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Principal Engineer

Job Profile

One of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, Mott MacDonald is a multisector consultancy providing engineering, management, and development services on projects in 150 countries. With over 16,000 of the best people working on a diverse range of challenges, we’re helping our clients deliver sustainable infrastructure and development solutions. Together, we are opening opportunities with connected thinking.

We – the Energy Unit, specifically the Power, Process & Nuclear division are recruiting for a Principal Civil / Structural Engineer to join our team in Bristol.
This is a newly created role and may require occasional travel to site and other offices for meetings.
Job description will include ability and experience in the following (to varying degrees):

Job Description

  • Undertake civil / structural engineering design services and technical advisory role
  • Undertake the services above as required by MML role in the project (Lenders Engineer, Owners Engineer, Detailed Designer)
  • Be aware of level of detail required for the different stages of the project (concept, preliminary, tender design, detailed design)
  • Check and review of designs undertaken by MML engineers
  • Guidance and mentoring of less experienced engineers and graduate engineers
  • Undertake design reviews of 3rd party deliverables, and be able to substantiate comments in discussions
  • Conversant with latest codes and standards for design of civil / structural engineering elements in power stations (thermal, renewables, hydro)
  • In addition, ideally conversant in regulations and design philosophies used in civil / structural engineering in the nuclear power generation environment
  • Liaising with other design teams (and other disciplines) in the power station design environment, from both internal and external design parties
  • Be familiar with procurement strategies for projects, and for design services, and different methods thereof
  • Maintain client relationships
  • Lead and manage small design teams
  • Project delivery (monitoring of project spend versus budget, delivery to agreed programme)
  • Support business development activities including prospective client visits
  • Presentations and support bid preparation
  • Already have, or be able to have, security clearance SC1

Candidate Specification

You will be able to demonstrate strong design experience from a nuclear environment, some project management experience would be advantageous; including design, project execution and delivery.
You will have excellent communication and leadership skills. Candidates from a nuclear background would be preferred.

Candidates must be eligible for UK security clearance.

Please note this is a staff role and contractors will not be considered.

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.

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