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Account Lead - Specialist Services

Mott MacDonald

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


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Job Title:

Account Lead - Specialist Services

Job Description:

The Specialist Services Account is a significant contributor within our Metros & Civil Division. The Account Leader will be a key member of the management team and will work closely with other Account Leaders across the division and the wider Mott MacDonald across global sectors and practices. As the Specialist Services Account Leader, your account will be responsible for the delivery of tailored cutting edge engineering solutions to internal and external clients across specialist services such as advanced structural analysis, dynamics, noise & vibration for new and pre-existing assets whilst working closely with other teams specialised in materials technology, civils asset management, expert witness advisory and information management across the Principal Account.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and deliver the Specialist Services Account business plan across sectors, in line with the overall Principal Account strategy and Divisional goals
  • Grow and maintain relationships with existing and new clients, the wider market and internal business contacts to influence and impact the growth and direction of the business
  • Win work and drive business development opportunities with responsibility for heading the direction and focus of proposals
  • Drive excellence in service delivery, development of new services, innovative solutions and implement continuous improvement actions
  • Manage the overall account performance towards commercial targets including the control of overhead budgets for business development and proposals
  • Provide technical leadership to specialist services account projects including expertise in one or more specialist aspects of the account, ensuring successful delivery across the account with focus on client satisfaction
  • Guide, support and develop technical staff and take on recruitment activities in line with account strategy to drive capability in specialist skills

Candidate Specification:

As an experienced professional within the built environment, you have a background of delivering advanced engineering solutions to stimulating and dynamic infrastructure projects within the design and construction fields. You have technical experience in advanced analysis and design, with capabilities in commercial management, business development and achieving targets in an engineering consultancy environment. You are a great communicator with the ability to grow and nurture internal cross unit relationships and support networks, whilst striving to deliver technical excellence through tailored solutions to various clients with an interest for continuous innovation.

You will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Degree (BSc MSc, PhD or equivalent) within an Engineering discipline
  • Chartered with a relevant professional institution (e.g. ICE, IStructE etc.)
  • Experience working globally across different sectors and working knowledge of international engineering standards
  • Experience guiding and mentoring team members with an interest in the development of other professionals and skills
  • Lateral thinker with good inter-personal and motivational skills
  • An established network within a range of clients, industry partners and professional institutions within the built environment
  • An interest in the engineering solutions for climate-resilient infrastructure assets and carbon net zero

Job Profile:

Mott MacDonald's Special Services team is currently recruiting for an enthusiastic individual who is interested in building and maintaining Mott MacDonald's relationships with our clients, planning the account and building a client centric experience focused around our purpose. As a key member of the Special Services Principal Account, this is a senior management team position, requiring collaborative, strategic and operational (technical/ team leadership, business development, project management) talent, with the opportunity to make a great contribution to both the Special Services Principal Account and the Metros & Civil division. We are looking to recruit for our Croydon, Liverpool, Sheffield, Birmingham, Reading offices ideally but are willing to discuss other locations with candidates.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are at the heart of our organisation. We promote equal opportunities and have several initiatives to create an inclusive workplace culture; Our dedicated inclusive recruitment page provides more information on our efforts and recognitions.

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Flexible working

At Mott MacDonald, we support our staff to create work-life balance which works for them and welcome candidates looking for career flexibility. We are open to discussing flexible working at interview stage.

We can offer:

  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Competitive annual leave and the option to purchase additional annual leave
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Life insurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme - Subject to company performance
  • Flexible benefits scheme to suit you, including cycle to work & Interest free season ticket loans etc.