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Mott MacDonald • London, United Kingdom

Principal Consultant - Digital Healthcare Consulting

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 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.

Reporting to the Digital Healthcare Lead, the Principal Consultant will be an exceptional individual with hands-on experience in healthcare in one or more of the following:

  • Development of pragmatic digital strategies, aligned with clinical & organisational strategies, define the future state & articulate the steps required to achieve the future state
  • Articulation of case for change, identify the options available to achieve the digital ambitions, and outline the associated costs and benefits
  • Programme management, planning and delivery of digital-enabled transformation programmes
  • Implement change in digital context, where stakeholders are engaged and supported to embrace new technologies and digital ways of working
  • Design and development of ‘smart buildings’ combining experience delivering digital transformation projects across healthcare and infrastructure

The Principal Consultant role will be responsible for delivery and commercial excellence, ensuring that the project is delivered successfully to time and budget and to the standards required by the Client and for Mott MacDonald. The Principal Consultant will lead one or more client projects, with the prime aim of ensuring the projects are able to deliver a successful outcome.

The role will have responsibility for:

  • Leading the delivery of client projects by managing client relationships, developing the scope and engagement plan, managing team members, engagement financials, and overseeing the production of high-quality deliverables.
  • Working with a range of client stakeholders and being seen as a subject matter expert within client organisations and by colleagues, developing and maintaining deep industry knowledge
  • Building collaborative relationships with peers and working closely with other internal colleagues across to help clients solve complex issues.
  • Taking ownership of internal practice development by leading the definition and development of proposition, methodology and point of view development activities and knowledge capture and sharing.
  • Developing and cultivating client relationships in the market, leading new business proposals and pre-positioning activities with potential clients

The successful candidate must be able to possess and demonstrate the following skills and personal attributes:

  • Experience of working directly with one or more large providers (i.e. large hospital Trust, PCNs), as well as other health organisations (e.g. commissioning, central health bodies, private health providers).
  • Experience in digital developments and interventions in healthcare delivery, systems and hospital design
  • Strong technology, and either clinical technology or smart building technology experience, or both, including programmes relating to the implementation
  • Demonstrable experience of developing and managing senior level client and stakeholder relationships.
  • Strong analytical and project management skills with experience leading and working in multi-disciplinary teams to deliver on high-profile and complex transformation engagements within the health sector in a fast-paced project environment.
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Experience of developing junior staff and mentoring team members.
  • Experience of supporting business development opportunities, for example, developing new client relationships, writing proposals, business cases
  • Ability to think creatively, generate innovative ideas, challenge the status quo and deliver effectively to ambitious requirements.

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 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
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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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