Dr Paul Doherty is the Managing Director and one of the founding partners of specialist geotechnical engineering consultancy Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (www.gdgeo.com). Paul has established a successful engineering business that provides leading geotechnical designs to the international market. Through the recession period from 2011 to today, Paul has managed the sustainable growth of GDG from an initial headcount comprising just the two founders to a team of over 40 highly skilled engineers. GDG is now one of the leading geotechnical consultants across Ireland and the UK, with the workload serviced from offices in Dublin, London, Belfast and Edinburgh. Paul has a PhD in offshore geotechnics and has published over 50 papers on various topics related to geotechnical engineering and soil-structure interaction.
Paul was announced as the Runner-Up of the FIDIC YP Award (Young Professional) at the recent FIDIC Conference in Berlin on 10 September 2018. He was also the recipient of the 2017 ACEI Emerging Professional Consulting Engineer of the Year (EPCE) Award, and went on to win the EFCA YP Award (European Young Professional award), announced at the EFCA 2017 Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark in June 2017.