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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 Energy unit delivers services to clients globally across several 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, we’re helping to deliver the energy transition globally.

Overview of the role
As a Civil Engineering Team Resource Lead, you will lead the people management function for a team of technical and project management professionals across the Civil team in Energy Networks Division. You will be accountable to our Civil Engineering Team Lead and the Divisional Leadership Team. The Civil Engineering Team Resource Lead role will be both operational and strategic focus in a diverse role, embracing both day to day management and future long term planning.


  • You will work closely with the technical leads from Civil and other disciplines to understand technical delivery of our projects and Account leads to understand the client demands and prospects.
  • You will combine this knowledge with a strong understanding of our current capabilities, enabling you to identify our capability development and recruitment strategies.
  • You will be responsible for meeting our future capability needs through developing our people, in collaboration with our discipline leads, Division, Unit, Group or strategic recruitment.

Operational and people management role

  • Include allocating and utilisation of staff for;
    • Delivery of fee earning projects for Account Leaders
    • Prospect and proposal activities

    • Delivery of internal innovation projects for the Technical Excellence Lead

  • Ensuring that the training and development activities are planned and carried out in a timely manner.
  • Supporting the Divisional Resource Manager in controlling overhead spend related to staff utilisation, training, IT, and other resource related budgets.
  • The health, safety, and wellbeing of your staff group, including being responsible for the roll-out of Group and divisional initiatives (such as EDI, stand downs etc) for your team.
  • Supporting the team line managers and technical leads as necessary in day to day people management
  • Staff engagement, ensuring that our people are happy and effective
  • Talent management and development, performance management, reward and recognition
  • Recruitment, in line with the capability plan (supported by line managers and technical leads)

Furthermore, you will be responsible for managing resources across the civil engineering teams. Also as part of your responsibilities, you will support project teams and account leaders. This involves collaborating with other Divisions and Units, utilizing GDS, managing staff utilization, planning and developing staff skills and capabilities, and making specialty resources available as needed for strategic projects. Additionally, you are responsible for advising the Civil Business lead, the general manager, and the divisional resource manager on staff reward and recognition. You also support business and team leads in recruitment, with assistance from recruitment teams, and contribute to growth plans.

Candidate Specification

  • Experienced people managers with strong collaboration skills and a passion for making a difference to our staff
  • Strategic thinkers, with a good grasp of changes and innovation in their discipline
  • Excellent communication skills and willingness to listen
  • Exemplar of the PRIDE values and collaborative behaviours
  • Keen interest in the health, safety & welfare, and wellbeing of their team

This role will present you with a fantastic opportunity to further develop your leadership and managerial skills, as well as coaching, mentoring and supporting others as our business continues to grow. If you think this sounds interesting, we’d love to hear from you.


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
More information needed
More information needed
More information needed
Work-life balance
More information needed
Role modelling
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More information needed

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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