Tom Doyle – Partner

Tom is a qualified design engineer and worked in the industry as a design engineer liaising with architects, civil structural, building services, process and construction personnel on hi-tech industrial projects for the pharmaceutical and life science industries and commercial mixed-use projects for 6 years prior to moving into recruitment over 20 years ago.

Tom is an engineer, recruiting for engineers and is very knowledgeable in a number of disciplines including architectural, building services, process and construction for commercial mixed use and hi-tech industrial projects.

When Tom moved into the recruitment industry he knew it was the right move as he found it challenging and rewarding. This in turn made him pursue this career with a dedicated passion. He went on to obtain third level HR Management and Business Management qualifications while working full time.

Tom went on to run one of the most successful engineering and construction recruitment companies in Ireland before he helped prepare it for a successful acquisition. Tom then set up kppm in late 2009 building the kppm team along the way handpicking each of his team for their passion, commitment and industry knowledge.

During the course of his career in recruitment Tom has placed thousands of architects, engineers, project managers and construction staff on renowned projects with all the leading design, engineering and construction companies in the industry and has further expanded the business into the pharmaceutical and life science industries giving those industries an opportunity to avail of the kppm service offering: “Placing the right candidates to the right opportunities” and  “managing large volume contract for service personnel working at client facilities”

Tom specialises in large volume contract for services roles placing and managing large numbers of contract staff on design, engineering and construction projects and for the pharmaceutical and life science industries. Tom also specialises in placing candidates in hard to fill key staff roles with his clients as well as operations management and business development for kppm.

Tom’s contact details are 086 820 5038 /

Paul Sinnott – Senior Recruitment Consultant

Paul graduated with a BSc Degree in Information Technology from Waterford Institute of Technology in 2005. Upon graduation he worked in the Pharmaceutical and Engineering sector as a Validation Engineer and Project Manager with a Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Consultancy for 4 years.

Paul then completed an Advanced Diploma in Web Development from Dublin Business School in 2010 and an MSc in Management from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School in 2011 which equipped him with the relevant tools and analytical skills required to succeed in business today. Paul worked in UCD, Ireland’s Largest University for 5 years and successfully managed various projects, people, and budgets. He has strong project management experience in the Pharmaceutical, Engineering, IT and Higher Education sectors.

Paul joined kppm in 2015 as a Consultant in Engineering & Construction and was promoted to Senior Consultant and specialises in Pharmaceutical and Science sector including: Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical, Medical Devices and Life Sciences.

Outside of the office Paul likes to follow GAA, Rugby and is an active member of the Gym

Paul’s contact details are 086 043 8665 /

Richie Mouatt – Resourcer / Recruitment Consultant

Richie graduated with a Ba Degree in Geography, Planning & Environmental Policy from University College Dublin and then followed up on that with a MSc in Environmental Science from University College Dublin. During his time in UCD he worked as an Energy Broker where he worked as part of a team selling oil & gas to clients where he had to constantly liaise with clients from all over the world. Upon graduation he worked in the banking sector as a Negative Interest Consultant which equipped him with a relevant skillset that helps him deal with an abundance of clients. He also worked as a Sustainability Consultant which gave him insight into different specifications within the engineering field. Richie is currently working as a recruitment consultant focusing on a broad range of roles within engineering.

Richard’s contact details are 087 3325111 /




Catherine O’Brien – Financial Department

Catherine O’ Brien started her career as an Engineering Recruitment Administrator working with Tom Doyle 17 years ago. Catherine then moved into the accounts Department of a busy Engineering Recruitment Company and was based there for 10 years. Catherine has predominately worked on Payroll, Employment Contract, Timesheets / invoices and payments.

Catherine joined the kppm team in April 2014 and has worked mainly on Employment contracts, Timesheets / Expenses / Invoices. During her time with kppm she has built up great relationships with both clients and candidates alike. Catherine is currently studying for an Accounts Technician Qualification and she also holds qualifications in Payroll Management and a Diploma in Employment Law.

Catherine’s contact details are 01 293 2220 /

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