Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) Resident Engineer - Waterford, 2024 Start

Roughan & O’Donovan is looking to recruit a mechanical and electrical (M&E) resident engineer with five+ years’ relevant experience for a fixed-term contract role on the Waterford City Public Infrastructure Project.

Job type: Fixed-term contract

Contract duration: 18 months 

Location: Waterford City

Salary: Competitive

About the role

You will be part of the site-based team responsible on the Waterford City Public Infrastructure Project, a scheme designed to ensure that the key infrastructure elements necessary to underpin the functional viability of the Waterford North Quays Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) and facilitate the natural expansion of the city to the northside are in place.

Your duties will include:

  • supervising all mechanical and electrical works for the scheme’s integrated multi-modal transport hub, the first transport interchange hub between rail, bus, cars, cyclists and pedestrians in Ireland

  • ensuring all mechanical and electrical works are carried out to the client's standards, national standards, specifications, correct materials, workmanship, and schedules

  • identifying technical problems on site and making recommendations for corrective action

  • continuous QA/QC snagging and issuing weekly snag lists for the duration of the project

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.

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.

Our current and recent projects include:


  • Degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or a related field (Level 8 in the National Framework of Qualifications or equivalent)

  • Five+ years’ relevant experience

  • Experience of engaging with external stakeholders, clients and sub-contractors

  • Excellent report writing skills

  • Strong client focus

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • A team approach

  • Excellent communication and IT skills, with the ability to record data efficiently and methodically

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

  • Full clean driving licence


  • Expert witness experience

  • Experience in the preparation of fee proposals and tenders

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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