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Job Description

Position location: Sheffield, Leeds, York, Durham
Recruiter contact: Laura Kennedy

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 business unit
Our transportation team operates in Aviation, Highways, Rail, and Maritime industries. Our vision is to deliver major transportation projects as part of a global business and to establish our wide-ranging consultancy as ‘credible’ and ‘preferred’ for our existing and new clients.

Overview of role
We are committed to shaping a better world through our projects and initiatives. Our Transportation Advisory team is at the forefront of innovation, driving sustainable transportation solutions and tackling complex challenges head-on. By joining us, you'll be a part of a collaborative environment that fosters professional growth and development whilst having meaningful impact on the future of Irish rail infrastructure.

Join us as a Senior Quantity Surveyor, where you will be instrumental in supporting the development of client relationships and driving the growth of our team in Yorkshire and the North East. Alongside leading major transport projects, where you will leverage your commercial and contract experience, you will also have the exciting opportunity to manage a dedicated team within Mott Macdonald.

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 background..

What you will contribute to the team;

  • Cost analysis, cost control and cost reporting activities on projects and programmes.
  • Contract and procurement advice, setup activities and post contract management.
  • NEC contract management, assessment of compensation events, review and agreement of defined cost including targeted auditing where required.
  • Liaise with contractor and client counterparts on reporting, budgets, PO, invoicing etc and formally reviewing and submit contractual changes and early warnings on behalf of the project team.
  • Analyse contractors' cost reports and extract required data for management reporting.
  • Prepare and report cost engineering information & reports on a monthly basis and additional ad-hoc reports as required by Management e.g Cashflow, Actuals, Variance reporting.
  • Manage supporting staff members where appropriate e.g Assistant Quantity Surveyors.
  • Production of the Application for Payment including a critical review of time billed (e.g appropriate commentary, recoverable activities)
  • Subconsultant due diligence, contract variations, payment and maintaining relevant documents.
  • Action and lead queries on contracts and cost submissions from contractors, particularly in relation to two stage D&B contracts.
  • Provide input and recommendations for cost engineering requirements.
  • Organise, monitor and control project costs and will define project needs for cost control in accordance with contractual requirements, objectives, and company procedures.
  • Complete final account/contract closure
  • Review and analyse all claims and Change Orders on project contracts.
  • Review Early Warning Submissions

About you
Required for the position of Senior Quantity Surveyor:

  • MRICS Chartership status.
  • Commercial and cost planning skills and experience of delivering ideally within a cost consultancy.
  • Demonstrated experience at Senior Quanity Surveyor level.
  • Previous experience of contract administration, particularly NEC contracts.
  • Relevant experience working on transportation projects - ideally rail or highways.
  • Excellent IT Skills – Word/Excel/PowerPoint
  • Previous experience working with cost and contract management tools
  • Strong communication skills including writing reports and presenting
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with clients, stakeholders, colleagues and the supply chain
  • Ability to demonstrate a flexible approach to work
  • Flexibility to travel to client sites and other MM offices

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.

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

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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