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Principal Civil Engineer (Drainage & Flood Risk)

Mott MacDonald
Cambridge, East Anglia
Closing date
Feb 26, 2023
Principal Civil Engineer (Drainage & Flood Risk)

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.

We are looking to recruit a talented Principal Drainage Engineer to join our growing Infrastructure team in the south-east of England working on a variety of exciting projects for a diverse range of clients and sectors. As a Principal Drainage Engineer you will combine managerial duties and technical delivery, promote a collaborative approach and take a leading role in delivering drainage/ flood risk projects to quality, budget and timescales. You will be offered, and be expected to take on, a high degree of autonomy and responsibility and able to contribute to further growing the Infrastructure team's profile and work portfolio through successful bidding and enhanced reputation. #LI-AA1

Key elements to successfully fulfil the role of a Principal Drainage Engineer are:
  • Technical Excellence
  • Providing specialist technical leadership in drainage/flood risk
  • Advancing BIM capability
  • Developing the Infrastructure teams skill & capability
  • Growing the Portfolio
  • Developing client relationships & assisting in development of the portfolio
  • Contributing to bid proposals and submissions
  • Supporting bidding for future works
  • Undertaking the Bid Manager role
  • Successful Project Delivery
  • Managing, planning, design and implementation of drainage/flood risk projects
  • Meeting client requirements for quality standards, programme and budget
  • Controlling project resources and managing budgets
  • Compliance with corporate governance processes
  • Undertaking the Project Manager role
  • Leadership & Management
  • Providing management support & leadership
  • Mentoring and developing staff
Candidate Specification

As a Civil Engineering or Drainage professional, you will have experience in designing drainage solutions for various infrastructure projects using software such as MicroDrainage and AutoDesk Civil3D. You will be comfortable interpreting industry design and standards and guidance such as Sewers for Adoption, DMRB and CIRIA C753. With your commercial experience, youll be able to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams as well as lead and oversee a design team.

You will also be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Degree qualified (or equivalent) in Civil Engineering or related discipline
  • Chartered or Incorporated Engineer with a professional institution
  • Understanding of the use of design tools within a BIM environment
  • Experience managing programmes and resources to deliver projects to quality, budget and timescales
  • Eager to learn and to develop your skills and career with training support.
  • Although not essential, any experience as Bid or Project Manager would be desirable.

Job Profile
Our Buildings & Cities Unit are looking to recruit a Senior Drainage Engineer to join our growing Infrastructure team in the south-east of England. The candidate shall be ideally based out of one of our offices in Croydon, London, Norwich or Cambridge with agile working opportunities. However, we shall consider placement in other UK locations if required for the right candidate.

Our successful and dynamic team is involved in a wide range of projects ranging from master planning and site appraisal, feasibility studies, detailed design and site supervision across a broad range of disciplines including highways, utilities, drainage & flood risk, external works, LRT and rail civils working for clients in multiple sectors, including Transport, Built Environment, Defence and Water.

The role offers the opportunity to contribute to further growing the Infrastructure teams profile and work portfolio through successful bidding and enhanced reputation. You will be able to develop skills and progress your career working as a part of a team of innovative engineers and specialists.

About the business unit
The Buildings and Cities (BNC) Unit 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. BNC also provide local services to customers and technical leadership to the rest of Mott MacDonald's Group in these sectors. #LI-AA1
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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