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  Sustainable Transport Bridge [STB] across the river Suir and the plaza on the southern approach to the bridge.

The works will primarily involve: -

  • Marine works consisting of combi-pile cofferdams; piling for pier foundations, construction of reinforced concrete pile caps and piers
  • Fabrication of steel superstructure for fixed and moveable spans
  • Mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, control, and automation (MEICA) of the double leaf  bascule spans attached to the fixed spans and associated control rooms and buildings
  • Bridge deck finishes, including parapets, railings, lighting etc.
  • Construction of an approach plaza to the southern bridge approach, consisting of a piled foundation, reinforced concrete slab, quay walls and all associated public realm and finishes

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 bridgeworks on the scheme.


Your duties will include:

  • Supervision of all marine works for the STB including cofferdams and reinforced concrete substructures
  • Supervision of all civil and marines works for the South Plaza
  • Supervision of bridge deck superstructure erection and finishes (including liaison with structural steelwork inspectors (welding and painting)
  • Supervision of the movable spans including liaison with MEICA specialists.


  • 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 fixed or movable bridges preferably in a marine environment. 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


  • 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 & O’Donovan (ROD) is one of Ireland’s leading civil, structural and environmental engineering consultancies. We plan, design and manage major infrastructure projects, both nationally and internationally. 

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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