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Senior Project Manager

Mott MacDonald

Location: Glasgow City

Job Type: Full time


Senior Project Manager

As Senior Project Manager within the Rail Division you will be responsible for delivering a range of complex infrastructure projects for clients including Network Rail. This is a client-facing role with engagement in all aspects of Mott MacDonald's involvement including scheme, proposal development, budget & programme management, client interaction and overall delivery to the required scope, budget, programme and quality standards. You will collaborate with our design team personnel who are based across offices in Scotland, the UK and Ireland, and internationally.

Our Scottish Rail team is growing and delivers schemes including Civil Engineering, Track, Signalling, Telecoms and Overhead Line design to a wide range of customers including Network Rail, Transport Scotland, Strathclyde Passenger Transport, Scotrail Abellio and contractors such as Story, BAM Nuttall, AMCO, Stobart and Balfour Beatty.

As well as a strong and growing workload in Scotland, Mott MacDonald also work on high profile rail infrastructure projects across the UK, Northern Ireland and Ireland. Our Senior Project Manager will have the opportunity to work on both Scottish and other nationally significant projects.


Proven experience in a significant Project Management capacity

A member of a recognised Project Management body such as APM, or hold certificates in Lean or Prince

Extensive rail experience including delivering successful projects for Scottish rail customers

Experience with standard terms and conditions such as NR3, D&B and NEC Professional Services

Excellent commercial management awareness

Budget development and control

Programme development and management

Familiar with all aspects of design and with proven experience leading and supporting teams

Sound technical capability and familiarity with current industry standards and clients including Network Rail's GRIP and PACE processes

Excellent communication skills and able to relate to others at all levels

Ability to work in a virtual environment, be self-sufficient and pro-active

Flexible attitude and a 'can do' approach, able and prepared to work to deadlines

Able to work both independently and as a member of a team

Proficient in MS office computer applications such as Excel and Word.

Chartered Engineer/ Project Manager status


Primavera P6 experience

While experience in Civil Engineering, Electrification or Permanent Way design is preferred, we will consider staff with experience in other areas of rail infrastructure or with a broad range on engineering skills.

The Railways Division is part of the Transportation Unit within EUNA. Within Railways, the PMA Team manage a range of projects of all sizes and the Project Controls Assistants assist the Project Managers to deliver these.

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.

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 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.

More about Mott MacDonald

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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.

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