Divisional Digital Lead - Environment and Social Division

Mott MacDonald

Location: England

Job Type: Full time


The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
- Amelia Earhart

Do you want to work for a company whose purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes, and to transform businesses, communities, and opportunities for it's employees? Mott MacDonald is a global consultancy whose people do exactly that.

Be accountable to the Environment and Social Divisional General Manager for the performance of digital delivery for the division, being measured on both adoption and business-impact targets, and their continual improvement.

Working within the framework of Mott MacDonald's purpose, vision, strategy and network operating model for digital delivery, support and uphold a regimen of continual advancement in digital delivery maturity, in support of the division's business goals, or to open new opportunities.

Develop and implement a divisional plan for the direction and priorities for digital delivery, in collaboration with the Unit Digital Delivery Leader, Team Leaders and Account Leaders as well as the Senior Management Team

Engaging staff in the divisional digital plan and encouraging digital collaboration at a divisional level, as well as identifying cross divisional development needs and opportunities

Working with the EUNA and Unit Digital Delivery Leads to ensure consistency of approach and knowledge sharing across the business.

Supporting projects and teams to deliver digital solutions to our clients

Together with the Unit Digital Delivery Leader, generate advocacy for the role of digital delivery internally, and for the Mott MacDonald brand externally.

Be accessible and visible as an expert resource for high-value engagements (e.g. bid preparation and project inception), or business-critical troubleshooting; be the point-of-escalation for digital delivery support within the division.

Liaise with the UK IT Manager around any developments at EUNA/Group level which will benefit or affect ENS operations.

Reporting to the senior management team on progress and successes.

Candidate Specification

Proven ability to deliver business benefit from digital technology appropriate to the Environment and Social sector.

Knowledge of the project technology landscape, including key providers and platforms.

Familiarity with contemporary digital trends and ecosystems, and ability to horizon-scan, translating abstract digital futures into real-world business threats and opportunities.

Ability to build advocacy for the role of digital technology in business delivery across diverse groups of individuals; including nurturing stakeholder relations up to Divisional General Manager level to win buy-in to the digital change agenda.

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.

What do you think of when you hear the phrase digital delivery for the environmental and social sector? If you are excited about grasping the opportunities that new technology can bring to drive efficiency, smarter working and quality outputs to deliver better environmental and social outcomes, then this role could be for you.

Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do; relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our client's businesses, our communities and employee opportunities. Excellence and digital innovation are at the core of who we want to be, improving society in an increasingly digitally disrupted global market.

The next stage in our digital journey is to move accountability for digital delivery to the front line in our business.

We are committed to unlocking the full potential of today's digital tools and tomorrow's emerging trends in how we deliver our projects to transform our client's businesses, our communities and employee opportunities. We want to harness the opportunities that our existing tools, emerging technologies and big data can bring to deliver on our broad portfolio of environmental and social projects, helping our clients to achieve on their environmental, social and sustainability objectives and allowing our staff to diversify and develop new skills and expertise.

To achieve this, we have a network of digital leaders embedded across the business. The aim of this network is to increase efficiency, enhance margins, generate new revenue streams, deliver greater client satisfaction, and more. It is at the heart of our digital transformation - balancing the pragmatic day-to-day needs of business delivery, whilst enabling us to adapt and thrive in a landscape of constant digital change.

Together with business goals and markets, digital leaders will need to think and act 'in the round'. They will be called upon to tackle everything from driving improvement towards business KPIs, to engaging in the issues of digital ethics, and training and development as we bring the full breadth of the group's most important resource, our people, along with us.

This is fantastic opportunity for someone with strong communication and influencing skills to help lead the digital revolution in the environmental and social sector.

You’ve got this!