• Social Performance Consultant (International) Madrid
  • Mott MacDonald in Madrid, , Spain
  • jobs
  • 1 week ago

jobs description

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.

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.

Overview of... role
One of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, Mott MacDonald is a multisector consultancy providing engineering, management, and development services on projects in 150 countries. With over 16,000 of the best people working on a diverse range of challenges, we’re helping our clients deliver sustainable infrastructure and development solutions.

We have a collegiate and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and we take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace. Together, we are opening opportunities with connected thinking. If this sounds like somewhere you'd like to work, click apply to continue with your application.

Mott MacDonald’s energy environment and social team is at the vanguard of delivering environmental services for energy projects.

We’re looking for an international social performance consultant to join our team in Madrid. The focus of the role will be on environmental assessment for energy projects, particularly in Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. We work on some of the most significant generation projects in the world, including solar, hydro, wind, and thermal generation technologies.

This is a permanent role and will offer excellent prospects for career development involving different power generation technologies, with focus on energy projects from development and construction to operations.

Key elements of the role will include:
• social and human rights impact assessment and management
• social due diligence, equator principle compliance reviews and construction monitoring
• resettlement and indigenous peoples’ development planning
• public consultation, disclosure and stakeholder engagement planning
• labour rights management planning and auditing
• gender analysis and management planning
• international travel

You’d be part of a truly multidisciplinary team; working alongside some of the best environmental specialists, social specialists and engineers in the industry.

Candidate Specification

Essential criteria:
• Fluent in English and French.
• Degree qualified in a discipline related to sociology, social or international development or similar a social subject.
• Experience in carrying out social performance assessments for any of the following: environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA), due diligence, construction monitoring, resettlement action plans for infrastructure projects. Or experience of International Finance Corporation (IFC) and other lender social safeguards and their role in project finance processes and cycles.
• Ability to travel in Spain and internationally.
• Held previous roles demonstrating strong interpersonal, communication and writing skills, teamwork and an ability to meet challenging budgets and timescales.

Desirable criteria
• Fluency or work proficiency in Spanish (i.e.: ability to work at site, participate in meetings, review documents, write reports)
• Broader awareness or masters qualification in a social discipline.
• Demonstrable experience in any of the following key areas:
• Supply chain analysis
• Environmental Social Governance services
• Just Transition
• Gender equality and empowerment
• Human rights impact assessment
• Knowledge of the European Union Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (EU CSRD) requirements (i.e.: sustainability-related disclosure requirements, double materiality assessment).
• Knowledge of the social impacts of energy projects such as solar, hydro, wind, and thermal generation technologies.
• Membership of a relevant professional institute.

We are actively recruiting a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we serve. We recognise that differences in ability, skills and experience are a strength and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

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 [email protected] 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:
• 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
• 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.
Madrid Spain


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