Design Engineer

Mott MacDonald

Location: West Midlands

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.

As a Design Engineer (Structural), you will:

  • Undertake detailed structural engineering design, including concept, scheme and detailed design
  • Check, review and comment the structural engineering design of junior members of staff
  • Be responsible for liaising with external stakeholders, ensuring client satisfaction and working with architects and other disciplines to develop design solutions.
  • Provide a proactive and collaborative approach to the wider design team to ensure the optimum solution is offered to meet their requirements
  • Demonstrate technical excellence in structural engineering, and in helping junior team members develop
  • Ensure more senior staff are kept informed of important and relevant service/design decisions
  • Support project leads in the management of projects
  • Assess carbon emissions to provide information to clients

Required for the position of Design Engineer:

  • Experience of using analytical/design software such as Tekla Building Designer, Robot, Tedds and other design spreadsheets or tools
  • Knowledge of the environmental aspects/impacts of civil and structural engineering designs, including embodied carbon
  • Experience of delivering structural engineering detailed designs on buildings projects across a range of sectors including health, education, transport, commercial, residential, defence and sports and leisure,
  • The ability to liaise with, manage and report on the inputs of colleagues providing supporting services to the projects such as civil, geotechnical and below ground drainage design
  • Ability to work effectively as part of multidisciplinary teams and colleagues working in various locations, including remotely and overseas
  • The ability to manage, coach and mentor junior members of the team (including graduate engineers, technicians and others)
  • Experience of specification preparation including the use of NBS Create or Chorus
  • Familiarity with information storage, management and collaboration tools such as SharePoint, ProjectWise, 4P Viewpoint, Aconex, BIM 360, Navisworks etc.

Preferred, but not required:

  • High quality technical skills in structural engineering
  • An enthusiastic and dynamic approach to work
  • A strong sense of personal responsibility for your work
  • A desire to expand your technical knowledge and to learn new skills.
  • Chartered engineer status as a member of a relevant institution (IStructE preferred) or be working towards a professional review to achieve this
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal, organisational and teamworking skills

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.

Our industry is changing and we can't carry on with 'business as usual' in the face of the climate challenge. Adapting our built environment to a Net Zero future requires fresh thinking, practical solutions and brave leadership. At Mott MacDonald we're at the forefront of driving the sustainable change needed and we're looking to expand our team to bring our industry influence to bear in our Buildings team in the Midlands. We've got a rich regional heritage, having been established in Birmingham for over 100 years but there has never been a bigger opportunity to shape our built environment for the next hundred.

Our continuing success and planned growth mean we are seeking a talented Design Engineer with a keen interest in architecture and the built environment to contribute to the delivery of buildings structures projects, working with major clients across a range of sectors.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to secure their next role in one of the UK's leading multidisciplinary practices for the built environment and placemaking and work with us as we seek to improve society for all. We're an employee-owned, values-driven organisation with deep domain knowledge and the influence to make a meaningful difference.

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