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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.

About the business unit
The Advisory and Programme Delivery (APD) unit delivers management services in all the sectors that Mott MacDonald operate in the Built Environment, Defence, Energy, Water, Transportation and, Education, Health and Care.

The Unit 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.

As Senior Data Consultant, you will manage the delivery of data advisory projects, helping to manage concurrent priorities across the team. We are looking for a highly motivated person to become a Senior Data Consultant within our growing Digital & Data Advisory Team, who can help us empower lasting industry transformation.

About the team:

The vision for our new Strategic Advisory portfolio is to “Empower lasting industry transformation”. We enable clients to navigate complex challenges by combining industry leading technical domain knowledge, digital innovation and consulting excellence with our network of collaborative partners. Our trusted advice ensures clients not only thrive, but remain agile, resilient, and in step in a volatile world. We remain pragmatic and outcomes-focused in shaping and implementing transformational change that delivers demonstrable social, economic and environmental value.”

What you will contribute to the team;

  • Strong communication, leadership and business skills – you can engage with technical and business stakeholders and interpret them, manage their expectations, facilitate difficult discussions within diverse teams and senior stakeholders and are able to explain complex concepts in simple, plain language and clear visuals.
  • Strong communication, leadership and business skills – you can engage with technical and business stakeholders and interpret them, manage their expectations, facilitate difficult discussions within diverse teams and senior stakeholders and are able to explain complex concepts in simple, plain language and clear visuals.
  • Strategic thinking – You can work in a strategic context and communicate how data projects and activities meet strategic goals. You can contribute to evaluation of strategies and policies to ensure they meet business requirements. You focus on outcomes rather than solutions and activities.
  • Turning business problems and processes into data design – You can design data architectures that align user needs with organisational goals and system requirements, which span different business areas, aligning them to enterprise-wide standards to reach solutions.
  • Data governance – You understand data governance and how it works in relation to other organisational governance structures. You understand how to assure and integrate data solutions to meet the needs of multiple business services.
  • Data modelling – You understand concepts and principles of data modelling and can produce data models across multiple business functions and subject areas. You understand different modelling tools and can reverse-engineer a data model from a live system. You understand industry recognised data modelling patterns and standards and know how to apply them.
  • Data standards – You understand how to develop and analyse data standards and can communicate the business benefit of data standards. You have an appreciation of data and information standards relevant to the sectors we work in.
  • Metadata management - You understand a variety of metadata management tools, and can work with them to design and maintain the appropriate metadata repositories and undertake data and system integration impact analysis.
  • Data innovation – You can identify opportunities for innovation with new tools and uses of data.
  • Data communication – You can present, communicate and disseminate data appropriately and with high impact. You can explain basic principles, processes and tools to others to help upskill your colleagues and your clients.
  • Data technology – You have good understanding of data technology landscape from data storage, transformation, analytics to governance and quality management tools.

Required for the position of Senior Data Consultant;

  • Able to work independently
  • Strong team player, and able to work effectively and inclusively with remote teams.
  • Ability to work in a fluid, unstructured environment with a can-do, positive attitude and seeing things through to the end
  • Learning and growth mindset to develop new skills and expand knowledge within different areas of data management
  • Chartership or similar professional certification with a recognised industry or other body appropriate to the role
  • Strong project management and commercial skills with ability to lead small teams
  • 6+ years professional experience delivering data projects
  • Experience in at least one of transportation, energy, water, defence, buildings, environment, technology sectors
  • Customer centric perspective that focusses upon outcomes and whole-life value
  • Understanding of the complexity, requirements, and implications of organisational transformation

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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