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Darrel Richards

Darrel Richards

Associate Director
Darrel is an Associate Director with ByrneLooby and leads the civil and structural engineering design team for water services. This group provide civil and structural support to the specialist water designers which allows ByrneLooby to deliver total solutions for water and infrastructure service to our clients.


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Phone: +353 (0) 14564 370

Darrel is a Chartered Civil Engineer with 25 years industry experience delivering detailed designs and administering contracts for numerous major infrastructure projects.  Darrel has extensive experience working on numerous water/sewerage infrastructure schemes, wastewater treatment plants as Design Manager, Design Team Leader and as Project Manager both in Northern Ireland and the Middle East. Projects include Al Khor WWTP, Qatar as design manager approving Contractors’ design and Qatar North Local Roads and Drainage Program as Drainage Design Team Lead for framework JV consultant.

Darrel has worked on numerous schemes for Northern Ireland Water in a design and project management capacity on the Integrated Wastewater Framework for Southern Region – implementing recommendations for Portadown and Kilkeel Drainage Area Studies, Strangford WwTW. Scheme experience includes major projects from both the public and private sector including Belfast City Airport, Musgrave Regional Area Brain Injury Unit, Limavady College Extension and Limavady Technology Centre and Finaghy Primary School, Sports Pavilion and Library working closely with clients, ensuring project delivery within budget and programme.