About SDS Design Engineers

Who is SDS?

Established in 2003, SDS (Structural Design Solutions) Ltd. is a privately owned award winning design engineering company with 51 motivated and ambitious staff. Our Head Office is in Castlebar, County Mayo where we serve the domestic market. We have satellite offices in Galway and Dublin and an office in London where we serve the UK market, We also have an office in Ubeda to support the Spanish market. 

We specialise in building design and engineering with particular expertise in civil, structural, geotechnical and water engineering. Our professional team has extensive experience in design and build contracts, including design services, building and construction services, groundworks, foundations, civil and structural engineering works and water engineering. A full list of our services can be found here.

Our clients are in public and private sectors, including government bodies, developers, main contractors and owners. Market areas in which we currently work are commercial, residential, industrial, hotel and leisure, education, and water engineering. A full list of our sectors can be found here.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Danny Groarke

Danny Groarke

Managing Director

BE, MSc, DIC, CEng, MIEI

A chartered engineer with over 25 years of experience in the construction industry

Conor Keane

Conor Keane

Technical Director

MSc, BSc, Dip Eng, CEng, MIEI, MIStructE

A chartered engineer, founding director of SDS in 2003 and part of the team that grew the company into what it is today

Mark Mulchrone

Projects Director

    

Over 15 years of experience in the construction industry including civil/structural design, BIM and project management. 

Chris Roberts

Associate Director

A very experienced regional and international project manager who has over 27 years in the construction industry

Connor Daly

Associate Director

A chartered engineer with over 25 years design experience. Currently focusing on residential, healthcare and multi-use buildings

Bart Olszak

Associate Director

A senior structural engineer with over 20 years experience in the construction industry and project management

Rachel Jordan

Associate Director

An ambitious project manager with 18 years experience underpinned by highly developed management, technical and communication skills

Shaun Pugh

             Temporary Works              Design Manager

An incorporated engineer with over 10 years experience, specialising in temporary works and structural design

Jose Navarro

                          BIM                           Manager

A civil/structural engineer with 10 years experience in FEM models & BIM enviroments

Ken Whitehead

               Water Engineering                  Manager

A very experienced project manager in water projects in Ireland, the UK, and internationally with over 30 years of experience

Brian Hope

Commercial & Business  Development Manager

A commercial manager with 25 years of experience gained in global commercial, business development and project management roles

Reputation of excellence

We work with clients across Ireland, the UK and Europe to create quality, efficient and sustainable design solutions for the future. Key to our success has been our long-term relationships with our existing client, who continuously re-engage with us on new projects and designs.

Our reputation of excellence is a product of knowledge, teamwork, dedication, communication and total commitment to achieving top-quality results. Our commitment to quality means that all contracts are continuously monitored and assessed to ensure that they are completed on time, within client budgets and, most importantly, according to the company’s and the clients’ standards and specifications.

Our highly skilled and experienced design team is fully competent with the most up-to-date software and is always available to offer you advice and design solutions on any challenges you may face on your project. By using our innovative and efficient design thinking we are always able to propose significant acceleration in construction activities.

Testimonials

Our clients are in public and private sectors, including government bodies, developers, main contractors and owners. Market areas in which we currently work are commercial, residential, industrial, hotel and leisure, education, and water engineering. 

Shane O’Farrell
Lidl Head of Property NW London
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SDS design engineers & architects developed a prototype precast concrete store in London. The aim was to reduce the construction time by at least 20% but also to maintain the visual appearance of the store. The SDS team completed the brief successfully.
Cillian Owens
Contracts Manager, John Sisk & Son Limited Ireland
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I have worked with SDS design engineers since 2005. In my experience SDS provide quality, cost effective designs on time and within budget.
Cathal Scott
Practice Manager, CQS Group
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We analysed numerous foundation solutions for retail stores over the years and found that the SDS designed lean raft foundation for store buildings is the most efficient foundation with respect to cost and materials used.
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