building projects in England involving new-build and refurbishment works, but he developed a passion for the design of structures during his studies at University.

Since joining the team at Design ID, Carlos has worked on a wide variety projects in the Building Structures Team, ranging from multi-storey reinforced concrete frames to small domestic steel structures. He enjoys the diverse nature of projects involved, the range of materials and collaboration involved in solving technical problems, and he looks forward to continuing to contribute and learn.

Carlos was the Chairperson of the IStructE NI Young Members Group during the year 2019-2020, responsible for the organisation of popular events and competitions among the young engineering community, and he enjoys playing golf in his spare time.

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Carlos Rojao

Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4626

Tayfun Turnalar
Associate - DD: 020 8078 9198
BSc CEng MIStructE

Tayfun is a chartered structural engineer with more than 20 years of experience. After graduating from Istanbul Technical University in 1996, his engineering career started as a site manager at the Tekirdag-Corlu Airport project and followed with numerous residential/commercial projects in Turkey.

After moving to the UK, he gained considerable consultancy experience working on a wide range of services including civil and structural engineering in both domestic and commercial sectors designing common forms of construction. Tayfun has extensive experience of developing integrated design solutions that meet the unique needs of those working within residential, healthcare and education sectors. Her Majesty’s Theatre Auditorium, University of Sussex Life Science Building, Heathlands Dementia Care Home are his more notable projects.

Between 2008-2011, Tayfun worked for a design-build industrial chimney company in Singapore. He was involved in reinforced concrete/steel chimney design for heavy industrial projects from various parts of the World. Involved with the steel lattice tower project in difficult environmental conditions of the Philippines, reinforced concrete windshield projects in Thailand, India and Saudi Arabia. His South-East Asia work has enabled Tayfun to become a specialist engineer when designing tall structures that require consideration of major effects of wind/earthquake as well as slip-form construction and heavy lifting methods.

When away from work, Tayfun enjoys nurturing his passion for all forms of music. In his spare time, he enjoys drumming as well as DJing.

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Tayfun Turnalar

Associate - DD: 020 8078 9198

Rebecca Hyndman
Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4634
MEng

Rebecca graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 2017 with a MEng (Hons) in Structural Engineering with Architecture and has since been a part of the Design ID team as a Structural Engineer. Since joining the Design ID team, Rebecca has been involved in the design of high-rise residential schemes, educational buildings and leisure facilities.

Rebecca has carried out detailed structural design for a range of projects. She has experience in reinforced concrete and steel design on several projects. She has three years experience liaising with project design teams including Architects, Contractors and Clients. During her time in industry she has gained experience in coordinating Engineering and Architectural drawings in order to achieve the best possible outcome for a project.

Rebecca is an active member of the Northern Ireland Regional Group of the Institution of Structural Engineers- Young Member’s Group, now in her 3rd year on the committee- she is the Secretary.

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Rebecca Hyndman

Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4634

Stephen Monaghan
Engineer - DD: 020 8078 9195
MEng

Stephen graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 2017 with a Master’s degree in Structural Engineering with Architecture. He was awarded an ICE QUEST Undergraduate Scholarship from the Institution of Civil Engineers throughout the duration of his studies. Stephen also became a STEMNET Ambassador and engaged in activities to promote engineering in the primary and post primary school environment.

During Stephen’s studies he undertook several summer work placements in the Design ID Hillsborough office. After graduation Stephen took up a position as a Structural Engineer in Design ID London office. During this time Stephen has gained valuable experience in modular and steel design.

Stephen applies a positive work ethic to all aspects of his projects and his main interests include structural and conceptual design, sustainability and management.

