Nature Based Solutions Specialist

Mott MacDonald

Birmingham, UK 🇬🇧

Job Description

We are recruiting a senior practitioner in nature based solutions to help us innovate in our application of NBS in solving issues in the water environment and who can develop our business in this exciting area. 
You could help us deliver our ongoing work programme including the preparation of the CIRIA NFM manual for the UK and helping the city of Leeds become more resilient to climate change by developing a strategic approach to implementing a programme of NFM across the 700km2 River Aire catchment. 
The right individual will be dynamic, passionate and keen to help us strategically grow this work area across the UK and beyond. We offer flexible working arrangements, with offices in major UK centres. Candidates are invited from across the UK. 

We recognise that NBS encompasses a broad range of specialist disciplines that you may have expertise within. There are many opportunities to get involved across our business on linked activities, depending where your expertise lies. We encourage staff to work across disciplines and to forge networks across the business, in order to harness all our talents and expertise. We therefore welcome applications from people with varied backgrounds and skillsets

Candidate Specification

•              A clear passion for nature-based solutions 
•              Industry leading technical experience and a desire to share this with others 
•              Drive to be at the forefront the strategic development of this growing service in Mott MacDonald 
•              Proven ability to develop a workstream in NFM/NBS 
•              Professional consultancy experience in nature-based solutions 
•              Proven track record in delivering projects and winning bids 
•              Excellent communication and written skills 
•              Understand the importance of prioritising health, safety and environmental issues 
•              Chartered with an appropriate professional body 

Job Profile

Interested in joining a leading multi-billion pound organisation to work on a range of exciting schemes, major programmes and projects? 
Do you wish to take on a role with excellent opportunity for long term career prospects and the ability to work across multiple sectors? 
Owning to great success in project wins for and growing future prospects we have exciting opportunities in our new Water Team based in Birmingham for a Nature Based Solutions Specialist.

At Mott MacDonald, we’re wholly owned by colleagues who work in our business. Being independent means that we can choose our own direction and focus on what we believe is important for our clients, our people and those communities which we work and live in. We are dedicated to deliver Social Outcomes through the use of digital innovation and excellence in what we do. We are a family of people excited to solve complex challenges that have a positive impact on the world, and we are always looking for like-minded people to join our team.  

Nature based solutions is a strategic growth area for Mott MacDonald and one that aligns with our purpose. We want a dynamic individual who can help us realise our potential in this area across the range of work that Mott MacDonald deliver to clients. In particular, as part of the water division, we are keen to build on growing momentum in delivery of innovative and digital solutions for natural flood management (NFM), river restoration and catchment management. 

We are passionate about using nature-based solutions to help to address issues in society and provide wider benefits to the environment and local communities.  

Equality, diversity and inclusion:  
Equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are at the heart of our organisation. We promote equal opportunities and have several initiatives to create an inclusive workplace culture; Our dedicated inclusive recruitment page provides more information on our efforts and recognitions.  
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 [email protected] and we will talk to you about how we can assist.  
Agile working:   
Recent changes have highlighted the great benefits that agile working brings to the team and individuals. We are keen to use this accelerated change in the way we work for greater productivity, flexibility and happiness.  
Flexible working:   
At Mott MacDonald, we support our staff to create work-life balance which works for them and welcome candidates looking for career flexibility. We are open to discussing flexible working at interview stage.   
These positions can be offered on either a full-time or a part-time basis.