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FAQs

We’ve put together a list of the questions you’re most keen to have answered. If we’ve not provided the answer you need, please get in touch on careers@mottmac.com or tweet us @MottMacLife.

Where can I search for jobs?

Our current vacancies are advertised on our website and the job description will tell you about the requirements for the job, such as necessary experience and qualifications you’ll need. You can start your search here.

Do I have to apply online?

Yes, we ask that you apply online unless you are unable to do so. If you need information about our current vacancies in a different format, contact us and we’ll do our best to sort it out for you. You can contact us on careers@mottmac.com or call us on +44(0)208 774 2336.

How do I use the search vacancies page?

Our search vacancies page features the full list of our available vacancies for you to browse through. You can type a job title, keyword, or location to narrow down your search. You can further refine the results using the four filters available; type, category, country, or region.

Can I apply using a mobile device?

Yes, we’ve worked to integrate our careers site with LinkedIn and Google Drive to create the optimal mobile application process. Please bear in mind that, whilst we take every precaution to ensure that the integrity of the data is kept secure, we cannot be held liable for the data being processed by Google Drive or any data breach caused by the data being routed via Google Drive. Your use of Google Drive is subject to your agreement to Google’s terms and conditions.

Why do I have to set up an account?

We want to make sure your details are secure and your applications are trackable, so a registered account is a must-have. Your application details are saved for you to access later, you can view the status of all your applications, and it’s much easier for you to apply to other roles.

Why can't I login to my account?

Check that you have entered the correct email address and password. If you’ve forgotten your password you can use the ‘forgot your password?’ link on the sign-in page, and make sure you have your security question answers at the ready. You’ll then receive an email from us with guidance on resetting your password. If you still can’t log in please email careerpoint@mottmac.com. Please note that speculative CVs/applications sent to this email address will not be accepted.

Do you keep my details on file? If so, for what purpose?

Yes, we do - new vacancies arise every day, and our recruiters look to our database for past applicants who may be suitable for these new roles. We do also use certain information from applications for running reports, but we will never use your personal data for any purpose other than recruitment within the Mott MacDonald Group. Our privacy policy is pursuant to data protection law in England and Wales, you can find out more about it here.

What if I do not want my details held on your system?

We have a dedicated email address for all data removal requests: dataprivacy@mottmac.com. In your email, be sure to include your full name and the email address you used to apply. It’s also always handy if you include your candidate reference number to allow us to quickly identify you.

What happens if I submit my CV without applying for a specific position?

If you haven’t applied for a current vacancy your details will be submitted in to our database. It will not go directly to one of our recruiters; however, our recruiters regularly search our database to find suitable candidates for current vacancies. This can mean it’ll take longer for us to contact you, so we recommended that you apply when a suitable vacancy becomes available.

You can also create an account with us and set up alerts so you’re notified of new roles daily, weekly or monthly, and we recommend you apply for a specific role if the right one comes up.

You say that I will be considered for other positions but is this really true?

Yes! Our recruiters carry out regular searches of our database, and contact people that are relevant to our current vacancies.

Can I apply for more than one vacancy?

Absolutely, although you should only apply to roles that match your skills and requirements. You can apply for a maximum of 25 vacancies within a 12-month period, so apply wisely!

Can I contact the manager directly to discuss a vacancy?

Our recruiters will be your main point of contact throughout the process, and each job description will feature a recruiter contact for you to get in touch with if you have any questions about that role. If you have issues finding this information then please contact us on the website or careers@mottmac.com.

I have not had an acknowledgement of my application, why?

All online applicants receive an automatic confirmation email which includes your unique candidate reference number. Be sure to check your spam/junk folders if you haven’t seen our email come through. You can also log into your account through our careers site to find details of all the applications we’ve had from you in the ‘Applications’ section. If the role you applied for isn’t showing, you will need to reapply.

Roughly how long will it take to hear about the outcome of my application?

We aim to respond to all applications within 14 days of receipt - however, due to the nature of business (holidays, people travelling, project deliverables etc) this is not always possible. Please bear with us if it does take a little longer. You can review the status of your application at any time by logging into your account and clicking into the ‘Applications’ section.

Can I get feedback on my application?

Unfortunately, we can’t offer tailored feedback on individual applications every time. The key reasons for application declines are generally that your requirements (location, sector, start date) do not match our needs, or that the priorities of the role in terms of technical skills and knowledge were not met or demonstrated in your application.

If you attend an interview with us and would like feedback, a member of the recruitment or human resources team will be able to provide this when requested.

Why have you asked for my feedback?

We aim to give people a positive experience by treating everyone with honesty, fairness, and respect. To monitor and track our progress, with anonymised data informing positive actions, we survey candidates throughout our recruitment process, and new hires, to check how we are performing in terms of your experience and to understand any opportunities for improvement.

I’ve been contacted by someone about working at Mott MacDonald and I think it’s a scam, what do I do?

We are aware of some fraudulent recruitment scams being conducted by individuals or organisations claiming to represent us. If you have any concerns, see suspicious job adverts or receive suspicious communications please email careers@mottmac.com. You can find out more about the signs here.

Does Mott MacDonald use social media as part of the screening/selection process?

In most cases we’ll be assessing your CV and the additional information you provide as part of your application. However, the recruiter may review your details on sites such as LinkedIn to get a fuller understanding of your background.

What is your approach to equality, diversity and inclusion?

Equality, diversity, and inclusion are at the heart of our organisation. We seek to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. Please check out our dedicated inclusive recruitment page for more information on our process.

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