PEOPLE

We are committed to ensuring that all our workforce are fully trained and conscious of requirements and best practise relating to their responsibilities on site. Not only do we ensure all the workforce are correctly trained for their role, but they each developed to their maximum potential - professionally and personally.

Board of Directors

CIARAN DONNELLY

GROUP CHAIRMAN

A qualified civil engineer with over 20 years of experience, Ciaran established Cidon Construction in 2000 after 5 years working up to Project Manager with Balfour Beatty on a number of major projects. He has an active role in the business as part of our commitment to offer a high level of customer service to our clients, and is responsible for ensuring the company grows in a sustainable manner, with particular focus on the recruitment and development of new entrants to the company, driving forward efficiency and engineering levels. 

PATRICK BRYAN

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Patrick was appointed as Managing Director in 2017, and is responsible for Cidon Constructions UK operations. Patrick has worked in numerous sectors of the construction industry from trade through to management since 1989. Prior to joining Cidon Construction in June 2015, he spent 16 years with Birse Civils and Balfour Beatty in the role of Construction Manager, where he worked on a range of diverse and complex civil engineering projects. Patrick joined Cidon Construction as Operations Director, as which he oversaw a number of civils and build projects simultaneously on a commercial and strategic level whilst also managing site labour resource requirements throughout the business. Patrick has a strong knowledge base and technical understanding that ensures buildability, innovation and value engineering is assured for each project. Patrick is an excellent communicator and commercial leader, able to liaise and negotiate with both the client and staff at all levels. 

STEPHEN SIMPSON

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Stephen has worked in the construction industry for over 25 years predominantly working on behalf of principal contractors and subcontractors on a variety of building and civil engineering projects throughout the UK. His experience has brought great value to the company and was appointed Operations Director in 2012.

Stephen has a broad range of experience, initially starting out as a site engineer and proceeded to work his way up the ranks through to senior management. He is involved in our projects from inception through to final account ensuring the interface with our clients is consistent throughout the life cycle of the project. Stephen encourages close communication to ensure projects are managed safely and efficiently and the project programme expectations are maintained and hopefully exceeded. Stephen manages the teams at all stages and is able to solve problems quickly and efficently both on site and from head office.

ROB SMITH

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Rob Smith has over 20 years practical experience within the construction and civil engineering sectors, starting from an initial background as a Site Engineer and now operating as a Technical Director with Cidon since 2011.

Rob leads the Technical team from the pre-construction phase, to a completed set of construction phase information throughout the project. He is responsible for ensuring the team produce accurate and commercially sound temporary and permanent works’ design solutions. This includes crane plans other technical drawings and information to allow Cidon to challenge and win tenders, and also continue with the project during the Construction Phase. This is to ensure the detailed design and build solutions are safely and correctly implemented on site.

LIAM HALL

ESTIMATING DIRECTOR

Liam joined Cidon Construction in September 2007 as a trainee Quantity Surveyor and after ten years of loyal service, has recently been appointed as our Estimating Director. Whilst qualifying for his degree as a Quantity Surveyor, he has worked diligently crafting his trade with our construction teams both site and office based and is now a strong leader and valued member of the senior management team.

Liam’s solid knowledge base of construction practices specialising in reinforced concrete construction enables him to lead his team in producing concise take-offs and bill preparation in accordance with both SMM7 and CESMM3. Contractual and commercial awareness is a necessity in construction, especially at tender settlement which Liam is always at the forefront of any discussion which we find invaluable. 

Key Personnel

STEVE AUTON

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Appointed as Operations Manager in 2017, a role which facilitates the ongoing liaison between company Directors, project site teams and clients, Steve entered the industry in 1993 as a joiner and has worked with Cidon Construction since 2005. Steve initially joined the company as a Foreman and has worked on a wide range of projects including High Rise Commercial Buildings, Energy from Waste Facilities and specialist projects. Over the years, Steve has progressed his career through to Construction Management, and then onto Operations Manager, with the responsibility for delivering allocated site operations. Steve is a strong and effective leader and has a very good technical understanding of construction sequence, programming and temporary works, enabling him to adapt to site requirements. Strong communication skills are one of Steve's key strengths which has gained him respect not only within Cidon Construction, but with our client's.

CON O'SHEA

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Appointed as Operations Manager in 2018, Con is responsible for the overall delivery of allocated site operations, ensuring communication is paramount at all times.  This includes co-ordinating the design information, program milestones, ensuring all operations are delivered safely and efficiently.  The role facilitates the ongoing liaison between company directors, project site teams and clients.  Con started his career with Cidon Construction in 2010 as a Construction Manager, since then he has managed a wide range of projects throughout the UK such as Energy from Waste Facilities and High Rise Commercial Buildings. Prior to that, Con was based in the Middle East for six years where he worked as a Works Manager. Communication between the client and colleagues is a priority as well as managing coordination of all works within the site environment. Con is a very experienced and valuable member of our senior team, known for his strong character and assertive leadership skills.

