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Visiting the Atlas mountains in Morocco.  Very low population densities mean that there are few, if any, public transport options outside the main urban centres.

United Kingdom / Transport / Public transport planner

Andrew Radford

 

Visiting Jökulsárlón in Iceland, a glacial lake and breeding ground for icebergs.  Here I am with a portable iceberg.
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Andrew visiting Jökulsárlón in Iceland Visiting Jökulsárlón in Iceland, a glacial lake and breeding ground for icebergs. Here I am with a portable iceberg.

 

Visiting Gunnuhver Hot Springs in Iceland. Boiling water from deep below the earth forces its way to the surface and covers the area with steam.
Andrew visiting the Gunnuhver Hot Springs in Iceland
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Andrew visiting the Gunnuhver Hot Springs in Iceland Visiting Gunnuhver Hot Springs in Iceland. Boiling water from deep below the earth forces its way to the surface and covers the area with steam.

Why did you decide to join Mott MacDonald?

I decided to join Mott MacDonald because I wanted to be a part of an organisation that puts key values such as ethics, sustainability and employee satisfaction first as well as being a successful business. I was keen to get involved in a diverse range of projects and I felt that in Mott MacDonald there would always be something to keep me interested.

What is the best thing about your role?

For me the best thing about my role is the people that I work with, both in the Norwich office and across the wider organisation.  There is a good atmosphere that promotes professional excellence and job satisfaction.

How would you describe the culture of Mott MacDonald?

I have found Mott MacDonald’s culture to be quite distinct from that at other consultancies, with a greater level of integrated working across units and divisions. The business has a strong commitment to its values and to its employees.

How do you feel your career has progressed while working at Mott MacDonald?

In the short time that I have been with the company so far I have already gained valuable experience and built a strong foundation for further development.

How would you describe the vision and values of Mott MacDonald?

Mott MacDonald’s values place a strong emphasis on ensuring that we work in a way that is ethical, sustainable and safe. These support the vision of continuing to grow the business and our professional reputation.

What is your favourite past time?

My favourite past time is experiencing the beauty of the natural world, whether it is cycling in the countryside, visiting the glaciers of Iceland and the dunes of the Sahara or going to the zoo with my son.

If you could have lunch with any three people who would they be and why?

Pierre de Fermat (mathematician) so that I can find out how he proved his last theorem. Gerald Durrell (naturalist) for entertaining wildlife stories and BB King (blues musician) for some all-round good conversation.

What inspires you about your work?

What ultimately inspires me about my work is trying to make life better for people. Transport is important for everyone and by working to make transport faster, more affordable, safer and more sustainable I can help people to live their lives.

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