Our Team
Leading Edge Project Directors

We retain a dynamic team with considerable experience in the property and construction sectors
Our core Mission is to deliver projects on Time, within Budget and to the highest Quality and Safety standards.

PJ Monaghan
Managing Director

PJ is the Managing Director of LEPD. A quantity surveyor by profession, he worked in General Contracting for the initial 12 years of his career and gained significant insights into the industry. Along with Tommy Murray, PJ formed Leading Edge Project Directors in 2003 and has been at the forefront of Irish Construction and Development since then. PJ was a Director of Clarington Primary Care, an SPV that has delivered 3 multi-tenanted Primary Care Centres totalling over 100,000 sq ft. The property portfolio was successfully sold in 2018 to a UK Healthcare Fund.

PJ is responsible for developing company strategy and setting the direction of the company’s culture, management practices and innovation. PJ believes a business should have 3 main ingredients – focus, planning and drive.

Over his 28-year career, his extensive experience in Project Management, Cost Management and the development of large-scale, complex projects has earned him an excellent reputation as a respected consultant and industry leader.

His knowledge, experience and industry standing can be an extremely valuable asset to any construction project

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Chris Barrett

Chris is the Director in Charge of delivering LEPD’s commitment to our clients and has 10 years of experience in the Construction Industry.

An independent authority within a Project Team who is constantly challenging and directing the various contributors on behalf of the client is crucial for the success of a Project. Chris has the capabilities, knowledge and experience to fulfill this role. His ability to manage high performance teams and promote a high degree of collaboration across all elements of a complex construction project reduces risk and gives certainty to the Client, allowing them to concentrate on their core business.

Chris believes that the keys to a successful project are the people charged with the responsibility to deliver it. His approach as a Project Manager is very much a proactive one. He aims to resource and structure a Project from the outset with people and processes that are aligned toward the same goal - delivering a product for the client that matches their Business Plan.

Chris worked with Walls Construction as a Site Engineer for a number of years prior to joining LEPD in 2013, an experience which has given him an excellent understanding of the cut and thrust of the site environment and the challenges it can bring.

He graduated with honours as a Civil Engineer from NUI Galway in 2009, and holds a Masters in Sustainable Energy & Green Technology, which he completed in UCD in 2012.


Knockrabo Residential Development:
A 119 Unit Residential Development in Goatstown, Dublin 14

Dodderbrook Residential Development:
A 136-unit residential development in Oldcourt, Tallaght

Kildare Village Outlet Centre Phase 2:
36-unit extension to the existing village with an additional 450 car parking spaces

Celbridge Primary Care Centre:
33,000 sq ft Primary Care Development in Celbridge, Co-Kildare

Navan Road Primary Care Centre:
35,000 sq ft Primary Care Development in Navan Road, Dublin 7

Verifone Office Fitout:
10,000 sq ft office fitout in Clonskeagh, Dublin 4

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