Assistant Project Manager - Water

Mott MacDonald

Location: Glasgow City

Job Type: Full time


Assistant Project Manager - Water

We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Project Manager to join our motivated team of Project Managers, Engineers and Modellers, delivering projects for a variety of Clients across the water sector. We are looking for a driven, experienced individual who wants to progress their career, with a desire to evolve within Mott MacDonald.
You will be a key member of bid and project teams, supporting the Bid and Project Manager in the coordination and management of all aspects of bids and projects, from business management system compliance to programme, cost control and client interface. You will work closely with internal multi-disciplinary teams, as well as contractors and Client teams, with clear and prompt communication always being critical to responding to queries and challenges. You may be required to represent the company in meetings and support the work of both junior and senior staff, supporting the development of others as well as developing your own capabilities. By building strong relationships both internally and externally, you will contribute to enhancing the company's reputation, which in turn will help secure further work.

You will be dynamic, passionate and keen to help us with the effective delivery of projects across the division. Through this role you will be exposed to opportunities to get involved across our business in a wide range of technical disciplines. You will be encouraged to work across disciplines and to forge networks across the business, in order to harness all our talents and expertise.

This role will present you with a fantastic opportunity to further develop your knowledge of the water and environment sector, as well as your management skills through your project work. There are great prospects for career progression as the business continues to grow. If you think this sounds interesting, we'd love to hear from you.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • An interest in developing expertise in the discipline of project management and project controls
  • Supporting effective delivery of projects
  • Supporting management of frameworks
  • A desire to support winning of work and delivering bids
  • Lead clear communication across teams and frameworks promoting collaboration
  • Proactively share best practice to promote effective project delivery
  • Attention to detail and diligence in the implementation of robust project controls
  • Highly competent in the use of the Microsoft office suite of applications, particularly the handling, manipulation and analysis of data using Excel.

You will have experience of leading and assisting the management of projects, coupled with excellent communication skills and a proven capability in supporting the successful delivery of projects.
You will be actively pursuing formal accreditation with a relevant professional institution, such as the Association of Project Management (APM).

Mott MacDonald offers a highly innovative and collaborative environment within which to further develop your career. We can offer development in technical, management or client-facing directions. You will have control of your own career path and great prospects for career progression as the business continues to grow.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Project Manager to join our highly successful and multi-disciplinary water consultancy business. Focusing on the winning of new work and effective delivery of existing projects in close partnership with internal colleagues as well as our Clients, you will be central to developing strong Client relationships that will enhance the company's reputation.

Do you want to be part of an employee owned company where our unique independence affords us the opportunity to focus on projects that matter to us - those focusing on delivering social outcomes and enhancing the environment, that harness digital innovation and that challenge our technical excellence? Working for a company like ours, with technical excellence at our core, offers you access to industry recognised experts in a variety of disciplines, to provide support and career development opportunities.

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.

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

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.

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.

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