Senior Project Manager, Bridges

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Mott MacDonald


We’re a global engineering, management, and development consultancy.
Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients’ businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.


A fundamental part of this is respecting each person’s differences and striving to meet their needs.


We are proud to be a one of Glassdoor’s top employers to work for in the UK, as well as being recognised as a Top Inclusive Company in the UK.


Our values: Progress, Respect, Integrity, Drive, Excellence.



About the business unit  

We help conceive, drive, and implement transport solutions for cities, regions, and asset owners/operators around the globe. From preparing the business case and​ advising on related issues – such as revenue, procurement, and environmental legislation – to delivering the completed infrastructure and helping maintain it. Our planning, engineering, environmental and management skills cover the whole project cycle. We play a major role in developing and delivering the Global Transport Sector Strategy.



Overview of role


We are looking to recruit a Project Manager / Senior Project Manager to join our Croydon Bridges team and support a growing workload of exciting bridge projects located in UK and around the world.


Our focus is on the use of our skills to deliver innovative and economic solutions for our clients. This has created an enviable reputation in the bridges discipline whether considering the design of new or the assessment of existing structures.


As Project Manager you will be responsible to a Project Director for leading the project team and being responsible for ensuring that the project is delivered successfully for the client and for Mott MacDonald, technically, commercially and financially. This key role is critical to our ongoing success. You will be actively involved in selecting and briefing a project team, assessing risk, preparing a project budget and the initial plan of work. You’ll be involved in the planning and designing of bridge or multi-disciplinary transport projects as well as support or lead on bid management assisting in tenders for a variety of major projects.


Your responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Project management and coordination with other engineering disciplines
  • Design management & leading the technical delivery of bridge consultancy services
  • Delivery of a fit-for-purpose technical solution as agreed with the client
  • Compliance with the Mott MacDonald management, quality, safety and environmental system requirements
  • Successful management of the client relationship, managing feedback, managing scope change and client expectations
  • Production and delivery of reliable bridge design solutions
  • Contribute to the business and the team’s technical development
  • Assist in the guiding and mentoring of engineers





  • You will have strong project management and design/engineering management skills, with experience in the design and delivery of bridge projects and multi-disciplinary transport projects.
  • You’ve previously worked within a design consultancy on multiple concurrent projects and are comfortable liaising with clients.
  • You understand design risk management, construction programming, tendering process and quality assurance management.
  • You have demonstrable leadership skills alongside team management, and you lead by example through collaborative efforts.
  • Utilising your interpersonal skills, you are able to network and interface with clients for business development purposes.
  • Additionally, you will be invested in growing and developing your career within our bridges business.
  • Due to the nature of our business, you’ll be willing to travel internationally for projects when required.
  • Chartered with a relevant professional institution (or equivalent)
  • Relevant experience in the bridges industry
  • Knowledge of structural behaviours and analytical techniques
  • Familiarity with industry codes & standards
  • Strong communication, team working and problem-solving skills
  • A Master’s degree in Civil/ Structural Engineering (or equivalent)




  • A Project Management qualification this would be highly advantageous. Although not essential, any experience in the delivery of major rail and highway sector projects would be desirable as would experience in structural design including being familiar with Eurocodes.
  • Knowledge of NEC forms of contract with experience implementing and administering project change procedures this would be beneficial as would knowledge or experience of delivering cable supported and complex bridge structure projects.


Equality, diversity, and inclusion 

We put equality, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they can contribute.



We want you to perform your best at every stage in the recruitment process. If you are disabled or need any support to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at and we will talk to you about how we can support you.


Agile working 

Happy to talk Flexible Working and how we can support your responsibilities beyond the workplace.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:


Health and wellbeing

  • Private medical insurance for all UK colleagues.
  • Health cash plan to support you with every day health costs and treatments.
  • Access to Peppy, providing free support from menopause experts for all UK colleagues.
  • A variety of wellbeing support is available through our comprehensive wellbeing program, including access for you and your family.
  • Ability to flex your salary to opt into a wide range of health benefits, many of which can be extended to your family too.

Financial wellbeing

  • We match employee pension contributions between 4.5% and 7%.
  • Life assurance equal up to 4 x your basic salary, with an option to increase the level of cover to 6 x your salary.
  • Our income protection scheme provides a financial benefit, as well as absence and return to work support due to long-term illness or injury.
  • Flexible benefits, including increased life assurance cover, critical illness insurance, payroll saving and will writing.
  • As an independently owned business we share the financial success of the business with all our colleagues in various ways including annual bonus schemes.


  • A minimum of 33-35 days holiday each year, inclusive of public holidays and dependent on level, with the ability to buy or sell leave through our flexible benefits programme.
  • Holiday entitlement increased to a minimum of 35 days after 5 years’ service.
  • Variety of employee saving schemes and discounts from high-street retailers.

Enhanced family and carers leave

  • Enhanced family leave policies, including 26 weeks paid maternity and adoption leave, and two weeks paid paternity/partner leave.
  • Our shared parental leave matches maternity leave meaning we pay up to 24 weeks at full pay.
  • Up to five additional days leave are provided for those with significant caring responsibilities, two of which are paid.

Learning and development

  • Primary annual professional institution subscription.
  • A broad range of opportunities to enhance both technical and soft skills through mentoring, formal training, and self-development options.

Networks, communities, and social outcomes

  • Join a wide range of groups including our Advanced Employee Networks which support our LGBTQ+, gender, race and ethnicity, disability, and parents/carers communities.
  • Make a difference within our communities through our social outcomes.

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