Commercial Managers

Roughan & O’Donovan (ROD) is looking to recruit commercial managers to provide commercial input to multidisciplinary, civil engineering projects on a permanent basis.

Job type: Permanent 

Location: Sandyford, Dublin 18

Salary: Competitive

About the role

You will join a talented team with a reputation for delivering complex design projects across Ireland and the UK.  Working closely with existing and new clients, you will provide commercial input to multidisciplinary, civil engineering projects and help grow our business by supporting group directors and bid teams. 

The role will provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills to the highest industry standards whilst advancing your professional development under the guidance of experienced mentors. 

From road and rail schemes to award-winning cable-stayed bridges to small footbridges and culverts, our team output combines engineering excellence with graceful design. Our services cover the entire cycle of engineering services from option selection, preliminary and detailed design, statutory process, procurement, supervision of construction through to inspection, maintenance and rehabilitation.

About Roughan & O'Donovan

Roughan & O’Donovan (ROD) is expert in planning, designing and managing major infrastructure projects for public and private sector clients across Ireland and the UK. An independently owned firm, we employ a team of more than 200 people, of over 20 different nationalities, in our Dublin and UK offices.

Current and recent projects include:


  • Development, implementation, and management of efficient and effective commercial procedures in conjunction with the project directors

  • Financial management of projects from early projects stages to completion, including but not limited to:

    • budget and cost control

    • preparing payment applications and cash flow reporting

    • ongoing cost planning, monitoring and reporting of the progress, budgets, costs, and revenue for the allocated projects

    • preparing actions, contract submissions, assessments, and projections for future work

    • liaising with the Accounts department on invoicing

    • managing risk in conjunction with the project directors

    • supporting the technical team in delivering projects with commercial input

    • scheduling

  • contract document preparation and administration of contracts and sub-contracts with clients and subcontractors

  • assisting in bid preparation aimed at winning new business with existing and new clients

  • interacting with clients from local and national authorities, consultants, and D&B contractors amongst others


  • Educated to degree level (Level 8 in the National Framework of Qualifications) or equivalent / relevant experience/qualification within a commercial role

  • Three to five years' relevant post-qualification experience

  • Experience of assisting with the development and management of commercial processes and procedures

  • Understanding of engineering principles

  • Knowledge of contract mechanisms

  • Excellent IT skills (MS Excel and MS Word)

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • Excellent numerical skills

  • Experience of working to tight deadlines

  • Flexible, motivated and focused

  • A strong work ethic

  • Fluent or highly proficient in spoken and written English


  • Experience of working independently on commercial aspects of projects

  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary environment

  • Good business commercial acumen

  • Accounting or QS background

  • Experience of the NEC suite of contracts, particularly PSC Options A and C

  • Experience of Primavera P6 Scheduling Software

  • Experience of CEMAR Contract Administration Platform

  • Good leadership skills

What to expect when you join ROD

When you join ROD, you will become part of a team recognised for outstanding technical skill and passion for excellence. You will have access to the exceptional training opportunities our award-winning CPD programme provides and enjoy a workplace that supports growth, flexibility and creativity.

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

We are a friendly team with an active social committee. From surfing weekends to tag rugby, cycling challenges to five-a-side, you'll find lots of ways to get involved.

To apply

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.

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