Mott MacDonald • London or Liverpool

Senior Consultant - Industrialised Design and Construction

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.

Job Description

Mott MacDonald

Position location: London or Liverpool
Recruiter contact: Nikki George

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

Mott MacDonald’s Advisory and Programme Delivery (APD) unit delivers both project, programme & commercial management (PPCM) services and advisory solutions across the built environment, defence, energy, water, environmental, transportation, health and care sectors. We deliver tailored solutions that directly address our clients’ key challenges, combining our world-leading project expertise with unrivalled programme delivery capabilities and advisory services. APD delivers services to projects ranging in scale and complexity up to £20bn, through the technical disciplines of programme management, project management, project controls, scheduling, cost management, estimating, infrastructure finance, management consulting, digital consulting and education, health and care management.

Overview of role

We are looking for consultants with experience of Industrialised Design and Construction approaches, including DfMA and Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), to join our rapidly growing strategic advisory business. You will be driving delivery and growth on our existing and future commissions, as Industrialisation and MMC advisors to some of the biggest infrastructure owners and programmes in the UK and overseas.

We are leaders in the adoption and implementation of industrialised design an construction, helping our clients achieve their ambitions of improved productivity and greater cost efficiency and certainty across the Built Environment. Our team is actively working across multiple sectors including Buildings (Healthcare, Education and Cities), Water & Environment and Nuclear. As an industrialised design and construction consultant, you will play a key role in revolutionising traditional construction practices, by implementing a range of solutions, including DfMA and MMC methodologies to drive the greater use of manufactured solutions in construction. You will work closely with our clients and their delivery supply chains (architects, engineers, manufacturers and construction teams) to optimise the design process, embed digital delivery approaches, develop collaborative delivery models and streamline production processes, that lead to improved outcomes.


  • Help define clients strategies for the implementation and adoption of Industrialised Design and Construction approaches;
  • Collaborate with clients to understand their project or programme requirements, objectives and constraints;
  • Conduct feasibility studies and provide expert advice on the application of DfMA and MMC techniques;
  • Influence the design process to ensure integration of industrialised construction principles from concept to completion.
  • Identify and work with manufacturing and assembly supply chains to develop innovative solutions and / or optimise Value Chains to achieve efficiency, sustainability and cost effectiveness;
  • Utilise systems engineering principles to manage interfaces between various systems / components, ensuring seamless integration and functionality;
  • Utilise digital tools to implement requirements management processes to harmonise, rationalise and digitise project requirements, ensuring clarity, consistency and traceability throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to delivery teams on the implementation of DfMA and MMC strategies;
  • Analyse supply chain data and performance metrics to identify opportunities for improvement and optimisation.
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement, optimisation and knowledge sharing.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, best practices and emerging technologies related to industrialised design and construction.
  • Support the production of proposals and shape our offering to clients.
  • Support the commercial success of our projects.

Candidate specification

The below is a set of general candidate requirements. However, this is a multi-position role so we’re not expecting you to bring all of these skills, but we’d like you to have a blend that suits your particular specialisms to this role :

The roles or specialisms we’re looking for includes:

  • Manufacturing and Assembly experience
  • Building Services experience
  • Structural / Architectural engineering experience
  • Systems Engineering experience
  • Supply chain ecosystem management experience

Essential Skills:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Manufacturing, Engineering, Construction Management, or related field;
  • Proven experience in industrialised design and construction, with a strong understanding of DfMA and MMC principles;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with multidisciplinary teams and stakeholders;

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience working on programmes or projects across different sectors including Buildings (Healthcare, Education, Defence, Nuclear etc.), Water and Environment and / or Transport infrastructure (Airports, Metros etc.) is preferred
  • Proficiency in digital delivery and the understanding of the key role it plays in supporting the implementation of DfMA approaches;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving abilities, with a strategic mindset to drive innovation and process improvement;
  • Familiarity with requirements management tools and methodologies is a plus.
  • Relevant certifications or memberships in professional organisations (e.g. Lean Construction Institute, BuildingSMART) are a plus.
  • An awareness of manufacturing and assembly processes, including materials selection, fabrication methods, and assembly techniques, to inform design decisions and enhance constructability.
  • Understanding of supply chain ecosystems for Industrialised construction, including key market players, logistics challenges and procurement processes.
  • Enthusiasm to become involved in and support wider initiatives within Mott MacDonald;
  • Willingness to support in the sale and projection of our advisory services

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 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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