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About Us

Introducing Mott MacDonald

We’re a global engineering, management and development consultancy focused on guiding our clients through many of the planet’s most intricate challenges.

A core aim is to make a sustainable difference to the world we live in. That translates into a focus on understanding our clients and their customers, to deliver outcomes that add value.

Keith Howells

Group Chairman

What you’ll get from us:

1. Restless curiosity

We like challenge, change and to be always learning. We are independent thinkers, constantly curious about the world and how to make it better for everyone.

2. Creativity

We bring together the brightest minds to inquire, problem solve, invent and achieve the best outcomes.

3. Human focus

We never lose sight of the human impact of our actions and the responsibility that this entails.

4. Respect

We are inclusive, respecting the environment and everyone with whom we work, valuing all people and cultures equally.

5. Integrity

We deliver on our promises, behave ethically and do not tolerate bribery or corruption.

6. Care

We put safety at the core of everything we do with a commitment to harm no one.

7. Partnership

We are at our best when we work with you to help define and solve problems, and deliver solutions.

8. Leadership

We want to be at the leading edge of everything we do – so you get the best results.

9. Collaboration

We develop trust-based relationships that allow us to do our best work.

10. Commitment

We aim to turn obstacles into sustainable solutions for you and the lives you touch, by maintaining unswerving focus
on your needs.

Sharing your ambitions

The needs of the world’s population are changing fast. Our network of experts, active in 150 countries, finds opportunities in complexity, turning obstacles into elegant, sustainable solutions. By looking at problems from a fresh angle, we aim to add value at every stage, for our clients – you – and the lives you touch every day.

Improvement is at the heart of what we offer: better economic development, better social and environmental outcomes, better businesses and a better return on your investment.

In partnership with you, we establish the steps to meet your strategic ambitions, using analytical front-end advice that helps you fund, plan, design, deliver and sustain your goals.

Advice that adds advantage

Our engineers, project and programme managers have taken lead roles in the world’s highest profile infrastructure and development projects.

Yet design and management are just the tip of a deep iceberg. Our clients have access to the vast knowledge of internationally recognised environmentalists, planners, economists, project finance advisors, cost consultants, business strategists and more. They work with each other and with you to save money and time, reduce risks, increase efficiency and advance best practice.

Whatever you need, you can be confident that Mott MacDonald will find efficient and creative ways of meeting your ambitions, and beyond.

Connecting with your world

Whatever your needs or ambitions and wherever in the world you are, we can align the right combination of expertise.

Working with us you get the advantages of size and stability that come from a US$2bn organisation. We employ over 16,000 people, delivering projects in Africa, Asia Pacific and Australasia, Europe, the Middle East, North and South America, and South Asia. But you get the kind of openness, friendliness and personal commitment you might associate with a much smaller business.

Mott MacDonald’s universe of creative thinkers is centred around our clients – you. We’re joined-up across sectors and geographies, giving you access to exceptional breadth and depth of expertise and experience. Over 80% of the work we do is for long-term or repeat clients, which we think underlines the great service we offer.

Reaching out through our professional practice networks you can find a world expert in minutes..

Cathy Travers

Business development director for Europe and Africa

Doing what is right

Being employee-owned frees us to choose the work we take on and focus on the issues that are important to you – and us.

This means that our clients get the very best from us because we want to do a great job – the right job. We’re not in business to make the most profit for external shareholders. There are no external shareholder priorities to influence our decision making. We’re independent in thought and action, which means we advise you what is genuinely right for your business, not what is easy either for you or for us.

Our people stay with us because they have a stake in the company – we have a retention rate of over 90% for senior staff. So you can be confident that if you like working with someone it’s likely they will be with us for your next job, and the one after that.

Transparency and trust

We insist on the highest standards of integrity in all we do. We were the first consultancy firm to be certified to BS 10500, the UK’s anti-bribery management standard, recognised as the most stringent in the world. This assurance of fairness, openness and honesty applies to all our staff, subconsultants and suppliers internationally. The result is that we are trusted and respected for our integrity and the high quality of everything that we do.

Building and sharing knowledge

Our ownership model empowers us to invest in increasing our knowledge and in technologies, enabling us to share that knowledge – contributing to better outcomes for our clients. It also encourages us to be creative, open to fresh thinking and to implement new ideas quickly, so you benefit sooner.

What sets Mott MacDonald apart? Our ability to see beyond simple solutions by working with and understanding our clients, by pushing boundaries and by thinking laterally to find connections that others fail to make. In short, by having the best technical skills and thought leaders, to create outcomes which enhance value for you, your stakeholders and society.

Mike Haigh

Managing director for Europe and Africa

Improving people’s lives

Many of our people joined their professions and us to make a difference.

Working with governments, development banks and NGOs, we have a direct positive impact on the lives of the poor and disadvantaged, in emerging and developed countries alike. Projects to improve health, education and life chances, to build climate resilience and to recover from natural disasters such as earthquakes and flooding are all in our portfolio, and will always be.

Using our ingenuity to deliver lasting value for all

Our definition of sustainability is creating solutions and outcomes that bring long-term benefits for our clients and their communities.

We’ve learned and shown that sustainable thinking delivers real value for our clients, for the communities we work in and for our own business, regardless of the sector or the challenges. Our goal is to be the leading global partner in advancing sustained economic, social and environmental well-being.

Developing the expertise so you don’t have to

We employ the people everyone else wants to know. Through practice networks our global sector leaders provide expertise, share knowledge and spread best practice for everyone to use.

Regular ‘excellence weeks’ also drive the sharing of ideas and experience throughout the company. Our last excellence week had 125 different events and webinars that our people linked into worldwide. When you work with us anywhere in the world you have instant access
to our entire network of brilliant people.

Our experts are changing futures in developing nations and operating on the frontlines of poverty and international epidemics. It enriches our people to help others most in need.

Guy Leonard

Group strategic development director

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