Senior Engineer (Project Manager) - Dams, Rivers & Geotechnics

Mott MacDonald

Location: Glasgow City

Job Type: Full time


Senior Engineer (Project Manager) - Dams, Rivers & Geotechnics

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 its employees? Mott MacDonald is a global consultancy whose people do exactly that.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Civil Engineer (chartered or equivalent) with a keen interest in project management to join our 100-strong Dams, Rivers and Geotechnics team.

In this role you will be responsible for managing major projects, workstreams and bids, coordinating inputs from diverse technical disciplines to harness the strengths of our technical teams and deliver on time and to budget.
You will work in close partnership with clients and contractors, building strong relationships that will enhance the company's reputation and help secure further work.

This role will present you with a fantastic opportunity to develop your project management and people skills through your project work, with great prospects for career progression as the business continues to grow.

Required for the position of Senior Engineer (Project Manager) - Dams, Rivers and Geotechnics

  • Relevant Civil Engineering degree
  • Chartered status (or equivalent experience)
  • Experience in managing major projects and programmes of work including effective change control and management of multidisciplinary inputs
  • Experience of delivering major bids.
  • Exceptional communication and collaboration skills, allowing you to bring out the best in team members and liaise proactively with project stakeholders
  • Professional experience in dams, reservoirs, geotechnics, hydraulic structures and/or river engineering advantageous

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.

Efficient, innovative answers to the challenges of water storage and management - our engineers are designing smart and sustainable solutions to manage dams, reservoirs, and river structures - do you have the skills and drive to help contribute to their mission?

Clients such as the Environment Agency, HS2, water utility companies, hydropower developers and international development agencies trust us to deliver their schemes, and we are looking for a Civil Engineer to help us reward that trust.

We operate an agile working policy with the expectation that most of your time will be spent in the offices stated above, fluctuating as required to suit business and individual needs.

Environmental and social considerations are central to Mott MacDonald's Purpose and its offerings across all sectors and territories. Our environment and social business provides essential services and innovative solutions which anticipate our clients' needs across all sectors.

To apply for this role, please complete our 15-minute application via our website. Our talent acquisition coordinators aim to provide feedback within 5 working days with the outcome of your application. More information about our application process can be found here. If you have any questions regarding your application or the role, please reach out to the dedicated recruiter listed who will be more than happy to help.

Mott MacDonald is Work180 accredited - which means we actively support and encourage women to join our work force!

Benefits we offer:

  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Life insurance
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Continuous development opportunities - because we want you to thrive
  • Agile/flexible working - because life isn't 9-5
  • Enhanced parental leave; shared parental leave policies - for parents and care givers
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme - Subject to company performance
  • Flexible benefits that suit you, including cycle to work & interest free season ticket loans .
  • The opportunity to make a difference; learn more about our social outcomes

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
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

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