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Senior Structural Engineer

Mott MacDonald
Glasgow, Scotland
Closing date
May 28, 2023

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Structural Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Senior Structural 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.

This is a rare opportunity for a Senior Structural Engineer to join a large consultancy in a senior role in an organically developing team. The Glasgow office of approximately 100 staff in total, delivers many projects that are important to the local community as well as across the globe on national and international prestigious schemes. We currently have projects in the health, education, custodial, defence, rail and water sub-sectors ranging from £1m to £450m.

As the successful
Structural Engineer your day-to-day duties will include:
  • Providing a proactive approach to clients and design teams to ensure the best solution is offered to meet their needs
  • Providing capabilities in analysis and designs of sub and/or super structure engineering schemes
  • Demonstration of understanding
    of the environmental aspects/impacts of civil and structural design
  • Participation in liaising with external stakeholders where required
  • Inputting to and monitoring programmes for scheduling and reporting on deliverables across specific projects
  • Demonstrating technical expertise appropriate to experience, providing in depth knowledge and technical inputs whilst proactively supporting, coaching, and developing junior team members.

Candidate Specification

Essential Criteria
  • Working towards Chartered MIStructE/MICE status or equivalent or with demonstrable appropriate experience
  • Awareness of Structural Engineers Registration (SER) system and experience
    of working with SER certifiers on Building Warrant applications Experience of delivering civil and / or structural engineering designs on buildings projects on key Built Environment sub sectors
    such as
    healthcare, education, bio-tech, defence, custodial, rail, water, energy, industrial, food and drink and commercial sub-sectors within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to liaise with multidisciplinary teams and colleagues working in various locations, including remotely and overseas, as well as coaching and mentoring junior members of the team
  • Experience of participating in building or infrastructure condition, defect or deterioration surveys and inspections and the preparations of reports
  • Ability to successfully manage (to budget and deadline) projects portfolio ranging in size from £25,000-£2 Million+
Desirable Criteria
  • Have a good understanding of the civil engineering infrastructure requirements of building projects and be able to liaise with colleagues undertaking this work and report effectively on these aspects, including in relation to roads and drainage statutory approvals
  • The ability to liaise with, manage and report on the inputs of colleagues providing supporting services to the projects such as civil, geotechnical and fire engineering and contamination and acoustic consultancy
  • The ability to communicate effectively and professionally with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Interest in the process to market services to develop business with new and existing clients
  • Understanding, appropriate to level, of contractual issues and risks relating to delivery of projects
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of statutory, technical and environmental considerations and the ability to provide technical solutions to meet those obligations
  • Experience of using analytical/design software such as Robot, Etabs, Staad, CSC, RAM, Tedds and other design spreadsheets or tools
  • Experience of specification preparation including the use of NBS Create or Chorus
  • Familiar with model authoring tools such as AutoCad, Revit, Civils 3D, CADS RC
  • Familiar with information storage, management and collaboration tools such as SharePoint, ProjectWise, 4P Viewpoint, ASite, Aconex, BIM 360, Navisworks, Revizto, Dalux etc.

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
Due to continuing success and planned expansion, we are currently looking for a Structural Engineer to join our Building Structures team in Glasgow. Our team is being expanded to deliver projects in healthcare, biotech, education, defence, custodial, rail, water, energy, industrial, food and drink and commercial sub-sectors within Scotland and beyond.

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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