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Mott MacDonald produced a far-reaching environmental and social impact assessment and a comprehensive environmental and social management plan to enable US$4.1 billion of funding to be secured for a project vital to the future of Uzbekistan. We were lender’s technical advisor for this 6MW solar photovoltaic plant – the first multi-megawatt solar power installation in south East Asia. We looked at energy yield, equipment supply contract terms and site civil designs. We certified construction p


We look to protect both the natural environment and communities in every project as a key part of our ethos and values.

Here at Mott MacDonald, we put improvement at the front and centre of what we do. When it comes to the environment, that means creating positive outcomes for the natural environments on projects and ensuring resilience in the structures we create. We pride ourselves on being a world-leading environmental consultancy that combines in-depth local knowledge with a broad network of global expertise to provide results that are both environmentally sensitive and socially inclusive.

As part of this commitment to sustainability, we’re proud to be the first consultancy of our scale to be independently certified as carbon neutral at a global level. It’s an important milestone on our journey towards becoming net-zero for both carbon emissions and greenhouse gasses.

In our project portfolio, our environmental staff supported planning and design for major projects such as Crossrail and the A3 Hindhead Tunnel in the UK, the Ngong Ping 360 cable car project in Hong Kong, and a regional power transmission line in Mozambique. We’ve provided extensive consultancy for the Environment Agency when assessing and defending against river and coastal flooding, and our work with local communities such as consultation and resettlement planning for two geothermal power projects in Indonesia was publicly recognised by the World Bank as exemplars of best practice.

This unrivalled experience of managing environmental factors means that our multidisciplinary project teams are in high demand for establishing policy, strategy and environmental management plans, advising on environmental risks and liabilities as part of due diligence and providing consultancy to local, national and international organisations.

What type of work do environmental engineers do?

Environmental management

Whether responding to environmental emergencies or preventing future risks, our specialist expertise and practical experience are put to use around the world to safely manage environments. This could include:

  • Ecological surveying
  • Soil science
  • Contaminated land
  • Waste management
  • Pollution and carbon foot printing
  • Air quality, noise and vibration reporting

Conservation and restoration

From protecting coral reefs in the Arabian Gulf to mitigating threats to important ecosystems in the Eurasian Steppe, we’re using our international expertise to strengthen and conserve the natural environment. This could include:

  • Wildlife conservation
  • Habitat management
  • Biodiversity surveys and planning
  • Marine environment management
  • Archaeology and heritage advice

Sustainable development

We put sustainable development at the heart of what we do to create outcomes that are both environmentally sensitive and socially inclusive. Our work in sustainable development stretches back to the 1950s, and to this day we’re helping clients find sustainable outcomes that respect both the environment and the communities that inhabit them. This could include:

  • Climate change adaptation
  • Natural resource management
  • Community resilience
  • Corporate sustainability reporting
  • Socio-economic and inclusion support
  • Landscape architecture

By joining Mott MacDonald, you can be part of a global network of expertise that will see you rub shoulders with true innovators and leaders in your field (and maybe even a Nobel Laureate). More than anything, you’ll play a key part in safeguarding people, wildlife and natural environments.

We look to make our work meaningful for our staff not just through our projects and values but also with a rich and varied learning and development framework. At Mott MacDonald, you can enjoy excellent career progression opportunities whether you’re a senior experienced professional or just taking your first steps on a graduate environmental engineering programme.

Feel you have what it takes to join us? Explore our range of environmental career opportunities and apply now.

Environmental career opportunities

Ecologist jobs

Our ecologists are critical throughout the lifecycle of our projects as you will help us understand how the natural environment and local ecosystems may be affected by the work we do. Different projects could see you actively preserving endangered species or taking part in cross-disciplinary projects to assess short or long-term environmental issues that may arise.

Joining us at Mott MacDonald as an ecologist will see you undertake extensive analysis of habitats to gain insight into local ecosystems, identify opportunities to bolster the natural environment and provide other teams with valuable environmental impact studies to help the project achieve its ecological goals.

Environmental engineering jobs

As an environmental engineer, you’ll use your area of specialist expertise such as flooding or geology to assess the risks to projects, populations and users, demonstrating this to other stakeholders by modelling environmental data and design structures to mitigate these issues. Your understanding of areas like fluid and soil mechanics as well as safety standards will directly contribute to the success of future projects.

Environmental consultant jobs

Our decades of unrivalled experience all over the world with environmental engineering projects means that our consultancy is valued by local, national and international organisations in areas such as water/wastewater management, renewable energy, flood risk assessment and general environmental risk management.

Joining Mott MacDonald will allow your expertise to benefit commercial organisations and governments within areas such as climate change impact, sustainability, natural environmental safety regulations, as well as design support and ongoing consultancy for projects of all sizes. Through extensive research tasks, in the field and desk-based, you will develop models to evaluate the suitability of potential new projects and advise on solutions for potential environmental pitfalls that may be encountered.

Browse Mott MacDonald’s range of environmental career opportunities and apply now.

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