Site Development Engineers

Roughan & O'Donovan (ROD) is looking to recruit site development engineers with two to five years’ experience for permanent positions within our expanding buildings team.

Job type: Permanent

Location: Sandyford, D.18 and Santry, D.17, with agreed flexible working arrangements

Salary: Competitive

About the role

You will be part of a team recognised for delivering high quality, cost-effective and sustainable building projects across a range of sectors, including residential, healthcare, education and commercial.

Your remit will be to design and coordinate all external works associated with our building projects.

Our portfolio features:

  • private housing developments 

  • social housing developments

  • hospital facilities

  • retail developments

  • office buildings

  • primary, secondary and third-level school buildings

Current and recent projects include:

Recent award wins include:


Our buildings achieve the top certifications within sustainable design, including LEED and BREEAM. 

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 offer a Pathway to Chartership Support Programme designed for engineers wishing to advance towards chartership.

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.


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

  • Two to five years' relevant experience and sector knowledge

  • Proven technical knowledge and engineering skills

  • Experience of designing drainage and water supply systems

  • Ability to produce quality design outputs

  • Flexible, motivated and focused

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Comfortable working in a multidisciplinary team

  • Excellent report writing and verbal communication skills

  • Fluent or highly proficient in spoken and written English


  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Civil 3D

  • Proficiency in WinDes/Microdrainage

  • Experience in site level design

  • Experience in road design

  • Client-facing skills

  • Strong communications skills

  • Good MS Office skills

  • Membership of a professional body, such as Engineers Ireland or the Institution of Civil Engineers 

To apply

Roughan & O’Donovan is an equal opportunities 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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