🚀 Internship

2023 UK Industrial Placement (Ports Coastal & Offshore)

Mott MacDonald

12d ago

🚀 Placement Program

Liverpool, +1

Rolling basis


Our industrial placements are for a period of six to 12 months, during which, you will have the opportunity to work within one of our sectors.

It’s an exciting time for our Ports, Coastal and Offshore team with major project success and workload growth. Join our experts and you’ll be involved in the planning, science, engineering, and implementation of all types of maritime infrastructure including container, ro-ro and energy terminals, coastal erosion and flood defences, sub-sea cables and tidal power.

We are pioneering the use of digital, carbon and positive social outcomes appraisal to provide clients with optimum solutions in locations such as The Bahamas, Senegal, Canada, Belize and Australia, as well as the UK and Europe.

We have opportunities in our Croydon, Liverpool and Newcastle upon Tyne hubs.

We will consider applicants with a keen interest in maritime civil engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, numerical modelling, oceanography, coastal processes and master planning.

View more

Area of Responsibilities

Construction & Surveying


We are growing our regional maritime teams and are looking for engineers to join our growing maritime team, providing advisory, project management, design and supervisory services to a range of private and public sector clients on a variety of ports and coastal projects.

Recent and current projects include major port upgrades, redevelopment of existing wharfs to support offshore wind projects, replacement of existing quay walls, inspection of port structures, redevelopment of a former shipyard site, site supervision of river wall construction and general port and coastal engineering.

About our placements

Many of the employees that we recruit for our graduate schemes are students that have made an impression during their placements with us, so remember, this could be the start of a promising career for you with Mott MacDonald.

View more


To join us for an industrial trainee placement you must be studying an undergraduate degree that incorporates a placement year. If you are in the final year of your undergraduate studies, or are studying towards a postgraduate qualification, please apply to our Graduate Programme.

Required for the position;

  • Working towards chartered membership of a relevant institution e.g. ICE;
  • Interest in the design and construction of port and maritime facilities;
  • Interest in repair and maintenance of port infrastructure;

Personal skills and attributes

  • Ability to contribute to project teams and work collaboratively;

  • A good communicator verbally and in written / reporting work;
  • Well organised, with strong planning and management skills.

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.

View more