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Technical Director (Building Services Engineering)

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a £1.2 billion management, engineering and development consultancy with 16,000 staff and has a global reach spanning six continents. Our network of 180 principal offices in 140 countries gives us local market insight backed by a world-class expertise to deliver technical excellence for our clients. We were also named as Global Consultant of the Year 2014 at the NCE/ACE Consultants of Year Awards.

We have been established in Hong Kong for over 50 years. Our 500 employees work across multiple sectors covering residential and commercial buildings, transport, infrastructure, utilities, environment and project management. We aim to provide high quality management, engineering and environmental services to both the public and private sectors. Our best known achievements are the Hong Kong International Airport, the Tsing Ma Bridge and the West Kowloon Reclamation.

More recently, we have worked on the expansion of the Hong Kong International Airport with the 3rd Runway, the Hong Kong Zhuhai Macau Bridge, the infrastructure of the West Kowloon Cultural District. To support our continuous growth, we are now looking for an experienced professional to join our team.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

Reporting to the Built Environment Sector Leader, you will be responsible for providing technical leadership for our multi-disciplinary building services team. You will thrive on technical challenge. You will embrace both developing one-off solutions for unique conditions and in achieving cost-effective quality designs through efficient deployment of professional staff and software in the more commonplace situations.
Primarily, your expertise will be in planning and design; you will nevertheless have sound experience of the project implementation phase, through to commissioning, testing and hand-over.

You will demonstrate high technical standards and will have the ambition to be recognised for technical excellence within Mott MacDonald and among our client base. This will be matched by good commercial awareness and a client-focused outward looking attitude.

As a discipline leader you will enjoy developing a strong team spirit among fellow professionals. You will willingly collaborate with colleagues drawing on and working with Mott MacDonald’s global community of building services engineers. Importantly, you will have a passion to help develop the skills and capabilities of colleagues, from graduate level up.

You will have a hands-on technical role. This will be across building service disciplines, often as building services team leader, as well as in your primary areas of expertise.

Your primary focus will be on ensuring technical deliverables meet the client requirements and are produced on time and budget. In addition, you will assist develop client relationships, attend business related functions and actively participate in acquiring new work, as both participant and bid leader.

Candidate Specification

What You'll Need
  • Degree holder in Building Services Engineering or related discipline
  • Around 20 years or more of relevant experience
  • Chartered member of relevant institution with strong relevant post-chartered experience
  • A Registered Professional Engineer with proven experience of successfully engaging with statutory authorities
  • Proactive and quality oriented, with a client-centric outlook, together with a high sense of accountability.
  • A demonstrable track record of meeting exacting technical standards
  • Expertise in at least one building services discipline with familiarity of the full range of building services provided in Hong Kong
  • Exemplary expertise in management of planning and design, together with construction / implementation phase site supervision; experience of both buildings and infrastructure works will be an advantage
  • Good commercial awareness
  • A team player with good communication, analytical and negotiation skills. Able to work with a range of project stakeholders, contractors and clients
  • Good command of spoken and written English and ideally Cantonese
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