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Mott MacDonald is façade engineer for a new 190,000 square metre mixed-use building for developer SOHO China on Shanghai’s historic Bund. The new landmark will include retail, financial services, offices and hotels. We have engineered one of the UK’s first factory-made buildings, bringing time and cost efficiencies plus improved safety and environmental performance.


Mott MacDonald’s buildings business has created some of the most commercially successful and iconic structures of the 21st Century. As part of our team, you’ll help to shape our cities’ skylines and turn vision into reality.

Explore our range of roles in the building sector and apply now.

A career at Mott MacDonald meant the chance to develop my skills on a solid foundation in a variety of projects and settings.


(Graduate structural engineer)

Our multi-disciplinary teams are extraordinarily diverse and work across numerous locations. We have opportunities in places such as New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, South Africa, Poland, India and the UK. Your projects at Mott MacDonald will not be restricted to one location and there will be many chances for international secondments and transfers to enhance your career.

The global Buildings teams we have in place include engineers in the primary disciplines of building services, building sciences, sustainability, structural and façade engineering. Together, they’ve worked on impactful and high-profile projects.

These include the Marina and Jumeirah Lake Tower (Dubai), the Chak Lap Kok Airport (Hong Kong), the wildlife-inspired Mbombela Stadium completed for the World Cup in South Africa, the Maze Stadium (Northern Ireland), Bridgewater Place (Leeds) and Crossrail (London).

By joining us, you’ll become part of more than just a local team. You’ll join a global organisation and work with colleagues from all areas – many of whom are recognised as world-renowned authorities and experts in their fields. Discover more about some of the roles we offer below.

Mechanical engineering jobs

We’re passionate about integrated design to support better living and working environments. Within this team, you could help to assess and understand specific project requirements, undertake mechanical design across a number of disciplines, as well as supervise the construction of mechanical systems.

Roles we typically recruit for include mechanical engineer, senior mechanical engineer (where you can choose to specialise in HVAC) and principal mechanical engineer. No matter which position you join us in, you’ll be given the tools and guidance needed to learn and grow at Mott MacDonald.

Civil engineering jobs

As a civil engineer, you’ll be responsible for developing technical solutions from conception through to delivery on the construction site. We’ll expect you to have a good knowledge and appreciation of current technical engineering codes and practices as this is a hands- on role.

Roles we typically recruit for include senior civil engineer, principal civil engineer, civil technician, civil design project director, and civil chartered engineer. We look for individuals with a flexible attitude to work, a sound understanding of the buildings sector and enthusiasm to take on a variety of projects.

Electrical engineering jobs

An electrical engineering position in our buildings services team is ideal if you want to work on boutique and large scale local and international projects. You’ll be given the opportunity to not only work on an exciting range of assignments, but also to enhance your professional development.

You could help to provide customised solutions for electrical building services and control systems, deliver studies using specialist software systems such as BIM, and work with new technologies including smart cities and Internet of Things (IOT). Roles in this sector include electrical engineer, senior electrical engineer, principal electrical engineer and electrical team lead.

Structural engineering jobs

Join us as a structural engineer and you’ll play a key role in our buildings team. As part of this role, you’ll help to formulate cost-effective solutions, analyse proposals to verify feasibility, and use computer modelling techniques and tools in analysis and design. By pinpointing and resolving design and development issues early on in a project, you’ll be crucial in handling site queries that may arise.

Positions within this team include resident structural engineer, structural design engineer, senior structural engineer, principal structural engineer and associate structural engineer. Learn more about what makes Mott MacDonald different and what you could gain from becoming part of the Mott MacDonald family.

Graduate opportunities and other roles

In addition to the roles above, we have a range of principal engineer jobs, ICT engineer jobs and project management positions available. We also fully encourage apprentices and graduates to look at the apprenticeship and graduate schemes on offer. You could take the first step in your career as a graduate civil or structural engineer with us, or enrol on our building services engineering apprenticeship scheme. Find out more about early careers at Mott MacDonald here.

Ready to find a fulfilling career at Mott MacDonald? Explore our range of building roles and apply now.

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