Engineering Through People

Our People

In Jones Engineering, our most important asset is our people. People are at the core of our best practice initiative. We are committed to the continuous training of all our employees. All training is directed to provide superior customer service and satisfaction.

Management Team

In Jones Engineering our team plays a vital role in the success of the company and in delivering projects that meet the highest standard of quality, on time and on budget. We pride ourselves on the fact that our leadership team have extensive experience in the construction sector. With this knowledge we look forward to enter a new era together with the support our new Chairman William Harrison.

Stephen McCabe

Chief Executive Officer

Stephen joined Jones Engineering in 1987 and has worked across all sectors of the industry in both the Mechanical and Electrical divisions. He was appointed to the Board of Directors in 1999, holds a master’s degree in Engineering and is a member of Engineers Ireland and ASHRAE 

Stephen has played a fundamental role in the strategic growth of the company over the last two decades, he was key in the establishment of Jones Engineering in the Middle East and UK markets as well as establishing Jones Engineering in the Renewable Energy sector.  

As CEO, Stephen is responsible for the overall performance of the company. His focus remains on the progressive vision and growth of the company while implementing the strategic objectives, prioritising sustainability and continuing to ensure our teams excel in delivering high quality work, safely and on time for our clients. 

Shane Gillece

Chief Operating Officer

Shane has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, all of which has been with Jones Engineering. He holds extensive knowledge in the Life Science, High Tech, Semi-conductor, and Data Centre sectors and has played a pivotal role in the delivery of several large-scale mission critical data centres across Europe. Shane was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2008.

Shane is responsible for overseeing the Group’s daily business operations on all projects throughout the EMEA region, while also providing strategic vision for the Group.

Shane continues to focus on maintaining and developing client relationships and building exceptional teams to deliver quality work to our customers. His vision as COO for the Group is centred on collaboration with stakeholders and the continuous development of our people through innovative thinking and sustainable solutions

Barry Gatenby

Chief Financial Officer

Barry Gatenby is Chief Financial Officer, with overall responsibility for the Finance functions of Jones Engineering. Barry graduated from University College Dublin with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland, having qualified with PWC.

Barry joined Jones Engineering in 2020 and was promoted to Deputy Chief Financial Officer in 2021. Previously, Barry held senior financial positions in CRH plc and subsequently IPL Plastics Inc., gaining significant experience in financial management, compliance, risk management and M&A.

As our company’s CFO, Barry plays a vital role in shaping our commercial plans and the management of our company’s growth into the future.

Stavros Iacovou

Financial Director

Stavros Iacovou is the Finance Director of HA O’Neil Limited since 2021, having started with the Jones Engineering Group in 2007. Prior to joining Jones Engineering, Stavros was Financial Controller of a number of large hotels within the Jurys Hotel Group, having been with the Group for over nine years. He is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants, holds a B.A. (Hons) Business Administration and has an MBA.

In addition to managing the complex financial aspects of the H.A. O’Neil Limited’s domestic and international business, Stavros makes a major contribution to the Group financial activities on many issues, including Bond Management, SAP ERP system enhancements and foreign exchange management.

Helen McConnell

Financial Director

Helen has a FCCA qualification and has worked in Jones Engineering for over 33 years and has been Financial Controller of Patrick Lynch Ltd since 2001.

Anthony Farrell

Group Director

Anthony Farrell joined Jones Engineering in 1997. Anthony holds a BSc in Building Services Engineering from TUD and a post graduate diploma in Project Management from TCD.

Anthony has worked in Jones for over twenty five years and has experience in all sectors of the business, specifically large industrial installations for key clients such as Hewlett Packard, IBM and Intel. Anthony also manages the delivery of Mission Critical data centre projects for our confidential clients, and has worked on projects in Scandinavia, Benelux, UK as well as Ireland over the last 10 years.

Brendan McAtamney

Group Director

Brendan joined the company in 2006 and was appointed as Operations Director of the Mechanical Division in 2020 with responsibility for semi-conductor, data centre and related industries.

Brendan has extensive experience across different sectors including, life sciences, food & beverage, data centres and industrial manufacturing in Ireland and overseas.  He has been Jones Engineering Campus Manager for the Intel project and has successfully overseen one of the largest expansion programmes in Ireland.

Damien Conefrey

Chief Group Surveyor

Damien joined Jones Engineering in 1997. He was appointed Head Surveyor of the Mechanical Division in 2007 and appointed Group Director in 2022. Damien brings technical know-how, business acumen and a practical approach to his profession as a Quantity Surveyor.

He has extensive experience across the construction industry particularly in the Life Science, Data Centre & semi-conductor industries. Damien manages a large team of people across the Group and is dedicated to training and developing surveying staff to chartered status, while also heavily involved in Industry engagement.

Damien holds a BSc Degree in Quantity Surveying & Construction Economics and is also a Chartered Surveyor MSCSI/MRICS.

