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Ronan Quinn

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  Ronan Quinn
You need to look forward to working and interacting with the public for most of your day. Can you arrive at a situation where there are a number of people arguing and they listen to you when you take control? You must have an interest in helping people, and you must have utter integrity.
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Contact details:
Contact Name:
Caitriona Geraghty
Address:
Engineers Ireland
22 Clyde Road
Ballsbridge
Dublin 4
Email:
info@steps.ie
Web:
http://steps.ie
Phone:
+ 353 1 6651340
 

 
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Occupation:
Maria O'Neill
Civil Engineer

Maria works as an Assistant Resident Engineer supervising a water supply scheme for the Local Authorities. She did her Leaving Cert in St. David's in Greystones, and went on to UCD to complete a Civil Engineering Degree.

Maria O'Neill, Civil Engineer 
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Structural Engineer
Elaine Dillon
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An interest in technology would also be important and unavoidable if you would like to be an engineer - this is the way of the future

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Elaine Dillon
   
Civil Engineer
Maria O'Neill
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Engineering is all about team work. I'm also organised, and positive. There are no problems, only difficult solutions

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Maria O'Neill