Contract type: Permanent 

Location: Otley, Leeds 

Salary: Competitive 

To apply: Email

About the role

Working in teams and alongside contractor-clients, you will undertake technically demanding design and consultancy services work across a wide range of schemes, including bridge and highway works.

Our teams are led by experienced principal engineers, who report to our UK-based director.

ROD is a welcoming and friendly company. We genuinely care about our staff.

Our UK office is in a converted mill building, situated in a picturesque wooded environment alongside the River Wharfe, with free parking available.


    We invite applications from:

    • Bridge engineers
    • Highway engineers
    • Engineers who have worked in closely related discipline areas, such as geotechnics, drainage, structures, offshore etc.
    • Engineers with a desire to specialise in bridge or highway engineering


    • Minimum five years’ professional experience working on infrastructure and/or structural engineering projects (an exceptional candidate with less experience may be considered)
    • A first class or 2:1 master’s degree in civil engineering or similar discipline accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (UK) for Chartered Engineer (CEng) or satisfying the educational base for CEng or equivalent (non-UK)
    • A proactive approach to problem-solving
    • An appetite for responsibility
    • A desire to learn
    • Excellent spoken and written English


    • Chartered Engineer (CEng) or nearing chartered status with ICE, IStructE or equivalent
    • Multidisciplinary experience in areas such as highways, rail and moving bridges
    • Experience in the use of codes of practice e.g. Eurocodes, BS 5400, DMRB
    • In the case of bridge and highway engineers, computer modelling skills: grillages / finite element analysis or MX/Open Roads/Civil 3D

    About Roughan & O'Donovan

    Founded in 1974, Roughan & O’Donovan (ROD) is a director-owned company employing over 190 people in the UK and Ireland.  

    We provide civil, environmental and structural engineering consultancy services, with a notable specialism in bridges.

    About 25% of our work is UK-based, and this figure is steadily increasing owing to our strong relationships with clients.

    Current and recent projects include:

    To apply

    Step 1: 

    Your cover letter

    • Address your cover letter to Human Resources; 
    • Specify the position you are applying for and where you first saw it advertised; 
    • Save your cover letter as ‘First name Surname Cover Letter’. For example, John Smith Cover Letter. 

    Step 2: 

    Your CV 

    • Save your CV as ‘First name Surname CV’. For example, John Smith CV. 

    Step 3: 


    Roughan & O’Donovan is an equal opportunity employer. 

    Roughan & O'Donovan will retain, for at least one year, all records arising through the recruitment process for compliance purposes in line with the Employment Equality Acts, 1998-2015. 

    Roughan & O'Donovan is not accepting unsolicited CVs from search firms. CVs submitted by search firms without a valid written search agreement, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the sole property of Roughan & O'Donovan, and no fee will be paid in the event of a candidate(s) being hired.


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