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Patrick on his travels around South America. He's at the Salt Flats of Bolivia - the largest of its type in the world.

United Kingdom / Cost & project management / Principal quantity surveyor

Patrick Downie

 

Since joining Mott MacDonald I have been encouraged to take on more responsibility and within a year I was managing my own clients and programmes of work.

Why did you decide to join Mott MacDonald?

I was recommended Mott MacDonald by a close friend whom already worked at the company. I was impressed by Mott MacDonald’s global presence and diverse nature of services which allows staff to work on a variety of projects in a variety of countries.

What is the best thing about your role?

I enjoy being involved in a project from the early stages until completion. Watching something being built that you have contributed to is very rewarding.

How would you describe the culture of Mott MacDonald?

I have found that Mott MacDonald is a friendly and welcoming company where you are encouraged to manage your own time and continually improve professionally. Although it is a global company, there are many networks and forums which enable you to access expertise from people all over the world. The social side to the company is excellent as there are regular social and sporting events.

How has your career developed at Mott MacDonald?

Since joining Mott MacDonald I have been encouraged to take on more responsibility and within a year I was managing my own clients and programmes of work. I have been able to get involved in different types of construction including public realm improvements, housing, and a new build school which has developed my all round understanding of the construction process.

What has been your favourite Mott MacDonald social event?

‘Ladies Day at Epsom Racecourse’. An open top bus took us to track side for a great day in the sun watching the races and even winning some money.

If you could have any super power what would it be?

The ability to fly so I could avoid the tube!

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