Mott MacDonald Canada Limited
Mott MacDonald employee, Connor Langford at a project site at Stanley Park in Vancouver, BC  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2022) and BC's Top Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Mott MacDonald Canada Limited was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2022) and BC's Top Employers (2022):

  • Mott MacDonald introduced a new well-being portal to encourage employees to assess and develop actions to improve their well-being and health -- the portal features online resources, the ability to connect with like-minded colleagues as well as organize personal fitness challenges, local fitness competitions and inter-office competitions
  • Mott MacDonald provides maternity leave top-up payments of up to 100 per cent of salary for 17 weeks and offers a short parental top-up for fathers and adoptive parents, to 100 per cent of salary for up to three weeks -- additionally, new parents can extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence
  • Along with helping employees save for the future through a defined contribution pension plan, Mott MacDonald offers a number of financial incentives including year-end bonuses and new employee referral bonuses, up to $2,500
Mott MacDonald staff members at a project site in Vancouver, BC  

Employer Background

Industry Engineering services
Established in Canada 1989
Parent company Mott MacDonald
Parent company head office Croydon, United Kingdom
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 231
Part-time employees in Canada 15
Full-time employees worldwide 12,054
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 10%
Average age of employees in Canada 37 years
Longest serving employee 51 years

COVID-19

Pandemic response employees were quickly moved to work-from-home arrangements and encouraged to bring home needed technology and furniture to set up comfortable home offices, enhanced safety and mitigation protocols for employees wanting to work onsite (including a new booking system), enhanced communications with employees (including virtual town halls, group video calls with senior personnel and individual check-ins)

Physical Workplace Rating: A

Editorial note due to the pandemic, some workplace amenities may be temporarily unavailable
Commuter amenities electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, nearby bike sharing station
Workplace features head office is located in the Bentall 5 building in downtown Vancouver and features an onsite medical clinic, a first aid room, telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, private phone booth, religious observance room
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television, books, magazines
Snacks available popcorn, granola bars, Dad's oatmeal cookies, peanut butter, apples, oranges, chocolate
Other food options at main location Cactus Club, Blenz Coffee, various food courts within 5 minute walk
Onsite fitness facility shared-use facility, subsidized membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, elliptical trainers, rowing machines, weights, sauna, shower facilities, swimming pool, squash and racquetball courts, pilates studio, personal trainers, designated spaces for women, meditation spaces, and health assessments

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: B

Employee social committee name Early Career Professionals Committee (est. 2016)
Cultural aspects business-casual dress daily, dress-for-your-day policy, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, casual dress Fridays, music while working, concierge services available, employee sports teams
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media
Other in-house communications lunch and learns on a variety of topics (diversity, inclusion, sustainability)

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: B+

Financial benefits note Mott MacDonald Canada Limited has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $2,500) for some positions
Additional financial benefits share purchase plan available to some employees

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: B+

Health plan note Mott MacDonald Canada Limited has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 20 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Paid sick days employees receive 5 days off each year
Health plan includes traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs), employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. acupuncture, naturopathy)
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $400 each year
Additional health and wellness initiatives well-being portal (online resource to help employees to focus on their fitness and over all health), annual wellness challenge
Family-friendly benefits note Mott MacDonald Canada Limited has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 3 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 3 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 100% of salary for 3 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, phased-in return to work for new parents
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B

Vacation note Mott MacDonald Canada Limited has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 5 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 4 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Unpaid leave of absence option yes

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: B+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
360° feedback option as part of the review process, performance feedback is also solicited from co-workers and other managers familiar with each employee's work
Confidential employee feedback employees can also provide confidential feedback on their manager's performance
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition online recognition platform, individual performance bonuses, on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: B+

Career planning in-house career planning services
In-house training initiatives mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation, mentoring to transfer retirees' skills
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Financial bonuses for course completions yes

Community Involvement Rating: B

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 3 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Canadian Blood Services, Vancouver Food Bank, The Daily Bread Food Bank
Community highlight Mott MacDonald's charitable focus in Canada includes empowering women and STEM outreach, environmental and sustainability initiatives, youth education and community partnerships with local charities.

