Job type: Fixed-term contract

Contract duration: 24 months 

Salary: Competitive

Location: Limerick City

About the role

You will be part of the site-based team responsible for the supervision of the construction of a new 2.2km urban dual carriageway road on the outskirts of north Limerick City. 

The route comprises approximately 2.2km of urban dual carriageway road with footway and cycleways, 0.6km of new urban single carriageway road with footways and cycleways, and 2.0km of major improvements to an existing urban single carriageway road with footways and cycleways.  It also includes the construction of one concrete overbridge over the existing Limerick to Galway railway line.

You will report directly to the project resident engineer.


  • A degree in engineering (Level 8 qualification in the National Framework of Qualifications or equivalent)
  • At least five years’ postgraduate experience as resident engineer on:
    • road projects, including at least one with a construction value in excess of €15.0 million (exclusive of VAT)
    • bridge projects, including at least one individual bridge structure with a construction value in excess of €0.5 million (exclusive of VAT)
  • Experience in administering the public works forms of contract
  • Experience in implementing procedures and systems for accurate record-keeping
  • Knowledge and awareness of health and safety legislation
  • 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


  • Competency in the use of Microsoft Suite and AutoCAD
  • Competency in reading and understanding plans and specifications
  • Chartered engineer status (CEng MIEI or equivalent)

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 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 Roughan & O'Donovan

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 and ski events to tag rugby and cycling challenges, you'll find lots of ways to get involved.

How to apply

Address your cover letter to Human Resources 

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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 candidate(s) being hired.