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Senior Structural Engineer

Mott MacDonald
South East
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 great opportunity for a Senior Structural Engineer looking to secure a role in one of the UK's leading multidisciplinary practices for the built environment; work with us as we seek to deliver sustainable social outcomes which make a positive difference in the communities in which we work. Were an employee-owned, values-driven organisation with deep domain knowledge and the influence to make a meaningful difference.

Working in a wide variety of sectors including stadia, commercial, transport infrastructure, residential, defence, healthcare, and aviation, you will work within a multi-disciplinary team, and lead a variety of challenging building projects, from concept through to detailed design and on site.

As a Senior Structural Engineer in our Building Structures team, you will be involved in:
  • Using analytical and design software and model in 3D adopting BIM principles
  • Developing scripts and use of parametric tools for optimisation and efficiency
  • Undertaking detail design calculations and plan, manage and supervise technicians in the production of Revit models and technical drawing deliverables
  • Representing Mott MacDonald at internal and external design team meetings, effectively communicating design processes and decisions
  • Visiting sites to carry out structural inspections
  • Supporting project leads in the management of projects with input into planning, costing and programmes and keeping them informed on progress, opportunities, and risks
  • Applying best practice to minimise carbon through optioneering and design and seek to adopt MMC/DfMA principles
  • Working with and mentoring graduates and junior members of staff to develop their skills and abilities, as well as engaging proactively with colleagues to develop a strong team culture

Candidate Specification

Ideally you will align with the majority (although not necessarily all) of the following criteria:
  • A background of experience in structural engineering of buildings, preferably across all stages of design through to construction
  • Chartered engineer and Member of a relevant Institution (ICE / IStructE (preferred))
  • A deep commitment to tackling the climate emergency and maximising benefits for society; and experience in low carbon and sustainable designs and embodied carbon calculation
  • An interest in architecture and the built environment and its benefit to society
  • Ability to sketch out ideas and concepts using pen and paper and digital tools
  • Skilled in analytical/design software
  • Have a working knowledge and experience of building design using Eurocodes and relevant standards
  • A clear understanding of relevant UK health and safety legislation and good practice, including roles and responsibilities under CDM Regulations 2015
  • Ability to contribute to and coordinate production of high-quality engineering deliverables, such as option appraisals, drawings, calculations, reports, specifications and construction documents, with attention to detail
  • Commercial and contractual awareness and experience of managing scope and budgets
  • Experience of and skills in leading small teams of engineers and technicians on design tasks, packages and projects, with the ability to communicate effectively

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
Our team in London is seeking talented, brilliant and highly motivated Structural Engineers to help deliver exciting building projects. You will become an integral part of a progressive team with responsibility for producing structural engineering designs across a range of project types and sizes.

You will be joining a talented and friendly structural engineering team with a strong design culture within a multidisciplinary central London office where you will find supportive mentors and a lively social scene.
Our team is part of the Buildings & Cities Unit at Mott Macdonald who provide structural engineering services across a range of exciting and challenging project types and sizes with a variety of clients in the UK and worldwide. Working with architects and in multidisciplinary teams we take pride in our leading skills in developing concepts through to detailed design using sketches, digital tools, scripting, BIM and analytical methods. Through project work, collaboration and training we develop well rounded professionals into team members and leaders with strong technical and commercial abilities.

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. #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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