Graduate Technical Project Management Career Path: Buildings

Type: Graduate
Region: Scotland

About us

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.

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Job Description

To avoid missing out on this opportunity, we recommend that you apply as soon as possible as we will close when the positions have been filled.

We are seeking highly motivated graduates to join our team of technical advisory and project management professionals in our Glasgow office. Our Glasgow team of professionals primarily delivers for public sector clients, in Scotland, but also internationally, and has a strong track record in the delivery of public sector projects through major frameworks.

The Glasgow office has a team of technical project managers that work within the Buildings and Cities business unit of Mott MacDonald. We add value to projects by drawing on our technical experience to drive project delivery.

We have a wealth of experience in supporting clients at the early stage of infrastructure and built environment projects. Our clients include national and local Government departments, and private clients across all sectors of the construction industry.

As part of our commitment to creating social outcomes we partner with our key clients to improve the performance of their estates. This includes working with them to modify buildings to minimise energy demand and support net zero carbon operation, in order to address the climate emergency.

To support our ongoing growth we are looking to recruit graduate project managers, to work in technical advisory, design management and project management.

As a graduate in this team, you will support with the following activities:Engaging with clients, end users, statutory bodies, and other key stakeholders

  • Project programming
  • Financial planning and management
  • Contract administration
  • Developing client relationships
  • Working as part of a team of advisory consultants, and supporting other members of the team

Candidate Specification

We are looking for committed and motivated graduates with a genuine passion and a desire to make a difference in the world. If this describes you, apply today to launch your career at Mott MacDonald. 

To be eligible for this opportunity, you will have less than 12 months’ relevant work experience and have?a degree or are expected to achieve a degree in one of the following degree subjects:

  • Building Services Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Construction Project Management
  • Other Engineering and Construction Management disciplines will be considered

In your application you should be able to demonstrate your interest in the role and working at Mott MacDonald through relevant experience, such as studying relevant modules, or previous work experience. 

This opportunity requires you to be eligible to achieve security clearance. Security clearance is dictated by the types of projects we work on and normally requires you to be a UK British national or lived in the UK for five years or more.

We are looking for graduates with the following characteristics: 

  • Methodical approach to problem solving 
  • Ability to use your initiative to undertake tasks efficiently and independently. 
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, which allow you to confidently liaise with clients and team members. 
  • Excellent written communication and attention to detail and be able to demonstrate accurate technical drawings and good report writing. 

As we want the best people for the role, we support flexible working. Please ask us at interview stage about any flexibility you may need. 

About your development? 

A graduate position should be more than just a job. We know this and so do you. That’s why with our graduate roles, we aim to give you the experience and technical knowledge you need to progress your career.? 

From the moment you join us, you’ll receive the training you need. You will be assigned a mentor who will support you on your journey to gaining professional recognition within your chosen discipline? 

What else is involved?? 

You’ll be enrolled onto Accelerate Your Future, a structured three-year soft-skills development programme alongside all of the other graduates in your cohort across our Europe & UK region.

In partnership with Cappfinity, a global leader in talent mobility, we have identified the skills that drive success amongst early career talent within Mott MacDonald, and have designed a learning experience to enable you to develop these skills delivered through a mix of residential events, classroom-based learning, virtual webinars, and group challenges.

Also giving you the opportunity to network and meet other graduates in your cohort. ? 

We understand that each person’s career goals vary, therefore we tailor make each individual’s development journey to suit them. With our vast library of e-learning courses available to you, you can choose which direction you want your career to go in.? 

You’re probably wondering what else is on offer. Join us, and you’ll get:

  • Biannual salary reviews: we believe that hard work should be rewarded and recognised. Therefore, for the first three years of your career with us, you’ll have biannual salary reviews.
  • A competitive salary: in addition to biannual reviews, we will ensure that you’re given a salary that matches the current industry standard.
  • Contributory pension up to 7% of your salary: we have the best people on our team, and we like to look out for them. With our support, you’ll have all the advice and options you need to be able to invest in your future.
  • A flexible benefits scheme: our company is made up of a range of different people and we understand that different people want different things. That’s why with our flexible plan, you’ll have the ability to manage the range of benefits we have on offer, to suit your specific needs.

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