The Sonas Recruitment Team

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James HickeyConstruction & Engineering Specialist

James graduated from NUIG, having specialised in digital business & analytics for the final years of his degree. Since then, he has worked in business, sales, customer service and recruitment.

“I got into recruitment because of its exciting and dynamic nature. Helping people, and bringing added value to our clients’ business is a by-product of our hard work, few other careers offer such a bonus in my opinion.”

Cian KavanaghConstruction & Civil Engineering Specialist

Cian qualified from NUIG with a bachelors of commerce, before advancing to UCD to receive a professional diploma in project management. He has a strong background in sports and hospitality, having worked on various leadership initiatives throughout his time in further education. He is a proud Longford man, Hurler and is very personable. This complements him well in his current position.

Jack WhelanConstruction Recruitment Specialist

Jack graduated college from the Institute of Technology Carlow with a bachelors of business degree after specialising in Marketing. Jack has acquired a wealth of knowledge in sales and customer service having worked both field and office based roles. He has a passion for coaching and has been heavily involved in his local GAA club, having coached numerous underage hurling teams since 2017.

Philip WarnerConstruction & Engineering Specialist

Philip graduated from TU Dublin in hospitality and tourism management. He has since worked in customer service roles and hotel management positions, which have helped to develop a real passion for helping people. He would describe himself as a people person and has great communication skills.

“The opportunity to help people to forge a rewarding career is something that I really relish”

Our Management Team

Derek ByrneDirector

Derek is a Director of the Broadwork Recruitment Group. He graduated from the University of Limerick before beginning his career in recruitment. With over 10 years of experience in the construction & engineering industry, Derek has unrivalled knowledge of the market and great relationships with the management teams of Ireland’s leading construction companies.

Will NortonDirector

Will is a Director of the Broadwork Recruitment Group having previously worked with global firms such as PwC and Glanbia across 3 continents. Will has a BEng from University College Cork and a MBA from the University of Oxford.

Marketing Department

Mark ShannonMarketing Executive

Mark graduated from the University of Limerick in 2021 with a bachelors of business degree, having majored in marketing and having studied German as his minor option. He comes from a strong background in sales and customer service, having previously worked in retail and the hospitality sector.

“My favourite part of my job is collaborating with the team on a day to day basis. Everyone is so helpful, welcoming and easy to talk to. It is great that we are all able to work together to help construction & engineering professionals find the best opportunities to suit their preferences.”