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Ronan Carlin
Principal Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4635
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

Principal Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4635

Serena Gildea
Principal Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4644
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: 028 9592 4644

David Madden
Product Manager - 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

Product Manager - DD: 028 9492 4642