Project Manager

Country:  United Kingdom
Position Location:  Cambridge, UK
Contract Type:  Permanent
Work Pattern:  Full Time
Sector:  Built environment
Discipline:  Project programme and commercial management
Job Ref:  1001
Recruiter Contact:  Cassidy Browne

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 
The Buildings and Cities Unit (BNC) has a major presence in Mott MacDonald's regional offices throughout the UK and mainland Europe, providing a wide range of diverse and transferable cross-sector skills across five key Sectors; Advisory, Built Environment, Energy, Transportation and Water. We also provide local services to customers and technical leadership to the rest of the Group in these sectors. 


What will you be getting up to?

You will be working as a project manager/technical advisor with responsibility for the delivery of individual schemes for a client or working under a team leader providing a portfolio of projects to a customer.  We are looking for someone that has worked in a client facing role and has experience of leading project teams of internal and external consultants. 


You will also be involved in initiating, managing and delivering projects under our business management systems (BMS), establishing budgets and monitoring and controlling the financial performance of projects.
Additionally, you will be expected to contribute to business development activities under the direction of a project principal


Our Cambridge team of project managers focuses on the Health, Science, Education and Defence sectors in London and the Southeast and has a strong track record in the delivery of public projects through major frameworks and local projects for private sector clients.

Our Health and Science team is currently delivering major programmes of work for the NHS and pharmaceutical clients and we would like to hear from you if you are interested in joining this team. 


You will receive great support from the wider team, we are committed to the training and development of our staff. We operate structured training programmes for staff and support our staff at all levels with learning and development opportunities through our learning and development team.


Have you got what it takes?
If you have experience of project management in the construction industry with the focus on delivering health or science related projects through all stages of the project cycle, then this could be just the role for you. This role is client facing project management of schemes that vary in value and complexity.


As well as being a successful project manager/technical advisor, you will also have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Be a qualified member of a recognised relevant professional body with chartered status, or be approaching chartered status;
  • Knowledge of project programming and scheduling software, e.g. MS Project
  • Experience of contract administration and application of CDM and Health and Safety standards
  • Experience of working in the public and private sector on stand-alone schemes and on frameworks


We are looking for someone that has a background in health or science projects either as a Project Manager or as an Engineer who is interested in developing their Project Management skills.  You will be self-motivated and proactive, a team player with the ability to work collaboratively within internal and external teams and have excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

Does this sound like you? Then we would love to hear from you.


Degree Qualifications we might expect are:

  • Construction Project Management
  • Any Engineering discipline
  • Other relevant


Professional bodies and charterships we’d consider are:

  • RICS
  • APM
  • MCIOB Project Management
  • ISPE
  • IChemE
  • MICE
  • IStructE



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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