Mott MacDonald • Altrincham, UK/ Glasgow, UK/ Bristol, UK/ Southamp

Exciting opportunities to work on Small Modular Reactor (SMR) projects

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
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
Due to continued growth in demand, we are expanding our industry leading Advanced Nuclear Technology team. If you are interested in the world of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) and solving first of a kind challenges, then this is your invitation to join the discussion.

We are currently looking for a diverse set of candidates to meet these challenge at all levels and across multiple disciplines. Successful candidates will join our Power, Process and Nuclear division to work on the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) of a SMR project.

As a team, we will provide multi-disciplinary integrated engineering and project management services from inception to completion of the GDA process of a SMR. Following completion of GDA, we will continue supporting across the project lifecycle – from concept to construction and operations. Together with our partners, we’re helping to deliver the energy transition in the UK with some of the most exciting First-of-a-Kind technology.

At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and trust. Locations are flexible, and can be notionally based at our Altrincham (Manchester), Glasgow, Bristol or London offices. Subject export control agreement in place, the positions can also be based at Genoa (Italy), Sofia (Bulgaria) or Paris (France).

In addition to this project, by joining our team, you will also have access to some of the largest, most challenging and innovative projects worldwide. You will have the opportunity to work with a strong engineering team and other industry professionals delivering innovative solutions and undertake projects that are recognised globally.

About the roles

We are currently looking for diverse candidates in:

Mechanical / Structural Integrity - Subject Matter Expert
Safety Case Engineers - all levels
Electrical Engineers – all levels
C&I Engineers - all levels
Hazards and Fault Study Engineers – all level

Candidate Specification
We are interested to hear from candidates who have good understanding and demonstrable track record of nuclear new build regulatory process in the UK; client facing experience is desirable but not essential. We are also looking for candidates with good knowledge and experience of nuclear safety cases, including understanding of internal and external hazards, justification of engineering standards, design substantiations/justifications. It is also desirable for candidate to understand the similarities and differences of US and UK nuclear regulatory process.

We are looking for positions at all levels from early career professionals to principal engineer. Candidates should be prepared to play an active role in a project-driven and highly integrated engineering team.

For team lead roles, we are also expecting the candidate to be:

  • able to defend design positions for areas where the existing regulatory framework either does not apply, or for which there is a need for the development of new or revised regulatory requirements or guidance.
  • Prepare and deliver licensing presentations to internal and external organisations.
  • Support team development

For subject matter expert role

  • we are expecting the candidate to be industry-recognised reputation as the subject matter experts in the field and demonstrable experience of regulatory interface.

We are actively recruiting a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we serve. We recognise that differences in ability, skills and experience are a strength and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

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 have the opportunity to contribute.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at and we will talk to you about how we can assist.

Agile working

At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and trust.


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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