Mechanical Engineer

Country:  United Kingdom
Position Location:  Exeter, Devon / Plymouth, Cornwall / Newquay, Corn
Contract Type:  Permanent
Work Pattern:  Full Time
Sector:  Water
Discipline:  Civil
Job Ref:  2541
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Mott Macdonald Bentley are looking to recruit Mechanical Engineers into their design teams, following wins in South West Water.


As a Mechanical Engineer, working for Mott MacDonald Bentley, you will be working in a creative and challenging environment, delivering a wide range of projects across our framework.


Responsible for the delivery of efficient and sustainable solutions, you will work within a multi-disciplinary project team in the delivery of water and wastewater treatment solutions from inception through to completion of construction.


Are you eager to?

Contribute towards successful project close-outs whilst working collaboratively with an enthusiastic construction team throughout the design stages?


Develop personally and professionally in a dynamic Design-and-Construct environment.

Have the flexibility of working from home, office and site?


What you can offer:

  • Qualified design engineer (preferably Incorporated, Chartered or working towards).
  • Water or wastewater non-infrastructure and infrastructure design experience.
  • Experience of successfully delivering high quality outputs in accordance with design, quality and safety standards.
  • Commercial and contractual awareness with an understanding of programmes to deliver on time and within budget.
  • Whether a new graduate or more experienced career professional, we will support your development in technical, management or commercial/client-facing directions, or a combination thereof, you will have control of your own career path


Our core benefits include:

  • Pension matched by employer up to 7%
  • Option to purchase, sell and carry over annual leave
  • Life assurance / Private Medical Insurance / Critical Illness Insurance and Health Screening options
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave/ Shared parental leave 
  • Payment of annual professional institution subscription costs
  • Gym Membership discounts UK wide 
  • Cycle to work scheme, interest free season ticket loans and discounted dining cards also available 


We understand not everyone will meet all the requirements, so if you are excited about the role please get in touch anyway; potential and transferrable skills can be just as important. Your attitude and motivation are as important as your technical skills!

Other information


This is a Mott MacDonald Bentley role, employed by Mott MacDonald.
Mott MacDonald Bentley is a joint venture business, established in 1999 between civil engineering contractor JN Bentley and global management consultancy, Mott MacDonald.

Mott MacDonald Bentley offers fully integrated design and build services to its clients, combining the contracting expertise of JN Bentley and the design specialisms of Mott MacDonald.

This role is employed by Mott MacDonald but will involve working across the joint venture business, both with Mott MacDonald and JN Bentley colleagues.


About Mott MacDonald
Mott MacDonald is 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. 
Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence.


We believe that because we care about what we do, we do things better.
We know that our people are our most valuable asset, so we are dedicated to investing in them, through our comprehensive training and development schemes, exposure to the wider design and build business and endless opportunities.

We are committed to creating a workplace where our people are safe, have a voice, can reach their full potential, and everyone shares in the rewards.

You’ll have the opportunity to contribute to projects that benefit our communities – from helping to secure water supplies for future generations to protecting homes and businesses from flood risk – our projects make a real difference.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
A Mott MacDonald Bentley we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We are dedicated to building a diverse workplace where everyone feels included, has the opportunity to thrive, and is treated with respect.

Even if you don’t meet every requirement for this role but are excited about the opportunity, we encourage you to apply. Find out more about our approach to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion here:

We are committed to ensuring that our recruitment practices are barrier-free and as inclusive as possible. This includes making adjustments during the job application process and throughout your future career with us. Please call 01756 691572 or email to discuss any such adjustments that we can make. You can read more about our Equal Opportunities Policy here: Equality, diversity and inclusion - Mott MacDonald


Agile working
We are committed to providing a flexible and agile working environment that supports both our employees and the needs of the business.