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Principal Bridge & Civil Structures Engineer

Job Profile

We’re a global engineering, management and development consultancy focused on guiding our clients through many of the planet’s most intricate challenges.
A core aim is to make a sustainable difference to the world we live in.
That translates into a focus on understanding our clients and their customers, to deliver outcomes that add value.
Mott MacDonald takes local knowledge and insight and pairs it with international expertise to deliver exceptional outcomes for our clients.

Mobilising innovative thinking, cross-sector collaboration, and the immense talent of our people – who include designers, engineers, project and programme managers, management consultants, planners, economists, cost consultants, technology experts, and infrastructure finance specialists – Mott MacDonald adds real value and delivers world-leading outcomes.

Our presence in Hong Kong goes back to 1957 with iconic projects delivered including the Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1, Tsing Ma Bridge and more recently, the Hong Kong International Airport 3rd Runway and Concourse Scheme Design, Hong Kong Zhuhai Macau Bridge Detailed Design and the MTR Shatin to Central Link - Sung Wong Toi and To Kwa Wan stations and tunnels.

With almost 400 dedicated employees in Hong Kong, connected to the expertise of over 16,000 staff in 150 countries worldwide, we improve people’s lives through better economic development, better social outcomes, better businesses and a better return on your investment.
We provide innovative engineering designs and management solutions across the built environment, to help our clients fund, plan, design, deliver and sustain their goals.

Opening opportunities through connected thinking.

Job Description

Reporting to the Bridges and Civil Structures Team Leader, you will be responsible for the design and evaluation of bridges and long span structures, providing technical and commercial leadership.

Your Next Challenge
  • You will lead teams engaged on conceptual through to detailed design of a range of bridge and other heavy civil works. This will include new build as well as remodelling and rehabilitation. You will also be responsible for bridge inspections and assessments.
  • You will lead studies ranging from identification of optimum solutions through to evaluating necessity and form of works to maintain or increase capacity of existing structures.
  • You will provide technical leadership and will actively support the development of expertise of the team, including in structural analysis and evaluation, reporting, detailed designs, preparation and evaluation of tender documents.
  • You will work with bridge and civil structures specialists across Mott MacDonald contributing to projects in Hong Kong and elsewhere, as part of a world class bridge portfolio.
  • You will plan and manage projects, taking responsibility for meeting client objectives, committed programmes and budgets. You will engage with clients on technical and commercial issues and actively participate in stakeholder engagement.
  • You will contribute to growing our bridge and civil structures business, through developing client relationships, showcasing excellence and effective acquisition of prospects.

Candidate Specification

What You’ll Need
  • Strong track record in delivering complex bridge and civil structures projects. Your experience will include a range of bridge types and configurations. This experience will include new build as well as refurbishment and capacity upgrades.
  • Experience as a lead designer successfully delivering bridge projects, with responsibility for a design team; interfacing with partners and subconsultants; and strong stakeholder engagement skills.
  • Strong, hands on, analytic and design skills, including appropriate use of relevant software.
  • You will readily innovate to achieve client objectives.
  • As a leader, you will be collaborative, accessible and communicative with an ability to inspire colleagues.
  • Sound commercial acumen, with a commitment to delivering projects to programme and budget together with achieving the client’s satisfaction.
  • Your outlook will be client-centric and collaborative; technical excellence will be important to you.
  • Degree holder in Civil Engineering or related subject. A relevant higher degree may be an advantage.
  • Around 10 or more years of post-chartered experience. Being a Registered Professional Engineer may be an advantage.
  • Good interpersonal skills and presentation skills.
  • Proactive, energetic, quality oriented and have a high sense of accountability.
  • Good command of spoken and written English and ideally Cantonese.
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