Senior Civil Engineer

Mott MacDonald
Cambridge, CB5
Jan 10, 2022
Jan 20, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Job DescriptionYou will lead a talented multidisciplinary team of technical specialists in the delivery of a diverse range of medium-to-large-scale water and wastewater projects. We work on design projects for many of the UK water utility companies, as well as providing specialist consultancy services to many regulated and industrial clients.
Typical duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Programme and financial management of medium to large sized projects;
  • Managing the civil design and integration with other disciplines;
  • Managing and contributing to the preparation of design deliverables to achieve the correct time / cost / quality balance for the project;
  • Business development including providing specialist support to our Account Leaders and Practices, and leading on proposals and tenders in the water and wastewater fields;
  • Line management responsibility for a number of civil engineering staff, playing a key role in their professional development.
Candidate SpecificationWe are seeking a Chartered Civil Engineer who can demonstrate the following attributes:
  • Able to lead and successfully deliver multidisciplinary projects;
  • An in-depth knowledge of the layout and interconnectivity of treatment works processes (including the selection of appropriate methods of construction and materials for water-retaining structures, pipework and plant typically found on treatment works sites);
  • A working knowledge of water and wastewater treatment process design, geotechnical engineering, structural design and hydraulics;
  • Strong communication skills to interact with other disciplines and clients, and to develop and promote the team;
  • A team leader capable of managing and motivating individuals to consistently deliver;
  • Willingness to contribute to and develop technical knowledge networks;
  • A drive to be abreast of professional development and knowledge of current and emerging technical solutions;
  • Flexibility to travel overseas (up to two weeks per trip) would be advantageous to help support our international workload.
Job ProfileWe are looking for a talented senior civil engineer to play a pivotal role within our water and wastewater treatment design team. This team is responsible for delivering all aspects of water and wastewater treatment projects, from feasibility to detailed design.
Our Cambridge office is widely seen as the core of our delivery capability, providing support to colleagues across our global business, and offering the best opportunities to get involved in diverse and technically challenging work.
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.
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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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Job Ref48040BRRecruiter ContactDiana Collington/Jethro CrockerCountryUnited KingdomRegion/StateEngland - East AngliaDisciplineCivil, WaterSectorWaterWebsite RegionEurope and Central Asia Website SectorWater and wastewater
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Work pattern: Full time, Part time, Variable hours
  • Position Location: Cambridge