Project Manager

Country:  United Kingdom
Position Location:  Leeds, UK / Sheffield, UK / Newcastle, UK
Contract Type:  Permanent
Work Pattern:  Full Time
Sector:  Advisory
Discipline:  Consultancy
Job Ref:  2414
Recruiter Contact:  Alice Roostan

Mott MacDonald

Position location: Leeds, UK . Sheffield, UK . Newcastle, UK
Recruiter contact: Alice Roostan

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.


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



A bit about the team 

Owing to the expansion of our Built Environment business we have exciting opportunities for highly motivated project management professionals to join our fast-growing teams across our Sheffield and Leeds offices. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in a range of complex and challenging projects and offers excellent career development opportunities, in a high performing team, in an exciting and diverse organisation.  


Within the Mott MacDonald family we are looking to attract the finest talent to be part of this journey as we deliver exiting commitments and mobilise for key opportunities across a broad portfolio of significant client programmes of work, from inception to handover and completion. Our programmes are long term opportunities allowing you to grow and develop your career.


As Project Manager you will demonstrate a passion to work collaboratively with our client teams to deliver their complex projects to time, cost and quality with a commitment to safety, sustainability and positive social outcomes. 



Overview of role


What you will contribute to the team; 

  • Ownership of and responsibility for the successful delivery of your project
  • Development and delivery of business cases, reports and tender documents.
  • Preparing and maintaining schedules, including dependencies and resources.
  • Identifying and monitoring project risks and opportunities. 
  • Quality management processes for project activities and outputs
  • Managing multiple stakeholders, taking account of their levels of influence and particular interests.
  • Establishing and maintaining project governance reviews, including responsibility for internal projects controls, such as work breakdowns, budgeting, risk management and earned value analysis.
  • Developing and managing teams, including coordinating multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Tracking and reporting of management information, such as compiling reports, tracking budgets and invoices.
  • Managing suppliers and contracts. 



About the business unit


The Advisory and Programme Delivery (APD) unit delivers management services in all the sectors that Mott MacDonald operate in the Built Environment, Defence, Energy, Water, Transportation and, Education, Health and Care.


The Unit delivers services to projects ranging in scale and complexity up to £20bn, through the technical disciplines of Programme Management, Project Management, Project Controls, Scheduling, Cost Management, Estimating, Infrastructure Finance, Management Consulting, Digital Consulting and Education, Health and Care Management.


Our buildings portfolio is primarily a UK business working in both the public and private sector of the construction market.  We provide cost and project management services for a wide range of clients including central government, local authorities and private clients.  We work in the majority of buildings market sectors with focus on healthcare, cities and government sectors.  Projects include hospital redevelopment, workplace, residential, law and order, education, retail, sports and commercial property.  Our vision is to provide added value to our Client’s business through high quality services and our people.




  • Educated to degree level and/or hold a project management qualification (e.g. PPQ, PMQ, Prince2)
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Flexibility to travel and work in different sectors and with different clients.
  • Ability to work from assigned office at least twice a week.



  • Proven track record in project delivery across RIBA stages.
  • Ability to work with and manage external suppliers.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Stakeholder engagement and management.
  • Working knowledge of project management software and toolsets.



Desired qualifications and accreditations

  • APM PMQ level qualified or equivalent (e.g. Managing Successful Programmes, PRINCE2 Practitioner)
  • Membership to one of the following: Member of the Association of Project Management (MAPM), Chartered Institute for Building (CIOB) and/or Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)  
  • NEC ECC Accredited Project Manager



Personal Attributes  

  • Commitment to our PRIDE values and team charter 
  • Self-motivated, proactive, able to demonstrate initiative and drive in managing time and planning, coordinating and delivering tasks by self and others.  
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills  
  • Facilitate effective collaboration and team-working across internal and external resources.  
  • Ability to understand business needs and deploy the most appropriate solutions. 
  • Commitment to self-improvement, learning and development.  
  • Essential soft skills include self-motivation; taking initiative; effective listening, collaboration; influence and persuasion. 

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:


  • Pension matched up to 7%   
  • Life insurance 
  • An annual professional institution subscription   
  • Continuous development opportunities – because we want you to thrive  
  • Agile/flexible working – because life isn’t 9-5  
  • Enhanced parental leave; shared parental leave policies – for parents and care givers  
  • Annual bonus scheme  
  • Flexible benefits that suit you, including ability to buy/sell annual leave entitlement, cycle to work & interest free season ticket loans 
  • Wellbeing support including access to an independent Employer Assistance Scheme, wellbeing champions and access to learning and support resources 
  • Access to our Advanced Employee Networks which support our LGBTQ+, gender, race and ethnicity, disability and parents/carers communities 
  • The opportunity to make a difference; learn more about our social outcomes

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