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Resident engineer - civil (9-month contract)

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a £1.2 billion management, engineering and development consultancy with 16,000 staff and a global reach spanning six continents. Our network of 180 principal offices in 140 countries gives us local market insight backed by world class expertise to deliver excellence for every client.

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

Main Purpose of the Job:
The Resident Engineer will provide professional support to the construction surveillance team on a large aviation programme, helping to ensure high quality service delivery and a co-ordinated response to the client. Preferred experience would be in building structures.

Key Responsibilities/Duties:
  • Driving and maintaining a “safety first” culture
  • Providing strong and positive leadership to a team with various disciplines including structural, infrastructure, pavement, mechanical and electrical engineers
  • Liaise with the Client, the Client's project manager and the Contractor and interface with the Contractor’s designer and Mott MacDonald design team
  • Provide technical expert advice as Client’s advisor regards Contractor’s submittals
  • Responsible for ensuring that the section of works is constructed in accordance with the contract requirements and schedule
  • Check contractors’ submissions and respond to the contractor’s requests for information
  • Responsibility for coordinating timely production and delivery of reliable project solutions
  • Observe site safety procedures and actively monitor and report on contractor’s safety performance, raising non-conformance reports when required.
  • Actively monitoring implementation of Contractor’s quality procedures and raise non-conformance reports when required.
  • Oversee training requirements and mentoring for staff report to them
  • Responsible for maintaining and enhancing Mott MacDonald’s reputation with the Client and developing further long-term client relationships.

Candidate Specification

Essential Candidate Requirements:
  • Candidates will have an Engineering Council / FEANI accredited Civil Engineering degree; preferably be chartered or hold an equivalent professional qualification capable of securing membership of Kuwait Society of Engineers.
  • Membership of Professional Engineering organisation
  • Experience on airports or similar works; preferred experience would be within building structures
  • Minimum of 20 years post-graduation experience, at least 5 of which will have been spent leading major building projects
  • Strong leadership abilities and experience managing projects are important traits for Resident Engineers to possess.
  • Ensure Mott MacDonald HSE policies are at the forefront of all activities
  • In Mott MacDonald, we have a strong policy ethical behaviour and expect the highest standards of ethical practice. These are at the core of our corporate values hence do not engage in any aspects of bribery or corrupt practice. As such, we expect staff must always act:
    • Professionally
    • With integrity
    • With due skill, care and diligence
    • In good faith, and
    • In compliance with all applicable laws
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and be team players.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail and the ability to troubleshoot.
  • Technical expertise across the disciplines of transportation and infrastructure and an ability to work with other disciplines including Mechanical, Electrical and HVAC
  • Experienced in reviewing contractors’ method statements, submissions and to check compatibility against the detailed design
  • Able to undertake variations to the design due to local conditions with minimal support from the design teams
  • Able to demonstrate exceptional, analytical, forecasting and technical competences
  • Ability to relate to people of diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to work independently and review your own work on a regular basis
  • Commitment towards working with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels including external stakeholders
  • Leadership and/or managerial experience along with mentoring skills
  • Adopting a proactive approach towards complex tasks and overall delivery
  • Sound knowledge of professional and international standards
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