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Lead coastal and marine policy expert

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a leading consultancy in advising on the planning, development and ongoing provision of the full spectrum of coastal and marine management and infrastructure design. Mott MacDonald, recently working across the UK, and internationally in The Caribbean, Latin America, Hong Kong, South Africa, and India has extensive experience in developing and assessing coastal and marine policy, and associated issues, and in providing guidance and development of policy plans.

We provide our Clients with a range of technical expertise in areas such as ICZM, Shoreline Management Planning, Coral and Mangrove Management and Restoration, provision of beach management and coastal management guidelines, marine spatial planning, marine environmental and social impact studies.

Our Clients include National Governments, Local and Regional Government Organisations, Development Banks and Implementing Agencies, Developers, Infrastructure owners and managers.

This position represents a key addition to our well established team with strategic links into a multidisciplinary environment.

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

This role will be working closely with a range of coastal, marine and infrastructure project teams leading or contributing to project deliverables.

Responsibilities of the role include the following:
  • Project dependent, coastal and marine change scenarios, assessing existing policy status and validity, developing institutional monitoring programmes and interpretation for capacity building, dredging and reclamation interactions, marine hydrodynamics, Strategic coastal and marine planning and management
  • Contribute to the design process, undertaking policy support and studies for concept through to detailed designs.
  • Support to Project management including resourcing, programming, commercial matters and delivery.
  • Supporting business development processes and delivering tender documents
  • Experience of policy and legal drafting beneficial

Candidate Specification

Essential candidate criteria include:
  • A degree in Geography, Civil/Coastal Engineering (or equivalent), Oceanography, Marine Ecology. MSc/MEng or MA preferable
  • Chartered with a relevant professional institution
  • Experience in a broad range of pure and applied coastal and marine policy environments internationally
  • Extensive assessment experience of existing national and regional policy and legal frameworks, and development of recommendations through to successful implementation of new statutory coastal and marine policy
  • Excellent network and contacts with core agencies and legal and structural framework requirements of coastal and marine policy
  • High quality report writing and presentation skills, and an aptitude and desire to further develop these skill
  • Experience in contributions to management of projects and integration within multidisciplinary project delivery teams
  • In depth knowledge of international coastal and marine policy standards, climate change models and scenarios linked to climate resilience solutions
  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Willing to travel
  • Some experience of bid preparation and business development useful
  • Some understanding of coastal flooding issues useful
  • Experience of interacting with coastal and marine numerical modelling and environmental aspects i.e. EIA / SEA / AA an advantage

Please submit you application including a complete cover letter highlighting the following: relevant skills; project portfolio; reason for application; current salary and notice period.
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