Graduate scheme


Our global energy business works on large scale international projects, and supports multiple Mott MacDonald regions. This is a wonderful opportunity to work closely with the global Mott MacDonald carbon management and sustainability community to deliver the net-zero transition. 

This role is likely to involve other carbon reduction-related work, including compliance issues and advisory services, as well as involvement in wider environment-related projects.  The successful candidate will provide support services to major infrastructure projects worldwide, particularly in the energy, transport and water sectors. The role will include delivering technical work, contributing to winning new work and will often be client facing. As our projects are global, this is a great chance to travel internationally from time to time.
The successful candidate will be joining our environmental team in the UK to be based in our Brighton, Bristol or Glasgow offices.

The role will include: 

  • Supporting the delivery of carbon foot printing and strategic carbon management projects.
  • Developing net-zero and sustainability strategies.
  • Asset management/planning and engagement with infrastructure clients at senior level.
  • Assessing the performance of projects against national and international standards and to inform the development of project design taking into account carbon management and other sustainability metrics.

The role will develop the following experience, knowledge and skills:

  • Delivery of carbon foot printing / carbon management projects across a range of project types delivery against scope, quality and budget, especially in the infrastructure sector.
  • Knowledge of legislation, policy, technologies and markets influencing carbon and climate change.
  • Knowledge of key methodologies and data sources associated with carbon foot printing and carbon management, (e.g. PAS2080: Carbon Management in infrastructure, Greenhouse Gas Protocol, among others).
  • Engaging with clients, particularly asset owners, to open new carbon advisory opportunities and turn them into project work and clear deliverables.
  • Completing sustainability assessments and working closely with environment and design teams.

Candidate Specification

We are looking for flexible and motivated graduates with a genuine passion and a desire to make a difference in the world. If this describes you, apply today to launch your career at Mott MacDonald.

To apply for this scheme, you will have less than 12 months experience and you have achieved or expected to achieve an MSc in Carbon Management, Sustainable Business, Sustainable Energy or a related discipline.

In your application you should be able to demonstrate your interest through relevant experience, such as studying relevant modules, or previous work experience.

We are looking for graduates with the following characteristics:

  • Methodical approach to problem solving
  • Ability to use your initiative to undertake tasks efficiently and independently.
  • Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills, which allow you to confidently liaise with clients and team members.
  • Excellent written communication, with attention to detail and the ability to write for technical and non-technical audiences.

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 have the opportunity to contribute.
If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us and we will talk to you about how to help. 

Agile working

At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and trust.

Job Profile

About this graduate scheme – is it the right one for you?

A graduate scheme should be more than just job. We know this and so do you. That’s why with our graduate programme, we aim to give you the experience and technical knowledge you need to progress your career. From the moment you join us, you’ll receive the training you need. You will be assigned a chartered mentor, who will guide you to meet the objectives of your professional training agreement. We’ll support you on your journey to gaining chartered status with your chosen institution.

What else is involved?

With our innovative graduate development portal, you will be able to effectively track and plan your personal and professional development online.

You’ll be enrolled onto Accelerate Your Future, a structured three-year development programme which develops the strengths that we know graduates need to be successful at Mott MacDonald. It also gives you the opportunity to network and meet other graduates in your cohort. The programme is a mix of residential events, classroom-based learning, virtual webinars and business challenges. We understand that each person’s career goals vary, therefore we tailor make each individual’s development programme to suit them. With our vast library of e-learning courses available to you, you can choose which direction you want your career to go in.

You’re probably wondering what else is on offer. Join us, and you’ll get:

  • Biannual salary reviews: we believe that hard work should be rewarded and recognised. Therefore, for the first three years of your career with us, you’ll have biannual salary reviews.
  • A competitive salary: in addition to biannual reviews, we will ensure that you’re given a salary that matches the current industry standard.
  • Contributory pension up to 7% of your salary: we have the best people on our team, and we like to look out for them. With our support, you’ll have all the advice and options you need to be able to invest in your future.
  • A flexible benefits scheme: our company is made up of a range of different people and we understand that different people want different things. That’s why with our flexible plan, you’ll have the ability to manage the range of benefits we have on offer, to suit your specific needs.

Our social side

Being part of Mott MacDonald means more than just work, there’s a huge range of fun and exciting things that you can get involved in.

From the moment you join us, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your social and professional network, whether it’s meeting other graduates or joining forces with other members of staff from around the company at our annual sports day. Each of our offices have a sports and social committee which will give you the chance to be part of a variety of sports, social and charity events. We’re committed to promoting a strong culture of social responsibility and encourage our staff to play active roles in the local community.

It's worth noting that sports and social committees tend to vary from office to office, so as well as getting involved in what’s already on offer, don’t be afraid to suggest new events or initiatives that you think could be a great addition.

It doesn’t stop there. As well as events, you’ll also have access to discounts on cinema tickets, travel, fashion, utilities and much more as part of our company benefits which you can take advantage of the moment you join.

More about 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.

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