He is a chartered civil engineer (C.Eng.), member of Engineers Ireland (MIEI) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (FCIHT). Past experience includes design and construction of heating and ventilation systems and of RC and SS structures and the management of medium sized construction projects. Also worked water supply and distribution systems in Ireland before working on roads. He have worked on road design and construction since 1995. From 1996 he worked specifically on road safety engineering where a small team of 8 people were responsible for developing the national accident database to find trends in crash histories to design appropriate counter measures. The counter measures included engineering, education and enforcement. The team also advised on national policy relating to roads legislation. The team also had responsibility to oversee the selection and implementation of engineering remedial measures at locations on the road network with a history of crashes where in our opinion there was a viable engineering solution that would reduce the number or severity of crashes. As founding Chairperson of Donegal road Safety Working Group in 1996, along with the original members we created a very good road safety network in Donegal. All the main agencies are members now and co-operation is the norm.