Principal Ports Engineer

Last updated 7 days ago
Location:Glasgow City
Job Type:Full Time

We are currently recruiting for a Principal Ports Engineer (Design Manager/Associate) to join our growing maritime team in Scotland, where we are providing advisory, project management, design and supervisory services to a range of private and public sector clients on a variety of ports and coastal projects.

The role

Reporting to the Maritime Portfolio Director you will use your high standard of technical capability to deliver projects within the maritime sector and guide and develop other members of the team on technical aspects of projects. You will collaborate with colleagues in a constructive manner on projects, sharing knowledge freely. We have established a comprehensive set of quality management, health and safety and environmental management procedures and you will conform to these procedures and act as a role model in their proper implementation.

In your role it is likely that you will contribute to the delivery and/or management of several projects concurrently. In doing so, you will plan your work in a structured manner using appropriate planning tools and collaborate with colleagues in addressing the peaks and troughs in resource demand taking account of priorities on their projects as well as your own. Projects rarely go according to plan and you will track and monitor performance against baseline and work constructively to recover and bring projects to a successful outcome to meet or exceed targeted profit, deadlines and output quality.

You will contribute to bidding and winning work, using your knowledge of clients and your understanding of the technical requirements and risks associated with the prospects. As part of supporting business development initiatives, you will understand and define key selling points and added value within bids which will help to differentiate the service that Mott MacDonald will offer.

As part of the bidding process you will assist with the calculation of fees, taking account of commercial risks and opportunities and present the commercial case, internally for approval before submitting the offer. Additionally, you'll follow the standard processes established within Mott MacDonald for undertaking bids.

Does this sound like you?

As a Civil or Structural Engineer within the maritime industry, you have a variety of experience in the design of port and maritime facilities and have been involved in the preparation of specifications and contract documentation. With your collaborative approach to work, you are comfortable undertaking client facing roles and are used to establishing professional relationships with internal and external clients utilising your communication skills. You have the ability to lead project teams as well as mentor and develop the skills of other members of the team. You're willing to communicate and engage with the broader business to seek guidance and foster an environment of sharing best practice. Additionally, you are well organised with strong planning and management skills and you're able to deal with various interfaces including technical, commercial and personal.

You will also be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Degree qualified and a chartered member of a relevant institution for example ICE/ IStructE etc.
  • Experience in commission management and leading design teams
  • Capable of providing high levels of support to clients
  • Clear and precise communication skills both verbally and in writing reports

Although not essential any knowledge or experience of contract administration would be advantageous as would experience of the design of coastal structures. Additionally, it would be beneficial if you have successfully developed new client relationships and secured new business within the ports and maritime sector.

A little about us

Recent and current projects in our Ports & Coastal team include refurbishment and upgrade of linkspans, pier refurbishment works, breakwater works, STAG and OBC studies for new ferry terminals and ferries, long sea outfalls, cooling water intake and outfall systems and redevelopment of a former shipyard site.

It is anticipated we will soon commence detail design for redevelopment of an existing ferry terminal to serve passenger ferries and RoRo ferries.

In addition, across Mott MacDonald we are growing and developing our maritime business on a global basis. As a result, there may be opportunities to provide input to projects in other regions.

How to apply

If this sounds like somewhere you'd like to work, click apply to continue with your application and read the full job description and candidate specification. Our online application process takes about 10 minutes and you'll need to upload your CV/Resume. You have the option to upload a cover letter which is a great supporting document to help explain why you're interested in applying for this role.

We offer a competitive benefits package including our flexible benefits scheme covering additional holidays, pension, healthcare, life assurance, cycle to work, season ticket loan and much more. We have a collegiate and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and we take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace. Together, we are opening opportunities with connected thinking.