Robbie Irvin

Group Director

Robbie has worked with the Electrical Division Patrick Lynch Ltd for over 30 years, starting out as an electrical apprentice, going on to qualify as an engineering technician with TUD.  Robbie was appointed to the Board of Directors of Patrick Lynch in 2020.  He has extensive experience of large scale, Mission Critical, healthcare and building services projects.

Robbie is a member of several professional organisations including Institute of Engineering & Technology, Institute of Leadership & Management and Institute of Project Management of Ireland. He has also served on the Solas Electrical Apprenticeship Standards Development Group and currently sits on the contract committee in the CIF.

Stephen Anderson

Group Director

Stephen holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from TUD.  He has been a director of the mechanical division since 2020 and recently appointed to the Board of Directors of Jones Engineering Group.  Stephen has delivered a number of our flagship life science projects, including Pfizer Grangecastle, BMS Cruiserath Biologics, Janssen BioCork 2, MSD Biotech Swords and WuXi Dundalk.

In 2009, Stephen was responsible for the setup of our Specialist Lift Division, which currently offers specialised lifting, installation and relocation of industrial plant and equipment in Ireland and across Europe.  He was also integral in the expansion of our overseas footprint, having secured and executed the Groups first projects in Israel, Belgium and Germany.

Carmel Walsh

Chief People Officer

Carmel joined Jones Engineering earlier this year and has over 25 years HR experience.  Prior to joining Carmel has held Senior HR roles across the Aviation, Banking and Semiconductor sectors gaining significant experience in HR Change, Talent Acquisition and Development. She holds a BA Degree from UCD, Diploma in Learning and Development (IITD) and Diploma in Business and Executive Coaching from UCD Smurfit Business School.

John Hartnett

Director - Middle East

John Hartnett joined Jones Engineering in 1978. He is Director of the Middle East and the Irish Electrical Division with overall responsibility for all projects.

John has worked for a wide variety of clients including Pfizer, Marathon Petroleum, Intel, Microsoft, Conoco Philips, Centocor Biologics Almarai, Riyadh Metro, Dammam Pharma, Sipchem, SibCo and Tabuk Pharma.

In 2010, Jones Engineering established operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Qatar. John played a pivotal role in our expansion throughout the Middle East

Tony Joyce

General Manager of O'Sheas Electrical

Tony returned to Jones Engineering in 2022 having previously worked for the group in 1994.

Having worked in Ireland and Overseas in both MEP and main contracting capacities, Tony has extensive experience in various sectors including oil and gas, pharmaceutical / life science and data centres as well as large scale mission critical projects. Tony has managed projects such as Pfizer, Schering Plough, Warner Lambert, Novartis amongst others as well as major capital projects in the health and education sector for clients including Bons Secours, University Hospital Cork and UCC.


Tony holds a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from University College Cork and a Certificate in Renewable Energy from Dundalk Institute of Technology. He was recently appointed to the Board of Directors and General Manager of O’Sheas Electrical.

Ray Greene


Ray Greene started in Jones Engineering in 1992. Ray is Director of the Fire Protection Division of Jones Engineering since 2019 and is responsible for the delivery of projects in Ireland and Europe.

In addition to Ray’s sprinkler qualifications, he holds post graduate diplomas in Project Management and Lean Quality system from Trinity College and University of Limerick.

Ray has delivered key projects across all construction sectors. Notable clients include Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson and International Mission Critical Data Centre clients. Ray was previously the Design manager for our Fire Protection Division and has a unique strength in Sprinkler System Design Engineering. He is also part of the Jones Engineering LEAN Steering Group and integral to the development and implementation of LEAN Construction across our business.

Peadar Walsh

Director - Calibration Division

Peadar Walsh is Director of the Calibration Services Division of Jones Engineering with overall responsibility for all Calibration projects both in Ireland and overseas. He joined the company in 1981 as an Apprentice.

Peadar has worked on a number of major projects throughout Ireland and internationally across a number of sectors but with a particular focus on Life Science and Power and Energy projects.

Peadar was instrumental in Jones Engineering opening Ireland’s first and only “CompEx” training centre in association with our UK training partners “ExVeritas” in 2015. He oversees the centres operations within our training facilities in Little Island.

Jason Hanley

Director - Middle East

Jason joined Jones Engineering Group in 2006 and was appointed to the Board of Directors for Jones Engineering Middle East in 2022. As Director, Jason has full responsibility for the successful management of Jones Engineering’s Construction and Technical Support Services (TSS) portfolio in the region.

Jason has been key to the growth and development of our business across the Middle East. He has a Building Services Engineering Diploma, holds a Mechanical craft qualification and is a member of Engineers Ireland.

Since his relocation to the Middle East in 2012, Jason has been responsible for the delivery of an impressive portfolio of projects including a number of large scale projects with Almarai, PepsiCo, Logistic Facilities, Dammam & Tabuk Pharmaceutical and Multiple Data Centers for Multinational clients in KSA, Bahrain, UAE and Qatar.