Senior Consultant- Engineering Asset Management

  • Mott MacDonald
  • Birmingham, UK
  • 22/10/2021
Full time Data Science Data Engineering Data Analytics Big Data Data Management Statistics

Job Description

Our Special Services team is looking for a Senior Consultant to support our business in the area of Information and Civils Asset Management. This is an opportunity to apply and further develop your data analysis and information management skills within the civil engineering sector. You’ll work as part of a highly successful team, helping to advise our infrastructure-owning clients in the creation and management of their civil engineering assets, predominantly in transportation systems, from bridges and tunnels to earthworks and drainage. Our projects include development and support of asset information management systems for civils assets, spatial analysis of hazards and development of mapping-based products, applied R&D of technology for capturing and interpreting asset condition and helping our clients to better visualise and understand their data.
It’s an opportunity to be creative in developing information and technology-based solutions to real-world problems, obtaining, organising and extracting value from data, and using the resulting information to help our clients make good decisions. To do this you’ll work collaboratively as part of a team alongside engineers, GIS specialists, technologists and other data analysts to develop and deliver these solutions and make a positive contribution to the safety, performance and sustainability of our clients’ infrastructure, for the benefit of society.

  • Working as part of a team to help define and develop approaches to getting value from data and working independently on specific analysis tasks.
  • Leading small project teams to deliver high-quality outputs that clearly meet or exceed the expectations of our clients.
  • Liaising with our clients in a confident manner to understand their needs and clearly communicate our deliverables
  • Contributing to the management of the Civils Asset Management group and the wider Special Services team, including potentially taking on line management responsibility for other team members
  • Determining the most applicable tools and procedures to successfully meet project challenges and applying innovative thinking to push the boundaries of how they are applied
  • Cleaning, structuring and querying asset data, building and using tools for analysis, identifying patterns and trends which may be spatial and/or temporal
  • Applying rigorous quality procedures for management of version control and audit trail in code development.
  • Researching and evaluating the potential application of new and emerging technologies for infrastructure data capture and analysis.
  • Helping to create decision support tools that combine, contextualize and create value from collected data.

Communicating findings to both technical and non-technical people, verbally, statistically, in writing, through visualizations and presentations

Candidate Specification

You’ll enjoy taking on technical challenges and using your analytical nature, your understanding of data and your analysis skills to lead the development of effective solutions. You will be motivated by the satisfaction that comes from gaining new insights into the performance and behavior of assets, using your capacity for creative problem-solving alongside a rigorous, thorough and structured approach to the organisation and exploration of data. You will enjoy leading small project teams and liaising directly with clients and project stakeholders. You’ll be interested in researching and applying new and developing technologies for data capture and analysis, and excited by the opportunities that they bring to help you in your role. You’ll enjoy engaging with and leading others, including specialists from civil and structural engineering and asset management, to help understand and interpret data and to develop tools that help to visualize and explore it, supporting effective decision-making.
We’d also like you to:

  • Be educated to Degree or Masters level in an appropriate STEM or applied analytical discipline, ideally with an element of applied statistics and data analytics. Knowledge and experience of spatial analysis techniques in GIS would be preferred.
  • Be logical, meticulous and thorough, with strong problem-solving skills and data analysis, ideally with some experience gained in a technical or business environment.
  • Have an understanding of issues relating to the quality of data and how these can be resolved.
  • Understand programming concepts and methods, databases and data analysis, and preferably be familiar with languages such as Python, MS SQL or MatLab, and Git or similar tools for code management and version control.
  • Have good English written and verbal skills, be able to effectively collaborate and communicate with technical specialists from other disciplines and with non-technical people in language that they will understand.
  • Be intellectually curious and find reward in applying your technical skills and creativity to meet challenges and solve problems.
  • Be self-reliant and motivated to look beyond the immediate task, see the bigger picture and identify opportunities to grow and do things better, providing added value to colleagues and clients.

Job Profile

We can offer:

  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Competitive annual leave and the option to purchase additional annual leave
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Life insurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme – Subject to company performance
  • Flexible benefits scheme to suit you, including cycle to work & Interest free season ticket loans etc.

Other Information

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.

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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.

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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Recruiter Contact

Lisa Watson


United Kingdom


England - Midlands, England - North East, England - Outer London





Website Region

Europe and Central Asia

Website Sector

Digital, Transportation