Graduate Civil Engineer, Leeds, UK

Roughan & O’Donovan (ROD) is looking to recruit a graduate civil engineer for a permanent position in our UK office in Otley, 10 miles north of Leeds.

Job type: Permanent 

Location: Otley, Leeds, UK 

Salary: Competitive

Closing date: Friday, 11 November 2022

About the role

You will gain valuable experience by joining multidisciplinary design teams working on a wide range of high-profile bridge and highway projects. 

A personal development plan will be established for you, and you will receive one-to-one support from experienced mentors, who will assist with your career development and keep you on track to achieving your goals.

Most of your learning will be on-the-job, but you will also receive extensive support on your learning and development journey, attending a wide range of accredited training courses, seminars and workshops to support your professional development during these important early career stages.

Role responsibilities

  • Support project engineers and project technicians on assigned tasks, fulfilling the project brief in an efficient, controlled and safe manner
  • Support the project engineer in carrying out design, reporting, contract documentation, checking and contract implementation activity
  • Support senior engineering and administration personnel in their day-to-day activities
  • Promote adherence to ROD systems and standards
  • Where appropriate, attend site and supervise and monitor site activities

About Roughan & O’Donovan

Founded in 1974, Roughan & O’Donovan (ROD) is a director-owned company employing over 230 people of 20 nationalities, in the UK and Ireland. We provide civil, environmental and structural engineering consultancy services, with a notable specialism in bridge engineering. 

Our people are the heart of our business, and we invest heavily in their personal and professional development through all stages of career development. ROD is an approved employer with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and offers training schemes for graduate engineers working towards professional engineering qualifications, including Chartered Engineer (CEng). 

ROD is committed to sustainable working practices and the provision of project deliverables aligned with the UN sustainable development goals. We measure our performance using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), which includes monitoring of our carbon output as we work towards our net zero target.

ROD is a welcoming company. We genuinely care about our staff. Our UK office is in a converted mill building, situated in a picturesque wooded environment alongside the River Wharfe, with parking available.

Current and recent projects in the UK include:


  • First class or 2:1 master’s degree or equivalent in civil engineering or similar discipline, or expecting to obtain the same in 2023
  • Keen interest in the practical application of engineering
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Good work ethic
  • Commitment to the civil engineering profession
  • Fluent or highly proficient in spoken and written English


  • Your degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (UK) for Chartered Engineer (CEng) or satisfies the educational base for CEng or equivalent (non-UK)

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