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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
We help conceive, drive, and implement transport solutions for cities, regions, and asset owners/operators around the globe. From preparing the business case and​ advising on related issues - such as revenue, procurement, and environmental legislation - to delivering the completed infrastructure and helping maintain it. Our planning, engineering... environmental and management skills cover the whole project cycle. We play a major role in developing and delivering the Global Transport Sector Strategy.

Overview of role
We are looking for an experienced AGL Engineer to join our aviation team, based in the UK. We are particularly looking for an Electrical Engineer with experience of working in AGL design. The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic team, actively participating in the delivery of airport engineering assignments across the world and for a large variety of airports and clients.

The main responsibility for this role will be to contribute towards the design of the AGL elements of Airfield Engineering projects, covering AGL and Movement Area Guidance (MAG) signage layouts, pit and duct design, cabling design, approach lighting design, PAPI design (including siting calculations), High Mast Lighting (HML) design including all cable sizing – all in accordance with appropriate design standards.

The aviation team takes great pride in its diverse workforce – in fact we feel that cultural and personal diversity is one of the key strengths of our team. Mott MacDonald is an equal opportunity employer, and we do value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and we take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Our aviation team consists of planners, engineers, project managers and analysts with over 20 different nationalities, working together to deliver world-class airport consultancy services to our clients. We provide planning, engineering and analytical services for all sizes of airports: ranging from small regional facilities to some of the biggest and best airports in the world, including London Heathrow, Hong Kong International Airport, Singapore Changi and New York JFK. As one of the world's most experienced aviation consultancies, our client portfolio includes airports, governments, civil aviation authorities, airport companies, equity investors and providers of debt finance.

Our mission is to always connect globally, seek and open opportunities for clients and continue supporting the future growth of our aviation sector. As such, it is not uncommon that during your time with Mott MacDonald you may be required to travel overseas or be seconded to another office for project related work.

As part of your role, you are likely to get involved with the following tasks:
• Support Senior and Principal Airfield Engineers in their development of Airfield designs for airports in the UK and around the world;
• Prepare AGL and MAG designs
• Understand pertinent design standards across both Civil and Military domains and evolution and updates of the same
• Analyse existing baseline, survey and as built information
• Undertake design of AGL and MAG for Runways, Taxiways, Aprons, service roads, etc.
• Assist in the production of Civil 3D Design of AGL and MAG related assets for airfield projects
• Help to coordinate AGL designs with other disciplines including pavement engineering, structural engineering, etc.
• Undertake the production of adequate specifications for AGL, MAG and HML works
• Support in the development of feasible, logical and efficient work phasing proposals to carry out the construction works
• Undertake electrical works design and design reviews covering all stages of design
• Assist in the engagement, oversight and collaborative management of subconsultants
• Assist in the preparation of tender documentation and in the support of clients during procurement processes for Airfield AGL, MAG and HML Works
• Assist in the preparation of methodologies, design proposals, resources estimation, etc. for preparation of bids
• Possible line management duties
• Undertake visits to Airfields in the UK and overseas in the monitoring of construction works and in the production of reports on progress

Candidate Specification
We are looking for a flexible and motivated professional with a genuine passion for the aviation industry and a desire to make a difference in the world, with a special appreciation for sustainability.

To apply for this position, you must have the following:
• A degree in electrical engineering or a degree that includes elements of Electrical Engineering
• Fluency in English – knowledge of other languages will be valued as an advantage.
• Demonstrable professional experience in AGL, MAG and HML Design

We are looking for candidates with the following characteristics:
• Proactiveness and eagerness to learn.
• Positive spirit to embrace teamwork as part of a multi-disciplinary team and a diverse range of projects.
• Methodical approach to problem solving and critical thinking.
• Ability to use your initiative to undertake tasks efficiently and independently.
• Ability to work under a flexible (agile) working arrangement both in office and remotely.
• Excellent verbal communication skills, which allow you to confidently liaise with clients and colleagues
• Excellent written communication and attention to detail, being able to produce accurate technical drawings and professional reports.
• Proficient in Word, PowerPoint and Excel (Power BI desirable).
• Competent in the use of AutoCAD and/or AutoCAD Civil 3D. Other software including AviPlan, Infraworks, Navisworks, Revit and/or 3D visualisation tools will be favourably considered.

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 reasonable.adjustments@mottmac.com 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
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