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Intelligent Transport Systems Engineer

Mott MacDonald

Location: City of Bristol

Job Type: Full time


We are seeking an individual who will contribute technically to Mott MacDonald's technology services Engineering and Consultancy team as an Intelligent Transport Systems Engineer. This opportunity can be based at a number of our office locations including Bristol, Birmingham and Southampton. Your role will primarily be centred around designing and specifying a varied range of ITS projects using your skills and experience to deliver technical excellence to schemes on behalf of our clients.

The Technology Services Engineering and Consultancy team is part of the Highways Division within our transportation business. We provide client support from feasibility studies through detailed design to post installation analysis for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). Mott MacDonald help clients deliver high-quality transport technology solutions across local roads, the highway network, and public transport.

Technology Services are currently growing a highly skilled and customer-focused team in response to an increasing number of secured schemes and potential future opportunities. We require design and engineering skills across the entire ITS spectrum to develop and implement schemes for local, national and international highway projects. Projects range from high profile smart motorways schemes to local equipment installations, such as VMS, CCTV and meteorological stations.

To be considered for this opportunity you will have an engineering background with a track record of design input (at any stage of the process) to ITS projects.

You will also have a detailed understanding of ITS and/or related technologies, along with a broad insight to developing trends across the transport sector, together with their operational applications to meet client needs.

For this role you will need the following:

  • BEng / BSc (in engineering or related subject) or relevant professional experience
  • A track record in the design of ITS schemes in the UK
  • A good working knowledge of national standards, equipment capabilities and design specifications
  • Working towards Chartership with a relevant institution

Additional desirable elements we would be looking for are:

  • Experience of working with Highways England and UK local authorities
  • Experience of designing major project ITS schemes
  • Experience of working in a collaborative environment
  • Project management experience in an ITS project context
  • Ability to develop relationships and engender trust with clients and partners
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong sense of initiative
  • Sector 8 Accreditation


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.

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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

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.

Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence