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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

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

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

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