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.

Job Description

Mott MacDonald

Recruiter contact: Nikki George

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.

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

About the business unit

Mott MacDonald’s support services are the driving force behind our organisation enabling us to run efficiently and effectively. The team works collaboratively to offer specialist advice, best practice and technology to all areas of our business specifically designed for our global reach.

Overview of role

Working as a Developer Platform (Workspaces) Manager within our Central Digital Solutions team, you will help support and grow the adoption of our internal developer platform within Mott MacDonald to enable our product teams to develop products and product extensions that solve infrastructure industry challenges.

You will work closely with our solution architects, platform teams, and digital communities across the business to understand, document and assist with the identification and adoption of standard development and architectural patterns to ensure our product teams can confidently develop technically sound solutions that are aligned to business outcomes.

You will be people focused and technically minded, able to understand and represent the needs of our technologists in these rapidly growing digital domains, fostering a collaborative culture within our developer communities to ensure they are able to access the right support and guidance to be able to work within our wider standards and governance comfortably and safely.


The role will help establish, guide, govern, and ensure the successful adoption of our architectural and development principles and standards using our internal development platforms.

The main duties and responsibilities of the role are

  • Managing and supporting our processes and governance around solution development using our developer platforms.
  • Managing the onboarding and assuring the abilities of our developer / technologist users and teams to ensure they can confidently and safely develop solutions within the correct guardrails.
  • Maintaining visibility of the solutions utilizing our platforms to ensure they are well managed, maintained, and continue to provide value to the business.
  • Ensuring our users have good experiences using our developer platforms to ensure retention – managing, and assisting with support around any issues raised, identifying common problems, capturing user feedback, and recommending improvements to our platform engineering teams.
  • Managing and contributing to our developer documentation, ensuring it meets the needs of our users, is accessible and kept up to date.
  • Community engagement, fostering a collaborative culture within our developer communities to encourage knowledge sharing and support from within.

You will have exposure to a wide range of sectors and service lines across Mott MacDonald; supporting colleagues with varying levels of digital maturity to select the right approaches to translate their knowledge, processes and methods into digital solutions that solve client challenges and deliver return on investment to the business.

The role will involve aspects of

  • Assisting our product teams in the selection of technologies to develop their solutions.
  • Helping our solution architects and technical leads to continue to develop our best practices around solution development.
  • Identifying and helping to monitor the use of and engagement with training materials or certification to help improve or validate digital literacy.
  • Helping our platform teams to identify improvements that help reduce the cognitive load on our developers, allowing them to focus more of their time on what they do best.
  • Supporting the building and maintenance of solution, data, and technology catalogues.
  • Monitoring and assuring technical development of products / extensions as they move through the product lifecycle.

About the team

The Central Digital Solutions team is responsible for creating and managing a portfolio of digital solutions to maximise return on investment on behalf of the EUNA and ISMA regions of Mott MacDonald.

The Solutions workstream is involved in guiding the business to make investment decisions regarding new products and extensions to existing products, working with product teams to grow products and deliver return on investment through software subscriptions, increased service revenue and efficiency savings, helping to incubate and test new ideas and providing advice to clients and project teams on which tools and products can best serve their needs.

Location of this role is flexible to any office within the UK:

Candidate Specification


  • University Degree in Computer Science, a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience working on or managing agile teams developing digital software or data solutions.
  • Strong presentation skills with a high degree of comfort speaking with executives, product managers, domain experts and software engineers.
  • Strong communication and technical writing skills.
  • Good knowledge of software development best practices.
  • Knowledge of cloud or cloud native solutions (Azure / AWS / Google Cloud).
  • Knowledge of backend and frontend development languages such as SQL, C#, Python, JavaScript (TypeScript, ES6+).
  • Knowledge of information principles and processes.


  • Experience contributing to and engaging with digital communities within an organization or publicly, including blogs, forums, social media, or open source.
  • Knowledge of technology solutions and ability to understand and convey emerging technologies, methodologies, and solutions in the Cloud / IT technology space.
  • Knowledge of the infrastructure / construction industry including one or more of our core sectors (water, energy, transport, buildings, and cities).

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:

  • 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 isn’t 9-5
  • Enhanced parental leave; shared parental leave policies – for parents and care givers
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Flexible benefits that suit you, including ability to buy/sell annual leave entitlement, cycle to work & interest free season ticket loans
  • Wellbeing support including access to an independent Employer Assistance Scheme, wellbeing champions and access to learning and support resources
  • Access to our Advanced Employee Networks which support our LGBTQ+, gender, race and ethnicity, disability and parents/carers communities
  • The opportunity to make a difference; learn more about our social outcomes

Apply now, or for more information about our application process, click here.

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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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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