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Principal Civil Engineer

Job Profile

We’re a global engineering, management and development consultancy focused on guiding our clients through many of the planet’s most intricate challenges.
A core aim is to make a sustainable difference to the world we live in.
That translates into a focus on understanding our clients and their customers, to deliver outcomes that add value.
Mott MacDonald takes local knowledge and insight and pairs it with international expertise to deliver exceptional outcomes for our clients.

Mobilising innovative thinking, cross-sector collaboration, and the immense talent of our people – who include designers, engineers, project and programme managers, management consultants, planners, economists, cost consultants, technology experts, and infrastructure finance specialists – Mott MacDonald adds real value and delivers world-leading outcomes.

Our presence in Hong Kong goes back to 1957 with iconic projects delivered including the Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1, Tsing Ma Bridge and more recently, the Hong Kong International Airport 3rd Runway and Concourse Scheme Design, Hong Kong Zhuhai Macau Bridge Detailed Design and the MTR Shatin to Central Link - Sung Wong Toi and To Kwa Wan stations and tunnels.

With almost 400 dedicated employees in Hong Kong, connected to the expertise of over 16,000 staff in 150 countries worldwide, we improve people’s lives through better economic development, better social outcomes, better businesses and a better return on your investment.
We provide innovative engineering designs and management solutions across the built environment, to help our clients fund, plan, design, deliver and sustain their goals.

Opening opportunities through connected thinking.

Job Description

Reporting at Associate Director-level, you will provide technical and team leadership on a range of infrastructure development projects ranging from transport infrastructure through to schemes improving Hong Kong’s use of scarce land resources.

Your Next Challenge
  • You will be a civil engineer engaged in undertaking planning and feasibility studies together with design and construction supervision stages of infrastructure works
  • Drawing on your expertise you will develop practical, cost effective engineering solutions; working closely with your clients, you will drive appropriate innovative solutions to deliver required project outcomes
  • Applying your analytic skills you will tackle challenging technical projects; you will motivate and lead fellow civil engineers including giving direction to junior staff working with you
  • Coaching technical staff to undertake analysis and design, using suites of software as appropriate
  • Attend project related meetings, sometimes in a leading role, both for planning and design activities, and site meetings
  • Be responsible for project budgeting, project finance management and project performance
  • Participate in fee proposals, technical bids and tender submissions
  • Develop client relationship and attend business related functions

Candidate Specification

What You’ll Need
  • Enthusiasm to work on challenging projects with the capacity to work successfully under minimal supervision; you will have a willingness to innovate
  • Your outlook will be client-centric and collaborative; technical excellence will be important to you
  • Degree holder in Civil Engineering; a Master’s degree may be an advantage
  • Corporate membership of HKIE or equivalent in Civil Engineering
  • Post-chartered experience in civil works design
  • Experience in planning and feasibility studies
  • Experience in successfully engaging with statutory authorities
  • Good interpersonal skills and presentation skills
  • Proactive, energetic, quality oriented and have a high sense of accountability
  • Good command of spoken and written English and Cantonese
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