Engineering Project Manager/Senior Engineer-Pipeline & Network

Mott MacDonald

Location: Glasgow City

Job Type: Full time


Engineering Project Manager / Senior Engineer- Pipelines & Networks

As the Engineering Project Manager/Senior Engineer you will work with and manage a multidisciplinary team of technical specialists, delivering projects in close partnership with clients and contractors, building strong relationships that will enhance the company's reputation and help secure further work.

In this role, you will lead the design of innovative and sustainable solutions to address leakage challenges, cleanwater provision and sewage disposal across our client's water networks. Some of these projects are emergency work and reactive in nature - so you will need to lead fast-paced design, whilst managing change and impacts on the other projects within the wider programme.

You will be expected to coordinate project teams throughout the project life cycle from design definition through to implementation, fulfilling all aspects to successfully manage projects including business management system compliance, technical quality assurance, programme and cost control management as well as leading client interface. You will work closely with contractors, often on site, reacting to queries and changes. You will represent the company in meetings and supervise the work of more junior staff, providing technical and commercial guidance to support their development.

We are seeking a Chartered (or Incorporated) Civil engineer, or Senior Engineer / Project Manager with strong UK clean / potable water and/or wastewater infrastructure experience, able to demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Experience in clean / potable water pipeline design and/or wastewater network and associated infrastructure design
  • A demonstrable understanding of hydraulic engineering principles
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary water pipeline and networks projects with other technical disciplines including environmental specialists, geotechnical, structural, electrical and mechanical engineers
  • You will have a proven project management capability, having managed multiple and/or complex projects in a multidisciplinary environment using a proactive approach coupled with an ability to adapt to changing scenarios
  • You will have a good understanding of designers' responsibilities under CDM
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills to be able to enter into technical discussions in a logical and coherent fashion in both oral presentations and written reports, to colleagues, non-technical staff and clients
  • A drive to be abreast of professional development and knowledge of current and emerging technical solutions

We are looking for a driven Engineering Project Manager or Senior Engineer to play a pivotal role within our water pipeline & networks team. In this role, you'll lead the design of innovative, safe and sustainable solutions to address leakage challenges, cleanwater provision and sewage disposal, across our water utility client's network, vital to meet the ever-growing societal demands of development, population growth and climate change. Get in touch if you want to know more and are keen to be involved in the development of innovative solutions to solve these very real challenges.

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. At Mott MacDonald, we are a collaborative team, excited to solve complex challenges that have a positive impact on the world, and we are always looking for like-minded people to join us. For more information about our Water sector click here.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture. There is the option for this role to be full time or part-time. We operate an agile working policy with the expectation that you will be present in your chosen office location more often than not, fluctuating as required to suit business and individual needs.

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!

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