Operating in Japan since 2009, Mott MacDonald has established itself as a reputable engineering company with a strong focus on the constantly evolving energy sector. Japan offers significant opportunity for the energy sector and engineering professionals as it rapidly diversifies its power generation capabilities following the Fukushima disaster in 2011.
With expertise from similar projects around the world, our experienced team have been in a trusted position to play a vital part in shaping a sustainable future for communities with leading roles on some of the largest and most complex energy projects in Japan.
Utilising our specialist experience, we continue to work with private sector clients to support the development of solar, wind, biomass, thermal and power infrastructure both nationally and internationally. We provide our clients with extensive full project support, from design conceptualisation through to the operations phase and completion of the project.
Engineering jobs in Japan
Mott MacDonald’s Japan office is based directly at the heart of Tokyo itself. Our office is home to globally-renowned renewable energy engineers as well as civil, mechanical and electrical engineers who communicate effectively in both Japanese and English. Known for laying the foundations for the future of renewable energy in Japan, our team have a substantial portfolio of successful and innovative projects both here and across the East Asia region. As well as our in-house expertise, as an engineer with our team you’ll also have access to additional support and insight from the global network of Mott MacDonald's engineering, development and management consultancy.
The practices and culture of engineering unique to Japan differ to elsewhere in the world, and Mott MacDonald Japan use a cross-cultural approach in our working environment. This allows us to use the unique benefits of both Japanese and international styles to work to the highest standards, take advantage of new innovations and nurture our people.
Our most recognisable projects in Japan include the following:
Japan’s largest solar plants
Mott MacDonald’s team in Japan are proud of the 200+ utility-scale photovoltaic projects that we have supported over the last 10 years. These include being the owner’s engineer on the two largest solar PV installations in Japan (as of October 2020) where we were involved in the development, construction and performance testing phase of both the 235MW Kuni-Umi plant in Setouchi and the 258MW Sakuto plant in Mimasaka City.
Japan’s first offshore and onshore windfarms
We have spent a decade consistently advising and assisting on onshore and offshore wind power projects for local and international developers and lenders. We’ve played a vital role in achieving renewable energy goals for our clients and setting the benchmark for future in-country projects.
We’ve also been involved since the earliest stages in pioneering wind power projects such as:
Japan’s first project-financed onshore wind farm, the 33MW Ohorayama wind farm
Japan’s largest onshore wind farm, the 122MW Tsugaru windfarm
Japan’s first offshore wind farm, the 140MW Akita wind farm
Renewable energy engineering jobs in Japan
As the energy sector transforms at an unprecedented rate all around the world, Mott MacDonald has played a vital role in supporting the global energy transition across areas such as decarbonisation, digitalisation, decentralisation and democratisation. Our recognised expertise across the current generation of technologies has seen us assist governments, public and commercial organisations with solar, wind, geothermal and biomass projects.
Japan is currently rapidly diversifying its energy away from nuclear power generation and moving towards a more sustainable, renewable energy production in the form of biomass, solar and wind technologies. The Mott MacDonald office in Japan are established as an industry-leading technical advisory team when it comes to renewable energy, with our expertise demonstrated through our extensive portfolio of renewable energy projects locally and globally. If you’re looking to be part of an industry-leading portfolio set to revolutionise the energy landscape, then we have a range of wind power and solar opportunities available.
Our renewable energy jobs in Japan provide the opportunity to get involved in some of the most cutting-edge electrical and mechanical design technologies and projects anywhere in the world. We’re passionate about providing our people with opportunities to progress and learn from the best – that means that everyone in our renewable energy engineering team in Japan from onshore and offshore wind power engineers, solar PV engineers, biomass power consultants, electrical and civil engineers can cultivate rewarding careers.
Working at Mott MacDonald in Japan
We are always looking for those that wish to pursue an engineering career in Japan and become an instrumental part of the exciting transformational projects that we have in the pipeline.
Large scale project management
Many of our projects in Japan take place at a vast scale, due to our leading roles on some of the country’s largest and most complex renewable energy projects. Our project management teams are made up of integrated multi-skilled teams who handle the definition, leadership, planning, stakeholder management, control and successful delivery of large-scale projects. We have an excellent reputation for successfully delivering projects on time, on budget, and ensuring the required quality standards are met.
Owner’s engineer services
For many of our projects, we independently advocate for the project owner in a position of trust as the owner’s engineer. Our valued technical expertise is applied across the design and build process of a project to ensure the projects is delivered to the specification and standards of the brief.
This could involve reviewing the proposals and processes of construction and design partners to make sure that work on the project matches the highest standards of safety and technical excellence.
Our due diligence, auditing and compliance experts provide a range of services that protect clients from financial, production or technical challenges that might otherwise be overlooked. We help organisations better understand the design, development and investment issues facing their projects so that they manage risks and be assured of project outcomes.
Our engineers provide advisory services across the entire project lifecycle, from the earliest stages of site identification to overseeing construction and post-build testing. Our advisory services allow clients to maximise potential while meeting global standards.
Life at Mott MacDonald Japan
With a wide-reaching portfolio of projects both in Japan and around the world, engineering jobs with Mott MacDonald Japan offer you the career mobility to contribute to projects around the world or even spend time abroad living and working in one of the 120 countries we have offices in.
At Mott MacDonald, we know that you achieve your best as a professional through continual learning and development. As well as offering you the best projects in the market to be a part of, we’ll invest in your career journey with international company-wide programmes for commercial, technical and leadership development and dedicated upskilling from experts at our own in-house Renewable Energy Academy. Apart from experienced engineering roles, we offer graduate opportunities and training for those looking to take the first steps in their engineering careers.
Our working culture encourages you to take ownership over your area of work, and continuously collaborate to bring skills and expertise across geographical boundaries. We embrace all cultures, personalities and perspectives from all around the world and promote a supportive and respectful working environment for all.
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