Principal Bridge Engineers - Dublin and Leeds

Roughan & O’Donovan (ROD) is looking to recruit principal bridge engineers with 15+ years’ experience, primarily in the area of cable-stayed and moveable bridges, for our bridges team.

Job type: Permanent, with full-time, part-time or flexible working options 

Salary: Competitive

Location: Sandyford, D. 18, Woodford, D.17 or Otley, Leeds


  • Leading bridge teams in the design and construction / erection engineering of cable-stayed and moveable bridge projects in Ireland and the UK

  • Liaison with clients and contractors

  • Delivery of detailed design drawings and specifications and all other project outputs


  • Minimum honours degree in bridge engineering (Level 8 in the National Framework of Qualifications or equivalent)

  • Minimum 15 years’ experience in bridge engineering on cable-stayed and/or moveable bridges

  • Chartered engineer

  • Ability to work within a dynamic and multidisciplinary team

  • Strong technical knowledge and engineering skills / knowledge of bridge engineering software (analysis and design)

  • Flexible, motivated and focused

  • Excellent attention to detail 

  • Ability to produce quality design outputs

  • Fluent or highly proficient in spoken and written English


  • Working knowledge of Eurocodes in the field of bridge/structural design

  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills

  • Excellent report writing skills

  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary environment with tight deadlines

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.

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 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. 

Roughan & O'Donovan will retain, for at least one year, all records arising through the recruitment process for compliance purposes in line with the Employment Equality Acts, 1998-2015.

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 candidate(s) being hired.

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