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.”

Jennifer CullenConstruction & Engineering Specialist

Jennifer graduated from Technological University of Dublin with a degree in Civil Engineering Technology. She got into recruitment as it allows her to utilise both her people skills and her extensive knowledge of the construction and engineering industry.

“My favourite part of my job is speaking to new candidates every day and knowing that my guidance throughout the hiring process has helped them secure the job they’ve been searching for.”

Cathal KirwanCivil Engineering Specialist

Cathal has a strong background in recruitment and business admin, having graduated from Maynooth Universit. Since joining Sonas Recruitment, he has been building strong relationships with industry leading construction companies and actively headhunting construction and engineering professionals for a wide range of jobs throughout Ireland and the UK.

“My favourite part of my job is getting to talk to some great people on the day-to-day, learning as you go and picking up valuable information. My second favourite part is how rewarding it is to help an individual on their career journey.”

Cian KavanaghConstruction & 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, Gaelic football player and is very personable. This complements him well in his current position.

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.”