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"Mott MacDonald puts integrity, respect, progress and technical excellence at the very heart of its values"

Why did you decide to join Mott MacDonald?

I joined Mott MacDonald because I was keen to work with a world-class consultancy leading both in Europe and internationally. Mott MacDonald is well respected and well recognised by clients, contractors and competitors alike. The professional excellence and business values of Mott MacDonald along with the talents attracted by our firm facilitate strong professional development and growth. The business has a proven track record of growth and success; as a result the team is always encouraged to develop and grow in tandem. Those were key drivers for me to join and continue to work at Mott MacDonald.

What is the best thing about your role?

At present I lead multidisciplinary design teams responsible for design development for major infrastructure projects in the transportation sector from concept to delivery. Examples of exciting projects I was involved in are High Speed 2 (HS2 Phase 1) where I managed the multidisciplinary tender design team working with our design and build contractor on multi-billion pound pursuit, Doha Metro where I lead civil teams working on Msheireb Major Station and the Gold Line stations, and Heathrow Airport where I worked on T2 Concourse B and later lead the substructure design at T2 Phase 2 conceptual stage. In addition to working in such a multidisciplinary, creative and collaborative environment, my role involves business development activities leading bid teams aiming to win further exciting roles on major upcoming transport schemes. I also enjoy the versatile and dynamic nature of projects I am involved in as well as dealing with and resolving various challenges I meet while undertaking my role.

How would you describe the culture of Mott MacDonald?

I am part of the metros and civil division within the transportation unit, where I enjoy the company of friendly, diverse, sociable and ambitious people. I find my colleagues supportive and driven to success, progress and excellence. From the onset, I have enjoyed the support and encouragement of my senior colleagues in addition to the continuous recognition of my contribution to Mott MacDonald.

How has your career progressed at Mott MacDonald?

Since joining Mott MacDonald as an assistant engineer in 2008, my career has progressed quite strongly in recognition of my ability to develop and effectively utilise my expertise, lead and work well within teams and deliver outstanding results to our clients and internally within the business.

What makes Mott MacDonald stand out from other companies?

Mott MacDonald puts integrity, respect, progress and technical excellence at the very heart of its values, a company that leads by example and supports staff in their career progression while accommodating for their ambitions and facilitating their growth and progress.

What is your favourite pastime?

I enjoy swimming, outdoors and mountain hikes.

Where is your favourite place?

Without hesitation that would be Vancouver, a city where beautiful nature, friendly inhabitants and modernity intertwine to form a rather stunning place!

What inspires you at work?

I am ever inspired by contributing to making a difference in a planet of increasing demand and depleting resources with a growing notion of “delivering more for less”. I am also inspired by the contribution our profession makes to shape the world of tomorrow!

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