Contract type: Permanent 

Location: Otley, Leeds 

Salary: Competitive 

Start date: Summer or autumn 2020

To apply: Email

Role Description

As a member of our UK team, you will gain valuable experience across a wide range of high-profile bridge and highway works schemes. 

You will receive one-to-one support from dedicated mentors and develop your technical and professional skills through formal and informal training.

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 parking available.


  • A first class or 2:1 master’s degree in civil engineering or similar discipline or expecting to obtain same in 2020
  • A master’s degree accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (UK) for Chartered Engineer (CEng) or satisfying the educational base for CEng or equivalent (non-UK)
  • Commitment to the civil engineering profession
  • Proactive approach to problem-solving
  • A desire to learn
  • Fluent or highly proficient in spoken and written English


  • Solid analytical skills
  • Ability to build relationships with colleagues
  • Willingness to take the initiative

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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