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Stephen Monaghan

Engineer - DD: 020 8078 9195

Chris Lumsden
Associate - DD: 028 9592 4625
MEng CEng MIStructE

Chris graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast with a Masters Degree in Structural Engineering with Architecture in 2008. Chris initially worked with WDR & RT Taggart and Taylor & Boyd before joining Design ID in 2011. Following an early transition from Graduate to Senior Engineer Chris has taken the lead on the structural engineering design in a number of notable projects including the redevelopment of the former Maysfield Leisure Centre in Belfast, Banbridge Southern Regional College and the New Medical Academic centre for the University of Buckingham in Milton Keynes. Chris became an Associate with Design ID in February 2019.

Chris became a Chartered member of the Institution of Structural Engineers in 2017. He maintains an interest in the NI regional group of the IStructE and was an active member of the committee for 6 years.

Amongst his broad experience in large scale projects in the educational and commercial sectors Chris maintains a passion for bespoke design and has led the structural engineering design for a number of intricate and complex new build residential properties across the UK and Ireland. Chris also has a particular interest in the use of sustainable materials in construction and has completed the design of several timber frame and SIPS building structures.

When outside work Chris enjoys winding down on the golf course and getting away from it all in the peace and tranquility of Donegal!

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Chris Lumsden

Associate - DD: 028 9592 4625

Kris Pawlikowski
Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4617
MEng BEng MIEI

Kris joined Design ID in May 2018, he graduated from Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences with masters degree in 2003. He has over 13 years' experience in Civil Infrastructure Engineering including design of Roads, Drainage, Earthworks and SuDS Techniques as well as completing all necessary statutory approvals required for each scheme. Kris is heavily involved in the projects Planning Approval process from early stages making sure the projects are meeting current industry standards and Planning Authority requirements.

Kris has been working on designs for various schemes across Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and England. He has worked on a vast number of residential schemes from single bespoke dwellings to multi unit schemes. Kris has completed Education Authority projects, as well as healthcare, commercial and industrial type schemes.

Kris is an enthusiastic and highly motivated person who has a clear understanding of the role and responsibilities associated with working in the Civil Engineering field.

In spare time Kris is enjoys spending time with the family, playing basketball and completing various DIY projects.

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Kris Pawlikowski

Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4617

James Walsh
Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4628
MEng

James joined Design ID as a Civil and Structural Engineer in 2016 shortly after graduating from Queens University in Belfast with a Masters degree in Structural Engineering with Architecture.

During his time with Design ID James has worked on many and varied projects from drainage and roads design for small housing developments up to the design of large scale steel and concrete structures.

James' main areas of expertise lie with the design of masonry and stone supports and restraints having worked on a large number of varying projects. He has also been responsible for the design and integration of underground drainage and storage systems on many projects throughout the UK and Ireland.

Outside of Design ID, James is very active with preparing for and running marathons, playing for a local football team and he has also achieved a black belt in Jiu Jitsu after years of training.

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James Walsh

Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4628

Laura Killeen
Associate - DD: 028 9592 4620
MEng CEng MIStuctE

Laura studied Structural Engineering with Architecture at Queen’s University, Belfast. Graduating in 2007 with a Masters degree. Laura has thirteen years post graduate experience in structural engineering design- the majority of the first ten years of her career was spent at WDR & RT Taggart in Belfast and latterly joined Design ID in early 2017. Laura has been Project Engineer on a wide range of projects and is particularly interested in the Building Structures sector. Laura gained Chartership with the Institution of Structural Engineers in 2014.

Laura has a keen interest in BIM, and was a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Supervisor, working with Queen's University on a Building Information Modelling (BIM) in relation to Structural Engineering project. The partnership worked to achieve effective interoperability of structural engineering BIM software with structural analysis software and with other Integrated Design Team software, to produce a seamless and efficient interaction process. The project received the highest grade, the Certificate of Excellence. Laura has been putting the knowledge gained from this partnership into practice, creating BIM models for all her projects and collaborating with other disciplines involved.

Laura is an active member of the Northern Ireland Regional Group of the Institution of Structural Engineers, now in her 7th year on the committee- she is Honorary Secretary.

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Laura Killeen

Associate - DD: 028 9592 4620