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Mott MacDonald • London, UK

Senior Project Manager

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

Position location: London, UK
Recruiter contact: Hayley Alexander

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. Our buildings portfolio is primarily a UK business working in both the public and private sector of the construction market.

We provide cost and project management services for a wide range of clients including central government, local authorities and private clients. We work in the majority of buildings market sectors with focus on healthcare, cities and government sectors. Projects include hospital redevelopment, workplace, residential, law and order, education, retail, sports and commercial property. Our vision is to provide added value to our Client’s business through high quality services and our people.

A bit about the team

Within the Mott MacDonald family we are looking to attract the finest talent to be part of this journey as we deliver exiting commitments and mobilise for key opportunities across a broad portfolio of significant client programmes of work, from inception to handover and completion. Our programmes are long term opportunities allowing you to grow and develop your career. We are seeking for a senior project manager to join our Health team, to grow, develop and rise as a key member of the Health Team within our Advisory Unit. Specifically, we are looking to grow our Health portfolio and health experience would be a requirement for the role.

Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do; relentlessly focussing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients' businesses, our communities and employee opportunities. At Mott MacDonald, we are dedicated to tackling our clients’ toughest portfolio, programme and project challenges in order to achieve successful outcomes. We are a family of people excited to solve complex challenges that have a positive impact on the world, and we are always looking for like-minded people to join our team.

Overview of role

Owing to the expansion of our Built Environment business we have exciting opportunities for highly motivated senior project management professionals to join our fast-growing teams in our London office. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in a range of complex and challenging projects and offers excellent career development opportunities, in a high performing team, in an exciting and diverse organisation. As Senior Project Manager you will demonstrate a passion to work collaboratively with our client teams to deliver their complex projects to time, cost and quality with a commitment to safety, sustainability and positive social outcomes.

What you will contribute to the team;

  • Ownership of and responsibility for the successful delivery of project management services of your projects
  • Experience in the successful delivery of project management services on Health projects
  • Development and delivery of business cases, reports and tender documents
  • Preparing and maintaining schedules, including dependencies and resources
  • Identifying and monitoring project risks and opportunities
  • Quality management processes for project activities and outputs
  • Identifying and monitoring projects risks and opportunities
  • Managing multiple stakeholders, taking account of their levels of influence and particular interests
  • Establishing and maintaining project governance reviews, including responsibility for internal projects controls, such as work breakdowns, budgeting, risk management and earned value analysis
  • Developing and managing teams, including coordinating multi-disciplinary teams
  • Tracking and reporting of management information, such as compiling reports, tracking budgets and invoices
  • Managing suppliers and contracts

Candidate specification


  • Educated to degree level and/or hold a project management qualification (e.g. PPQ, PMQ, Prince2)
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Flexibility to travel and work in different sectors and with different clients
  • Ability to work from assigned office or project / client office at least twice a week
  • Experience of pre contract and post contract on buildings and healthcare project contract management
  • Experience in using construction contracts, including JCT and NEC


  • Proven track record in project delivery across RIBA stages
  • Ability to work with and manage external suppliers
  • Commercial awareness
  • Stakeholder engagement and management
  • Working knowledge of project management software and toolsets

Desired qualifications and accreditations:

  • APM PMQ level qualified or equivalent (e.g. Managing Successful Programmes, PRINCE2 Practitioner)
  • Membership to one of the following: Member of the Association of Project Management (MAPM), Chartered Institute for Building (CIOB) and/or Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)
  • NEC ECC Accredited Project Manager

Personal Attributes:

  • Commitment to our PRIDE values and team charter
  • Self-motivated, proactive, able to demonstrate initiative and drive in managing time and planning, coordinating and delivering tasks by self and others.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Facilitate effective collaboration and team-working across internal and external resources.
  • Ability to understand business needs and deploy the most appropriate solutions.
  • Commitment to self-improvement, learning and development.
  • Essential soft skills include self-motivation; taking initiative; effective listening, collaboration; influence and persuasion.

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.

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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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