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Senior civil/ structural engineer

Job Profile

Our Metros and Civils division (MNC) is one of the global leaders in planning, design and construction of civil engineering projects in all sectors over a considerable size and range, across a broad Client base. We maintain a
wide range of core "heavy" civil engineering skills, principally in Bridges, Tunnels, Foundations & Geotechnics, Ports Coastal & Offshore and Special Services. We have planned and designed numerous road, rail, metro, hydropower, water/wastewater and service tunnels across the globe including Crossrail, the SMART road/water tunnel in Malaysia, Boston Central Artery in the USA, Lesotho Highlands Water Project in Africa, the Channel Tunnel between the UK and France, and much of the London underground metro system, we continue to be involved in many of the most challenging civil/structural and tunnel, sub-terrain, underground works and hydro-electric engineering projects.

We are currently looking to recruit a Senior civil engineer to join our team in Reading on a permanent basis.

Mott MacDonald is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture

Job Description

As an important addition to the expanding design team in Reading, you will be supporting several major projects. You will be a key team member, with a strong technical background and lead projects focused on effective and reliable delivery.

We are constantly looking to add new business to our portfolio so local knowledge and the ability to bring or build a local network to drive business development is equally as important.

Day-to-day responsibilities could include but are not limited to:
  • Project management and coordination with other engineering disciplines including structural, environmental, mechanical and electrical engineers covering a range of project requirements from new build to modification, maintenance or refurbishment
  • Lead detailed design calculations and drawings for main civil and underground works and involvement in drawing productions, design feasibilities and interfaces between key structural elements above and below ground
  • Support or lead on bid management assisting in tenders for a variety of major projects, including heavy civil infrastructure and tunnels across the different sectors
  • Involvement in planning and designing major civil works
  • Responsible for production and delivery of reliable design solutions, reports, specifications or drawings
  • Design engineering from preliminary through to detailed design
  • Become integral and contribute to the business and the team’s technical development
  • Assist in the mentoring of new graduate engineers
  • Supporting business development initiatives and bid opportunities

Candidate Specification

Essential competencies / skills:

  • Degree in Civil/Structural engineering or similar (ideally MEng or Masters equivalent)
  • Chartered with a relevant professional institution
  • Practical experience in the construction of civil and related structures, preferably with UK design codes
  • Experience of working within a design consultancy on multiple concurrent commissions, and liaising with clients
  • Understand design risk management, construction programming, tendering process and quality assurance management
  • Experience of methods, tools and techniques for the design and assessment of civil structures,
  • Good communication, team working and problem solving skills
  • Willing to travel nationally/internationally to client site as required
  • Networking skills
  • Business Development
Desired competencies / skills:
  • Skills in any of the following would be highly valued: civil, structural, geotechnical, railway, water/waste water or metro engineering
  • Ideally understand well or experienced with both geotechnical and structural analysis programmes
  • Experience in civil and structural design (including familiarity with Eurocodes) and multi-disciplined projects
  • Knowledge of NEC form of contract, with practical experience implementing and administering project change procedures
  • Knowledge of local market and customer base
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