NEC ECC Supervisor

Country:  United Kingdom
Position Location:  Birmingham, UK / Reading, UK / Cambridge, UK /
Contract Type:  Permanent
Work Pattern:  Full Time
Sector:  Water
Discipline:  Water
Job Ref:  2440
Recruiter Contact:  Martin Keown

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 division 
The Water Consultancy Division is the centre of excellence within Mott MacDonald for responding to water and wastewater challenges, providing support to colleagues across our global business, and offering fantastic opportunities to get involved in diverse and technically challenging work. 
Climate change, aging assets, and population growth place increasing pressure on our water and wastewater assets. Our highly successful water consultancy business is servicing ever-increasing demands from water sector clients to help deliver ambitious capital programmes. The work we do is at the forefront of ensuring safe water supplies for future generations and protecting our environment. 


With sustainability, social impacts, digitalisation, and carbon reduction in mind, our diverse and multi-disciplinary teams work together to provide a variety of services throughout the full project life-cycle, from advisory services and feasibility studies, through outline and detailed design, to construction support and site supervision. 

Job Description :
Do you want to work for a company whose purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes, and to transform businesses, communities, and opportunities for it’s employees? Mott MacDonald is a global consultancy whose people do exactly that.  
A position has arisen for an experienced construction project supervisor, to support the delivery of a variety of small and large scale projects in the water sector.

The role of NEC Supervisor is that of an inspector who tests and inspects the works for compliance with the contract. The NEC Supervisor manages the defects process, and checks and marks materials onsite or off-site to protect the Employer’s interests.


You will work collaboratively with the Employer, Project Manager and Contractor to ensure the construction activities are delivered to highest quality and safety standards; whilst providing efficient, sustainable, and best value solutions in line with industry best practice and innovation.


As an NEC Supervisor you will typically…

  • Have a regular presence on site.
  • Attend progress meetings.
  • Have foresight to enable early identification of potential issues to prevent them from occurring. 
  • View construction phase documents such as: CPP, RAMS, ITP.
  • Issue a Supervisor report recording the progress of works.

Inspections and testing

  • Undertake inspections and witness tests (onsite or off-site).


  • Manage the defect process.
  • Issue the Defects Certificate.


Candidate Specification :

Required for the position of NEC ECC Supervisor / Site Supervisor ; 


  • Experience in carrying out duties of NEC Supervisor including relevant NEC training. 
  • Working knowledge of the NEC contract.
  • Proven understanding of CDM and Health and Safety.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Diligent, proactive, and thorough approach to detail.
  • Collaborative and practical approach to problem solving.
  • Experience of design and specifications for water industry projects.
  • Commercial & technical risk awareness an advantage.
  • Knowledge of ecological and environmental aspects related to construction an advantage.

Qualifications & Training:

  • Degree in Civil Engineering or related discipline.
  • Chartered or Incorporated or working towards this status.
  • Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) 
  • Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme (SEATS)


Job Profile :

Mott MacDonald is recruiting for experienced NEC ECC Supervisors / Site Supervisors to join the Water team to supervise the Environment Agency’s ambitious and innovative £5.2bn capital investment programme to reduce flood risk using both built and natural flood defences.

Working alongside the Employer, Project Manager, and Contractor, the NEC Supervisor will contribute to the successful delivery of projects.
The ability to travel to project sites and client offices within the region is essential.


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.

Apply now, or for more information about our application process, click here.