Contract type: Permanent

Location: Hybrid working options available in Ireland and the UK 

Salary: Competitive

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About the role

You will be the lead hydrogeologist advising the project team on groundwater issues associated with all types of projects. You will assist in the management and delivery of projects for our well-established client base in Ireland and the UK.

You will work collaboratively with other senior members of our team to develop and grow the business.

About our environmental team

Our environmental team is driven by highly qualified and enthusiastic engineers, environmental scientists, hydrologists, ecologists and town planners. 

With a strong multidisciplinary team approach to project delivery across the company, we maintain a full and varied project load that includes some of the most exciting infrastructure projects currently being undertaken in Ireland and the UK. 

Current projects include: 


  • Preparing Hydrogeological Impact Assessments on the likely impacts of proposed projects across a range of markets, including water, transport, waste, energy and land use
  • Scoping and coordinating, supervising and interpretation of site investigations including contaminated land investigations
  • Project managing investigations in accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Code of Practice
  • Groundwater modelling and risk assessment
  • Scoping, preparing and delivering contaminated land assessment projects and remediation proposals
  • Presentation of expert witness at Oral Hearing
  • Managing resourcing and budgeting on projects, including billing of clients
  • Business development and reporting to senior management and directors
  • Managing and mentoring junior staff


  • BEng, MSc or PhD in hydrogeology/hydrology or related subject
  • PGeo EurGeol (IGI) or CGeol (Geological Society of London)
  • A minimum of five years’ employment experience preferably in environmental consultancy
  • A broad range of previous relevant work experience in a professional consultancy or relevant NGO, academic setting or similar
  • Excellent field skills with site investigation expertise, including in the collection of groundwater and soil/waste samples
  • Knowledge of relevant Irish and European legislation
  • Experience in compiling Environmental Risk Assessment reports on the likely impacts of proposed developments and recommending appropriate mitigation measures, such as addressing hydrological and hydrogeological interactions and interdependencies
  • Experience of quantitative risk assessments, including the use of conceptual site models
  • Experience in redevelopment of brownfield sites and remediation of contaminated sites
  • Excellent report writing skills and Geographic Information System (GIS) experience
  • Fluent or highly proficient in written and spoken English
  • Ability to manage a varied workload
  • Full, clean driving licence

About Roughan & O’Donovan

Roughan and O’Donovan (ROD) is one of Ireland's leading civil, environmental and structural engineering consultancies with a growing presence in the UK. 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 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 and operate an Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) training scheme.

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


How to apply

  • Address your cover letter to Human Resources
  • Specify the position you are applying for and where you first saw it advertised
  • Your cover letter and CV should be cut and pasted into the body of the email rather than being sent as separate attachments
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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.