Design Engineer - Dublin, Cork and Leeds

Roughan & O’Donovan (ROD) is looking to recruit a civil/environmental engineer with one to five years’ experience for a permanent role within our expanding water engineering team.

Job type: Permanent

Location: Dublin, Cork and Leeds

About the role

You will join a highly skilled, multidisciplinary team with experience and expertise across a range of technical disciplines, including environmental science, ecology, hydrology, hydrogeology and planning.

Our team has successfully delivered over €3 billion worth of projects for both public and private sector clients across Ireland and the UK.

Our portfolio features:

  • flood alleviation schemes

  • sustainable flood risk management planning and policy development

  • climate change adaptation strategies

  • bridges, highways, roads, public transport and greenways in Ireland and the UK

  • residential, health, education, office and retail developments

Current and recent projects include:


  • A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering (Level 8 in the National Framework of Qualifications) or equivalent

  • Ability to work in a team and/or independently

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Good organisational skills

  • Good understanding of ethical issues in engineering design, including safety

  • Full driving licence

  • Fluency/high level of proficiency in spoken and written English

  • Motivated individual with a strong work ethic


  • A master’s degree in civil engineering (Level 9 in the National Framework of Qualifications) or equivalent

  • Experience of surface water, foul drainage, wastewater treatment and water supply infrastructure design from planning stage through to construction for rural roads (to TII standards), urban roads and development sites

  • Experience of hydrological estimation methodologies

  • Experience of 1D-2D flood modelling (rivers and watercourses) 

  • Experience of site-specific flood risk assessment

  • Experience in the design of site-specific SuDS strategies

About Roughan & O'Donovan

Roughan and O’Donovan (ROD) is a leading civil, environmental and structural engineering consultancy. An independently owned firm, we employ a multidisciplinary team of more than 200 people, of 20 different nationalities, in our Irish 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; operate an Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) training scheme; and have well-established graduate and chartership support programmes.

We offer wellness 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 and ski events to tag rugby and cycling challenges, you'll find lots of ways to get involved.

How 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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