Graduate Chemical and Process Engineering 2024

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As a graduate process engineer in the power, process and nuclear sector you will be responsible for design and assessment of process systems both within the UK and internationally. Our process and chemical engineering expertise provides a core discipline across new build and decommissioning projects, allowing our experts to develop appropriate, safe, and cost-effective designs and long-term sustainable solutions.

Your typical work will include:

  • Involvement in the project lifecycle on single projects, or portfolio of projects; from conception through to detailed design and decommissioning.
  • Preparing documents, reports, calculations and drawings.
  • Interpret and report on commercial and/or contractual aspects of projects with fellow professionals.
  • Maintain a comprehensive knowledge and appreciation of current technologies, technical engineering codes and practises, and take an advisory role in technical matters.

Oil and Gas (Croydon, Leicester) - chemical engineering and process engineering

Combining multiple engineering disciplines with financial economic and consulting expertise our Oil and Gas Advisory business undertakes specialist evaluations and assessments for lending agencies, national and international energy companies, government and project developers and considering all strategic, implementation and operational aspects using bespoke in-house teams.

Key services include:

  • Market Assessment Studies
  • Technical Needs and State of the art analysis
  • Benchmarking and Techno Economic study work
  • Technical and due diligence audits
  • Conceptual design study work

Water and Wastewater Treatment (Edinburgh) - process engineering

As a water chemical engineer, you will be responsible for assessing and designing water and wastewater treatment systems both within the UK and Internationally and help to address the global need for clean drinking water and sanitation. Our chemical engineering expertise provides a core discipline for much of our work in the Water Industry, allowing our experts to develop appropriate, safe, and cost-effective designs and long-term sustainable solutions for many different types of projects. Our specialist chemical engineering teams have renowned expertise in clean and wastewater treatment design and assessment.

Your typical work will include:

  • Involvement in a single project, or small portfolio of projects, including wastewater and clean water treatment; from conception through to detailed design.
  • Preparing documents, reports, calculations and drawings.
  • Interpret and report on commercial and/or contractual aspects of projects with fellow professionals.
  • Maintain a comprehensive knowledge and appreciation of current technologies, technical engineering codes and practises and take a "hands on" role in technical matters.

Candidate Specification

We are looking for committed 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 be eligible for this opportunity, you will have less than 12 months relevant experience and have a degree or are expected to achieve one of the following degree disciplines:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry (for water treatment)
  • Process Engineering

In your application you should be able to demonstrate your interest in the role and working at Mott MacDonald 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 skills, which allow you to confidently liaise with clients and team members.
  • Excellent written communication and attention to detail and be able to demonstrate accurate technical drawings and good report writing.

As we want the best people for the role, we support flexible working. Please ask us at interview stage about any flexibility you may need.

Use of AI tools in our application process

In today's fast-paced and technology-driven world, we understand that candidates may use various tools, including AI, to enhance their applications. Whilst we embrace the changes technology brings, we also value the importance of authenticity and genuine human connection.

At Mott MacDonald, we are interested in the unique qualities, experiences, and perspectives that you as an individual can bring.  We want to emphasise that what truly sets you apart is your authentic self and to consider this when making an application.  Please be prepared to answer questions during your interview, based on the information you have provided in your application form.

About your development

A graduate position should be more than just a job. We know this and so do you. That’s why with our graduate roles, 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 mentor who will support you on your journey to gaining professional recognition within your chosen discipline.

What else is involved

You’ll be enrolled onto Accelerate Your Future, a structured three-year soft-skills development programme alongside all of the other graduates in your cohort across our Europe & UK region. In partnership with Cappfinity, a global leader in talent mobility, we have identified the skills that drive success amongst early career talent within Mott MacDonald, and have designed a learning experience to enable you to develop these skills delivered through a mix of residential events, classroom-based learning, virtual webinars, and group challenges. Also giving you the opportunity to network and meet other graduates in your cohort.  

We understand that each person’s career goals vary, therefore we tailor make each individual’s development journey 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.
  • 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, including season ticket loans, restaurant discounts and gym membership.

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.

DEADLINE 3rd December 2023