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.

With the growth in demand for Software Engineering across the business, we are expanding our software delivery team. The successful candidate will be based out of our Glasgow, Manchester, or Birmingham office, with a blend of home-based and office-based working. The key objective for this role is the development of software systems across our projects, supporting system roll-out and mentoring other software engineer team members across our teams.

Reporting to one or more project teams, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Design, implementation and testing of high-quality software
  • Liaison with customers to establish requirements, coordinate work and provide support
  • Production of design, test and user documentation
  • Occasional support and monitoring of live systems.

Some aspects of this job will require occasional work outside normal office hours, or on UK client site, so flexibility is essential.

As a developer you will be self-reliant and able to work autonomously, integrating with the software engineering team, supported by management and technical colleagues across multiple offices to ensure tasks are completed and delivered to a high standard within our established processes and procedures. With a constantly evolving portfolio of diverse and unique projects, this role will provide the successful candidate the opportunity to work across multiple teams for a variety of clients.

Within the team, you will work within a structured environment which promotes the delivery of quality software to our clients and provides a framework for your continued growth. You will have the opportunity to be mentored by a talented technical team, who will set and support you in meeting challenging goals, ensuring your continued learning and development. The role will include working directly with our clients, remotely and occasionally on-site, and will provide the opportunity to contribute innovation into our solutions.

This role is focussed on using the Java technology stack, but an ability in .NET would be advantageous, but in no way essential. We are seeking software engineers at varying levels of experience so all applicants will be considered.

Essential Technical Skills:

  • Track record in the Java technology stack.
  • Proven ability in Java
  • Experience with front-end technologies such as JavaScript, Angular, React, JQuery, etc.
  • In-depth knowledge of, and experience with Object Oriented Design
  • Experience with formal design, coding, configuration management and testing processes.

Security Clearance:
Candidates must be eligible for UK security clearance (SC level)

Essential Personal Skills:

  • Highly motivated to learn fast and add value to our development team
  • Be able to communicate effectively both in-person and via telephone, email and documentation
  • Be able to demonstrate initiative and drive in carrying out tasks, constantly seeking improvement
  • Have an aptitude for problem solving
  • Be a team player and provide a positive contribution to our strong culture.

If you have any of these additional skills, you would be of particular interest to us:

  • Spring (application framework)
  • Hibernate (or other ORM technologies)
  • Cloud services (especially in Azure)
  • Dev-Ops Technologies such as Kubernetes, Docker, OpenShift
  • Jenkins, GIT and Subversion
  • Automated testing frameworks such as Robot or Cucumber
  • JIRA (issue tracking)
  • Liaising with clients and/or end-users.

We understand everyone will not meet all of the requirements but you might have skills we didn’t know we need. If you have some of the skills and experience noted above, we encourage you to apply.

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
More information needed
More information needed
More information needed
Work-life balance
More information needed
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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