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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 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, we’re helping to deliver the energy transition globally.

Overview of role

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?

We have a unique opportunity to act as an ‘infrastructure integrator’, using our energy sector expertise (networks, fuels, generation, energy storage etc.) coupled with other related domain expertise ranging across areas such as built environment engineering, transport planning, major programme management, or digital implementation.

However, translating ambition into business plans and programmes is a challenge for our clients for several reasons:

Energy is not core business for them. We need to be able to work with a senior client audience who are not experienced in the subject matter and help them develop clear, actionable, plans and roadmaps;

Clients don’t just want us to advise them about engineering plans and programmes. They are usually seeking to understand how best to engage with the energy market and supply chain;

Big clients have a core business to run with many other pressing issues. It is vital that energy and carbon strategy development addresses the needs, concerns and opportunities of multiple stakeholders internally and externally;

Building trust and credibility with clients is key, along with the ability to be a supportive ‘critical friend’ as they develop their plans

We need to grow our delivery capability to pull together multi-disciplinary teams of experts to help our clients progress the business changes they are looking to achieve. We have taken a decision to invest in a core team who can act as catalysts for this type of work and help to transition our existing skillset to deliver the necessary services. This role is envisaged to form part of a small cross cutting group with specific role focus on taking projects from a business development context into delivery.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Bringing their own gravitas and thought leadership to enhance our profile with clients and stakeholders.
  • Being able to lead and successfully deliver novel projects which require combining different areas of subject expertise into a single co-ordinated offer
  • Working constructively with key commercial partners who bring complementary skill sets
  • Supporting the business in closing deals and acting as ‘Tiger Team’ resources to ensure that novel projects are set up to succeed.
  • Key Performance Indicators:
  • Experience of how to work with multiple stakeholders and understand their needs and drivers
  • Experience of managing complex service and/or consulting assignments
  • Demonstrable track record in energy projects related to the subject area including energy transition, security, and net zero targets
  • Experience and confidence working with senior managers in client organisations
  • Ability to work with a client to co-create a scope of work and secure their buy-in
  • Ability to work with colleagues internally and bring them along – work as a team player and build senior support internally where needed
  • Ability to achieve outcomes through influencing others
  • Personal resilience, ability to manage ambiguity, setbacks, and persist in the face of challenges

Candidate Specification

  • Degree qualified in an engineering discipline, in particular Electrical Engineering with chartership from relevant technical body
  • Strong strategic understanding of energy transformation agenda
  • Experience of pulling together complex public/private funded projects, working with government stakeholders and businesses at senior level
  • Ability to communicate outside the engineering profession with multiple stakeholders (e.g., ability to work at Board level with clients and their stakeholders)
  • Sharp analytical and report writing skills
  • Ability to be client led in developing novel business arrangements with Mott MacDonald (not just being able to respond to RfPs) – putting us on a footing with needs-based selling
  • Ability to work in an organisational setup where you need to lead through influence rather than being directive
  • Self-motivated and diligent, with an ability to work to tight deadlines, on simultaneous assignments
  • Ability to facilitate and mentor others in the business to help achieve their outcomes
  • Prepared to travel, sometimes at short notice, as required by projects and/or new business opportunities


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.

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
More information needed
More information needed
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Work-life balance
More information needed
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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