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Mott MacDonald • Norwich, UK

Engineering Geologist

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. #LI-PM1

About the Business Unit

The Buildings and Cities Unit (BNC) has a major presence in Mott MacDonald's regional offices throughout the UK and mainland Europe, providing a wide range of diverse and transferable cross-sector skills across five key Sectors; Advisory, Built Environment, Energy, Transportation and Water. We also provide local services to customers and technical leadership to the rest of the Group in these sectors.

Business Planning for 2024 has identified the need to expand our technical and commercial capability within the LSE Divisional Infrastructure team, complimenting the established 120 strong offering based across 4 regional offices in the South East – meeting strategic growth requirements, providing technical excellence, client interface and a passion for infrastructure design.

We are recruiting for an Engineering Geologist to join our Infrastructure team in the South East delivering highways, infrastructure, and building related projects for a diverse range of clients. The role will be primarily office-based; however, flexibility is required to work away from home in other offices, attend site visits, client meetings, and for site-supervision as may be required by our projects. As part of the infrastructure team, you can be involved in strategy, concept and scheme development to detailed design and construction stages.

Overview of the Role

As an engineering geologist, you will be working on buildings, highways, rail, power water and utilities projects. You will be responsible for the geological/geotechnical elements of these projects and ensuring the delivery to client requirements, complying with quality standards, and working to meet programme and budget.

You will be technically experienced in producing geological, geotechnical and geo-environmental desk studies, ground investigation specifications, managing large ground investigation projects, and the preparation of ground investigation reports including ground models and parametric analysis. You will also have some experience in geotechnical design including, for example, ground improvement, slope stability analysis, seepage analysis, settlement assessment, shallow and deep foundations and retaining walls.

You will be expected to control project resources including monitoring against budget; prepare and manage work programmes to deliver to deadlines; develop client relationships; contribute to bid submissions, comply with corporate governance processes as well as to support development of the teams engineering geology capability.
This role carries a high degree of autonomy and responsibility, giving you the opportunity to develop your career. You will also have the opportunity to mentor and develop junior staff.

Candidate Specification

  • Degree qualified in engineering geology or civil/geotechnical engineering.
  • Professionally qualified (Chartered) or working towards this either with the Geological Society of London and/ or the ICE.
  • Demonstrable extensive record delivering geological/ geotechnical projects using applicable standards and principles.
  • Experience in the application of relevant industry computer geological/ geotechnical software packages.
  • Extensive experience of geology, site surveys, geophysics and investigative techniques for characterisation of site / ground conditions.
  • Experience in the of production of drawings and technical specifications for construction.
  • Demonstrable experience of working across multi-disciplinary engineering teams.
  • Preferably having experience of developing and mentoring staff
  • Demonstrates commercial and financial awareness; preferably will have supported preparation of fee proposals and bid submissions
  • Experience of managing a project team preferred
  • Proactive communication skills to work with colleagues and other design teams
  • Ability to communicate confidently and professionally with all levels of staff and clients.

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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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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