Road Alignment Engineer

Roughan & O’Donovan is looking to recruit a road alignment engineer with four to seven years’ experience for a permanent position within our transportation team.

Job type: Permanent

Location: Dublin, Cork and Leeds

About the role

You will join a highly skilled, multidisciplinary team who have successfully delivered transportation projects for upgraded rail lines, light railways, motorways, public transport facilities, rural roads, cycleway and pedestrian schemes across Ireland and the UK.  

Our team has the experience and skills to cover the full life cycle of transport assets – from initial investigations and modelling, through construction management, to the maintenance of transport networks.

Current and recent projects include:

New projects include the A5 Western Transport Corridor, BusConnects Cork and Cork Area Commuter Rail.


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

  • At least four years’ post qualification experience, including at least three years in the design of alignments for roads or streets

  • Competency in the use of 3D modelling software, such as Civil 3D, OpenRoads, and MX

  • Proficiency in the application of BIM conventions

  • Competency in AutoCAD

  • Good knowledge and experience of the Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) or National Highways Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) and/or good knowledge of the Design Manual for Urban Roads and Streets (DMURS) or the Manual for Streets (MfS)

  • Experience in implementing quality procedures and records

  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook)

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

  • Ability to work in a team environment 

  • Motivated individual with a strong work ethic


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

  • Chartered membership of a recognised professional body in the engineering sector

  • Experience in preparing reports

  • Experience in drainage design

  • Experience in pavement design

  • Competency in the use of traffic modelling software packages, such as Paramics, LinSig, and Junctions

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 and operate an Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) training scheme. We 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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