We are delighted to announce that Sean McGivern, Colin Smith and Ronan Mulrine have joined the Bennett Freehill team, further enhancing our expertise, knowledge and the professional service we provide.
Sean McGivern MCIBSE CEng | Associate Director
Sean joined Bennett Freehill in May as Associate Director having spent the last 12 years working in the Middle East and Asia and will be leading the operational and technical delivery of the MEP team.
Sean brings over 30 years’ professional experience in infrastructure, construction and engineering and his strong technical ability in design, project management, leadership, operations and development delivery to further enhance the Bennett Freehill team. He has acquired broad experience in the design and construction of hospitality, educational, commercial, residential, healthcare, retail, financial and government sectors, having worked in the UK and internationally.
Sean is a qualified APM Project Manager and his previous roles include Senior MEP Project Manager, MEP Director and Technical Director on numerous projects including high-rise ranging in value up to £3.2 billion construction cost.
Sean has received many accolades in recognition of his skills and capabilities including a Middle East Leadership Award in 2017 from a major international consultancy during his time in Qatar and an Appreciation Award in Construction Safety Excellence in 2022 from his former Client in the UAE.
Colin Smith MIET CEng BEng | Associate Director
Colin joined Bennett Freehill in March as Associate Director. Having worked in the construction industry for 20 years, Colin has experience of working in multi-discipline consultancy specialising in project management and delivery of complex and mission-critical projects globally.
Colin brings his integrity, passion, professionalism and enviable track record of successfully delivering projects on time and within budget to the Bennett Freehill team having managed projects ranging from a £60 million mission-critical Hospital Energy Centre and a €125 million major rail infrastructure project in Ireland, to a £300 million 300,000 tonne strategic grain storage facility in the Middle East. Colin has gained extensive experience in the education, healthcare, commercial, Tunnel services, industrial and residential sectors.
As a leader and project manager Colin is adept at resource and risk management, project team and stakeholder management, communication and engagement – ensuring the project scope aligns with business objectives. His impressive leadership style empowers his team members to achieve collective goals while providing a supportive work environment.
Ronan Mulrine BEng | Mechanical Engineer
Ronan joined our Mechanical Engineering team in March having gained 5 years’ experience with both an MEP consultant and MEP contractor working on a range of projects including residential, student accommodation, healthcare, education and commercial projects throughout the UK and Ireland. Ronan brings his skills, experience and knowledge in mechanical and sustainable design using AutoCAD, IES Virtual Environment and Revit software to the team.