Our Team

Karen McShane


Managing Director at Kevin McShane Ltd.

Karen is a Civil Engineer and Transport Planner with over 28 years' experience in the Construction Industry. Karen specialises in all aspects of transport planning, traffic surveying and assessment, and traffic engineering. She has been involved in numerous high profile schemes throughout Northern Ireland from planning and feasibility study stages right through to construction and completion.

Karen is an expert witness and has provided input at numerous public inquiries. She holds a part time role of Transport Advisor to the Northern Ireland Strategic Investment Board.

Karen has co-authored several transport publications including Creating Places and The Paul Hogarth Company Draft Policy "Living Places An Urban Stewardship and Design Guide for Northern Ireland". A lifetime promoter of sustainable travel and transport Karen has input to various policy documents and Local Area Development Plans throughout her career.

Denise McMahon

BEng, CEng, MIEI

Principal Engineer at Kevin McShane Ltd. 

Denise is a Chartered Engineer with over 11 years' experience of delivering major highway and traffic engineering schemes across Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and UK. Denise has significant experience at each of the various stages of scheme development from planning and route selection to detailed design and tender design, though to construction and completion.

Denise is responsible for the management of a wide range of projects across the disciplines offered by Kevin McShane Ltd. Her areas of interest are project and contract management, risk management, and highway design. Denise currently holds the role of Chairperson of the Construction Professionals Council of Northern Ireland. 

Brian Pope

BEng, CEng, MICE 

Chartered Engineer at Kevin McShane Ltd. 

Brian is a Civil Engineer with over 30 years' experience in the Construction Industry. Brian specialises in project management and infrastructure design, including roads and drainage, earthworks, flood risk and highways design. He has extensive experience in delivering construction projects in the health care, residential, commercial, retail, renewables, waste water, industrial and educational sectors.

Brian has been responsible for managing and delivering the civil engineering element on a number of prestigious and award winning projects in Scotland and Northern Ireland. 

Christopher Lagan

(MEng, MIEI)

Engineer at Kevin McShane Ltd.

Christopher graduated from the University of Bradford in 2012 with a MEng in Civil and Structural Engineering. Since graduation Christopher has gained a wide range of experience in construction site supervision and project management.

Christopher is proficient in a producing a range of traffic analysis reports across a number of sectors including health, retail, residential, education and sport and leisure. His areas of experience include the design and execution of highways data collection surveys and analysis as well as junction analysis and layout design.

His particular areas of interest include health and safety management, quality control and auditing.  

Niamh Semple

(BEng, MSc, MIEI)

Engineer at Kevin McShane Ltd. 

A graduate of Newcastle University with a BEng in Civil Engineering, and from Queens University Belfast with a MSc in Environmental Engineering. She has a wide range of experience across a variety of projects bringing them from concept stage through to planning approval.

Niamh has extensive experience in traffic and transport analysis, drainage assessments and preparation or a range of reports including Transport Assessments, Environmental Statements, Travel Plans and Service Management Plans.

Niamh is proficient in the use of LINSIG, Junctions8, PICADY, and ARCADY and other software programmes such as TRICS, Causeway PDS, ArcGIS and AutoCAD. 

Yuri Piskun

Senior Technician at Kevin McShane Ltd.

Yuri brings more than 10 years' experience of design and development of Civil Engineering and Transportation schemes. Yuri is an expert user of AutoCAD and as Digital Delivery Champion is responsible for quality management of drawing production at Kevin McShane Ltd.

Yuri has worked as project co-ordinator at BIM Level 2 for a number of major transport infrastructure projects. His experience includes the use of 3D design packages such as PDS and Civil 3D. His roles and responsibilities include the preparation of road and drainage design packages across a range of sectors including health, retail, industrial, residential, public realm and education. 

Sean McGeown


Technician at Kevin McShane Ltd. 

Sean graduated from Ulster University with a BSc in Construction Engineering and Management. Since joining the team Sean has gained experience in traffic data collection, parking surveys, speed surveys, and trip generation assessment.

Sean is particularly adept at vehicle swept path analysis and traffic sign and line design. His software skills include AutoCAD, Causeway PDS, Junction8, ARCADY, PICADY and TRICS analysis.  

Steve Drew

Steve is responsible for invoicing and project billing at Kevin McShane Ltd.