Social scientist

Mott MacDonald


  • Location: Brighton, London, Glasgow, Cape Town, Johannesburg
  • Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent
  • Rolling application

Currently looking for an experienced social safeguards consultant to join our international social safeguards team. The role will be based in Brighton in the UK.

Our social safeguards teamwork in an integrated manner with our environmental and engineering teams on infrastructure projects. The focus is primarily in the energy sector, but we also work on water, transport and other types of internationally financed infrastructure projects. We work with our customers and local communities to provide social safeguard protection and, where possible, enhance social and community development benefits in pursuit of sustainable infrastructure projects.
Our clients include project developers, international lenders including multilateral development and private banks, and governments. The work of our team primarily covers:

  • social impact assessment and management - social due diligence, equator principle compliance reviews and construction monitoring
  • resettlement and indigenous peoples’ development planning
  • public consultation, disclosure and stakeholder engagement planning
  • labour rights management planning and auditing
  • ecosystems services and livelihoods
  • gender analysis and management planning

The team works mainly on international projects and international travel is an integral part of this role. Over the next few years team members will be undertaking periodic site visits to Projects in the following regions and countries, amongst others: South Asia (e.g. Pakistan), Central Asia (e.g. Mongolia), North and Francophone Africa (e.g. Egypt, Senegal, Madagascar).

For more information about the position and how to apply please follow Link to Job.