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Roughan and O'Donovan UK Limited

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Roughan and O’Donovan (ROD), a distinguished civil, environmental, and structural engineering consultancy, have been at the forefront of their industry for over 50 years. Their technical prowess and unwavering commitment to excellence have solidified their reputation. Following huge success across their Irish business and the increasing demand for support of UK schemes, ROD made a conscious decision to open an office in Otley, Leeds in 2019. It is now time to strategically increase their critical head count, to support the continuation of growth for UK operation, with commitment to servicing clients within Local Authorities, Major Contractors, and national D&B schemes.

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ROD boasts a team of over 200 multidisciplinary professionals across their Dublin and Leeds offices. Their engineers have honed their skills, enabling them to tackle complex challenges with precision.

Design Excellence

The consultancy’s projects have garnered numerous prestigious awards in both Ireland and the UK. Their commitment to innovative design ensures solutions that stand out.


ROD leverages cutting-edge technologies and techniques to reduce material consumption, embedded carbon, and extend the lifespan of their solutions. Pragmatic design choices minimize construction and whole-life maintenance costs, creating lasting value for clients.

In summary, Roughan and O’Donovan’s technical capability, credibility, and dedication to quality make them a trusted partner in delivering impactful infrastructure projects.

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Projects Highlights

With an impressive track record of delivering impactful projects and solid on-ward order book. Their technical capability and credibility are evident through their work on a diverse range of endeavours.

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Expertise in Infrastructure

ROD’s portfolio includes high-quality bridge and highway projects that have left a lasting mark on the communities they serve.

Design Excellence and Sustainability

Their core project values on schemes are the delivery of a sustainable infrastructure solution and the mitigation of environmental impact. Working alongside contractors has enabled them to understand modern construction techniques and reduce construction costs in their designs. Their designs typically maximise the use of low carbon materials, sustainable reuse of locally won materials and includes provision of wildlife passable culverts, river enhancement works, ecological SuDs ponds, a landscape design to cater for wildlife and endangered species, screening for local communities, and provision of wildflowers, trees and shrubs.

Client-Centric Approach

has resulted in ROD’s strong working relationships with clients, local authorities, contractors, and architects. Their collaborative ethos ensures successful project delivery, emphasizing high-quality outcomes.

A6 Dungiven to Drumahoe dualling scheme

A £220 million upgrade of the A6 between Dungiven and Drumahoe, including a bypass of Dungiven, with roundabouts connecting the scheme to the existing road network at either end.

The scheme involves the on-line/off-line improvement of the A6 trunk road from single carriageway to dual two-lane carriageway between Dungiven and Drumahoe in Northern Ireland.

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A6 Randalstown to Castledawson ECI

A dualling scheme designed to enhance the strategically important A6 North Western Transport Corridor

Roughan & O’Donovan (ROD), in 50:50 design joint venture with ARUP, delivered the detailed design for this £189m dual carriageway scheme between Castledawson and Randalstown on the A6 in Northern Ireland. We also had a full-time designers site team working closely with the design offices and a contracting team monitoring construction of the works.

The scheme comprises 14.7km of high-quality dual carriageway, with a 7.4km section between Toome and Castleldawson and a 7.3km section between Randalstown and Toome, each connected by the Toome Bypass.

It includes:

  • Tie-ins to the existing M22 at the eastern end and A6 at the western end

  • 5 new grade separated junctions

  • Upgrade and replacement of numerous existing side roads

  • Environmental mitigation measures

  • Multiple structures (11 overbridges, 4 footbridges, a river bridge, 5 underpasses, 50 plus culverts)

  • Park and ride facility

  • Accommodation works for over 171 plots

  • Multiple utility diversions

  • Landscaping

This flagship project was opened fully to traffic on 29 May 2021.

Herring Bridge, Great Yarmouth, England | ROD

ROD led the detailed design of this “nationally significant infrastructure project” on behalf of BAM Farrans, a joint venture between BAM UK & Ireland and Farrans Construction. Our design partners were H&H, who provide global expertise in moveable bridges, and Norfolk-based architecture firm, Lanpro.

The £121m twin leaf bascule bridge is the town’s third crossing of the River Yare and enhances the port’s reputation as both an international gateway and a major UK offshore renewable energy, oil, and gas base.

BAM Farrans JV started construction in January 2021. The scheme opened to traffic on 1 February 2024.

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How to Apply


Click apply on the opportunity of interest and upload a copy of your CV, along with a covering letter which explains both why you are attracted to the post, and why you are the right person for us. Please limit your covering letter to no more than 1 page.

Right to work in the UK:

Regrettably sponsorship is not available at this time, therefore applications will only be progressed with applicants that have the correct right to work in the UK without restriction.

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Applications are being managed on a retained basis by Hays Civil Engineering, for more information please contact:

Karly Clark

Head of Engineering

Mobile: 07802200492

DD: 0333 010 5346


LinkedIn: Karly (Pound) Clark | LinkedIn

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ROD Leeds

82-87 Pegholme

Wharfebank Mills

Ilkley Rd

Otley LS21 3JP

Otley, a charming town nestled in the heart of West Yorkshire, offers an appealing blend of countryside tranquillity and urban convenience. Here’s why it’s a great place to live and work.

Otley is strategically positioned for commuters. It’s only 30 minutes by car to the bustling centers of Leeds, Harrogate, and Bradford.

Additionally, the town is a mere 15-minute drive from Leeds Bradford Airport, making travel more convenient for both work and leisure.

Other ROD locations:

ROD Head office

Arena House

Arena Road

Sandyford, Dublin 18

D18 V8P6, Ireland

ROD North Dublin Office

Unit 2.1, Block 2,

Woodford Business Park

Turnapin Little, Dublin 17

D17 E925

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Highways Associate/ Technical Director Otley, Leeds- West Yorkshire Up to £85,000 basic plus bonus and benefits Permanent
Senior/ Principal Bridge Engineer (Design) Chartered Otley, Leeds- West Yorkshire £40k-60k plus benefits Permanent
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