2 days/week at home

A little flex time – We’re happy to talk flexible working and how we can support your responsibilities beyond the workplace. We offer a range of options depending on your role, so please discuss this with your recruiter.

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Job Description

Mott MacDonald

We’re 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 person’s differences and striving to meet their needs.

We are proud to be a one of Glassdoor’s top employers to work for in the UK, as well as being recognised as a Top Inclusive Company in the UK.

Our values: Progress, Respect, Integrity, Drive, Excellence.

About the business unit

The Water Consultancy Division is the centre of excellence within Mott MacDonald for responding to water and wastewater 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 assets. 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.

With sustainability, social impacts, digitalisation, and carbon reduction in mind, our diverse and multi-disciplinary teams work together to provide a variety of services throughout the full project life-cycle, from advisory services and feasibility studies, through outline and detailed design, to construction support and site supervision.

Overview of role

Are you motivated to support the water sector become more efficient and effective in delivering their services while protecting the environment?

Are you passionate about sustainability and eager to support the water sector to become Net Zero and resilient to climate change?
Do you enjoy working within multidisciplinary teams and learning on the job? Are you seeking the opportunity to deliver projects that make a difference? Then we want to hear from you!

The Asset Management and Infrastructure Planning team is one of five sub-sectors within our Water Consultancy Division, which employs around 600 people across the UK. We work in the water sector and with other infrastructure providers both in the UK and internationally in the following areas:

  • Water resource investment planning
  • Wastewater and bioresources investment planning
  • Strategic asset management and business planning
  • Technical assurance of operational performance and business cases
  • Carbon and net zero appraisal and strategic planning
  • Integrated systems management
  • Data analytics and decision support tools
  • Contract’s appraisal (NEC, PPP)

Our clients are facing significant challenges from climate change, population growth and ageing assets. Their customers expect increasing service levels and less impact on the environment at lower cost. Asset management is key to overcoming these challenges and therefore we are growing our team in this area.

We are looking for motivated professionals, with at least 5 years of asset management experience preferably in the water sector, to join our team based in the UK. The ideal candidate will have a desire for a long-term career in asset management, becoming a Member of the Institute of Asset Management and managing their own projects.

Typical duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Supporting or leading the delivery of asset management advisory projects
  • Writing business cases for clients
  • Supporting asset management capability assessments and identifying areas for improvement
  • Drafting proposals
  • Data analysis to support project delivery
  • Writing client reports
  • Project and budget management
  • Mentoring junior members of the team

Candidate Specification

You will have experience in at least two of the following:

  • Asset planning or asset strategy such as the preparation of business plans
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Investment appraisal or cost benefit analysis
  • Investment planning or investment programme optimisation
  • Resilience assessment and planning
  • Developing decision support tools
  • Performance monitoring/reporting
  • Some experience/knowledge of ISO 55000 or another ISO standard

Required skills and experience:

  • Degree qualified
  • Industry experience in asset management ideally in a water company or consultancy
  • Critical thinking
  • Proficient writing skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Proficiency in relevant software tools
  • Attention to detail
  • Some project management, client liaison and consulting skills
  • Willingness to undertake assignments throughout the UK, as well as short international visits

Desired skills and experience:

  • Certificate or Diploma in Asset Management from the Institute of Asset Management
  • Assurance/audit experience including experience of ISO auditing.
  • Commercial awareness and bid preparation.
  • Chartership with a relevant professional institution such as CIWEM

We are actively recruiting a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we serve. We recognise that differences in ability, skills and experience are a strength and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

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 can contribute.


We want you to perform your best at every stage in the recruitment process. If you are disabled or need any support to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at reasonable.adjustments@mottmac.com and we will talk to you about how we can support you.

Agile working

Happy to talk Flexible Working and how we can support your responsibilities beyond the workplace.

We offer some fantastic benefits including:

Health and wellbeing

  • Private medical insurance for all UK colleagues.
  • Health cash plan to support you with every day health costs and treatments.
  • Access to Peppy, providing free support from menopause experts for all UK colleagues.
  • A variety of wellbeing support is available through our comprehensive wellbeing program, including access for you and your family.
  • Ability to flex your salary to opt into a wide range of health benefits, many of which can be extended to your family too.

Financial wellbeing

  • We match employee pension contributions between 4.5% and 7%.
  • Life assurance equal up to 4 x your basic salary, with an option to increase the level of cover to 6 x your salary.
  • Our income protection scheme provides a financial benefit, as well as absence and return to work support due to long-term illness or injury.
  • Flexible benefits, including increased life assurance cover, critical illness insurance, payroll saving and will writing.
  • As an independently owned business we share the financial success of the business with all our colleagues in various ways including annual bonus schemes.


  • A minimum of 33-35 days holiday each year, inclusive of public holidays and dependent on level, with the ability to buy or sell leave through our flexible benefits programme.
  • Holiday entitlement increased to a minimum of 35 days after 5 years’ service.
  • Variety of employee saving schemes and discounts from high-street retailers.

Enhanced family and carers leave

  • Enhanced family leave policies, including 26 weeks paid maternity and adoption leave, and two weeks paid paternity/partner leave.
  • Our shared parental leave matches maternity leave meaning we pay up to 24 weeks at full pay.
  • Up to five additional days leave are provided for those with significant caring responsibilities, two of which are paid.

Learning and development

  • Primary annual professional institution subscription.
  • A broad range of opportunities to enhance both technical and soft skills through mentoring, formal training, and self-development options.

Networks, communities, and social outcomes

  • Join a wide range of groups including our Advanced Employee Networks which support our LGBTQ+, gender, race and ethnicity, disability, and parents/carers communities.
  • Make a difference within our communities through our social outcomes.

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Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Adoption leave – 26 weeks full pay
Open to part time work for some roles
Buddy scheme
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Dental coverage
Compassionate leave
Health assessment
Eye Care Support – Eyecare vouchers
Private GP service – Private Medical care for all UK staff
Season ticket loan
Theme park discounts
Religious celebration leave
Buy or sell annual leave
Accrued annual leave
Caregiver Leave
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks
Enhanced paternity leave – 2 weeks
Shared parental leave – We match up to 24 weeks full pay
Pregnancy loss leave
Tax-free childcare
In office yoga classes
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Salary sacrifice
Life assurance
Annual pay rises
Pension match/increase
Life insurance
Annual bonus
Income protection
Employee discounts
Professional subscriptions – We pay for your primary professional annual subscription
Lunch and learns
Employee assistance programme
L&D budget
Teambuilding days
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More information needed
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Work-life balance
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Role modelling
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Working at Mott MacDonald

Company employees

18,000 worldwide

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

UK Wide; London, Croydon, Birmingham, Derby, Altrincham, Manchester, Whitehaven, Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Durham, Bristol, Southampton, Reading, Cambridge, Peterborough, Brighton, Norwich, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, Cardiff, Newport, Exeter, Leicester, Leeds, Skipton, York

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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