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Lead Designer Representative- Foundations and Geotechnics

Mott MacDonald

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


Job Description :

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.

The earthworks/foundation role, as part of the LDR team, will involve a broad variety of responsibilities including, but not limited, to the following:

  • Provide specialist earthworks/foundation support and advice, as part of the LDR team, across the Design and Construction teams
  • Provide specialist earthworks/foundation support and advice to the LDR team
  • As part of a risk-based approach - participate in the focussed review of assets to evidence compliance through each stage of the asset lifecycle from detailed design, construction and handover
  • As part of a risk-based approach - participate in the high level review of assets from detailed design, construction and handover
  • Support the Designer and Contractor to identify and resolve 'gaps' in their processes, plans and procedures
  • Provide support and manage workload within the LDR team
  • Ensure smooth, timely completion and turnaround of Design and Construction Verification Certificates
  • Participate in signing of Design and Construction Verification Certificates
  • Support Design and Construction teams - often working to tight deadlines - across all parts of their works
  • Ensure processes, plan and procedures are adhered to by the Design and Construction teams
  • Understand the deliverables produced by Design and Construction teams, and how these provide evidence for compliance with the processes, plans and procedures
  • Liaise with HS2, Designers, Contractors, suppliers and third parties, as required, in all matters related to the delivery of works
  • Assist the Design and Construction teams in all matters related to delivery of their works
  • Work collaboratively to ensure a consistency of approach across all parts of Contractor and Designer works
  • Capture, and record, LDR engagement with the Design and Construction teams
Candidate Specification :

You will have experience of a similar role in an engineering and construction environment with full exposure to major project work. Ideally you will be able to demonstrate a mixture of the following:

  • Experience in working on large engineering and construction projects
  • Experience of design and/or construction across a range of geotechnical/foundation works
  • Educated to degree level
  • Membership of a relevant professional organisation (i.e., ICE, APM, IStrucE)
  • Chartered Engineer/Geologist (or with equivalent/relevant experience)
  • Understanding of engineering processes on multidisciplinary design and build contracts
  • Experience of working with and applying the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
  • Familiar with NEC contract framework and project controls processes
  • Good analytical, organisational and communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise and organise workload without supervision
  • Build successful relationships with others - within the LDR team, DJV and across other organisations (BBV, HS2 etc.) during a project's lifecycle (design, construction and handover)
  • Proactive attitude, a willingness to engage and adapt, and apply previous skills/experience to new (potentially unfamiliar) challenges
  • Ability to understand and work in accordance with the applicable project procedures
  • Ability to test, challenge and develop project procedures
  • Familiar with common data environment principles
  • Working knowledge of MS Packages - Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of ProjectWise System, or willingness to learn
  • Appreciation of document control processes

One of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, Mott MacDonald is a multisector consultancy providing engineering, management, and development services on projects in 150 countries. With over 16,000 of the best people working on a diverse range of challenges, we're helping our clients deliver sustainable infrastructure and development solutions. We have a collegiate and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and we take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace. Together, we are opening opportunities with connected thinking. If this sounds like somewhere you'd like to work, click apply to continue with your application.

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