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Graduate business change and improvement consultant

Job Profile

The advisory and programme delivery division delivers services to projects ranging in scale and complexity from £million’s to £20bn, through the technical disciplines of programme management, project management, project controls, scheduling, cost management, estimating, infrastructure finance, management consulting, digital consulting, education and healthcare management.

Our environment and water portfolio is primarily a UK based business delivering project, programme and commercial management services to regulated water/wastewater clients and the Environment Agency.
Our work stretches across the entire project lifecycle, from pre-contract cost estimating and benchmarking to post contract QS services and commercial assurance.
For project and programme management we deliver capital projects on behalf of our clients, both internal and external that range from several hundred thousand pounds in value to major projects and programmes worth over £0.5billion.
Additionally we are the home of the cost intelligence service, a specialist team of data analysts and economists who provide expert advice across all sectors on inflation and indexation.
We currently work with around half of the UK’s regulated water and wastewater companies

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

Business change and improvement consultant

We have an exciting opportunity for a business change consultant to join our Manchester office. From day one you will be working as part of a team alongside experienced professionals where you will learn about Mott MacDonald, our structure and culture and be exposed to real projects. We'll involve you in various project phases so you gain vital on-the-job experience through our vast range of technical expertise.

As a business change consultant you will be involved with a variety of tasks to include:

  • supporting senior consultant and teams with business improvement and business change programmes
  • Supporting senior consultants on lean, collaborative working and project management projects
  • facilitating workshops with clients and stakeholders
  • carrying out research and data collection and analysis
  • drafting and editing project reports and documents
  • supporting Bid Managers in collating bid documentation
  • liaising confidently with internal colleagues across Mott MacDonald

Candidate Specification

We would like to hear from you if you are able to demonstrate the following:


  • a degree in a relevant business related discipline
  • an understanding of business change and business improvement
  • strong attention to detail and able to demonstrate accurate work
  • have a systematic logical approach to problem solving
  • high level of IT literacy and numeracy skills
  • ability to produce clear and logical written communication
  • ability to show initiative and adaptability
  • flexible approach to work, and ability to prioritise and manage time effectively to meet deadlines and client needs
  • highly motivated to learn on the job as well as undertake training
  • capable of working both independently and as part of a team
  • confident in building and maintaining external and internal relationships
  • happy to travel within the UK and internationally if and when required depending on business needs and assignments


  • consulting experience
  • programme and project management experience
  • knowledge and practical experience of lean and continuous improvement
  • previous experience of working within the infrastructure, asset management or construction industry
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