Dave McDonnell

Managing Director
Dave is from Westport, has a degree in Geomatics and is a chartered surveyor. Dave has worked in challenging urban and remote environments throughout Ireland, the UK, Australia and the USA. This includes surveying on many large infrastructure projects and managing survey teams on major Gas plants, Iron ore mines and Motorways in Western Australia. Dave has been known to put his hand up for jobs across the country just to get a game of snooker in when he knows there’s a good club nearby.

Bob Kilkelly

Robert Kilkelly or Bob as he is known has been the constant in KGSS history. He is an Engineer has a wealth of knowledge and gives us advice regularly. Bob loves sailing, cycling, running up and down mountains to name just a few of his hobbies.

Kevin Dodd

Operations Manager
Kevin is from Ballina & has a degree in Geomatics. Kevin spent 13 years working as a Survey Party Chief in the offshore Oil, Gas and renewables industry before joining KGSS. His offshore career took him all over the world, leading teams on a variety of large-scale positioning and construction projects. Kevin sometimes takes his kayak to work to make the most of the nearest river rapids.

Noel McDonnell

Survey Assistant
Noel is Dave's Dad and he has helped us get out of some tricky situations with his know how and always makes himself available when we ask. Nothing beats experience as the saying goes.

Michael Lavelle

Michael joined the team as a student and continued his learning on the job, never afraid to ask questions. He has a great attitude with a bright future ahead of him as a surveyor. Michael loves his sports and always has his gear bag with him ready to rock.

Owen Rivoallan

Owen is with KGSS as an intern. He is studying engineering in France and is getting a flavour for what surveying is about. Owen loves to get back to his relations in Mayo where he enjoys getting out on the ocean surfing and sailing