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.

Ruaidhrí Eade

Graduate Surveyor
Ruaidhrí is with KGSS as an graduate after completing a course in Sustainable Building Technology. He joined our team at the tail end of 2021 with an already strong ability in CAD and revit. He is developing his survey skills and has gelled in with the team nicely with a great work ethic, no task is a problem. Ruaidhrí likes training down at the boxing gym and has a great interest in all sports.