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
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.

Position locations: Bristol, UK/ Altrincham, UK/ Southampton UK/ Glasgow, UK/ Tadley UK

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.

Position locations: Bristol, UK / Altrincham, UK / Southampton, UK / Glasgow, UK / Tadley, UK / London, UK

Overview of role
Our Power, Process & Nuclear division are recruiting Senior Structural Engineers to join our fast growing team where you’ll have the opportunity to work on a diverse portfolio of exciting projects ranging from defence, nuclear, other energy and infrastructure projects.

This role is to support the client locally as well as the larger team based in the UK and Europe where there will be opportunities for advancement within the team.

Typically, you will be:

  • Responsible for all stages of project evolution from feasibility and concept to detailed design work, planning support, through to project construction and commissioning.
  • Involved in multi-disciplinary projects that requires liaising with Engineers internally within Mott MacDonald and external Clients/Stakeholders to provide cost-effect infrastructure solutions.
  • Responsible for leading and/or undertaking analysis, design and checking of engineering design works in reinforced concrete and structural steelwork, using appropriate design and analysis software.
  • Prepare, in English, specifications and minimum functional specifications for the civil/structural engineering aspects of energy projects.
  • Lead civil and structural inspections of energy infrastructure assets across the UK as part of asset maintenance and life extension. Prepare, in English, and provide to Client detailed inspection reports.
  • Offer a consultative advisory approach to clients to ensure the best solution is offered to meet their needs.
  • Undertake site and client office visits, as per project requirements.
  • Ensure client satisfaction, pursue and promote opportunities with clients.
  • Develop, maintain and monitor programmes for scheduling and costs and reporting on deliverables across specific projects.
  • Assist with project management, control and administration as appropriate to the level of experience.
  • Responsible for the development and mentoring of staff.

Candidate Specification

Ideally you will be a Chartered Engineer, with experience working within the Energy Sector or similar. Many of our projects are in defence and nuclear sectors, therefore, experience in regulated industries is advantageous but not essential. Demonstration of transferrable skills from other sectors will be considered.

Strong communication skills are a must as you’ll be expected to interact with other disciplines and clients on a daily basis. Ultimately, we deliver engineering solutions so we’re looking for accomplished engineers who are able to deliver technical excellence in keeping with their skills and ability.

Due to the sensitivity of some of our projects, candidates may be required to apply for and obtain UK Security Clearance.

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 have the opportunity to contribute.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments 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 assist.

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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