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Senior Tunnel Engineer

Job Description

As an important addition to the tunnel and civil/structural design team in Croydon, you will support several major projects. As a key team member with a strong technical background, you will be able to lead projects while focused on effective and reliable delivery. You will provide design management and integration with other engineering disciplines including structural, geotechnical, environmental, mechanical and electrical engineers covering a range of project requirements from new build to modification, maintenance or refurbishment. You will be involved in the planning and preliminary design and constructability of underground works as well as be responsible for the production and delivery of reliable design solutions, reports, specifications or drawings. Additionally, as an integral member of the team, you’ll contribute to the business and team’s technical development.

Your responsibilities will involve the following:
  • Guide the team or package for design analysis, reports and drawings for main civil and underground works; and involvement in model and drawing production and interfaces between key elements above and below ground
  • Support or lead on bid management activities such as assisting in tenders for a variety of major projects including tunnel and underground work projects
  • Assist in the mentoring and guiding of early career professionals within the team

Candidate Specification

As an experienced Senior Tunnel Engineer, you have a background in the structural design of tunnels for either a consultancy or contractor and are familiar working towards industry standards such as Eurocodes. You’ve worked on multiple concurrent projects as well as acted as the business representative when liaising with various clients. You understand design risk management, construction programming, tendering process and technical governance and have the ability to build a network or drive business development initiatives. Additionally, you are available to travel nationally or internationally for project delivery as required.
You will be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Master’s degree in Engineering and/or Science (MSc, MEng or similar)
  • Chartered with a relevant professional institution
  • Experience of methods, tools and techniques for the design and assessment of tunnel structures
  • Good communication, team working and problem-solving skills
Although not essential, any industry experience in civil, structural, geotechnical, railway, water/waste water or metro engineering would be beneficial as well as experience of project integration tools and working in a Common Data Environment (CDE). Any understanding or experience with geotechnical and structural analysis programmes will be advantageous as would practical experience in the construction of underground and related structures. Should you have experience in business development or contractual knowledge of NEC with practical experience implementing and administering project change procedures, this would be desirable.

Equality, diversity and inclusion:
Equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are at the heart of our organisation. We promote equal opportunities and have several initiatives to create an inclusive workplace culture; Our dedicated inclusive recruitment page provides more information on our efforts and recognitions.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at reasonable.adjustments@mottmac.com and we will talk to you about how we can assist.

Flexible working:
At Mott MacDonald, we support our staff to create work-life balance which works for them and welcome candidates looking for career flexibility. We are open to discussing flexible working at interview stage.

We can offer:
  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Competitive annual leave and the option to purchase additional annual leave
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Life insurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme – Subject to company performance
  • Flexible benefits scheme to suit you, including cycle to work & Interest free season ticket loans etc.

Job Profile

Our Tunnels division is one of the global leaders in tunnel planning, design and construction in all conditions from soft ground to hard rock. Having planned and designed numerous road, rail, metro, water and service tunnels across the globe including London’s Thames Tideway East Tunnel, Northern Line Extension, Crossrail, the SMART road/water tunnel in Malaysia, Boston Central Artery in the USA, Lesotho Highlands Water Project in Africa, the Channel Tunnel between the UK and France, we continue to be involved in many of the most challenging civil/structural and tunnel, sub-terrain, underground works and hydro-electric engineering projects.

We're currently looking to recruit an experienced Senior Tunnel Engineer within the tunnels industry to join our Croydon office. If you would be interested in applying, please include both your CV and Covering Letter detailing your interest in the position and relevant experience.
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