Senior Civil Engineer

Mott MacDonald
Brighton, BN1
Jan 10, 2022
Jan 16, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Job DescriptionYou will take a lead role across a diverse range of projects, including design and build work, and provide key advisory services to clients across the UK and around the world. With a focus on pipelines/networks and water/wastewater treatment projects, we are require a chartered senior engineer with strong technical skills and experience in the design of water and wastewater systems. We work with a variety of clients (including Thames Water, Southern Water, Portsmouth Water, Welsh Water and Construction joint ventures) so you will be working on a diverse range of projects at various scales.
We require an senior engineer who is self-motivated and has a sound understanding of technical requirements to lead projects with high level supervision. You will take ownership of the technical elements and provide technical expertise across the team, leading designs, leading projects, technically mentoring and supervising junior staff.
You will contribute to, and manage, the preparation of outline and detailed civil engineering designs, technical and commercial specifications, drawings and schedules. This will often involve the coordination of resources across other offices and teams.
During the course of these activities, you will be expected to seek out cost savings and identify innovations, ensuring the delivery of the best solution in the most efficient manner.
You will also mentor junior staff in the Brighton team, providing them with vital guidance in the development of their careers, as your seniors will provide you with support in the development of yours.
You will also have the opportunity to get involved in business development work - contributing to, or leading, bids with both existing and new clients, potentially in new markets. You will also have opportunities to work with other divisions within our organisation and develop a wide range of technical networks through project work and our interactive online technical community.
While this role is focused on a technically orientated candidate and we have an excellent technical career development path, we can offer paths down technical, management or commercial/client-facing routes, or a combination thereof - you will have control of your own professional growth. You will be supported in your chosen career path, while actively encouraged to seek opportunities and challenges for your professional development. Candidate Specification
  • Chartered or Incorporated civil engineer, or working towards
  • Extensive water/wastewater industry experience
  • Technical design experience - from feasibility to detailed design
  • Proactive and independent self-starter
  • Understanding of designer's responsibilities under CDM
  • Experience in coordinating teams
  • Experience in working with clients and other project stakeholders.
  • Experience in checking and reviewing the work of others
Job ProfileConsolidation within the engineering sector continues apace, but we still stand as a bastion of the employee ownership model - independent in thought and action, making decisions based on what is best for our clients and our staff.
Our Brighton office houses a vibrant team of water and wastewater engineers, along with other technical specialists. Their workload and client base are remarkably diverse, covering projects with Southern Water and Thames Water (amongst other utility companies), the Environment Agency, Highways England, and other central/local government bodies and private companies (UK and international).
Our staff are contributing to schemes that make a real difference to people's lives, both at home and abroad, and we are looking for a talented engineer who can help us provide yet greater benefits to yet more people.
Equality, diversity and inclusion:
Equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are at the heart of our organisation. We promote equal opportunities and have several initiatives to create an inclusive workplace culture; Our dedicated inclusive recruitment page provides more information on our efforts and recognitions.
If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at and we will talk to you about how we can assist.
Flexible working:
At Mott MacDonald, we support our staff to create work-life balance which works for them and welcome candidates looking for career flexibility. We are open to discussing flexible working at interview stage.
We can offer:
  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Competitive annual leave and the option to purchase additional annual leave
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Life insurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme - Subject to company performance
  • Flexible benefits scheme to suit you, including cycle to work & Interest free season ticket loans etc.
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This position can be offered on either a full-time or a part-time basis.
We are an equal opportunity employer, and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.
Job Ref48713BRRecruiter ContactJethro Crocker/Diana CollingtonCountryUnited KingdomRegion/StateEngland - South EastDisciplineWaterSectorWaterWebsite RegionEurope and Central Asia Website SectorWater and wastewater
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Work pattern: Full time
  • Position Location: Brighton/Home based