Who we are

Roughan and O’Donovan (ROD) is a leading civil, environmental and structural engineering consultancy.

An independently-owned firm, we employ a multidisciplinary team of more than 200 people in our Dublin and Leeds offices.

Our key markets are buildings, bridges, environmental, research, transportation and water.

Current and recent projects include:

Recent awards


Each client project is led by a project director, project engineer and project technician, who work closely together on all aspects of project delivery, technical, programme, quality and cost control.

This approach ensures 360-degree visibility of project status and activity and builds shared ownership of project outcomes. 


Our best for project ethos enables us to make the right decisions for clients and ensures high quality deliverables are achieved.

Partnerships and accreditations

EI accreditation

BIM (Building Information Modelling)

Our BIM processes are certified by the British Standards Institution (BSI) and apply across our full range of engineering services.  This provides reassurance to clients and project partners that we have the systems and capabilities in place to manage information effectively.

We combine our standardised BIM processes with our ISO 9001 quality management system.


Our quality assurance system ensures delivery of high quality, value engineered designs that meet clients’ requirements in a fully auditable and managed manner.  

Our system integrates:

  • IS EN ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System
  • IS EN ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System
  • ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health & Safety Management

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


ROD's status as an Engineers Ireland Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Accredited Employer was extended for the maximum reaccreditation period of three years.


ROD gained approval from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) to operate an ICE training scheme.  The scheme will enable us to support our technicians and engineers though their initial professional development and on to a professional qualification: incorporated or chartered engineer status, IEng or CEng MICE.

Research and development

Our research and development company, ROD-IS, provides access to cutting-edge research skills, scientific expertise and technical resources.

Core areas of expertise include:

  • Risk based asset management
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Topological optimisation
  • Traffic load modelling
  • Data modelling
  • Weigh-in-motion