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

We help conceive, drive, and implement transport solutions for cities, regions, and asset owners/operators around the globe. From preparing the business case and advising on related issues - such as revenue, procurement, and environmental legislation - to delivering the completed infrastructure and helping maintain it. Our planning, engineering, environmental and management skills cover the whole project cycle. We play a major role in developing and delivering the Global Transport Sector Strategy.

Overview of role

We are looking for a Major Pursuits Lead with a track record of winning and delivering complex multi-disciplinary project from concept design through to Design and Build to join our Metro & Civils leadership team. You will be responsible for project team leadership, technical delivery, and business development for multi-million-pound fees on major transports and civil infrastructure projects across the UK, but on occasion internationally. You will be involved in planning the design stage of infrastructure works as well as be responsible for the production and delivery of reliable design solutions.

You’ll also play a leading role in client engagement and leading bids to secure future major project opportunities that will deliver our ambitious growth targets whilst meeting the objectives of our clients and their customers. Additionally, as an integral member of the Metro & Civils leadership team, you’ll contribute to the business and team’s professional development.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Lead profitable projects that deliver success for our clients and communities.
  • Develop a collaborative delivery approach across project teams, supply chain, partners, and client teams.
  • Deliver to budget, programme, and quality.
  • Enhance client satisfaction.
  • Undertake Project Reviews to foster continuous improvement and sharing lessons across projects.
  • Guide major project bids securing our right to win, delivering customer needs and a competitive commercial strategy.
  • Work in collaboration with Account Leaders to position for and capture major bid opportunities.

In this role, you’ll be accountable for:

  • Championing industry leading techniques to improve safety and customer service to deliver the goals of our clients and their customers.
  • Delivery of projects to time, cost, and quality
  • Fostering innovation in the delivery of design, digital and technical excellence
  • Prompt billing and payment
  • Monthly reporting on scheme progress
  • Delivering client requirements and customer satisfaction

Candidate specification

Essential academic, professional qualifications and experience:

  • Extensive experience of delivering major design projects in a director role.
  • Project, financial, programme and resource management skills.
  • Management of large project teams (over 100 members).
  • Ability to deliver to demanding schedules and targets.
  • Proven business development and marketing skills with demonstrable experience of writing winning proposals.
  • Excellent communication skills to be able to communicate targets, and priorities to staff, clients and partners.
  • BEng / BSc civil engineering (or related subject).
  • Chartered Engineer (or equivalent).
  • Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (or equivalent).

Additionally, due to the nature of our work, it is desirable to be flexible in working location where the need arises. If you have experience of project directing major highways projects, we’d very much like to hear from you. Any candidate that has strong relevant technical expertise with the ability to develop relationships with clients and partners at a senior level will likely be of interest.

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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