McMullan & Co was founded by its principal, Sean McMullan, over 30 years ago. Sean’s background and experience in master planning and infrastructure development has led to the creation of a number of landmark developments: Malahide Marina (1989), Northwood, Santry (2002) and Tullynaskeagh County Down, a large-scale ground mounted solar PV development, (2014). These developments were the first of their type and scale in Ireland and consent was obtained without objections or local community planning appeals due to in-depth consultations with the relevant local authorities and communities.
Our basic philosophy and approach is to identify at the outset the factors which may be critical to a project’s implementation or feasibility and ensure that appropriately qualified expertise is employed. We ensure that concepts and ensuing designs are presented clearly and communicated effectively to all stakeholders. This approach has resulted in our successful delivery of many small to a large-scale high quality projects over a range of sectors.
Whether we are the sole consultant or working within a large project team, we maintain a strategic involvement in the overall design, planning and construction management to ensure that the projects are delivered to the desired quality on time and within budget.
• establishing brief and project objectives
• stakeholder consultation
• site surveys
• contract administration
• construction management
• marketing and sales
• site selection
• visual impact analysis
• assessment of existing & planned infrastructure
• planning assessment
• site acquisition
BSc. BE. MEng.SC. CEng. MIEI
Sean graduated as a civil engineer with an honours degree from Queens University, Belfast & gained further qualifications & a master’s degree from UCD. He is a chartered member of the Institute of Engineers Ireland.
M: +353 87 2538850
Sean has spent over thirty years successfully designing, managing and delivering projects. He is proficient in master planning, town planning, overall design, and cost estimating, financial appraisal and construction management. His particular expertise is in identifying the key factors which affect feasibility and implementation and ensuring that the appropriate expertise and resources are employed. He has a thorough knowledge of all aspects of projects and their individual and collective impact on their implementation and financial out turn.
Sean has also been involved in developing large-scale solar PV projects in Northern Ireland. His role includes site identification and selection, landowner negotiations and agreements, obtaining planning permission, submissions to DETINI in relation to the Renewables Obligation support mechanism plus related lobbying of NI Assembly members in addition to managing the project team.
BEng. BSc.(Hons) MIEI
Stephen holds a 1st class honours degree in Civil Engineering. He has over 12 years experience in the construction industry and has extensive experience in the design and management of both large scale and domestic projects.
M: + 353 87 3428790
Since joining McMullan & Co in 2013, Stephen has gained valuable design and project management experience in projects involving commercial and residential developments, building and site rectification works and alternative energy site identification and development.
Stephen plays a key role in the planning and building control process; tendering stage, construction scheduling, quality control throughout the construction stage and also the handing over of jobs upon completion. His main responsibility is to ensure projects comply with the new Building Control Amended Regulations 2014 in a cost effective manner. He completes the process from Commencement Notice through to Completion Notice including the development of Preliminary Inspection Plans, Assigning Roles, and compilation of all applicable DOP certificates and finalising the Inspection Plan at completion stage. Stephen also has extensive knowledge of the renewable energy sector including wind and wave energy in addition to solar PV generation. He completed a thesis on Wave Energy Convertors and carried out extensive research on a model Oscillating Water Column.
BSc.Arch. (Hons), Dip Arch, ARB.
Deirdre graduated from Queens University Belfast with an honours degree in Architecture in 2002 and completed her Diploma at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow in 2005. Deirdre has over 10 years’ experience as an architect.
M: +353 (0)87 4456340
She has first-hand experience in the delivery of creative sustainable design, incorporating low carbon and energy efficient technologies, and places high value on quality architectural design. Deirdre adopts a team approach to all projects in which she is involved and establishes good working relationships with clients and construction teams.
Deirdre also has extensive experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams, successfully co-ordinating construction projects and creating integrated solutions to complex briefs. Deirdre is Revit trained to Level 2 BIM.
BA.H DipEd.DMS. MBA
Deirdre holds primary degrees and post graduate diplomas from UCD and a Masters in Business Administration from the University Of Ulster. She has extensive management experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors and across a range of functions.
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As CEO she developed a small voluntary organization with limited resources to one of the leading organisations of its kind in Ireland. In previous management roles in the private sector she managed finance, administration and HR in the largest privately owned liquid milk plant in Ireland and managed supply chains, finance, marketing and personnel in an importation and distribution company.
With McMullan & Co. Deirdre is responsible for financial management and project administration in addition to general business development. She manages finance, marketing and administration and her project development role involves project appraisal, establishing and negotiating financial requirements, budgeting and contract negotiation.