Job type: Permanent

Location: Otley, Leeds

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 08/11/2023

What makes our graduate programme exceptional?

High-profile projects

You will gain valuable experience by joining multidisciplinary design teams working on large, high-profile projects across a range of sectors, including bridges, transportation, buildings, environmental, geotechnical and water.

A programme tailor-made for you

Your programme mentor will help you decide what you want from your career and tailor your path through the programme to best fit with your ambitions.

Dedicated mentors

You will receive one-to-one support from experienced mentors, who will assist with your career development and keep you on track to achieving your goals.

Challenging rotations

You will develop your technical skills by undertaking four challenging rotations, each of approximately six months duration, across a range of discipline areas, including bridges, transportation, buildings, environmental, geotechnical, water, research and site.

Continuous professional development

Most of your learning will be on-the-job, but you will also attend a wide range of training courses, seminars and workshops, including a graduate specific professional engineering course.

A guided path to chartership

At the end of the programme, our team of mentors, chartered professionals and technical experts will be ready to help you reach your next career milestone – becoming chartered.

Role responsibilities

  • Support project engineers and project technicians on assigned projects, fulfilling the project brief in an efficient, controlled and safe manner
  • Support the project engineer in carrying out design, reporting, contract documentation, checking and contract implementation activity
  • Support senior engineering and administration personnel in their day-to-day activities
  • Promote adherence to our systems and standards
  • Where appropriate, attend site and supervise and monitor site activities


  • First class or 2:1 master’s degree or equivalent in civil engineering or similar discipline, or expecting to obtain the same in 2024
  • Your degree qualification(s) is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (UK) as fully meeting the requirement for Chartered Engineer (CEng) or satisfies the CEng Academic Assessment with the Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Keen interest in the practical application of engineering
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills
  • Good work ethic
  • Fluency/high level of proficiency in spoken and written English

Work experience in the industry an advantage

About Roughan and O’Donovan (ROD)

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 230 people, of 20 different nationalities, in our Dublin and UK offices. 

Our people are the heart of our business, and we invest heavily in their personal and professional development through all stages of career development. We are an Engineers Ireland CPD Accredited Employer, operate an Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) training scheme, and have well-established graduate and chartership support programmes.

Current projects include:

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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.