Luke McDonagh

Qualifying from Limerick Institute of Technology, as a Quantity Surveyor in 2012, Luke worked in London before returning to Ireland, when he joined Flynn in early 2018. Joining Flynn offered Luke the opportunity to work within a dynamic company. It also meant he could play Gaelic football again with his local club - the first time in over five years!

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT YOUR ROLE?

It’s the interaction with sub-contractors, it’s the interaction with clients and the integration with the people you work with. It’s the different interactions, I suppose it’s just the social aspect of dealing with these people and getting resolutions for whatever problems or bit and pieces crop up.

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WHAT’S IT LIKE TO WORK IN FLYNN?

It’s as laid back as it can be for as serious a position we’re in. We take it seriously but at the same time we’re not averse to having a conversation or sitting back for a minute to have a laugh, taking a breather. It’s not a constant frame of mind where you’re stuck in the same mindframe all day long. You might be in a serious meeting and somebody might make a joke and the whole place will break out laughing. There’s a personality to it.

WHAT SURPRISED YOU THE MOST WHEN YOU STARTED WITH FLYNN?

They’ve got a very young workforce for a contractor that has such a big presence in the market. Everyone’s eager and the Directors do in fairness give you a real chance. I know other contractors who’ve been around 50 or 60 years and they’ve all got their habits whereas I think Flynn is very open to everything, open to a new mindset, open to new technologies.

“It’s as laid back as it can be for as serious a position we’re in. We take it seriously but at the same time we’re not averse to having a conversation or sitting back for a minute to have a laugh, taking a breather.”

HOW DOES FLYNN HELP YOU DEVELOP?

The harder you work, the more responsibility you’ll be given and the more you prove yourself, the more responsibility you’ll be given. They’re very good like that. And from dealing with Alan, my manager in the Commercial Department, he’s very keen on further education, like our further development with the RCIS Chartership.