Location: Sandyford, Dublin 18 or Northwood, Dublin 9

Salary: Commensurate with experience 

To apply: Email careers@rod.ie 

About the role

Working in an integrated team of ecologists, environmental scientists, planners and engineers, you will get involved in the ecological and biodiversity aspects of plans and projects, with a particular focus on undertaking field surveys and technical reporting.

Our 15-strong environmental team provides ecological, environmental and planning services to our infrastructure projects, which currently include:

  • Great Yarmouth Third River Crossing in Norfolk, UK
  • Dursey Island Cable Car and Visitor Centre
  • Waterford North Quays Infrastructure scheme
  • Rosslare to Waterford Greenway


  • Degree in ecology or a related biological/environmental science subject with an ecological component
  • Good field skills and a keen interest and understanding of Irish wildlife
  • Demonstrated field survey experience in ecology e.g. habitat classification (Fossitt), badger, otter, bat, bird and invasive species surveys
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Hard-working and highly motivated
  • Client-focused with good interpersonal skills and a team approach
  • Physically fit and willing to undertake fieldwork in remote areas and in all weather conditions
  • Excellent communication and IT skills, with the ability to record data efficiently and methodically
  • Full clean driving licence
  • Membership of CIEEM or working towards membership


  • Up to two years’ experience
  • A postgraduate qualification in a relevant ecological discipline that includes practical experience
  • Previous work experience within a professional ecological consultancy (or volunteering with a relevant NGO or academic experience)
  • Familiarity with relevant Irish and European legislation e.g. Habitats Directive, Birds Directive, EIA Directive, Birds and Natural Habitats Regulations
  • Experience using GIS systems e.g. ArcGIS, QGIS and or others

About Roughan & O’Donovan

Roughan & O’Donovan is one of Ireland’s leading civil, structural and environmental engineering consultancies. We plan, design and manage major infrastructure projects, both nationally and internationally.

We provide a fully integrated engineering design service and employ a multidisciplinary team of more than 170 people. Our key markets are buildings, bridges, environmental, research, transportation and water.

How 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: Apply

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.