Job type: Permanent, with full-time, part-time or flexible working options available

Location: Sandyford, Dublin 18, Ireland; Woodford, Dublin 17, Ireland; and Otley, Leeds, UK.

Salary: Competitive

The opportunities

  • Provide specialist and technically demanding input to bridge and multidisciplinary civil engineering projects
  • Work with a dynamic, talented team on an exciting range of bridgeworks projects
  • Develop your skills to the highest industry standards
  • Work closely with new and existing clients
  • Support our bid team
  • Advance your career under the guidance of our senior management team

Role responsibilities

  • Work with both existing and new bridges and civil structures across a range of materials and forms, superstructure, substructure and articulation elements
  • Get involved at the early project stages: scoping, specifying and interpreting surveys, inspection and investigative works, optioneering, scheme design
  • Detailed design: modelling, calculations, overseeing drawing production
  • Document preparation, including authoring technical reports, such as AIPs, specifications and contract documents
  • Support reviews of others’ work: cat 3 checking, as a client representative and designer’s site representative
  • Provide inputs to clients from local and national authorities, consultants, and D&B contractors amongst others


  • A degree in civil/structural engineering to master’s level or equivalent. For example, in the Republic of Ireland, a five-year undergraduate degree (Level 9 to the Irish National Framework of Qualifications or Level 8 for those qualified before 2013)
  • Minimum three to seven years’ professional experience
  • Chartered Engineer with Engineers Ireland, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) or equivalent, or demonstrably working towards chartered status
  • Ability to work within a dynamic, multidisciplinary team
  • A developing strong technical knowledge and engineering skills/knowledge of bridge engineering software (analysis and design)
  • Flexible, motivated and focussed
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to produce quality design outputs
  • Good organisational skills
  • A strong work ethic 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Fluent/highly proficient in spoken and written English


  • Knowledge and developing experience in the use of Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) and other standards and legislation including Eurocodes in the field of bridge/structural design.
  • Multidisciplinary consultancy or contracting experience from allied civil engineering disciplines, such as highways, structural, geotechnics, rail or water
  • A willingness and aptitude for understanding and contributing to colleagues’ work in areas beyond transportation infrastructure projects
  • A willingness to contribute to bids and tenders 

About Roughan & O'Donovan

Roughan & O’Donovan (ROD) is expert in planning, designing and managing major infrastructure projects for public and private sector clients across Ireland and the UK. An independently owned firm, we employ a team of more than 200 people, of over 20 different nationalities, in our Dublin and UK offices.

Our portfolio features:

  • bridges, including cable-stayed and moveable bridges
  • highways, roads, public transport and greenways in Ireland and the UK
  • residential, health, education, office and retail developments
  • asset management
  • research and development
  • environmental services

Current and recent projects include:

What to expect when you join ROD

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.

We offer health and wellbeing packages, flexible working and life-event supports, so whatever challenges life may bring, you can feel secure in the knowledge that you will be taken care of.

We are a friendly team with an active social committee. From surfing weekends to tag rugby, cycling challenges to five-a-side, you'll find lots of ways to get involved.

To apply

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Roughan & O’Donovan is an equal opportunity employer. 

For compliance purposes, Roughan & O'Donovan will retain, for at least one year, all records arising from the recruitment process.

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.