Project Director – Metros & Civil Engineering

Mott MacDonald

  • Min. 2 Years
  • Liverpool (United Kingdom)
Project Director – Metros & Civil Engineering
Job Posted : Feb 27th, 2021

Job Description

As a Project Director within Metros & Civils, you will manage the Liverpool based team and help to develop our business further in the North West. You will be a key team member ensuring the effective and reliable delivery of various transportation and infrastructure related projects. You will have substantial core heavy civil skills and experience which will be brought directly into projects.
Additionally, you will assist the team in guiding and mentoring our early career professionals within the division. As we are constantly looking to add new business to our portfolio, strengthening/ developing local knowledge and the ability to bring and build a local network to influence business development initiatives will be key in this position.

You will be accountable for the successful completion of transportation related heavy civil engineering projects under your oversight which will include:

  • Project direction leading to the commercial success of our projects, including contractual issues, risk, resourcing, programming, collaboration, commercial matters and ensuring our clients’ development expectations are exceeded
  • Responsible for the strategic planning, management and growth of the Liverpool Metros & Civils team
  • Mentoring and staff development
  • Technical leadership of a project portfolio (transportation related heavy civil engineering projects)
  • Direct project involvement using your skills and experience in heavy civil engineering projects
  • Developing the business with existing and new clients, and pursuing further opportunities
  • Building, strengthening and managing relationships with clients and collaborating with colleagues, consultants and contractors.

Candidate Specification

As an accomplished Chartered Civil/ Structural Engineer, you are able to demonstrate practical substantial experience in heavy civils projects and experience as a Technical or Project Director (or equivalent role) within the transportation sector. Relevant regional UK North West experience (market/ clients/ projects) is beneficial but not essential. You will have in-depth technical and commercial experience of heavy civil engineering (tunnels, deep basements, ports) including experience of design and assessment having previously worked within a design consultancy. With your strong inter-personal skills as well as team management and problem-solving attributes and experience you will be comfortable networking with professionals and clients to drive business development initiatives facilitating growth. Due to the nature of our work, you will be willing to travel when required.

Job Profile

Our Metros and Civils division is one of the global leaders advising a broad range of clients in the planning, design and construction of civil engineering projects across the array of size and type. Our division maintains a variety of core civil and structural engineering skills principally within the bridges, tunnels, ground engineering, ports and coastal sectors.

We are working on some of the UK’s most iconic civil engineering projects including HS2, Crossrail2, Northern Line Extension, Tideway, as well as coastal defence and erosion solutions for UK local authorities and port infrastructure for global operators.

If you would be interested in this position, please apply with your CV and Covering Letter detailing your interest in the role along with your relevant experience.

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[at] 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.