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Paul offshore racing on the English Channel, UK.

United Kingdom / Project management / Technical director

Paul Hilton


In my role my days are always varied and full of surprises.

Why did you decide to join Mott MacDonald?

Post-graduation I was looking for an adventure. I joined my local office in Cambridge, UK with agreement to transfer to Vancouver, Canada 6 months after I started.

What is the best thing about your role?

My days are varied and always full of surprises. A day often involves working with clients helping them deliver their projects, leading debates and stretching my views in project management.

How would you describe the culture of Mott MacDonald?

A relaxed but professional culture. Customer and solution focused with a lot of nice supportive people.

Where have you travelled with Mott MacDonald?

I’ve had a solid base in London for fifteen years supporting our UK clients, however I’ve been able to intersect this with three years in Vancouver, a year in Bergen and short assignments to as far away as Jakarta.

Are you involved with any charities or do any volunteer work?

I’ve been involved as an Independent Monitor sitting on a board within the UK prison estate. This involves scrutinising the treatment of detained people and being able to give public confidence that an appropriate balance is maintained respectfully. This has been fully supported by Mott MacDonald and has given me a very broad perspective of society and how we can affect it.

Do you have a hidden talent? If so what is it?

I’ve been told, I’m quite a good painter (not of the walls and skirting-board type). People often view creativity and engineering as exclusive of each other but I don’t feel they have to be. 

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