Directors

Team Profiles

Ian Long
BEng CEng FICE MIStructE FConsE
Managing Director

Ian Long joined Doran Consulting in 1987 and was appointed a Partner in 2001 (title updated to Director following the company’s incorporation in 2005) and became Managing Director in 2017.  He has nearly 30 years’ experience in a range of structural engineering areas of expertise including the design and construction of various reinforced concrete and steelwork structures including hospitals, schools, power stations and private and social housing developments.  He also oversees projects involving the restoration and structural refurbishments of historic buildings.

In recent years Ian has acted as Project Director on several award winning local civic structures and has also been extensively involved in the redevelopment and refurbishment of a range of iconic local churches and buildings.

Ian also has extensive experience in the healthcare sector having been commissioned as Project Director for several important local acute hospitals and primary healthcare facilities.

In addition to providing a range of structural engineering services to clients, Ian is a Past Chairman of the Institution of Civil Engineers (NI Region).

Lynda Martin
BSc DPhil CEng MICE MCIWEM C.WEM MIEI FConsE
Director

Lynda Martin joined Doran Consulting in 1991 and was appointed a Partner in 2003 (title updated to Director following the company’s incorporation in 2005). Prior to joining the company, Lynda was a postgraduate research assistant at the University of Ulster specialising in shipping navigation channels, where she gained a DPhil in 1987. She continued her work at UU studying compound river channels until joining Doran’s in 1991. 

Lynda has 30 years’ experience in the management of water and heads the company’s Public Health Team. Clients benefit from her expertise in a wide range of water management issues including potable and wastewater treatment, water supply, storm and foul drainage computational hydraulic modelling and appraisal studies.

Under Lynda’s management, the company’s Public Health Team has become one of the leading practices in the region with extensive experience in wastewater treatment, having worked on over 100 schemes at over 20 key sites across Northern Ireland. The team was recently appointed to the Northern Ireland Water Professional Services Support Framework.

In addition to providing a range of water management services to clients, Lynda sits on the Board of Construction Industry Council and is the Director responsible for the company’s British Standards Institute certificated Integrated Management System.

Campbell Davis
BSc PhD CEng FICE MCIWEM C.WEM MIEI FConsE
Director

Campbell Davis joined Doran Consulting in 1988 after completing a PhD and was appointed a Partner in 2003 (title updated to Director following the company’s incorporation in 2005). He has nearly 30 years’ experience in a range of civil engineering areas with a focus on marine structures and river engineering.  His areas of expertise include flood studies, river engineering, harbour and coastal protection works, underwater inspections, bridges, condition inspections, structural assessments, concrete repair & refurbishment, heavy civil and structural engineering in association with reinforced concrete and structural steel design.

Campbell has acted as Project Director on a range of projects involving key local harbours and waterways including Belfast Harbour and the River Lagan, in addition he has provided a range of services for many years in relation to key Northern Ireland fisheries including Portavogie and Ardglass.

Campbell also has extensive experience in the design, inspection and refurbishment of bridges.  He heads the company’s Bridge Team which has been appointed to both Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland bridge frameworks. 

Michael Nelson
BEng CEng MICE MIStructE MIEI AaPS
Director

Michael Nelson joined Doran Consulting in 1994 and was appointed a Director in 2012.  He has over 20 years’ experience in a range of structural engineering areas of expertise including the design and construction of facilities in various sectors including education, health, industrial and commercial.  He has also been involved in a large number of design and build and partnering commissions both in the private and public sectors throughout the UK.

Michael is a leading structural engineer in the energy sector and has particular niche expertise in High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission links, having overseen several related projects.  Michael also has extensive experience in the design of airport facilities having been involved in major alteration, extension and refurbishment works of several key airports across Northern Ireland and Great Britain.

In addition to his extensive design and energy experience, Michael is also the company’s Health & Safety Director and Director in charge of Construction Design & Management Co-ordination (CDMC), overseeing a team of chartered CDMCs with a substantial portfolio of work in a range of commercial, marine, and aviation locations.

In addition to providing a range of structural engineering services to clients, Michael is the Honorary CPD Officer for the Institution of Structural Engineers (NI Region).

Paul Keown
BEng PhD CEng MICE MIStructE
Director

Paul Keown joined Doran Consulting in 1999 and was appointed a Director in 2014.  He has nearly 20 years’ experience in a wide range of structural engineering projects, including extensive experience in basements and multi-storey construction, utilising a range of construction materials.  His areas of expertise include retail, residential, office developments, hotels and heavy industrial work.

In recent years, Paul has gained expertise in providing structural design advice in the area of waste handling, recycling and waste to energy facilities across the UK.

He has also been extensively involved in a number of prestigious retail and commercial developments across the UK including shopping centres with related facilities such as car parking and a range of hotels.

In addition to providing structural engineering services to clients, Paul participates in the wider engineering community and has produced a number of award winning technical papers on projects in which he has been involved, including the Bar Library development and Albert Clock Tower stabilisation.

Marco Forte
BA
Director

Marco Forte joined Doran Consulting in 1995 with a background in Accounting and Information Technology. He was appointed Company Accountant & IT Manager in 2003 and Finance Director in January 2013.

Marco is responsible for administering all the company’s financial requirements; procedural and client related; including preparing company accounts, taxation, resource management and budgeting.

With extensive experience in IT infrastructure, including in particular network management and software programming, Marco oversees the running of the company's Information Communications & Technology function. He has written many bespoke in-house accounting and analysis programmes and is currently leading a company-wide BIM training and integration programme.

Marco is also Head of Administration and is responsible for human resources and recruitment.

Ciara Lappin
MEng CEng MICE MCIWEM C.WEM CIArb
Technical Director

Ciara Lappin joined Doran Consulting in 1999 and was appointed to the post of Technical Director in 2016.  She has nearly 20 years’ experience in a range of civil engineering and public health projects.  Her areas of expertise include infrastructure, harbour development, water and wastewater treatment, leisure and sports projects including mountain bike and walking trails and environmental improvement works.

Ciara has recently gained extensive expertise in the design and construction of international standard mountain bike trails which have been used for global sporting events.

She has also project managed large scale industrial harbour projects across both Northern Ireland and England and has extensive experience in the design and build of water and wastewater treatment works and sewerage schemes for NI Water.

In addition to providing a range of civil engineering services to clients, Ciara has also lectured on civil engineering contract matters at Queen’s University Belfast.