Framework Manager (Water)

Mott MacDonald

United Kingdom 🇬🇧


Full time

Edinburgh, United Kingdom; Glasgow, United Kingdom; Newcastle, United Kingdom; Manchester, United Kingdom; Leeds, United Kingdom; Brighton, United Kingdom; Reading, United Kingdom; Cambridge, United Kingdom;

Job Description

Do you want to work for a company whose purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes, and to transform businesses, communities, and opportunities for it’s employees? Mott MacDonald is a global consultancy whose people do exactly that.  

The Framework Manager responsibilities will include:

  • Project Management – Planning and ensuring mobilisation, implementation and demobilisation of the resources required to deliver projects under the framework
  • Leading the coordination and development of the remote team
  • Preparing the work package contract conditions and information, and overseeing the delivery of the services under the PSC contracts – ensuring the packages are delivered on time and within budgets.
  • Collaborating with Mott MacDonald Technical Practices to embed and communicate our technical excellence within the framework
  • Proactively dealing with issues which are escalated to this level
  • Monitoring and reporting framework delivery performance
  • Attending client meetings for governance and reporting as required
  • Supporting the Framework Director in ensuring all Key Performance Metrics are met or exceeded
  • Supporting the Framework Director who will have ultimate responsibility for Mott MacDonald’s performance under the Framework Agreement and each Service Order and ensuring a successful relationship with the Client
  • Leverage opportunities to support the Framework Director to develop and continue to build specialist and innovative service workstreams.

Candidate Specification

  • Strong communication skills with experience in effective collaboration across internal multi-disciplinary teams as well as Client teams
  • Excellent at building and using internal networks
  • Proven project management experience
  • Experience with NEC PSC
  • Track record in delivering profitable design work
  • Flexibility to travel regularly for client meetings

If you meet 80% or more of what we’re looking for, please still apply. We understand not everyone will meet all the requirements, but you might have skills we didn’t know we need.  

Job Profile

Having been appointed to a UK water consultancy framework in 2020, Mott MacDonald have established ourselves as a key supplier and have delivered a wide variety of interesting engineering and advisory projects. We are looking for a new Framework Manager, someone who is keen to build on the good work done in establishing our key position on this framework and continue the development and diversification of the framework, to provide long term profitability for our UK water sector. 
This role will lead the framework team of Project Managers, Project Principals and assistants on a day-to-day basis and be supported by and work closely with the Framework Director, who will be accountable for the framework.
The role is expected to develop and evolve in line with the framework requirements and the candidates’ own skills and development areas.

About the business unit
Environmental and social considerations are central to Mott MacDonald’s Purpose and its offerings across all sectors and territories. Our environment and social business provides essential services and innovative solutions which anticipate our clients’ needs across all sectors.

How to apply 
To apply for this role, please complete our 15-minute application via our website. Our talent acquisition coordinators aim to provide feedback within 5 working days with the outcome of your application. More information about our application process can be found here. If you have any questions regarding your application or the role, please reach out to the dedicated recruiter listed who will be more than happy to help. 

Mott MacDonald is Work180 accredited – which means we actively support and encourage women to join our work force! 

Benefits we offer:  

  • Pension matched up to 7%  
  • 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; shared parental leave policies – for parents and care givers 
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme – Subject to company performance 
  • Flexible benefits that suit you, including cycle to work & interest free season ticket loans . 
  • The opportunity to make a difference; learn more about our social outcomes 


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. 
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 at and we will talk to you about how we can assist. 
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 

Job Ref: 61877BR

Recruiter Contact: Tim Penlington

Country: United Kingdom


England – East Anglia, England – Inner London, England – Midlands, England – North East, England – North West, England – Outer London, England – South East, England – South West, Northern Ireland, Scotland

Discipline: Civil, Water

Sector: Water

Website Region: Europe and Central Asia

Website Sector: Water and wastewater




IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development