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United Kingdom / Account leader, water

Matthew Fox

I genuinely feel that our senior management care not only about the social and environmental benefits of the work we do, but also our employees.

What attracted you to apply for a role with us?
I wanted to work in the water sector, and help support sustainable development - Mott MacDonald were and are internationally recognised in the water sector.

What are the three things that make you look forward to coming into work each day?
The variety in my role, the team I work with, and the genuine awareness that I am part of something bigger than just my own role.

What’s your team like?
I work with a diverse team of people, who bring different ideas and strategies to our business, and help me develop and challenge my thinking.

What advice would you give to others looking to join Mott MacDonald?
Don’t be afraid to “sell” yourself, the experiences you have had, the value you can bring, it’s not about being arrogant, but demonstrating you have something to offer.

How long have you worked for us, and what has been your proudest achievement to date?
I first joined Mott MacDonald in 2007 as part of a summer internship, my proudest achievement to date was obtaining my Civil Engineering chartership.

What kind of career support have you received since joining?
I have been lucky to have some great line mangers who have mentored me in different development areas. Mott MacDonald also run internal career development training for different stages of staff members careers and roles – these have supported my developed and helped both identify areas of development focus and equip me with skills and tools to do my job better.

What makes us stand out from other companies?
I genuinely feel that our senior management care not only about the social and environmental benefits of the work we do, but also our employees. This is strengthened by our employee ownership model and the influence this has on our long term sustainable business decision making.

What has been your favourite sports or social event?
Our annual Cambridge cocktail parties have always been enjoyable. An opportunity to gather people from different divisions from across our UK offices.

What is your favourite pastime?
I love DIY. Having renovated a few houses I have enjoyed setting the vision and the challenges encountered while seeing something develop to completion – something I try to bring to my work as well.

If you could only eat three foods for the rest of your life, what would they be?
Honeycomb, cheese oatcakes, and avocado.

Who is your inspiration?
Lots of people, not one person but I try and be inspired by bits of a lot of people.

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