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Technical Specialist

Job Profile

We carry out significant numbers of transport assessments and travel plans in connection with development proposals and major transport infrastructure. Development and regeneration land uses include major mixed-use sites, residential, commercial, educational, industrial, entertainment, leisure, transport, power and water uses. Our clients include house builders, developers, landowners, utility companies, local authority property departments and educational establishments. We work for both private and public sector companies including assessing transport assessments for local authority transport and planning departments.

Job Description

You will have responsibility for project directorship, project management and delivery, team development and management, business development and customer liaison. A key part of the business will be relationships with clients and working in multi-disciplinary teams where Mott MacDonald provides a variety of engineering, environment, transport planning, costing and related services. Internal networking will also be important.

The key parts of the role are:
  • Responsibility for leading on business development, proposal writing and interviews and presentations
  • Liaison with clients and other project stakeholders
  • Directing / managing project teams on projects including transport aspects of developments and major transport and utility infrastructure
  • Ensuring quality delivery to industry and client standards and Mott MacDonald best practice guidelines and quality assurance procedures
  • Expanding our external market in London, the South-East and possibly internationally (plus internal markets within the Mott MacDonald Group)
  • Leading negotiations with local and national highway and planning authorities
  • Leading and encouraging professional excellence activities
  • Being a senior member of the Transport Planning South team which provides a wide range of transport planning services in the south of the UK and overseas

Candidate Specification

  • A degree in a relevant subject
  • Membership of a relevant professional institution such as CIHT or TPS
  • Substantive in-depth technical, project delivery, leadership, customer liaison and commercial experience, probably gained over a substantial period with private and/or public sector organisations, preferably with a consultancy
  • Experience in taking responsibility for the transport planning elements of major and complex development and transport infrastructure proposals
  • A strong track record of successful business development
  • Good leadership, team management, communication and interpersonal skills
  • A commitment to providing high quality solutions and advice to clients
  • Capable of building strong customer relationships, developing business, motivating and developing staff and raising our profile
  • Experience of successful negotiation with highways and planning authorities
The following would also be desirable but are not essential:
  • An MSc or post degree qualifications in a transport related subject
  • Public inquiry expert witness experience
  • Knowledge of the London / South East England market
  • Financial management experience
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