Principal Maritime Engineer

Mott MacDonald

Location: Glasgow City

Job Type: Full time


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.

Reporting to the unit Maritime Account Leader you will use your high standard of technical capability to deliver projects within the maritime sector and guide and develop other members of the team on technical aspects of projects. You will collaborate with colleagues in a constructive manner on projects, sharing knowledge freely. We have established a comprehensive set of quality management, health and safety and environmental management procedures and you will conform to these procedures and act as a role model in their proper implementation.

In your role it is likely that you will contribute to the delivery and/or management of several projects concurrently. In doing so, you will plan your work in a structured manner using appropriate planning tools and collaborate with colleagues in addressing the peaks and troughs in resource demand taking account of priorities on their projects as well as your own. Projects rarely go according to plan and you will track and monitor performance against baseline and work constructively to recover and bring projects to a successful outcome to meet or exceed targeted profit, deadlines and output quality.

You will contribute to bidding and winning work, using your knowledge of clients and your understanding of the technical requirements and risks associated with the prospects. As part of supporting business development initiatives, you will understand and define key selling points and added value within bids which will help to differentiate the service that Mott MacDonald will offer. As part of the bidding process you will assist with the calculation of fees, taking account of commercial risks and opportunities and present the commercial case, internally for approval before submitting the offer. Additionally, you'll follow the standard processes established within Mott MacDonald for undertaking bids.

As a Civil or Structural Engineer within the maritime industry, you have a variety of experience in the design of port and maritime facilities and have been involved in the preparation of specifications and contract documentation. With your collaborative approach to work, you are comfortable undertaking client facing roles and are used to establishing professional relationships with internal and external clients utilising your communication skills. You have the ability to lead project teams as well as mentor and develop the skills of other members of the team. You're willing to communicate and engage with the broader business to seek guidance and foster an environment of sharing best practice. Additionally, you are well organised with strong planning and management skills and you're able to deal with various interfaces including technical, commercial and personal.

You will also be able to demonstrate the following:

Degree qualified and a chartered member of a relevant institution for example ICE;
Experience in commission management and leading design teams;
Capable of providing high levels of support to clients;
Clear and precise communication skills both verbally and in writing reports
Although not essential any knowledge or experience of contract administration would be advantageous as would experience of the design of coastal structures. Additionally, it would be beneficial if you have successfully developed new client relationships and secured new business within the ports and maritime sector.

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.

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