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

About the business unit
The Energy unit delivers services to clients globally across several sectors including hydropower, nuclear, waste, renewable generation and transmission & distribution networks. Together we provide integrated engineering and project management services across the project lifecycle – from concept and design to construction and operations, to decommissioning or repowering and life extension. Together with our clients, we’re helping to deliver the energy transition globally.

Job Overview

Mott MacDonald has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Electrical Engineer to join our expanding Power Transmission and Distribution team. The successful candidate will be motivated to work on a range of diverse industry leading projects developing innovative solutions for power transmission grid systems and for client transmission and distribution installations ensuring security of electricity supply, developing the integration of renewable energy sources and bringing large power infrastructural plans from concept to delivery stage.

Your role will include working with a range of clients/stakeholders including major utilities and large global demand customers in a rapidly changing energy sector.

The role is a permanent position within our team for an ambitious and enthusiastic Electrical Engineer. Reporting to the Power team Principal Engineer, you will be responsible for a range of tasks including;

  • Primary plant layout for HV substations
  • Equipment specifications for HV Plant and ancillary equipment
  • Providing engineering design input to major electrical power infrastructural development projects through various lifecycle stages from feasibility/front end engineering stages to detailed design/site construction monitoring and commissioning
  • Coordination with client project teams and internal team disciplines within Mott MacDonald including civil, structural, environmental, survey/geotechnical, transport, protection and control and CAD/BIM team
  • Delivering projects in new technologies e.g. energy storage, HVDC systems, smart grid solutions, waste to energy etc
  • Provide professional services to clients in the UK and overseas

Candidate Specification :

  • Qualified to degree level and will ideally be, or working towards Chartered Engineer status;
  • Experience working in the power transmission and distribution industry;
  • Experience relating to design, delivery and supervision of HV substation solutions (110kV to 400kV);
  • Experience in development of specifications for HV AIS/GIS substations and associated primary/secondary equipment;
  • Experience of all stages of project lifecycles;
  • Experience in applying regulatory and client specific health and safety requirements to HV plant system designs;
  • Experience in the preparation of technical reports in English;

Preferred, but not required :

  • Experience in design of Overhead Line Systems for transmission networks:
  • Experience in design of HV cable systems (minimum 110kV);
  • Experience in site construction and/or testing/commissioning for HV plant systems;
  • Experience in earthing software design (CDEGs) and system studies/protection co-ordination software (ETAP);
  • Experience in control and protection systems design.
  • Masters Degree

Position location: Glasgow, United Kingdom / Newcastle, United Kingdom / Altrincham, United Kingdom / York, United Kingdom / Croydon, United Kingdom / Brighton, United Kingdom

Recruiter contact: Abhijeet Barpanda

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 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:

  • Employee is entitled to meal allowance in amount of RSD 500 per month.

  • Annual leave allowance of RSD 500 per month.

  • Reimbursement of the monthly costs of public transport to work in line with the actual cost and price of the public transport.

  • Employee is entitled to annual leave of 22 working days. Employee must make every effort to use their full entitlement during the year in which it has been earned. A maximum of 10 working days leave may be carried over into the next calendar year.

  • Employee is entitled to additional annual leave of 3 days after 5 full years from the day of employment, which amounts to a total of 25 days of annual leave.

  • Employer will provide life insurance cover up to 1-time annual gross salary.

  • Employer will provide accident insurance cover (For the cases of partial or full disability due to accident) up to 2 times annual basic salary.

  • Employees are entailed to participate in the GIS which is a performance base of performing sharing scheme Group incentive scheme 2022 (sharepoint.com)

  • You have the possibility of agile working and cross border remote working.

  • You have the opportunity to participate to the employee referral scheme Global referral schemes (sharepoint.com) which currently pays Euro 800 / successful hire.

  • Employee Assistance Program EAP Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) Services (sharepoint.com)

  • Reimbursement for one professional membership per year or your annual charter ship

  • Health and wellbeing: FIT PASS (Access hundreds of the best gyms, fitness studios,
    swimming pools and sports centres throughout Serbia!)

  • You have free access to the Group wellbeing and mental health (sharepoint.com) initiatives.

  • You have free access to MM’s e-learning courses, technical learning on EUNA (Europe and UK) Campus, and other learning and development opportunities such as lunchtime learnings, online courses and workshops.

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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

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