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Mott MacDonald Canada Limited was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2022):

  • Mott MacDonald manages an 18-month Horizons program to help young professionals identify professional development needs and provide the appropriate tools and resources to help guide long-term career management
  • Mott MacDonald also manages a nomination-based Elements leadership development program focused on team engagement, client relationships, and commercial awareness -- the program consists of three modules, each lasting four to six weeks, with a mix of online training, reading, and WebEx sessions
  • Mott MacDonald hosts hour-long "Teachable Moments," a short presentation given by a member of the Early Career Professionals (ECP) committee on a topic of their choice -- the committee also organizes ECP Week, bringing together young employees from across the organization to connect and celebrate their contributions (includes webinars, virtual discussions, and competitions)
Mott MacDonald employees Andrew Wells and Courtney Forth at the office  

Highlights

Industry Engineering services
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 231
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
In-house training programs orientation program, in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Unique training and development opportunities Emerging Leaders career development program for high-potential employees (includes classroom learning, virtual seminars, and coaching), Elements leadership development program (participation is nomination-based, includes 3 modules lasting 4 to 6 weeks each with a mix of online training, reading, and WebEx sessions), Early Careers Professionals mentorship app to help early-career employees pair themselves with a mentor
Additional highlights "Rookies to Rockstars" event in each office to foster connections between younger and more senior staff, NASA Shark Tank initiative for early-career professionals to propose business solutions with funding and sponsorship awarded to winning proposals, Canada Unit Early Career Professionals hosts quarterly town halls between early-career employees and senior leadership, practice-specific Excellence Week (presentations, project showcases, workshops, networking sessions involving all regions)
Dedicated employee resource group local, regional and global Early Career Professionals Committees (organizes sports teams, networking events, and lunch-and-learns), NASA Early Career Professionals Steering Committee (community for new young professionals with initiatives centred on onboarding, professional development and research, mentoring, social activities, and engagement)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Mott MacDonald Canada Limited was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2022):

  • Mott MacDonald employees "walk the green talk," volunteering in the field and removing invasive species in support of the Stanley Park Adopt-an-Acre program -- and through their work, they are helping to address contemporary climate and planning issues facing modern cities today via their Resilient Cities focus
  • Mott MacDonald manages a unique in-house "Carbon Portal" assessment tool that is designed to measure and reduce carbon and costs for the projects the firm is working on -- the tool also showcases the company's sustainability focus in the development of new projects
Kaitlin Jackman, an employee at Mott MacDonald, participated in one of the organization's shoreline clean-up events  

Highlights

Industry Engineering services
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 231
Part-time employees in Canada 15
Employee green team sustainability steering committee
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Group Sustainability Advisor, Carbon Management Lead, Net Zero Lead, Global Climate Change Practice (and a number of other dedicated positions)
Formal strategy/policy name carbon action plan (dedicated carbon emissions reduction plan)
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green highlights employee committees in Toronto and Vancouver (share ideas and have implemented a number of initiatives, including eco-friendly procurement of supplies, paper reuse and double-sided printing, annual waste audits, zero-waste lunch and learn events and sustainability chats), formal carbon portal (in-house carbon assessment tool that is shared and showcased as a feature incorporated into clients' engineering projects)
Noteworthy initiatives as part of its line of business, has targeted its in-house engineering expertise to help cities adapt to the effects of climate change (and other stresses) through the "Resilient Cities" planning focus
Building footprint includes green roof, electric vehicle charging stations, motion sensor lighting, rooftop pollinator garden and bee apiary (produces honey for tenants)
Extended recycling organics, batteries, writing instruments (in partnership with TerraCycle)
Commuter amenities Bike to Work Week, walk to public transit, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Community partnerships Earth Day (week-long awareness campaign), Stanley Park Ecology Society's Adopt-an-Acre program (helps fund educational programs for school kids and employees volunteer to remove invasive species), Bike to Work Week

The Career Directory

Mott MacDonald Canada Limited has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Mott MacDonald employee Kristy McConnel at the company's Capilano Main No. 5 project site

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Engineering services
Full-time employees in Canada 101 to 250
Parent company Mott MacDonald
Parent company head office Croydon, United Kingdom
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Toronto ON
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Engineering Graduate
Starting salary $60K to $65K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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