Applications for this job have closed. This page will redirect to Mott MacDonald employer page in 10 seconds.

Quality Assurance Engineer - Civils

Mott MacDonald

Location: Plymouth

Job Type: Contract/temp


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.

Mott MacDonald are in a Joint Venture to deliver a major defence sector infrastructure project in Plymouth and are looking to recruit suitably qualified and experienced Quality Assurance Engineers to support delivery of this project.
The role will require regular site attendance in line with the construction programme. This will usually be a 60/40 split between site and working from home in any week e.g., 3 days on site/2 days home working, though this is dependent upon the pace of delivery and assurance/control activities within your specialism.

During 2023/2024 the working pattern may move to a day and night shift pattern to meet the project delivery pace and Client deadline requirements.

QAE Primary Purpose:
The role will report to a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer (SQAE), and successful candidates will be required to deliver on the following in line with their qualifications and experience:

To provide the Project with accurate and timely quality assurance support in relation to civils enabling, construction and installation works.
To support delivery of the Civils Quality Assurance function on allocated project(s), including witnessing civils/construction activities for compliance with design/technical standards, supplier Inspection & Test Plan and supporting the generation of Lifetime Quality Records (LTQRs).
In line with competency and experience support audit activities on civil activities to ISO 9001, industry standard(s) and Client and/or Regulator specific requirements.
Where requested to assist with Supply Chain assessment and surveillance activities against ISO 9001 and Client/Regulator requirements for all First Level Safety Critical suppliers and support the provision of professional support to the Project for all supply chain quality issues.

In line with qualifications and experience:
Conduct patrol inspections of the project in line with their qualifications and experience.
Undertake additional tasks and duties in line with their qualifications and experience.
Other roles and duties in line with experience and competency as directed.

Required for the position of Quality Assurance Engineer:

Hold (or be working towards) a Level 3 NVQ (or equivalent) in a construction/civil engineering.
Hold Quality Assurance qualifications relevant to major civil engineering projects.
Membership of the CQI and/or relevant Civils Quality Assurance/Control professional body.
Experience with using quality tools & techniques to report quality assurance performance.
Able to carry out investigations and produce reports.

Preferred, but not required :
Experience of civil engineering projects in defence environments advantageous
Experience of working within a joint venture / alliance / matrix reporting organisation is advantageous.
Vetting to Security Clearance level required by the Client and will be undertaken by the Mott MacDonald Security Vetting Team prior to onboarding. Pre-existing SC vetting will be transferred via the team prior to onboarding.

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.

About the business unit
The Advisory and Programme Delivery (APD) unit delivers management services in all the sectors that Mott MacDonald operate in the Built Environment, Defence, Energy, Water, Transportation and, Education, Health and Care.

How to apply
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.

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

Other Information :
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.