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 and we are committed to the continuous training of all our employees. All training is directed to provide superior customer service and satisfaction.

Management Team

We benefit from a hands-on leadership team, with all projects and teams being Director-led. We value innovation and integration with all of our team members and their breadth of experience is unrivalled.

Eric Kinsella

Executive Chairman

Eric Kinsella is founder, majority shareholder and Executive Chairman of Jones Engineering.

Eric is a Chartered Engineer and a Graduate of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, London. He is an MSc Graduate of Trinity College Dublin, awarded in 1970. Together with his wife Barbara, he has made substantial gifts to Trinity College Dublin in the areas of student study facilities and engineering scholarships. He is also a member of the advisory council to the Provost at Trinity College, Dublin.

Eric, along with Jones Engineering CEO Jim Curley, have watched over the Group as it has grown from a Irl £18m per annum organisation to a firm turning over in excess of €650m, with operations across Ireland, Europe and the Middle East.

He is also founder and owner of Esprit Investments Ltd., an Irish investment and property development company. He is founder and owner of SARL Esprit du Midi, a French investment and property development company.

Jim Curley


Jim Curley is the second largest shareholder and CEO of Jones Engineering. Jim, a Chartered Engineer joined the company in 1978. He was part of the management buy-out and formation of Jones Engineering in 1993.

Jim is a former Chairman of the Republic of Ireland branch of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and Council Member of CIBSE in London. He is a recipient of the Bronze medal from CIBSE for his service to the Institute. He has served as President of MEBSCA and M&ECA and as a member of the Executive Council of the CIF.

Jim is currently deputy chairperson of the Procurement, Tendering & Contractual Matters Committee of the CIF. During the last five years he has overseen the successful completion by Jones Engineering teams of almost €3billion worth of projects ranging from the Medical, Life Science, Building Services, Industrial, Semi-Conductor, Data Centre and Power and Energy Sectors, almost half of which was overseas.

Jim, along with the Jones Engineering Chairman Eric Kinsella, have watched over the Group as it has grown from a Irl £18m per annum organisation to a firm turning over in excess of €650m, with operations across Ireland, Europe and the Middle East.

In both his business and private affairs Jim continues the tradition of Jones Engineering, by supporting in a significant and meaningful way, education at third level and apprenticeships.

John King

Group Finance Director and Company Secretary

John King is Group Finance Director and Company Secretary, with overall responsibility for the financial, purchasing and IT operations of Jones Engineering. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Dublin.

In recent years, John has been key to the Group’s diversification and growth strategies, through the establishment of several new companies and joint ventures, both at home and abroad.

Stephen McCabe

Group Director

Stephen McCabe joined Jones Engineering in 1987. He is Group Director and shareholder. Stephen holds a Master’s Degree in Building Services Engineering, is a member of Engineers Ireland and ASHRAE and has worked across all sectors of the industry.

Stephen was responsible for the establishment of the Group in Saudi Arabia and the UK in 2010. Over the years the Group has completed a number of complex projects in these locations including Almarai Infant Nutritional Plant, Eton Manor in the Olympic Village, London and Riyadh Metro Project, KSA.

In 2012, Stephen was central to the establishment and development of Jones Celtic BioEnergy. This division provides a complete solution for the generation of renewable energy from biodegradable sources. Projects include Fife Council, BDR Shanks and Milton Keynes.

Shane Gillece

Group Director

Shane Gillece joined our Mechanical Division in 1990 and is a Group Director and shareholder. Shane has overall responsibility for our Industrial and Process Mechanical Division.

He has been involved in a number of our flagship Industrial and Process projects including Wyeth, BMS, IBM, Hewlett Packard, and the semi-conductor industry. Shane has also been responsible for the delivery of a number of mission critical confidential data centres across Europe.

Tim Ferris

Director - Electrical Division

Tim Ferris joined Jones Engineering in 2006 as Contracts Manager. Tim has responsibility for the management and future development of the Electrical Divisions of Jones Engineering.

Tim has completed an impressive portfolio of projects in countries such as Spain, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, the UK and Ireland. He has worked on projects in Hotel & Commercial, Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Life Science, Data Centres and Healthcare sectors.

Tim was Vice President of the Electrical Contractors Association of Ireland (ECA) in 2017 and is currently the President.

Denis O’Riordan

Director - Fire Protection Division

Denis O’Riordan joined Jones Engineering in 1981 and is Director of the Fire Protection Division with overall responsibility for project delivery, business development and estimating.

Denis holds the advanced LPCB Sprinkler Design Certificate and an Advanced Diploma in Project Management. He has been involved in a wide range of major projects including Beaumont, St. James’s and Blackrock Hospitals, Janssen Biologics (Centocor) Ringaskiddy, Boston Scientific, Lough Ree and West Offaly Power stations, Pfizer, BMS, Chemsource and many high profile confidential Data Centre projects.

