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Principal/ Senior engineer - ports, coastal & offshore

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a leading consultancy in advising on the planning, development and ongoing provision of the full spectrum of ports, coastal and offshore consultancy. Mott MacDonald, recently working across the UK and in the North West in particular, and overseas in the Caribbean, Middle East, United States, India and has extensive experience in assessing the issues and delivering solution for ports, arising at the coastline and offshore. We provide our clients with a range of technical expertise in areas such as port planning and design, coastal protection structures and flood defence, offshore analysis and Climate Resilience.

This position represents a key addition to our developing team with strategic links into a multidisciplinary environment.

Job Description

This role will be focused on developing and leading project and business teams as part of our overall Ports, Coastal & Offshore business and managing a range of port, coastal and offshore projects.

Responsibilities of the role include:
  • project dependent leadership roles for: port projects, fluvial and coastal flood risk, coastal protection and defence structures, dredging and reclamation, marine hydrodynamics, offshore and coastal re-newables ie windfarms, wave and tidal power, Strategic coastal planning and management
  • provide guidance and management on the design process, undertaking concept through to detailed designs, and approval of specifications, BOQs and drawings
  • responsible for the strategic planning, leading and growing the Liverpool team and engaging with and supporting other operational and development managers
  • mentoring and staff development
  • project principal including resourcing, programming, commercial matters and delivery
  • supporting business development processes and delivering tender documents.

Candidate Specification

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following criteria:
  • a degree in civil engineering, coastal science, or related (Masters degree desirable)
  • chartered with relevant professional institution
  • extensive experience in a broad range of ports, coastal and offshore projects. Previous delivery of significant portfolios important
  • extensive experience of developing and leading both project and business teams, and in development of people
  • extensive experience as a project manager or director and integration within multidisciplinary project delivery teams
  • track record of successful bid preparation and business development
  • demonstrable experience of interacting with coastal numerical modelling and environmental aspects ie EIA / SEA / AA an advantage
  • must have strong oral and written communication skills
  • must know NW and NE UK Port and/or Environment Agency Flood Management and coastal sectors and have extensive contact and relationships
  • willing to travel in UK and sometimes overseas

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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