Job type: Fixed-term contract

Contract duration: 24 months

Location: Waterford City Centre

Salary: Competitive

About the role

You will be part of the site-based team responsible for supervision of the construction of the access infrastructure on the northern side of the river Suir.

The works will primarily involve: -

  • Works on the north side of Waterford which include a widening of 800m of the Dock Road and the realignment of 350m of Abbey Road;
  • Works for two new access roads over the existing railway line to the Strategic Development Zone site;
  • Works for the construction of four bridge structures which span the existing railway and the proposed Waterford to New Ross Greenway and approximately 675m of retaining wall structures and engineered embankments.

The assistant resident engineer will work as part of a team based in Waterford and will report directly to a senior resident engineer responsible for the access infrastructure.


Your duties will include supervising road & bridge construction in an urban environment as follows: -

  • Earthworks, drainage and utility diversions
  • Roadworks in an urban environment with extensive traffic management
  • Construction of foundations, substructures and superstructures of bridge structures
  • Culverts and retaining walls  


  • A degree in engineering (Level 8 qualification in the National Framework of Qualifications or equivalent)
  • At least five years’ postgraduate experience in the design or construction of buildings and associated civil infrastructure. A minimum of two years must have been on site
  • Good organisational skills
  • Motivated individual with a strong work ethic
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Fluency/high level of proficiency in spoken and written English



  • Experience of road and bridge construction in an urban environment
  • Experience of railway infrastructure and bridge works
  • Experience in railway approval processes and systems
  • Chartered engineer status (C.Eng. MIEI or equivalent)
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports, keep work records, measure, and record all variations from contract and reading drawings
  • Proficiency in IT, particularly in relation to document handling and production of reports
  • A thorough knowledge of health and safety legislation and its application in the workplace

About Roughan & O'Donovan

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, of 20 different nationalities, in our Irish and UK offices. 

When you join ROD, you will become part of a team recognised for outstanding technical skill and passion for excellence. You will have access to the exceptional training opportunities our award-winning CPD programme provides and enjoy a workplace that supports growth, flexibility and creativity. 

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Roughan & O’Donovan is an equal opportunity employer. 

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