John is a Chartered Civil & Structural Engineer with 20 years’ experience designing, managing and delivering construction projects across Ireland.
John is a director and co-founder of DRA Consulting Engineers which was established in 2006.
Throughout the last twenty years he has been involved in the design and supervision of a broad spectrum of building and civil engineering projects including commercial developments, residential & site development works, mixed-use developments, protected structures, civil engineering works, educational buildings, sports & leisure facilities and industrial structures.
John has undertaken the design and supervision of many forms of construction including reinforced concrete, structural steelwork, masonry, structural timber and tensile structures.
He has been the lead civil & structural engineer on the successful delivery, management and planning of numerous projects for clients in both the public & private sector.
John also has specialist education and experience in construction contract administration and dispute resolution mechanisms.
John has acted in the role of Employers Representative & contract administrator for multi-million-euro projects, having utilized public works, RIAI & bespoke forms of contract.
John has also acted in the role of Expert Witness in construction & property related disputes giving forensic engineering evidence at District, Circuit and High Court levels.
John has also gained specialist knowledge in the identification, assessment and rectification of structural defects as a result of deleterious material in concrete blockwork.
With an extensive background in managing the detailed design and documentation of construction projects, John has key experience in leading the civil & structural engineering design development of construction projects and in the management and guidance of the project engineering and drafting teams.
He has been the lead engineer on the successful delivery, management and planning of numerous projects including Adare Manor Golf Course, (which will host the Ryder Cup in 2026), Limerick’s Milk Market, Shamrock Rovers FC Academy, Sarsfield Credit Union Limerick, Ard Scoil Ris Theatre Building, Airside Business Park, Swords and Our Ladys Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin.
The first six years of his career were spent working for Thomas Garland & Partners (Dublin & Limerick) prior to founding DRA Consulting Engineers in 2006. During this time, John also acted as a site based Resident Engineer on civil engineering & site development works projects for Shannon Development.
Since it’s formation, John has been a significant contributor to the growth & success of DRA Consulting Engineers and has lead and managed in-house design teams to deliver successful projects for clients.
John is a keen sportsman with his favourite sports including rugby, tennis, golf & soccer. John plays tennis at a competitive level and has proudly represented Ireland at ITF Veterans World Team Championships.