Senior Resident Engineer - Waterford

Roughan & O’Donovan (ROD) is looking to recruit a senior resident engineer for the Waterford City Public Infrastructure Project scheme, Sustainable Transport Bridge and South Plaza Works.

Job type: Fixed-term contract

Contract duration: 18 months

Location: Waterford City Centre

Salary: Competitive

About the role

As a senior engineer on the Waterford City Public Infrastructure scheme, you will be part of the site-based team responsible for the supervision of the construction of the Sustainable Transport Bridge (STB) across the river Suir and the plaza on the southern approach to the bridge. You will report directly to the project resident engineer.

The STB is a 210m long, 8m wide pedestrian and cycle bridge linking the North Quays site and the city centre. The bridge features a central movable span to facilitate river traffic and a 5,000m2 public plaza on the bridge approach from the city side.

The works will primarily involve:

  • marine works consisting of combi-pile cofferdams, piling for pier foundations, construction of reinforced concrete pile caps and piers

  • fabrication of steel superstructure for fixed and moveable spans

  • mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, control, and automation (MEICA) of the double leaf bascule spans attached to the fixed spans and associated control rooms and buildings

  • bridge deck finishes, including parapets, railings, lighting etc.

  • construction of an approach plaza to the southern bridge approach, consisting of a piled foundation, reinforced concrete slab, quay walls and all associated public realm and finishes


Your duties will include supervision of:

  • all marine works for the STB, including cofferdams and reinforced concrete substructures

  • all civil and marines works for the South Plaza

  • bridge deck superstructure erection and finishes

  • the movable spans and associated infrastructure and commissioning of same


  • Degree in engineering or construction management (Level 8 in the National Framework of Qualifications or equivalent)

  • At least 15 years’ postgraduate experience in civil engineering works (preferably marine and bridgeworks), with a minimum of 10 years’ site based experience on bridge, marine or civil works

  • Experience in the role of senior resident engineer (or equivalent) on civil engineering works, including at least one steel bridge (fixed or movable) over a river with a construction value of more than €10 million (exclusive of VAT)

  • Experience in administering the public works forms of contract​​​​​​

  • Experience of civil engineering projects involving construction works over environmentally sensitive watercourses​​​​​​​

  • Experience in the review and monitoring of Environmental Operating Plan(s) for civil engineering projects, including at least one project involving works crossing or directly adjacent to environmentally/ecologically designated sites and sensitive watercourses

  • Experience in implementing procedures and systems for accurate record keeping

  • Knowledge and awareness of health and safety legislation

  • Chartered engineer status (CEng MIEI or equivalent)

  • Good organisational skills

  • Motivated individual with a strong work ethic

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

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


  • Experience in movable bridges, including supervising and monitoring a team for FAT and SAT acceptance of MEICA components and systems of the movable bridge

  • Experience with construction of cofferdams and marine piling in significant river courses

  • Experience of dealing with navigational control procedures and the Commissioner of Irish Lights and/or harbour/port authorities

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.

Current and recent projects include:

enhancing Motorway Operation Services (eMOS) programme

Herring Bridge, Great Yarmouth, England

A6 Dungiven to Drumahoe Dualling scheme

DART+ West


How to apply

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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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