At Roughan & O'Donovan, we believe that a motivated and diverse team makes for a stronger, more collaborative company and delivers more effective results to our clients.
It is the talent, energy and commitment our people bring to our business that makes us who we are.
A technician has to be smart. While our job is to convert an engineer’s design into a drawing, our experience, thoughts and ideas are an important part of the process. We need to understand the whole project so we can combine the information correctly to produce a drawing. That is the main reason technicians cannot be replaced by robots – not yet at least!
As a graduate engineer, I spent nine months working as an assistant resident engineer on the construction stage of the N56 - Mountcharles to Drumbeigh scheme in Donegal. The experience gave me a better appreciation of the central role engineers play in all phases of a road project - from design to handover - and just how much our work impacts on society.
Senior Design Engineer
Working on research projects allows me to look closely at some of the bigger issues facing civil engineers today and to develop new models, tools and methodologies. It can be challenging at times, but that is a price worth paying for a stimulating career!
Principal Highways Engineer
I enjoy being part of a company that is setting the standard in terms of innovative bridge projects and sustainable infrastructure schemes. I know that working here I can continue to develop, both as an individual and as an engineer.
I’ve worked on a broad range of transportation projects over the past two years, including the enhancing Motorway Operation Services (eMOS) programme, which has given me a deeper understanding of how intelligent transport systems (ITS) technology is transforming highway and traffic engineering in Ireland.