As Siena’s Manager of Field Operations Peter Farrell has his work cut out for him, and perhaps more than anyone, he has his finger on the pulse of what’s going on at Siena. He’s responsible for managing the field team, role modelling a safety culture, ensures quality and production, nurtures solid client relationships, and perhaps his most challenging role – keeping the field team happy with their Siena clothing. Peter joined Siena in 2010, and celebrates his 14th work anniversary at Siena in 2024. We caught up with Peter to learn about his experiences. As usual, Peter was quick and to the pint – er, point! Peter, thank you so much for all you do to keep our project sites staffed, safe, organized… and on brand! Cheers to you, Peter.

What was your first job ever?  What did you learn?

Picking spuds (potatoes) and milking cows. Picking potatoes is the toughest physical job I ever had.

How did you first get started in construction?

I attended Dundalk Regional Technical College in Ireland, studying Mechanical Engineering.

When/why did you choose to move to the US, and how did you settle on Boston?

I was invited to play Gaelic Football in Boston. My sisters were already here in Boston when I arrived. Soon after, I started working with my brother-in-law in his construction company.

Are there big differences between the construction industry in Ireland compared with the US?

One difference is that Ireland uses concrete masonry units – such as cinderblock – whereas here in the US, they primarily use lumber frame construction. But I would have to say the biggest difference is that Ireland pronounces the word aluminum correctly!

What’s your favorite thing about working at Siena?

I think a lot of people have said this before, so it must be true – that Siena has a friendly and family-like atmosphere.

What’s more difficult – making sure all of Siena’s job sites are properly staffed, or keeping track the Siena clothing for the field?


Construction’s a stressful job. What do you do to relax and enjoy in your free time?

Golfing, Watching football, and horse racing.


Peter’s Favorites

  • Restaurant – Seapoint in Southie
  • Movie – Gladiator
  • Favorite TV Show – Slow Horses
  • Favorite Music – 80’s Music
  • Favorite Vacation Spot – Bermuda