To mark International Women's Day 2020, Juliana Vasconcelos shares the incredible story of her journey to become an engineer.
Senior Engineer, Andrew O'Connell, describes how, by leveraging his skills as a bridge engineer, he made a life-changing difference to the lives of villagers in an isolated, rural community in Rwanda
Design Engineer, Jorge Castrillo, describes his experience of working on a Habitat for Humanity project in Zambia.
ROD's status as an Engineers Ireland Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Accredited Employer extended for the maximum reaccreditation period of three years.
In 2020, ROD gained approval from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) to operate an ICE training scheme. The scheme will enable us to support our technicians and engineers though their initial professional development and on to a professional qualification: incorporated or chartered engineer status, IEng or CEng MICE.
In May 2019, ROD was the first consulting engineers in Ireland to become a registered professional the Considerate Constructors Scheme, an initiative established by the construction industry to promote a positive culture of safety and respect on construction sites, within the local community and the environment impacted by construction activity. In 2020, our membership of the scheme was renewed for a further 12 months, with the auditor affirming that “the scheme’s values align with ROD’s own ethos and outlook.”
Our graduate programme builds upon the core of diversity—diverse talent, experiences, connections, and training. As our graduates move through four, six-month-long rotations designed to develop their technical knowledge across multiple discipline areas, they are encouraged to forge their own career paths and networks within the company.
ROD invests considerable resources in schools’ initiatives aimed at encouraging more male and female students into engineering, such as Engineers Ireland’s STEPS programme.