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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 role

The Power, Process and Nuclear Division of the Energy Unit is looking to appoint an Engineering Design Manager to support the management of a large multi discipline projects in our Nuclear and / or Defence sectors. Our portfolio of work continues to grow, and we have a number of opportunities in the pipeline which offer exciting roles and responsibilities. This role will support the growth of the existing teams as part of our expansion plans.

The role is internally and externally facing, internally you will be working with Project Managers., (who will be responsible for the commercial, contractual parts of delivery), Planners, and discipline leads who you will manage to produce the required designs.

Externally, you will be liaising with the client, contractors and other stakeholders and design partners to drive the design in line with client and regulatory requirements.

You will be able to manage multi-disciplinary design teams, co-ordinating these discipline inputs (including health and safety, sustainability, environment, planning, regulatory compliance) to achieve a fully integrated detailed design.

Position locations: Glasgow, Altrincham or Bristol

Typical responsibilities subject to project or client requirements:

  • Providing an overall technical lead
  • Managing design works, monitoring, and reporting via programme updates, trackers & progress meetings helping to prepare schedules of work, work breakdown structures and risk schedules.
  • Implementing processes and procedures such that all designs are appropriately reviewed and approved in line with best practice and by suitably qualified individual.
  • Working with the relevant Assurance and Operations teams to ensure the design is functional and acceptable.
  • Contribute to Health and safety management of design including application of CDM regulations.
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to the health and safety framework, policies and management system requirements and expectations.
  • Develop and maintain an awareness of SHE hazards and associated risks and demonstrate a commitment to eliminate or minimise those risks.
  • Facilitate and participate in Project reviews.
  • Work with the resource manager to expand the team and contribute to succession planning for the engineering team and implementation of a SQEP process.
  • Work with the existing team to improve/implement efficient design processes.
  • Work with the wider team to deliver sustainable designs and support environmental and planning aspects of the works.
  • Deal with any issues arising from the construction teams.
  • Promote and foster a collaborative approach to your projects.

Candidate specification

  • It is anticipated that you will be a Chartered Engineer in relevant engineering field.
  • Demonstrable, extensive experience of complex multi-disciplinary projects within a highly regulated industry.
  • Possess Leadership/ Team management experience.
  • Experience in stakeholder management
  • Experience of risk management in complex projects.

Due to security requirements, candidates must be eligible to apply for security clearance.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

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

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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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