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Principal Civil Engineer / Team Leader

Job Profile

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

Our water team in Singapore is currently expanding, and we are currently looking to recruit a principal civil engineer to lead our water engineering team.
In this role, you will also be responsible for leading a small team that provides general civil and hydraulic engineering services on a wide range of water and wastewater projects, across the water, power, environmental, and transport sectors.
You will have responsibility for project delivery, technical leadership, business development, team-management, mentoring, and technical development, as well as a strong focus on collaborating with colleagues within the division and across other areas of our business. Alongside managing this team and providing technical leadership, you will take a lead role in developing our growing water engineering business and expanding our client base.

You will manage people, and projects, and drive a cohesive business development strategy.
Lifting the profile of Mott MacDonald's water business is also a key focus for this role, both internally and within the external Singapore and SE Asia market.

You will be required to make a significant contribution to the sales, profitability, and management of work and people in the Singapore water business.
You must also maintain the highest level of technical skill on all projects undertaken under your control.

Key responsibilities of the role include:
  • Management and leadership of the team
  • Technical leadership on civil and water engineering projects
  • Engage directly with clients to further expand our water engineering business
  • Manage and assist members of the civil / water engineering team
  • Actively manage and lead projects and provide governance to the team
  • Communicate with people outside Mott MacDonald, representing the company to customers, the public, government and other external organisations
  • Write and review project reports for technical and non-technical groups
  • Actively participate in Mott MacDonald’s worldwide water community through involvement with our practice sites, including in particular the pipelines and networks practice

Candidate Specification

  • Tertiary qualifications in engineering, or a related discipline
  • Chartered status would be preferred
  • 10+ years relevant experience
  • Proven leadership in a team environment with demonstrated people management skills and ability to coach and develop a team and its individuals
  • High level of technical skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Demonstrated commercial acumen, customer focus and business analysis skills
  • Self-confidence, tenacity, and drive
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Excellent relationship building skills and strong team player
  • Demonstrated ability to develop innovative and sustainable solutions
  • Demonstrated project management and delivery experience
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