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Who is SDS? 

Established in 2003, SDS (Structural Design Solutions) Ltd. is a privately owned 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 a satellite office in Dublin and London where we support the UK market from and our Middle Eastern business through a local partner ASCO in Qatar.

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.


Danny Groarke

Danny Groarke

Managing Director | BE, MSc, DIC, CEng, MIEI
A Chartered Engineer with 25 years of experience in the construction industry
Conor Keane

Conor Keane

Technical Director | MSc, BSc, Dip Eng, CEng, MIEI
A founding director of SDS in 2003 and part of the team that grew the company into what it is today
Peter Gannon

Peter Gannon

Projects Director | Partner & Director
Partner and Director with thirty years’ experience in consultancy practices, working across a broad range of projects


Ray Moran

Project Management

A Chartered engineer with over 15 years in the construction industry

Mark Mulchrone

BIM & Design Build

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

Chris Roberts


A very experienced regional and international project manager who has over 22 years in the construction industry

Connor Daly

Geotechnical Engineering

A Chartered Engineer with extensive experience in concept development and execution of geotechnical solutions globally.

Shaun Pugh

Structural Engineering

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

Jose Navarro

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

Ken Whitehead

Over 30 years of experience as a Project Manager in water projects in Ireland,the UK,and internationally

Brian Hope

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

Rachel Jordan

Ambitious Project manager with 18 years experience across international markets underpinned by highly developed management, technical and communication skills

Sustainable design solutions for the future

We work with clients across Ireland, the UK , Europe and the Middle East 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.

Exceeding the expectations of our domestic and international clients is evident from our testimonials. To view our clients’ feedback please visit our testimonials page.


Reputation of excellence

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.


Software Resources

Our staff are trained in the following
  • Autodesk Revit 3D package

  • ArchiCAD 11 and 12

  • ROBOT structural analysis and design software

  • Autodesk infraworks

  • Microdrainage pipeline network modelling software

  • QSE and QSE STAAD PRO structural analysis and design software

  • TEDDS calculation processing software

We are trusted design engineers who design efficient structures and buildings that are delivered safely and on time