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Transport infrastructure advisor

Job Profile

Due to a growing and diverse international workload, Mott MacDonald’s Transport Management Consultancy team (TMC), which is part of the Transportation Unit, has a unique development opportunity for a career minded individual. You will be an experienced post-graduate with an engineering management qualification and with substantial potential and proven initial experience to join our global Transport Advisory business.
In the role you will provide support to senior transport advisors working predominantly on a global remit.

Based in the UK (Southampton and London), the 30 strong team provides high level advice across a range of transport sectors (Highways, Urban Transport, Freight & Logistics, Maritime, Rail etc.). Our consultants are flexible about their technical discipline and their services.

In this role you will be expected to support the development of the advisory business through direct interaction with clients, and to bring a strong desire to learn, along with the ability to take initiative in providing advice within the support of the team.

Closing date for your application: 1 October 2017

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 involve advice and support, covering services such as:
  • Technical advisory services – to national/international government agencies, lenders, bidders and concessionaires
  • Technical assistance to the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) such as World Bank, IFC, EBRD, ADB
  • PPP/PFI technical advisory services
  • Lenders’ technical advice: Due diligence and construction/operation monitoring
  • Secondary market transaction due diligence
  • Transaction advice
  • Transaction structuring
  • Transport operations & maintenance advice
  • Feasibility assessment
  • Business case analysis
  • Appraisal methodologies
  • Contract procurement and claims assistance

Candidate Specification

For this role you will need to meet the following criteria:
  • Degree or equivalent in civil engineering, management or similar relevant technical field, with an engineering chartership
  • Basic understanding of the principles of engineering management, and a desire to develop this within the context of the transportation industry
  • Experience of working within the transport sector, nationally or internationally
  • Flexible approach, able to respond across a broad range of technical advisory services in the transport sector, with a willingness to accept new challenges
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills in the primary language of English, it would be extremely advantageous if you have Spanish language skills at the ability level to put across ideas and arguments in a logical and coherent manner
  • Strong desire to learn about the challenges of long term transport infrastructure procurement processes
  • Able to perform complex research and analysis
  • Ability and flexibility to be agile and mobile in relation to short term overseas assignments
  • Able to work effectively in small teams and to support larger teams
  • Competent in using Microsoft Office suite of software
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