Senior Technical Project Manager - Energy

Country:  United Kingdom
Position Location:  Brighton, UK / Glasgow, UK / Altrincham, UK / Croy
Contract Type:  Permanent
Work Pattern:  Full Time
Sector:  Energy
Discipline:  Energy
Job Ref:  2179
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 business unit: 
The Energy unit delivers services to clients globally across several sectors including hydropower, nuclear, waste, renewable generation and transmission & distribution networks. Together we provide integrated engineering and project management services across the project lifecycle – from concept and design to construction and operations, to decommissioning or repowering and life extension. Together with our clients, we’re helping to deliver the energy transition globally.


About the role:
The Transmission and Distribution team within our Energy unit is looking for a Senior Project Manager to run our major multidisciplinary FEED and Detailed Design projects in this growing portfolio, supporting infrastructure upgrades in the UK and across Europe as part of the energy transition.  As well as contributing to these new and existing projects, this position will play an active role in improving our project management processes and approach, driving both delivery excellence and efficiency in our business.The primary responsibility of this position is to successfully lead the delivery of multi-disciplinary design projects including civils, cable, substation, protection and control and secondary design disciplines.



  • Deliver Project Management for complex transmission & distributions projects including feasibility, FEED and detailed design. 
  • Delivering project scope to time quality and cost
  • Building and managing strong relationships with senior client representatives as well as internal stakeholders
  • Establishing effective communications across the whole project delivery team
  • Taking the lead on problem solving and decision making
  • Controlling internal and external commercial aspects of the project under the contract arrangements
  • Managing risk to the business and to the client
  • Work effectively on several projects concurrently to deliver to tight deadlines.

About you:

  • Proven success in the delivery of Transmission or Distribution design projects working for a designer, a contractor, or major industry client within the energy sector;
  • Experience of managing multidisciplinary teams;
  • Experience in contract administration, ideally NEC contract forms
  • Knowledge and experience in approaches to change management, risk management, schedule and cost management, along with all other aspects of project management
  • Ability to make complex decisions, ensuring policies and procedures are adhered to, accepting responsibility for own actions;
  • Creates a work environment which promotes health, safety, and wellbeing.
  • Relevant engineering degree or relevant successful experience in project management of energy sector projectt


This role will provide an excellent opportunity to further develop your career in a highly supportive and collaborative environment across the Energy sector and provide exposure to some exciting energy transition projects that will protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions There will be a specific emphasis on supporting and growing our project management capabilities and on developing initiatives to improve our service delivery.



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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