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 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.

Position locations: Altrincham, UK / Bristol, UK / Glasgow, UK / London, UK / Tadley, UK / Southampton, UK

Overview of role

  • Provide robust and timely technical radioactive waste management expertise to support a range of clients in new build, operations and decommissioning.
  • Advise on some of the following areas: characterisation (including sentencing), management, production, treatment, storage, packaging and consignment of radioactive waste.
  • Work with our other departments, such as safety case and engineering to provide our clients with a comprehensive offering.
  • Produce technical reports for example: Waste Strategies, Project Waste Management Plans, BAT studies, Characterisation strategies, Sampling Plans utilising DQO, packaging proposals, calculations associated with waste activity assessment or dose assessment, generation or application of fingerprints, EPR compliance assessment.
  • Participate in the preparation of bids regarding radioactive waste management.
  • Support the development of colleagues at various levels.
  • Potential for travel internationally for internal and external meetings, and site visits.

Candidate Specification

  • Either a degree in a Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) subject or equivalent industrial experience
  • Good working knowledge of UK and/or international: legislation, policy, regulatory guidance and best practice relating to radioactive waste management and characterisation.
  • Knowledge of the radioactive waste supply chain in the UK and/or internationally, such as: available waste disposal, storage or treatment facilities and their acceptance criteria and permits.
  • Experience is welcomed from the full breadth of radioactive waste activity levels including those specialising in a particular activity level only
  • An appreciation of the full lifecycle of radioactive waste from planning for decommissioning at the design phase, through to permit surrender after decommissioning and remediation.
  • Experience of regulatory engagement and external stakeholder management.
  • Good communication skills appropriate for client facing interactions as well as interactions with colleagues of various levels and disciplines.

The following would also be of benefit:

  • Knowledge and experience of radiation protection, for example radiation risk assessments and dose assessment, in the radioactive waste context is welcomed and fits in our multi disciplinary team with the potential to diversify towards radiological protection in the future
  • Knowledge and experience in new build, decommissioning planning and implementation
  • RPA/RWA qualifications or chartered status (or working towards these)
  • Experience in the transport of dangerous goods and/or a DGSA qualification
  • Experience with the management and classification of non-radioactive hazardous wastes and understanding of the common challenges with radioactive waste
  • Experience in radiochemistry, the specification of analysis suites and techniques and the interpretation of analysis data
  • Project Management and delivery experience #LI-NM1

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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