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2023 UK Graduate Civil Engineering Career Path Water

Mott MacDonald
Brighton, South East
Closing date
Jun 8, 2023
2023 UK Graduate Civil Engineering Career Path: Water
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Job Description
We have opportunties in a number of sub-sectors (further details below), in a number of locations across the UK.
If you have a preferred location or sub-sector please provide details in your application form.

The Water Consultancy Division is the centre of excellence within Mott MacDonald for responding to water and wastewater delivery capability challenges, providing support to colleagues across our global business, and offering fantastic opportunities to get involved in diverse and technically challenging work.

Climate change, aging assets, and population growth place increasing pressure on our water and wastewater treatment facilities. Our highly successful water consultancy business is servicing ever-increasing demands from water sector clients to help deliver ambitious capital programmes. The work we do is at the forefront of ensuring safe water supplies for future generations and protecting our environment.
You will join a multidisciplinary team of engineers and technical specialists, preparing feasibility studies, calculations and outline/detailed civil engineering designs; producing technical and commercial specifications, drawings and schedules; and carrying out site supervision duties. You will work in close partnership with clients and contractors, building strong relationships that will enhance the companys reputation and help secure further work.
This role will present you with a fantastic opportunity to develop your technical and project management skills through your project work, with great prospects for career progression as the business continues to grow.
We are looking for a number of graduates for our water consultancy, within the following sub-sectors:
Dams, rivers and geotechnics are, and will continue to be a huge part of solving many of the challenges the water sector is facing such as: mitigating flood risk, securing renewable energy sources for future generations, and increasing our climate resilience.
As a team of over 100, we are working on delivering some of the largest infrastructure projects in the country such as: the detailed design of watercourse diversions and river crossings on HS2, tidal flood protection as part of Boston Barrier, and various Flood Alleviation Schemes across the country. You can see examples of our work and find out more about the discipline here on our website.
Dams and reservoirs - Mott MacDonald
River engineering - Mott MacDonald
Water treatment:
You will be part of a talented multi-disciplinary team of technical specialists delivering a range of water and wastewater treatment projects, covering all phases of the project lifecycle from feasibility studies through detailed design, construction support, commissioning, and handover.
You can see examples of our work and find out more about the discipline here on our website:
Smart ways to treat wastewater
Essential for life
Pipelines and networks: Our 100-strong Pipelines and Networks team work to tackle these challenges. We design water supply networks, deliver major pipeline transfers and drainage systems to alleviate flooding and river and coastal pollution. From tackling leakage to investigating sewer flooding, UK strategic water resource options planning to delivering drinking water to Dhaka, we work on a range of exciting projects for most of the UK water companies and environment agencies, as well as on international projects.
You will be part of a talented multi-disciplinary team of technical specialists delivering a diverse range clean water, flooding and sewer overflow projects, covering all phases of the project lifecycle from feasibility studies through detailed design, construction support, commissioning, and handover.
Examples of our work and find out more about the discipline here on our website:
Strategic Water Resource Options Planning - Mott MacDonald
Securing Dhakas water supply - Mott MacDonald
Candidate Specification
We are looking for committed and motivated graduates with a genuine passion and a desire to make a difference in the world. If this describes you, apply today to launch your career at Mott MacDonald.
To be eligible for this opportunity, you will have less than 12 months relevant experience and have a degree or are expected to achieve one in civil engineering, environmental engineering, or a similar subject.
In your application you should be able to demonstrate your interest in the role and working at Mott MacDonald through relevant experience, such as studying relevant modules, or previous work experience.
We are looking for graduates with the following characteristics:
  • Methodical approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to use your initiative to undertake tasks efficiently and independently.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, which allow you to confidently liaise with clients and team members.
  • Excellent written communication and attention to detail and be able to demonstrate accurate technical drawings and good report writing.
As we want the best people for the role, we support flexible working.
Please ask us at interview stage about any flexibility you may need.

Job Profile
About your development
A graduate position should be more than just a job. We know this and so do you. Thats why with our graduate roles, we aim to give you the experience and technical knowledge you need to progress your career.
From the moment you join us, youll receive the training you need. You will be assigned a chartered mentor, who will guide you to meet the objectives of your professional training agreement. Well support you on your journey to gaining chartered status with your chosen institution.
What else is involved?
Youll be enrolled onto Accelerate Your Future, a structured three-year soft-skills development programme which develops the strengths that we know graduates need to be successful at Mott MacDonald. It also gives you the opportunity to network and meet other graduates in your cohort. The programme is a mix of residential events, classroom-based learning, virtual webinars, and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) challenges. We understand that each persons career goals vary, therefore we tailor make each individuals development programme to suit them. With our vast library of e-learning courses available to you, you can choose which direction you want your career to go in.
You will have the opportunity to make a difference; learn more about our Social Outcomes and the difference we can make!
Did you know that Mott MacDonald are Work180 accredited which means we actively support and encourage women to join our work force!
Youre probably wondering what else is on offer. Join us, and youll get:
  • Biannual salary reviews: we believe that hard work should be rewarded and recognised. Therefore, for the first three years of your career with us, youll have biannual salary reviews.
  • A competitive salary: in addition to biannual reviews, we will ensure that youre given a salary that matches the current industry standard.
  • Contributory pension up to 7% of your salary: we have the best people on our team, and we like to look out for them. With our support, youll have all the advice and options you need to be able to invest in your future.
  • A flexible benefits scheme: our company is made up of a range of different people and we understand that different people want different things. Thats why with our flexible plan, youll have the ability to manage the range of benefits we have on offer, to suit your specific needs.
Our social side
Being part of Mott MacDonald means more than just work, theres a huge range of fun and exciting things that you can get involved in.
From the moment you join us, youll have the opportunity to expand your social and professional network, whether its meeting other graduates or joining forces with other members of staff from around the company at our annual sports day. Each of our offices have a sports and social committee which will give you the chance to be part of a variety of sports, social and charity events. Were committed to promoting a strong culture of social responsibility and encourage our staff to play active roles in the local community.
It's worth noting that sports and social committees tend to vary from office to office, so as well as getting involved in whats already on offer, dont be afraid to suggest new events or initiatives that you think could be a great addition.
It doesnt stop there. As well as events, youll also have access to discounts on cinema tickets, travel, fashion, utilities and much more as part of our company benefits which you can take advantage of the moment you join.
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.
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 Back to Search Apply now

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