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

Ray Murphy

Director - Surveying

Ray Murphy joined Jones Engineering in 1988 as a Quantity Surveyor. Ray is Director of Surveying for Jones Engineering with responsibility for all group projects. He is a member of the Association of Cost Engineers and an Associate of the Institute of Arbitrators.

Ray has extensive experience across the construction industry in Ireland, Europe the Middle East and Africa.

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.

Stephen Anderson

Operations Director

Stephen Anderson joined Jones Engineering in 2000. Stephen is an Operations Director of the Mechanical Division of Jones Engineering and has overall responsibility for the Process Division, including the Life Sciences and Food & Beverage Sectors. Stephen is a Degree Qualified Engineer and Member of Engineers Ireland.

He has delivered a number of our flagship process projects, including Pfizer Grangecastle, BMS BioPharma Cruiserath, Janssen, Alexion Athlone, Regeneron & Diageo Dublin.

In 2009, Stephen was responsible for the setup of our Specialist Lift Division, which currently offers Specialist Rigging Services to Customers both in Ireland and across Europe.

Paul Nicholls

Operations Director

Paul Nicholls joined our Mechanical Division as a Project Engineer in 2000. Paul is an Operations Director of the Mechanical Division of Jones Engineering with overall responsibility for Building Services Projects.

Paul holds a Building Services Degree, together with a Diploma in Project Management and is a member of CIBSE and Engineers Ireland.

Paul has worked on many complex projects including the St Vincent’s Private Hospital and Microsoft’s EMEA campus in Dublin, One Microsoft Place. He is currently overseeing the New Children’s Hospital project which is the largest, most complex and significant capital investment project ever undertaken in healthcare in Ireland.

Brendan McAtamney

Operations Director

Brendan McAtamney is a degree qualified Engineer and joined our Mechanical Division in 2006. Brendan is an Operations Director of the Mechanical Division of Jones Engineering with responsibility for Semi-Conductor, Data Centre and related industries.

Brendan was previously Division Manager for Semi-Conductor and related industries. He has extensive experience across different sectors including Life Science, Food & Beverage, Data Centres and Industrial Manufacturing.

Anthony Farrell

Operations Director

Anthony Farrell joined Jones Engineering in 1997. Anthony is a degree qualified Engineer with a diploma in Project Management. Anthony is an Operations Director of the Mechanical Division and has responsibility for the delivery of Data Centre and Mission Critical projects in Ireland, UK and Europe.

He has worked 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.

Robbie Irvin

Operations Director

Robbie Irvin, a time served craftsman and also a qualified Engineering Technician, joined Jones Engineering in 1992. Robbie is Operations Director of one of the Electrical Divisions of Jones Engineering.

Robbie’s expertise particularly lie’s in large-scale, Mission Critical, Healthcare and Building Services projects. He successfully managed the electrical services installation package on many of Jones Engineering’s largest projects in Ireland, UK and Europe.

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.

Scott Baker

Director - UK

Scott Baker joined Jones Engineering UK in 2018. He was previously Director of a UK based, global construction services company before joining our team.

Scott is an integral part of our targeted and controlled strategic growth plan for the coming years. He is focusing on contributing to the next stage of expansion which involves increases in supply chain, entrance into new markets and forging partnerships with new clients.

Jason Hanley

Operations Director - Middle East

Jason joined the Mechanical Division of Jones Engineering in 2005. Jason is Operations Director of Jones Engineering Middle East with full responsibility for the successful management of all construction activities in the region. He has a Building Services Engineering Diploma, holds a Mechanical Fitter Trade qualification and is a member of Engineers Ireland.

Jason was involved in a number of key projects throughout Ireland, including Schwarz Pharma, Shannon, Vistakon Limerick, Microsoft Data Centre, Grangecastle, St. Vincent Private Hospital, Pfizer Grangecastle and Intel Ireland Leixlip Campus. Since his relocation to the Middle East in 2012 he has been responsible for the delivery of an impressive portfolio of projects including a number of large scale projects with Almarai, Pepsi Mega Plant, multiple Logistic Facilities and Data Centres for a Multinational Client, Bahrain.

Richard Coughlan

Commercial Director - Middle East

Richard joined Jones Engineering in 1999 as a Mechanical Engineer. Richard is Commercial Director for Jones Engineering in the Middle East with responsibility for all commercial operations. Richard holds a Building Services Engineering qualification from the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT).

Richard has worked on large scale projects in the Building Services, Industrial, Healthcare, Education, Food & Beverage, & Life Science sectors both from a design and contracting perspective.  Some of the large scale projects he has been involved with in the Middle East include Almarai, Dammam Pharma, Sipchem, SibCo, Tabuk Pharma, King Saud University, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Riyadh Metro, & the King Abdullah Financial Distract.