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Updated Oct 28, 2014
Updated Oct 28, 2014
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    Senior Structural Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 10+ monthsinterviewed at Mott MacDonald.

    Interview Details

    The interview consisted of discussing my engineering background. They asked about my engineering design experience. I contacted them to follow up on the status of my interview and never heard back from them for several weeks. Not a peep. They kept advertising for engineers on LinkedIn. When I complained about it on LinkedIn, they filed a complaint on LinkedIn and took my profile offline. If this is how they take feedback from prospective employees, I can only imagine how they treat their clients.

    Interview Questions
    • The most unexpected thing to happen was when I discussed their interviews on LinkedIn. They had me banned so I have no LinkedIn account.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Mott MacDonald in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    First interview on phone was to check the suitability for the position.Then there were two personal interviews.Very pointed towards work experience and selection was done within 3-4 days ie decision process was very quick.

    Interview Questions
    • During interview I told that I prepared Electrical Drawings.I carried file of my work.Looking at some drawing the Manager asked that your name is not there as preparer so I had to explain that it was prepared by me but as per company policy the prepared by is senior employees name is put.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations.I was offered my expected salary on full time employee.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Graduate Transport Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Was on the list and they just emailed me. Two interviewer based on a sheet of HR questions, last 1 hour. Technical questions: 1 oral and 1 verbal. The interview seems tired but friendly. It must be a busy day

    Interview Questions
    • If you're enrolled in a project team. How do you add value to the project. Please make statements. (Written)   View Answer
    No Offer
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    Graduate Transport Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Mott MacDonald.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through the careers website where there were various questions testing your interests and competencies which are vital to the role. Interviews are then arranged by telephone if the relevant job opportunities are found to match you skills and interests. I found that the recruitment team and managers did a very thorough job of this and they only see the few people who they truly believe will fit into the company and enjoy the role being offered. This was evident during the interview where managers were well prepared and knew what topics to talk about without having to shuffle through piles of paper.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you go about creating a model to analyse the feasibility of a new transport scheme   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Graduate RAMS Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Mott MacDonald in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and the process took 3 weeks -
    Interview Details – The application process seems very relaxed.

    The application begins with an on-line form to submit. This covers the usual competency questions and will take approximately 2-3 hours to complete if done properly.

    Unlike a majority of large companies today, Mott MacDonald avoid the use of dreaded assessment centres. Instead, the process involves only one interview with 2 staff members from RAMs dept to discuss your experiences and aspirations and the usual competencies. A 10 minute verbal presentation without computer on a project / experience was also required.

    I did answer an online questionnaire of about 200 questions that makes it very boring.

    Interview Question – What made you apply for a graduate role with Mott MacDonald? what are the problems facing the division i.e rail safety division based on your experience and understanding, where do you see your self in the next five years, what is your understanding of FTA and ETA.

    Interview Questions
    • Draw a fault tree of a system presented to me, very complex system though. describe an assessment process to describe the changes to use in justifying the cost of making risk reduction process.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Graduate Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Croydon, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Croydon, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Mott MacDonald in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through the online portal, I then got called for an onsite interview 3 weeks later for an assessment day, I had to prepare a presentation and do an online test before hand,
    The assessment day consisted of (online testings, presentation and interview).
    Online testings (verbal, numerical, psychometric) were quite easy, just remember to practice
     them before hand and you will be fine.
    Interview was relatively straight forward (difference between AC and DC transmission, resilience
    in power systems, considerations in railway infrastructure).

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about the biggest challenge faced in the Railway industry   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Had another offer, wasn't convinced by the work culture.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Senior Engineer - Projects Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mumbai (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mumbai (India)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Mott MacDonald in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    2 rounds interview one is technical & the next round is with their senior management.

    Interview Questions
    • It always depends on the person who is interviewing. so no comments   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    You have to negotiate hard. Their policies & terms & conditions are very open.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Industrial Placement (Civil Engineering) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Mott MacDonald in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Application form/CV > Confirmation of interview by phone > Informal interview with engineering principles questions and questions to assess character. Generally quite laid back and I felt as though my interviewers were trying to get to know me to see if I would fit into the current team. Do your research and be clear and confident.

    Interview Questions
    • Technical questions relating to the field - although it was fairly basic, with a good general civil engineering knowledge and adequate research I found it easy to answer.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Brief - not applicable for a undergraduate position
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Design Draughtsman Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Mott MacDonald.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed in two stages by the Technical Director of MEP department and the CAD manager. There was no wasting time and the interview was kept at a professional level at all times, thanks to Mr. Greg Cox and Mr. Pradeep Kodungallur

    Interview Questions
    • Salary Expectation. An answer cannot be given as the interviewed person cannot assess his whole job before commencing.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Short. They have explained to me that i cannot get an "european" salary thanks to Mr. Nigel Thomas
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Entry Level Structural Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Mott MacDonald in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Great easy going process

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Better options elsewhere, salary offered too low

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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