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:
As a Senior Civil Engineer you will be working as part of our Buildings and Cities Unit in the Southwest, Wales or the Midlands. We work in a variety of sectors including defence, water, power utilities and rail. Our work varies day to day and examples of recent projects include temporary drainage designs for significant contractor construction sites, optioneering and flood risk assessments for new build defence sites and working with a water utility company on a range of projects including designing constructed wetlands and pipelines.

The primary focus of the Senior Civil Engineer role is the successful delivery and technical quality assurance of drainage, flooding and water utilities projects. The successful candidate will also contribute to the winning of new work and the development of more junior staff.

The key elements of the role include:

  • Innovative concept design, detailed design and specifications, and the production of all forms of technical engineering deliverables
  • Management of project resources and budgets
  • Client and project stakeholder management, and coordination of project interfaces
  • Technical, procedural, and behavioural leadership, and mentoring of more junior staff, to ensure minimum standards of health and safety, quality, and ethics are maintained in undertaking all project and other activities
  • Business development including developing and maintaining client and contractor relationships, and producing or contributing to winning proposals for new work

A bit about the team:

This role will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to:

  • Join a friendly and supportive team of engineers and other construction professionals in a vibrant multi-disciplinary office including global colleagues.
  • Work with purpose and impact on a variety of challenging projects, across a range of sectors, in a company that has strong values
  • Enjoy the support and opportunities of a truly global network of talented professionals
  • Be creative and broaden your capabilities
  • Work within a positive environment, our active sports and social club is supported by the business and we take a keen interest in CSR with staff taking part in activities to enhance the environment, support schools, and local and national charities.

Candidate specification:
Required for the position of Senior Civil Engineer (Water):

  • A degree in a relevant engineering discipline and professionally qualified with a professional body such as ICE or CIWEM
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain relationships with clients, contractors, and other project stakeholders
  • A working knowledge and experience of relevant drainage, flood risk and Water Industry Standards and specifications (e.g. Sewerage Sector Guidance, SUDS Manual)
  • The ability to lead and coordinate the production of high-quality engineering deliverables
  • The ability to work collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams, either leading or participating
  • A clear understanding of relevant UK health and safety legislation and good practice, including roles and responsibilities under CDM Regulations 2015
  • The willingness to line manage others (including coaching or mentoring)
  • Demonstrate the Mott MacDonald core values of Progress, Respect, Integrity, Drive, and Excellence

Preferred, but not required

  • Experience of Bentley OpenRoads and GIS packages would also be beneficial but not essential
  • Experience of using industry standard design software such as Microdrainage and Autodesk Civil 3D
  • Ability and willingness to travel in UK
  • Experience or awareness of other relevant engineering standards, specifications and best practice in relation to the design and assessment of infrastructure in the built environment
  • Working knowledge of UK planning policy, and the requirements of relevant UK and European legislation relevant to the built environment

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.

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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