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Structural Design Engineer

Mott MacDonald
Norwich, East Anglia
Closing date
Jan 30, 2023

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Structural Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
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Structural Design Engineer

Job Description

Do you want to work for a company whose purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes, and to transform businesses, communities, and opportunities for its employees? Mott MacDonald is a global consultancy whose people do exactly that.

As a Civil/Structural Design Engineer, in our Building Structures team, you will:
  • Take a lead role as a civil / structural design engineer within a team, helping to deliver typically large scale and challenging buildings and infrastructure projects
  • Demonstrate technical excellence in structural engineering, including concept, scheme and detailed design and a willingness to learn
  • Adopt a proactive and collaborative approach, working within multi-disciplinary teams to produce coordinated and elegant designs and reduce risks for design, construction and use
  • Plan, manage and supervise technicians in the production of Revit models and technical drawing deliverables.
  • Be clear and articulate in communicating your design process and decisions, such as client meetings and written reports
  • Support project leads in the management of projects with input into planning, costing and programmes
  • Apply best practice by minimising carbon through optioneering and design
  • Work in a wide variety of sectors including energy, rail, defence, commercial, healthcare and aviation, all involving in-depth civil / structural engineering
  • Visit sites to carry out structural inspections
  • Represent Mott MacDonald at internal and external design team meetings
  • Work with and mentor graduates and junior members of staff to develop their skills and abilities

A bit about the team
Our team in Norwich is seeking a talented and highly motivated Civil/Structural Design Engineer to take a leading role in the delivery of building projects. You will become an integral part of the team with responsibility for producing structural and heavy civil engineering designs across a range of project types and sizes.

You will be joining a friendly, locally based team of engineers within a multidisciplinary office where you will find supportive mentors and a lively social scene.

Candidate Specification

Required for the position of Civil/Structural Engineer;
  • To align with the majority (although not necessarily all) of the following criteria:
  • To be a Chartered or near-chartered member of a relevant Institution (ICE / IStructE)
  • A background of experience in civil / structural engineering of projects, preferably across all stages of design through to construction.
  • The ability to contribute to and coordinate production of high-quality engineering deliverables, such as option appraisals, drawings, calculations, reports, specifications and construction documents.
  • The ability to work collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with clients, contractors and other project stakeholders.
  • Experience of undertaking building or infrastructure condition, defect or deterioration inspections and the preparations of reports
  • Experience of using analytical/design software such as Robot, Etabs, Staad, CSC, RAM, Tedds and other design spreadsheets or tools
  • Have a working knowledge and experience of building design using Eurocodes and relevant standards.
  • Familiar with model authoring tools such as AutoCad, Revit, Civils 3D, CADS RC
  • A clear understanding of relevant UK health and safety legislation and good practice, including roles and responsibilities under CDM Regulations 2015.
  • Commercial and contractual awareness
  • An enthusiasm for minimising environmental impact through low carbon and sustainable designs, while maximising benefits for society
  • Candidate must be able to attain UK Security clearance for working on secure / sensitive projects
  • Willingness to work away from home as required for short periods and hold a full UK driving licence

If you meet 80% or more of what were looking for, please still apply. We understand not everyone will meet all the requirements, but you might have skills we didnt know we need.

Job Profile
About the business unit
The Buildings and Cities Unit (BNC) has a major presence in Mott MacDonald's regional offices throughout the UK and mainland Europe, providing a wide range of diverse and transferable cross-sector skills across five key Sectors; Advisory, Built Environment, Energy, Transportation and Water. We also provide local services to customers and technical leadership to the rest of the Group in these sectors.
How to apply
To apply for this role, please complete our 15-minute application via our website. Our talent acquisition coordinators aim to provide feedback within 5 working days with the outcome of your application. More information about our application process can be found here. If you have any questions regarding your application or the role, please reach out to the dedicated recruiter listed who will be more than happy to help.

Mott MacDonald is Work180 accredited which means we actively support and encourage women to join our work force!

Benefits we offer:

  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Life insurance
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Continuous development opportunities because we want you to thrive
  • Agile/flexible working because life isnt 9-5
  • Enhanced parental leave; shared parental leave policies for parents and care givers
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme Subject to company performance
  • Flexible benefits that suit you, including cycle to work & interest free season ticket loans .
  • The opportunity to make a difference; learn more about our social outcomes

Other Information
Equality, diversity and inclusion
We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

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.

Agile working
At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and trust.

More about Mott MacDonald
Were a global engineering, management and development consultancy.
Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.
A fundamental part of this is respecting each persons differences and striving to meet their needs.
Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence
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