 

IMOGEN BROOKS

HR & TRAINING/MARKETING

Imogen began her career at Cidon Construction in 2010, progressing through a number of areas of the business. She has proceeded to manage the HR and Training department, dealing with many facets of workforce engagement.

Since 2014 Cidon Construction have been recruiting and training apprentices in Formwork Joinery and Steel Fixing which is managed by Imogen in partnership with a specialist training provider. Recruitment needs for the business are identified and actioned, appropriate job descriptions along with knowledge, skills and behaviour expectations identified and formalised from the outset to match the appropriate candidates to the role as closely as possible.

Due to Imogen’s rounded experience within the company and strong character, she has become a key member of the office management team at Cidon Construction.

JANE GALLOWAY

PROCUREMENT MANAGER

Jane began her career at Cidon Construction in 2012 as an administrator and accounts assistant. After two years, she progressed in to the purchasing department, and now oversees all the procurement requirements for the business. Jane diligently manages all the external suppliers, from pricing agreements and subsequently issuing unique site purchasing manuals, through to authorizing supplier invoices including dealing with queries and processing payments. Maintaining good relationships with the suppliers and building new ones is instrumental in this role.

She is a diligent member of our management team, able to take on new challenges and see them through to completion.

ROBERT GARBULA

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Following 25 years working in the finance industry, Robert joined Cidon Construction in 2013 as Financial Controller. Robert is an FCCA Chartered Accountant, overseeing all the financial operations for the group. He is responsible for forecasting and communicating quarterly reports for management accounts to the board of Directors, as well as day to day reports for the heads of departments as required.

Robert oversees all the financial operations from cash flow and invoice processing to payroll and VAT returns. He is a key member of the management team, able to communicate in a clear and accurate manner and ultimately ensure that the business retains is secure and healthy financial position at all times.

DAVID GETHING

QUANTITY SURVEYOR

David joined the delivery team in 2017 as an Assistant Quantity Surveyor, workng with our small team of Surveyors and Estimators. David closely monitors allocated live projects, submitting monthly payment applications on time, including any associated forecasting. Liaising with both project managers and site team supervisors is essential to ensure all variations are recorded and addressed in a timely manner.

David is also involved with our estimating team, leading Cidon's move towards 3D modelling through the use of Cubicost's TAS software packages.  David is able to produce full 3D models of a given project and then generate specific or full bills of quantities using SMM7 (method of measurement). This is part of the full estimating package offered here at Cidon.

David began his career working within the local authorities and progressed to becoming an Estimating Engineer in 2006; working in sectors such as Civils and Drainage.

JIM MAYCOCK

SENIOR QUANTITY SURVEYOR

Jim is an integral part of the delivery team responsible for all aspects of commercial and contractual administration for the construction projects undertaken by Cidon Construction. He is involved at every stage of the process, ensuring that the client remains fully aware of all the cost implications from inception through to practical completion, and final account agreed.

Jim will produce accurate cash flow forecasts, and act as the employers advocate, ensuring that the pitfalls that lead to so many unnecessary claims on building projects are managed out and avoided.  He graduated as a Quantity Surveyor in1986, and acquired over 25 years’ experience working within the commercial management teams for Developers and Principle Contractors on varied range of project types and scale.

CARL MAYCOCK

TECHNICAL ASSISTANT

Carl joined the team in 2015, as a Technical Assistant.  He works closely with the Technical Director, generating formwork designs, liaising with the suppliers, and designers to ensure the best possible outcome for the build.  Carl will draw up a design for each individual project, and from there generate an equipment picking list to ensure that all the equipment is readily available as each section is called off for delivery. 

He has a strong understanding of various formwork Systems, and build sequences, therefore able to determine the best approach.  He is also a CPCS trained Appointed Person, able to evaluate craneage needs, and draw up plans for site lifting operations.

SARAH O'MARA

PAYROLL AND ACCOUNTS

Sarah joined the team in April 2013 as our Payroll Administrator. Since then she has progressed with the business, implementing new monitoring processes for site hours, including the use of face recognition equipment on all sites. Sarah processes the weekly and monthly payments for all site and head office staff, using a number of software and accounting packages. She also works closely alongside our Financial Controller, producing reports.

Sarah is Level 3 AAT Qualified.  She is a diligent and trustworthy member of our team, able to communicate with both the workforce, and senior team in an approachable, and precise manor.

