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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.

Do you want to be part of an employee-owned company where our unique independence affords us the opportunity to focus on projects that matter to us – those focusing on delivering social outcomes and enhancing the environment, that harness digital innovation and that challenge our technical excellence?

Working for a company like ours, with technical excellence at our core, offers you access to industry recognised experts in a variety of disciplines, to provide support and career development opportunities. At Mott MacDonald, we are a collaborative team, excited to solve complex challenges that have a positive impact on the world, and we are always looking for like-minded people to join us.

We have an exceptionally strong record in providing climate risk and resilience services and expertise to the UK and international water sectors, as well as supporting clients in other infrastructure sectors. Our clients are increasingly demanding better quantification of physical climate risks and we are continually innovating to support them. We have developed weather generators as well as our own digital tool to interrogate and process UKCP18 data. Our portfolio includes the major UK water companies as well as asset owners in the transport, buildings and energy sectors. We are regularly involved in climate resilience and engineering projects around the world supporting developers and lenders, and we undertake climate change risk assessments, impact modelling and climate resilience advisory projects at a local, regional or national scale.

We are seeking a Senior Climate Risk Consultant to join our technical team across the UK in repose to the growing demand for climate resilience services. As a Senior Climate Risk Consultant, you will be a key figure in the UK Asset Management and Infrastructure Planning team, supporting climate resilience activities in the water and other infrastructure sectors, working closely with a network of climate practitioners across the Group. You will act as technical leader in projects, being responsible for their technical direction and quality, whether applying innovative thinking to new or established services or developing your own concepts from scratch. Alongside your technical role, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in project management and business development through engaging with clients.

You will have particular responsibility for:

  • Obtaining, analysing, and interpreting climate data in support of climate change risk assessments, impact modelling, and adaptation planning
  • Devising quantitative approaches to assessing physical risks and failure mechanisms as a result of climate change
  • Leading on the provision of climate data and analysis to engineering projects
  • Managing climate resilience advisory projects, delivering to budget, programme, and quality standards
  • Working collaboratively across disciplines and infrastructure sectors to ensure efficient delivery
  • Producing and reviewing climate data sets, risk assessments, and adaptation plans – including written reports
  • Assisting with winning work, including managing climate resilience proposals, and development of new business within the asset management and investment planning team and across the wider practice
  • Providing technical guidance, support, and training to junior colleagues and assisting, where practicable, in the mentoring and development of others.

We are looking for someone with a proven track record in the field and with a passion for learning and innovating in this fast-moving discipline. In addition, you will need to have:

  • Degree level qualification in civil engineering, meteorology, physical geography, mathematics, or other related discipline
  • Chartered with an appropriate professional body
  • Experience in analysing and interpreting UKCP18 and CMIP5/6 projection data
  • Proven track record in delivering quantitative climate change risk assessment and impact modelling in the water and infrastructure sectors
  • Able to guide and mentor junior staff
  • Excellent communication and written skills.

Desirable skills:

  • Experience in coding
  • Asset management or engineering background with understanding of failure mechanisms
  • Understanding of engineering requirements on infrastructure projects
  • Project management experience.

If you meet 80% or more of what we’re looking for, and have skills we didn’t know we need, we would like to hear from you. #LI-NM1

About the division
The Water Consultancy Division is the centre of excellence within Mott MacDonald for responding to water and wastewater challenges, providing support to colleagues across our global business, and offering fantastic opportunities to get involved in diverse and technically challenging work.

Climate change, aging assets, and population growth place increasing pressure on our water and wastewater assets. Our highly successful water consultancy business is servicing ever-increasing demands from water sector clients to help deliver ambitious capital programmes. The work we do is at the forefront of ensuring safe water supplies for future generations and protecting our environment.

With sustainability, social impacts, digitalisation, and carbon reduction in mind, our diverse and multi-disciplinary teams work together to provide a variety of services throughout the full project life-cycle, from advisory services and feasibility studies, through outline and detailed design, to construction support and site supervision.

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
More information needed
More information needed
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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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