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With a passion for outdoor activities, Dan is enjoying a day out dirt biking.

United Kingdom / Cost & project management / Senior quantity surveyor

Dan McElroy

Dan with Ballabriggs the day after he won the Grand National 2011. Dan probably looks more tired than him because he'd been out celebrating in the sun all day!

Why did you decide to join Mott MacDonald?

I was working with another employer for about four years and I regularly spoke to a customer who I later found out to be a director of Franklin + Andrews. We had many conversations about life generally, but it wasn’t until I mentioned that I was going to university to do a quantity surveying degree that he told me what his job role was. He suggested that I contact him or the local office when I was looking to start employment. I took it with a pinch of salt at the time but two years later I applied for a years placement as part of a sandwich year. Following an interview I was offered a full time role on a day release basis. I took the role as the office was firstly close to where I lived; and secondly it was for a local company but also one that was now part of the Mott MacDonald Group with worldwide existence and a recognised brand so that I had the opportunity to travel as my career developed.

What is the best thing about your role?

It has a structure but with the flexibility to adapt it to suit my skills.

How would you describe the culture of Mott MacDonald?

Welcoming, supportive and professional.

What is one thing you’ve found out about Mott MacDonald from working here that you think everyone should know?

That every day you find out about another high profile, engineering innovation or exciting project that Mott MacDonald is involved with to some capacity. Whether it be design, management or commercial. If you have an interest in something, Mott MacDonald are more than likely involved or have previously had an involvement in it.

When you’re not in the office where can you be found?

Nowhere specific, I like variation but mainly outdoors. Sports venues (Rugby League, Football, and cricket), golf course, gym, pub, fishing, any other outdoor activities and travel.

Where is your favourite place?

There is a rock in Broome, Western Australia that has an uninterrupted view out to sea. Last time I was there it was 300c with a nice breeze, no clouds, no one nearby, I was fishing catching lots of unusual fish and a couple of dolphins swam by. Happy days.

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