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Job Description

Job Position:
Senior Coastal Engineer

Job Description:
As a key member of the Ports, Coastal and Offshore (PCO) team, you will influence the success of our maritime projects by contributing to outcomes which exceed our clients’ expectations. You will primarily be involved in leading specialist and multi-disciplinary teams across the project life-cycle. This includes economic and feasibility assessments to coastal process, metocean and hydrodynamic investigations, to detailed design and construction documentation. Sectors include UK and international coastal zone management, offshore renewables and cables, and tidal power.

Depending on your skills and interest you may also have project management responsibilities such as resourcing, programming and dealing with commercial and contract matters as well as overseeing risk and quality. You’ll provide input to the contract procurement process which will include preparing tender documents, specifications, BOQs and construction drawings and manage the tender process through to contract award. Additionally, you’ll support new business development initiatives as well as tender submissions to facilitate growth of our PCO Account.

Candidate Specification:
As an industry recognised professional, you’re able to demonstrate your experience delivering coastal engineering projects using innovative and digitally driven techniques. With your project management skills and experience you are comfortable networking and collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams for project delivery and enjoy building relationships with internal and external stakeholders. You have strong written communication skills and are comfortable writing reports and delivering presentations. Additionally, you have an understanding of different forms of contract and of the procurement process.

You will also demonstrate the following:

  • A Master's degree in Civil Engineering or related technical equivalent
  • Chartered with a relevant professional institution such as ICE/ IStructE/ CIWEM (or equivalent)
  • Experience in business development, including client liaison and bid preparation.
  • Due to the nature of our work, you will be willing to travel overseas for project assignments when required.

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 have the opportunity to contribute.

Job Profile:
Mott MacDonald is one of the global leaders advising a broad range of clients in the planning, design and construction of coastal and offshore infrastructure across an array of size and type. This extends to all stages in the project cycle, from developing innovative coastal erosion business cases and feasibility studies to structural defences and environmental enhancements, and then onto construction supervision. We work across the world including the Caribbean, North America, Middle East, Asia and Africa, as well as in the UK. We strive to ensure we provide our clients with the most sustainable solutions, with the UN Sustainable Development Goals forming the heart of what we do.

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.

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 have the opportunity to contribute.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments 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 assist.

Agile working

At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and trust.

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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