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Senior Civil / Structural Engineer

Mott MacDonald
Glasgow, Scotland
Closing date
Oct 1, 2023

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

About the role:

Our office-based department provides Civil and Structural expertise across Substation, HVDC Converter Station, Overhead Line, and Cable projects. We are looking for a Civil/Structural Engineer with minimum five to eight years of experience to join our Digital Award winning High Voltage (HV) Civil and Structural Team based in Brighton, Altrincham and Glasgow. The role will span a diverse portfolio of work and there will be opportunities for advancement within the team.
The selected candidate will carry out work on HV Substation, HVDC Converter Station, Overhead Line and Cable projects, fulfilling tasks including:
Design and Development functions:
  • Project Management
  • Proposal Writing
  • Scheme Costing
  • Front End Engineering Design (FEED)
  • Preparation of drawings for use in planning applications and tender packages
  • Detailed Civil/Structural Design
  • Cable Routing Design
  • Design Coordination across multidisciplinary teams
  • Preparation of Specifications
  • Condition and Structural Assessment of existing structures to determine suitability for reuse

Design Assurance functions:
  • Civil and structural review of designs
  • Provide technical support to clients on project issues
  • Attend design and interface meetings with clients and stakeholders
  • Proposal writing
  • Project Management and coordination across multi-disciplinary teams
  • Provide National Grid TP141 acceptance of design elements if authorised

Candidate Specification

About you:
At the outset we would expect some experience in all named areas but, should your application be successful, you will have the opportunity to learn from other team members and to further develop your skills. Any prospective candidate must display a willingness to engage with new challenges as well as an ability to work confidently on tasks for which they have prior experience. Candidates should be able to demonstrate good written communication skills including report writing. The role will also require excellent communication and people skills. You will be in a client facing role and will be expected to liaise with clients and contractors both on-site and over the phone.
Candidates applying for this role must have a degree in Civil or Structural engineering. They should also be a Chartered Engineer with ICE or IStructE or be working towards applying chartership now. They should also be prepared to undertake leadership role and assist in further development of the team.
It is required for the prospective candidate to have previous experience as an Engineer working with Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Networks in high voltage substations and cable routing projects. They will have detailed knowledge of CDM (2015) regulations and preferably, although not essential, knowledge of transmission network operators construction practices.
Experience of Civil/structural engineering applied to converter stations would be an advantage. Including awareness of process, equipment layout and associated considerations such as RFI and fire protection.
Although the team is Brighton, Altrincham and Glasgow based, we regularly bid for projects all around the UK and Overseas. The company offers an agile working arrangement which is dependent on business priorities. This can be agreed with your manager to effectively meet client, team and personal commitments. A prospective candidate should be prepared to undertake short-term site visits to meet with clients and contractors.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

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 Energy unit delivers services to clients globally across a number of sectors including hydropower, nuclear, waste, renewable generation and transmission & distribution networks. Together we provide integrated engineering and project management services across the project lifecycle from concept and design, to construction and operations, to decommissioning or repowering and life extension. Together with our clients, were helping to deliver the energy transition globally.
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 Back to Search Apply now

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