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Bridges Team Lead

Mott MacDonald

Location: Northern Ireland

Job Type: Full time


Perfection not required
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Come and join an award-winning business in Northern Ireland. Our Buildings and Cities Unit in Belfast employs a variety of disciplines, including buildings, geotechnics, water, railways and environment. Our successful and expanding bridges team in our Northern Ireland, Ireland, and Scotland Division is looking for an ambitious team leader for our office in Belfast. If you are a Senior or Principal-level Bridge Engineer, then this could be the next step in your career.

As an experienced Chartered bridge engineer, you will be involved with:

Engineering design on new bridge structures
Guiding design teams throughout all phases of the project, from bidding to completion
Working on a range of small to large projects which are industry and publicly high profile
Working within a growing team carrying out bridge feasibility works, design, assessment and strengthening depending upon project requirements
Managing projects
Responsibility for all aspects of assigned project work
Working on a range of both road and rail bridge commissions, ranging from inspection and assessment work to feasibility studies and detailed design
Engineering refurbishment and replacement schemes
Building client relationships, business development, bids and proposals
Recruiting, mentoring, leading and supporting new team members at all levels to grow and develop the team
The team comprises around twenty staff delivering projects from our offices in Scotland and Ireland. Due to a strong project portfolio, including HS2, we are seeking highly skilled bridge engineers to expand the team and delivering high-profile projects. We are passionate about our role as engineers in achieving climate resilience, next-zero, and positive social outcomes in all the work we do. Due to a strong, long-term project portfolio, including HS2, railway decarbonisation, and highways, we are seeking highly skilled bridge engineers to expand the team in Belfast, develop the business in Northern Ireland, and collaborate with the wider business to deliver high-profile transport sector projects across the UK and Ireland.

The role will be demanding, varied and offer fantastic opportunities for skill set and career development. Get in touch and find out where a career with Mott MacDonald could take you.

We want engineers with the same passion and enthusiasm that we have already in the team. If you have the right attitude and attributes, we want to talk to you. Ideally, you are going to have or be:

A strong interest in leadership and responsibility
Experienced with a strong personal interest in bridge engineering which will be utilised in a broad range of engineering projects
A great network, and experience of working with major client organisations in Northern Ireland, such as Translink and DfI Roads
Experience of a range of bridge engineering solutions
CEng, MICE or similar
Familiar with both DMRB and Translink/Network Rail design standards, including Eurocodes
Experience of working in UK bridge engineering and involvement in the full project lifecycle, including budget/finance control
Proven team lead experience, with the ability to manage and mentor graduates and technicians
Experience working in or with a multi-disciplinary design consultancy
A strong technical focus
Strong IT skills
Capability to work to deadlines and work autonomously when required
If you meet 80% or more of what we're looking for, please still apply. We understand not everyone will meet all the requirements, but you might have skills we didn't know we need.