Niamh Cronin

Niamh Cronin


BE(Hons) PGDip Contract Law CEng MIEI

Niamh joined PUNCH in 2003 as a Graduate Engineer. She was quickly promoted through the business to the role of Senior Engineer, where she contributed positively to the management of the company and successfully led projects. In 2011 Niamh left for Australia where she lived and worked for six years as a Principal Civil Engineer in Perth. In 2017 Niamh relocated to Singapore and had a key role in the establishment of the South East Asia Region office for her Australian company. In the summer of 2020 Niamh and her family decided to move back to Ireland and after a 9-year absence returned to PUNCH as a Technical Director.

Niamh is a Chartered Engineer and a member of Engineers Ireland. She has first class honours degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University College Cork and completed a post graduate diploma in Contract Law and Contract Administration in Trinity College Dublin. She has a keen interest in the administration and management of projects.

Niamh’s specific focus as Technical Director is to develop and lead our Civil Engineering focused service offering in the South West region and nationally. Her mix of local and international experience and the portfolio of projects she has worked on gives her a uniquely adaptable set of skills to bring to this role.

Her technical experience includes projects in civil infrastructure, healthcare, residential, commercial, industrial, refurbishment and high-rise urban developments. She has undertaken the civil design and project management of projects in Ireland, Australia, Asia, and the Middle East for both public sector clients and private clients. Niamh has gained extensive skills in project management, design management, health & safety in design, quality control, contract administration and stakeholder liaison. She has been responsible for all aspects of civil engineering in her career, been responsible for the team delivery of design outputs for large scale projects as well as taking on the role as Client Representative and Contract Administrator. Niamh has also completed the role of Design Manager for various Contractors on a secondment basis, a role she thoroughly enjoyed.

Niamh is proactive in her approach to every role she takes on, is self-motivated and is highly committed to quality and client and end user satisfaction. From her design and construction experience she has a strong understanding of constructability and budget. She has excellent communication, team and stakeholder relationship skills

Outside of work Niamh is a married and is kept busy with her young family of 3 daughters. Niamh’s personal interests including reading, music, travel and following sports, such as her home county team of Kerry footballers.