ANETA OWENS

PLANT ADMINISTRATOR

Aneta joined the team in 2016 with our Plant Department as an administrator.  Using a specialist piece of software, Aneta monitors the movement of plant and equipment between our Depot and sites, ensuring that both the location of the equipment tracked, appropriate certification is up to date, and the paperwork can be supplied to the project team.  She ensures that all servicing and maintenance regimes for the equipment is up to date, damages are repaired and all the costs are recorded.  With this information, Aneta can then produce monthly reports for the Directors attention and raise invoices where necessary.

JANE SEARLE

FRONT OF HOUSE & HR SUPPORT

Jane began her career with Cidon in 2016 as a front of house administrator.  She is the first point of contact for all visitors at head office, or telephone enquiries. 

As part of her role, Jane supports a number of departments, including Human Resources, issuing contractual and legal documents, as well as Accounts ensuing all supplier invoices are inputted on to Sage and filed appropriately to be signed off for payment.

Jane's polite and professional approach in this client facing role is key, and she is an integral part of the Head Office team.  

JOHN SCHOLEY

PLANT CO-ORDINATOR

John has been working in the industry for over 40 years, starting out at an apprentice plant engineer.  He has a wealth of experience, including over 20 years at Hewden Hire as a Service Manager. 

John began his career with Cidon in January 2018 as the Plant Department Co-ordinator. He oversees the department to ensure site requirements are met, coordinating transport logistics and ensuring the servicing and maintenance regime is adhered to for all operated and non-operated plant.  John will also assess asset purchase requirements where necessary for the overall department to be run efficiently. 

As a qualified trainer he is able to train our workforce in working at height, harness inspection and PAT Testing.  His LOLER qualification also enables him to carry out inspections, signing off and certifying lifting equipment accessories in-house.

Construction Team

KEVIN BAKER

PROJECT MANAGER

With almost 30 years in the industry, and working as a Site Engineer for the first 10 years, Kevin has a wealth of experience in the Civil Engineering sector both technically, and in a management position. Starting with Cidon in 2015 as a Project Manager, Kevin has proved himself to be technically competent, a good communicator and able to work with a professional approach with the client and workforce at all levels. Kevin is conscientious and experienced with an eye for detail, co-ordinating with the project team to ensure that contracts are delivered on time, within budget and to the required quality in accordance with all health and safety requirements.

DAVE ROBINSON

PROJECT MANAGER

Dave has over 20 years' experience within the civil engineering sector, working with the construction teams in a Management role.

Dave joined us in 2018 after 20 years with Balfour Beatty.  He prides himself on delivering a safe and high quality project within tight financial constraints, and particularly enthusiastic about the opportunities that Value Engineering can deliver to a scheme, with experience of work implementing over £1m of ideas.  He is approachable with a good technical understanding, and ensures communication between Client, Designers and Site Team remains consistent, in order for a successful project delivery to be achieved.

RIA SMYTHIES

ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER

Ria joined Cidon in 2015 as an Assistant Project Manager.  Based in Manchester Ria has worked on a number of high rise concrete frame projects, assisting the Construction Management team with tasks such as buying, document control, site inductions, and general communication between the head office and site.

Prior to this Ria worked with Morris Roe on a number of large scale projects throughout the North West.  She is organised and personable, key contributing factors for a successful project delivery.

STEPHEN OWENS

GENERAL FOREMAN

Stephen joined Cidon in 2013, as a Section Foreman.  With 20 years' experience of the industry behind him, he was identified and promoted to General Foreman.

Prior to this, Stephen worked on projects throughout the UK and Ireland managing a small team of shuttering joiners on large scale civils projects.

He is a skilled joiner, and leads with a practical and non-confrontational approach to the management of site activities.  Within the last six years, he has successfully managed both small and large teams, and more recently a site in Sheffield.

CATHAL OWENS

GENERAL FOREMAN

Cathal joined the team in 2018 as a General Foreman.  With over 20 years' experience in the industry, his role as part of the Site Management team has been established for years on projects throughout the UK and Ireland.

He is a skilled joiner, with experience in the trade and management on special finish projects.  He leads with a practical approach to the management of site activities and work with the team to identify the best path for the delivery of the build.

MARTIN McDONAGH

GENERAL FOREMAN

Martin joined Cidon in 2013 as a Section Foreman.  With over 25 years' experience in the construction industry, he is now one of our Site Management Team, working as a General Foreman.

Prior to this, Martin worked as a Skilled Joiner on projects throughout the UK and managing a small team on large scale civils projects.

Martin is currently leading a team in Manchester, coordinating the day to day operations.  He will oversee the Section Foreman, ensuring the project is running to program, and any issues are quickly resolved.

ANDY GIBNEY

STEEL FIXING FOREMAN

With over 20 years' experience in the construction and civil engineering industry, Andy joined Cidon in 2015.  He is a Steel Fixing Foreman, who has led a small team on a number of projects throughout the UK.

He leads small gangs of to carry out the Steel Fixing across the site, able to interpret the drawings and communicate to the team.

