Who we are

Roughan and O’Donovan (ROD) is one of Ireland's leading civil, environmental and structural engineering consultancies.

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 projects include:

Recent awards


Motorway Operations Control Centre

Project of the Year at the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland (ACEI) Engineering Excellence Awards 2021

Northern Spire Bridge, Sunderland, UK

Special 30th Anniversary Robert Stephenson Award at the Institution of Civil Engineers North East Awards 2021


Northern Spire Bridge, Sunderland, UK

International Project of the Year at the Belgian Steel Bridge Awards 2020

A6 Randalstown to Castledawson ECI, Northern Ireland

Infrastructure Project of the Year at the UK National Government Opportunities Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2020 


Northern Spire Bridge, Sunderland, UK 

Transport Project of the Year at the British Construction Industry Awards 2019

Design Excellence Award at the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland Design Excellence Awards 2019 


A2 Shore Road to Greenisland upgrade, Northern Ireland

CEEQUAL Excellent Whole Project Award 2017


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.


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 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.


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

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