O’Neil joins as contracts director, bringing over 25 years’ experience in construction and civil engineering.
While at Farrans, O’Neil was responsible for around £100m of project annually. He was involved in the Edinburgh Tram extension and the Northern Spire Bridge in Sunderland, as well as a series of major wind farm projects in England, Scotland and Wales.
In his new role, he will take responsibility for delivering offsite projects.
He will work closely with the group’s business development, commercial and manufacturing teams, giving clients the benefit of a fully seamless approach.
Mark Lowry, managing director of The McAvoy Group, said: “We are continuing to grow and develop the McAvoy business, which in turn means strengthening the team with the best possible talent who share our vision.
“Martin’s experience, knowledge and expertise will be invaluable in driving the group forward across a range of sectors.”
“Martin has the right combination of wide-ranging delivery experience and a dedication to quality, and health and safety.
“This will ensure our extensive pipeline of work, particularly in the education, infrastructure and healthcare sectors, continues to be delivered to the very highest standards.”