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Coastal scientist or engineer / FCERM-AG specialist

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a leading UK employee owned consultancy advising on the planning, development and ongoing provision of the full spectrum of coastal
and estuarine related projects. We are currently working across the UK and overseas in the Caribbean, Dubai, Hong Kong, South Africa and India. We have extensive experience in assessing the issues arising on coasts and estuaries in order to produce viable, affordable and sustainable solutions. We provide our customers with a range of technical expertise in areas such as Coastal Business Cases and Strategies delivering best practice for Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management – Appraisal Guidance, Coastal science assessments of coastal processes, geomorphology, environmental enhancement, and living shorelines, and Shoreline Management Planning and Integrated Coastal Zone Management, and coastal engineering.

This position represents a key addition to our well-established coastal specialists working as part of our Ports, Coastal and Offshore Business.
The role is focused on delivering technical excellence, and leading multi-disciplinary teams and guiding projects to successful delivery.

Job Description

You will be a high performer working closely with a range of coastal project teams and engaging with customers.

Responsibilities are project dependent and include (but are not limited to):
  • Project Management for a portfolio of projects managing resources, programme, finances, deliverables and commercial matters.
  • Leading and contributing to the technical aspects of various strategic studies covering ICZM, SMP, business cases, through to resulting flood schemes.
  • Being engaged in business development planning, customer engagement and delivery of tenders to win.
  • Mentoring and developing staff through training and performance development reviews.

Candidate Specification

The ideal successful candidate will demonstrate the following criteria:
  • A degree in civil engineering or physical sciences. A Masters level degree is preferable
  • Chartered with the relevant professional institution
  • Excellent experience in successful project management of, and integration within, multidisciplinary project delivery teams
  • Excellent knowledge of coastal and estuary processes, and flooding issues
  • Experience of producing coastal scheme strategic studies and/or business cases, and co-ordination of the various input technical disciplines required such as engineering options, numerical modelling, economics and environmental
  • Experience of stakeholder engagement, interacting with the public and with Partnership Funding
  • Good knowledge of outline scheme development
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience of bid preparation and business development
  • While we expect the role to be UK focussed, there are fantastic opportunities to develop international experience

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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