Our Team

Karen McShane


Managing Director 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.

Sara Elhassan


Civil Engineer at Kevin McShane Ltd. 

Sara has worked in the middle east carrying out structural engineering, project management and site supervision of major infrastructure projects including power stations, bridges and highways. She has been working on Engineering for over 20 years and adds to the diversity of the engineering team at Kevin McShane Ltd.

Brian Pope

BEng, CEng, MICE 

Chartered Engineer 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. 

Niamh Semple


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. 

Eva Armstrong

Trainee Engineer at Kevin McShane Ltd.

Eva Armstrong is a Trainee Civil Engineer working on drainage and transportation projects. She has carried out Transport Assessments, computer modelling and Schedule 6 applications. While completing a masters degree in Civil Engineering Eva expands her knowledge by working with Kevin McShane Ltd.

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.  

Claire McAlister

Trainee Engineer Kevin McShane Ltd.

Clare McAlister is a Trainee Civil Engineer who joined Kevin McShane Ltd on a workplus placement to further her engineering experience. Clare is a key member of the survey team pricing and coordinating the traffic, transportation and market research surveys. She has progress to Civil Engineering design and is currently working on new housing roads and drainage layouts.

Steve Drew

Finance at Kevin McShane Ltd.

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

Megan Brown

Trainee Engineer Kevin McShane Ltd.

Megan joins us an engineering apprentice working on the transport and civil engineering part of the business. Megan is currently carrying out transport analysis and preparation of engineering drawings.