Andy is knowledgeable and approachable, leading the way for a number of trainees and apprentices, ensuring they have the skills to produce a quantity finish.

SHAUN HEALD

STEEL FIXING FOREMAN

With over 20 years' experience in the construction and civil engineering industry, Shaun joined Cidon in 2011.  He is a Steel Fixing Foreman, who has led a team working on the most complex of schemes including Glasgow School of Art and South Shields Digital Media Centre to name a few.

He leads small gangs of to carry out the Steel Fixing across the site, able to interpret the drawings and communicate to the team.  With Shaun's experience, he is relied on by the site team for his strong industry knowledge, and identify any design issues so that they can be resolved as quickly as possible.

ROBERT BERTRAM

FOREMAN

Robert joined the team in 2014 as a Ground Worker.  He has gained a wealth of experience over the years in ground works and drainage, able to confidently lead a team to ensure all works carried out in a safe and timely manner.

SHANE DONNELLY

FOREMAN

Shane joined Cidon in 2014 as a Section Foreman.  As a trained joiner, he has worked in the industry for over 25 Years, managing a small gang throughout the UK.  Shane has brought a number of apprentices through the ranks, investing time and interest in to the future generation.

VIRGULINO ESCUMALHA

FOREMAN

Lino joined Cidon in 2014 as a Section Foreman.  As a trained joiner, he has worked in the industry for over 25 Years, managing a small gang throughout the UK.  He has a wealth of experience in the concrete sector, working on large scale civils works to special concrete finish projects.

Engineering Team

SCOTT RODGERS

SENIOR ENGINEER

With over 15 years' experience in the industry, Scott is a key member of our technical team operating as our Senior Site Engineer.  He has been involved in a wide range of projects including Energy from Waste, High Rise Commercial Buildings and elaborate sites within City Centre environments, able to engineer on the most complex of schemes in Cidon's portfolio.

Scott is involved in the projects from the pre-start meetings to completion, carrying a consistent approach throughout.  He has a close working relationship with our technical team, able to advise and implement design solutions where required.  Scott has the ability to adapt quickly to different working environments, managing site teams and communicate tasks at all levels.  He has an extensive technical understanding, enabling him to not only contribute on a practical level, but also on a management level ensuring that any issues are resolved quickly and efficiently.

PAUL SMITH

ENGINEER

Paul joined the team in 2014 as a Setting out Engineer.  He Graduated from Leeds University with a Building Surveying Degree and started his career with Cidon assisting the Senior Engineer on small frame project in York.  Paul quickly progressed, and over the years has worked various types of projects from small frames, to large Civils, and special finish projects.

He has adapted his role where required, working as a Project Manager on small projects, therefore being exposed to both site engineering requirements and the day to day site operations and client expectations.  Paul is a key member of our engineering team, always willing to be developed and mentor others.

ROBERT RYAN

GRADUATE ENGINEER

Robert joined the team after graduating from Liverpool John Moore University with a BSc in Civil Engineering in 2017.  He is works with a team of Engineers, gaining valuable experience on a large special finish project in Manchester.

 

GLENN JACKSON

TRAINEE ENGINEER

Glenn joined us in 2016, initially as part of the trade apprenticeship intake.  Glenn quickly realised that his true passion was to pursue a career as a Setting Out Engineer.  With no previous experience Glenn has worked very hard, and with the support of our senior team, is now able work independently on site.  He is gaining valuable experience and always keen to secure his knowledge further with training and development.

MASON TONKS

TRAINEE ENGINEER

Mason joined us in 2017, as part of our Joinery apprenticeship intake.  Retired Rugby Player showed his true commitment and tenacious character by completing his apprenticeship within 14 months.  On completion, Mason chose to pursue his career as a Setting out Engineer, currently gaining site experience assisting the Senior Engineer.

Trainee Construction Team

NATHAN MOSS

ASSISTANT QUANTITY SURVEYOR

Nathan joined Cidon in April 2017 as an Assistant Quantity Surveyor.  He has completed his Level 3 in Construction and Build Environment, and now moving on to Level 4.  With each course Nathan has studied part time, working in the office 4 days per week.

He is acquiring valuable practical skills which will enable him to make a considerable contribution to the running of the Commercial Department. Nathan has sole responsibility for document control which is essential to the Delivery Team, and also assisting the Senior Surveyors with the administration, measurement and valuation.

JOSH JOHNSON

SECTION FOREMAN

Josh joined Cidon in 2011 as a labourer.  He has worked on sites throughout the UK and developed a skill in both Formwork Joinery and Steel Fixing.  Josh completed his Formwork Joinery Level 2 NVQ, and gained a wealth of experience over the years.

He has completed courses including a number of CPCS categories, and Site Managers Safety Training (SMSTS), and now progressing his career through to Management working as a Section Foreman.