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Mott MacDonald • Croydon, UK / London, UK

Project Principal - Structures (Healthcare)

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.

Overview of the role:
We are looking for a talented and highly motivated chartered structural engineer, to lead projects and join a growing team working in the UK healthcare sector.

In this role you will:

  • Provide hands-on technical leadership to deliver a range of project types within the healthcare sector
  • Support and facilitate business development opportunities through a wide range of clients; including healthcare providers, architects (and other collaborators) and contractors
  • Liaise with clients and external consultants to understand, develop and deliver the brief. Report and present to clients and/or contractors on progress
  • Collaborate with architects, building services engineers and other disciplines, either in a lead or contributory role
  • Identify and implement MMC techniques across projects to a high level, to enhance safety, quality and sustainability, and maintains confidence in procurement
  • Provide project delivery so that carbon emissions are assessed and provided to clients, also supporting internal carbon reduction programmes
  • Take responsibility for internal project management including budgeting, planning and programmes and monitoring progress
  • Undertake risk management on commissions, to identify - and positively manage - commercial and technical delivery risks
  • Assist others to develop new business and prepare bids in the health sector. Assist with negotiating and applying consultancy contracts, including terms and conditions and scope of service
  • Help to develop and mentor team members; providing training and support with industry best-practice healthcare design
  • Work within a quality-assured environment, and a supportive team, to produce excellent designs and outputs for clients

Candidate specification:
For this role you will need to have/be:

  • Chartered Engineer status as a member of a relevant institution (IStructE, ICE or equivalent)
  • A proven track record of designing building structures on a range of healthcare typologies
  • Knowledge / Experience in leading delivery of design projects across a range of building and client typologies within the healthcare sector; including design and build
  • Experience in leading multidisciplinary Civil & Structural teams to delivery of healthcare projects
  • Experience of negotiating contract terms and conditions, and applying them during the commission
  • Strong organisational, collaboration and communication skills

You will also have:

  • High quality technical skills in structural engineering
  • An enthusiastic and dynamic approach to work
  • A strong sense of personal responsibility for your work
  • A desire to expand your technical knowledge and to learn new skills
  • An enthusiasm for minimising environmental impact through low carbon and sustainable designs, while maximising benefits for society

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.

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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.

Accessibility

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.

Lifestyle

  • 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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Working at Mott MacDonald

Company employees

18,000 worldwide

Gender diversity (male:female)

65:35

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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