Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe



Jim Thorpe is company secretary at ROD, a position he has held since 2008.

Jim has more than 30 years’ transportation design and project management experience.  He has worked on road, rail and bridge projects in Ireland, the UK and Singapore, and has proven expertise in route selection and planning design. 

In addition to acting as lead witness for planning hearings, he has also project managed several significant transportation projects, including:

  • ROD’s commission to adapt the UK standards for Ireland
  • Updates of the National Roads Authority’s ‘Design Manual for Roads and Bridges’ (DMRB) and the ‘Manual of Contract Documents for Road Works’ (MCDRW)
  • Multidisciplinary independent check of the detailed design of the M8/M73/M74 upgrade in Scotland
  • Detailed design of the N7 Naas road widening and interchange scheme

Jim has also designed and delivered training programmes on the new standards and contracts forms for industry clients.