Who we are

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

We plan, design and manage major infrastructural projects, both nationally and internationally.

An independently-owned firm, we employ a multidisciplinary team of more than 180 people in our Dublin and Leeds offices.

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

Current projects include the Great Yarmouth third river crossing, the A6 Dualling scheme, the Enhancing Motorway Operation Services project, the Waterford North Quays SDZ and the National Children’s Hospital Satellite Centres.


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. 

  • €2.3b+

    Construction value of motorway we’ve designed since 2001
  • 200+

    Number of bridges we've designed for contractors since 2007
  • 100%

    Win rate on road infrastructure applications taken from route selection

Our ethos

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


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
  • Occupational Health & Safety Management System 18001:2007 Safety Management System

BIM (Building Information Modelling)

We combine our standardised Level 2 BIM processes with our ISO 9001 quality management system.  

Our BIM processes are certified by the British Standards Institution 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.

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