Alex O’Reilly


MEng (Hons) CEng MIStructe

From a young age, Alex had a keen interest in maths and physics and had always enjoyed understanding how things work and fit together. Structural engineering seemed like the best way to combine his interests and turn his passion into a career.

There’s no real typical day for an engineer, each day is different and brings a new set of project challenges to overcome – this is something Alex thrives on. He delves into his projects early on to understand the requirements of all stakeholders, and then coordinates closely with the entire team to achieve the best structural solution without losing sight of the project as a whole.

Alex became a chartered structural engineer in 2022 and provides support to colleagues as they prepare for their IStructE interviews and exams.

Outside of SD, Alex is a keen sportsman and throws himself into various challenges – that’s when knee injuries allow! He spends most of his Summer playing and watching cricket.