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Senior engineer - roads

Job Profile

For this role you could be a chartered (or incorporated with relevant experience), have demonstrable highways experience and be technically proficient in one or more areas of technical capability such as alignment, drainage, pavement, signs and road markings. You should also be able to show some experience of leading a section of work and mentoring team members.
As a senior engineer you will be expected to combine managerial leadership and technical responsibilities working on highway projects and supporting other teams in the UK and on international projects. The role carries a high degree of autonomy.

The Mott MacDonald Group is a multidisciplinary consultancy with headquarters in the United Kingdom. It provides engineering, management and development services internationally, with 16,000 staff in 150 countries. Mott MacDonald is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the world. We deliver leading edge solutions for public and private sector clients across 12 core business areas including transport, environment and international development.

Closing date for you application:
10 March 2018

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

In this role your are responsible for:
  • Managing discrete design packages and multi-disciplinary design teams
  • Leading projects, ensuring delivery to client requirements of standards, programme and budget
  • Promoting and ensuring adherence to health and safety policy and procedures. Guiding teams and clients through approval processes, including the discharge of associated conditions. Assisting senior project managers on major schemes and with business development
  • Showing technical leadership and providing technical expertise and advice
  • Controlling task programme and budgets
  • Presenting technical advice to clients and stakeholders
  • Contributing to bid proposals and submissions
  • Motivation and performance of junior staff
  • Proactively liaising with and reporting to management team
  • Developing BIM capability

Candidate Specification

For this role you will need a good combination of the following:
  • A demonstrable track record in highway design proven experience in leading design teams
  • Degree qualified, chartered engineer (incorporated Engineer will be considered) with ICE or CIHT
  • Technically astute and with some experience in developing people and teams
  • Commercial awareness, financial and technical reporting ability
  • Able to interpret client requirements to produce a sound engineering proposal
  • In-depth knowledge of highway design standards (DMRB) and specification (MCHW)
  • A confident communicator with good verbal and written skills
  • Demonstrable experience of project management across multi-disciplines
  • Prepared to work overseas should the opportunity arise
  • Experience of working for Transport Scotland and/or local authorities
  • Ability to assist in the development of the business
  • Knowledge of contract preparation and procurement.
  • Full awareness of H&S Legislation and how it is applied to the design process
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