AECOM Senior Environmental Scientist - Expression of Interest in Maputo, Mozambique

Business Line Environment

Position Title Senior Environmental Scientist - Expression of Interest

Mozambique - Maputo


Job Summary

Due to our strong pipeline of projects in Maputo, Mozambique within the Environmental field we may have an opening for an experienced Senior Environmental Scientist.

If you would like to be the first one to hear about this opportunity when it will arise, submit an expression of interest now and let’s stay in touch. Should you experience technical problem uploading your CV, you can contact us on 0124213634.

As a Senior Environmental Scientist you will be responsible for the compilation of Environment projects in Mozambique. In addition, you would act as liaison and advisor on environmental, social and related issues for projects and to assist to grow the business in Mozambique by compiling proposals and representing the AECOM brand to identified clients.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Have a strong working knowledge of at least one key sector relevant to Mozambique i.e. extractives power, infrastructure;

  • Have and maintain an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the range of environmental disciplines involved in the ESIA business including air quality, water quality, social, ecological, management plans, etc.;

  • Project management experience including budget control, task development, and stakeholder liaison;

  • Ability to clearly communicate project objectives and expected outcomes to team members, sub-consultants and project stakeholders;

  • Have a good working knowledge of the local environmental legislation and its application to the assessment process;

  • Have well developed report writing skills.


  • Initiate and develop relationships with clients and sub-consultants;

  • Be a team player and be prepared to mentor junior staff members;

  • Encourage cooperation across disciplines, projects, and sectors; and

  • Ability to gain support and commitment from others in relation to project delivery.


  • Lead the development of proposals, managing the interface with technical specialists from around EMIA

  • Provide support and advise on Environmental and Social matters on projects

  • Clients:

  • Demonstrate expertise to clients and build trust by reliably meeting commitments;

  • Written and oral communication (including meetings and presentations);

  • Build a broad working knowledge of scope of AECOM’s practices, products, and services for cross selling and marketing opportunities.


  • A confident, motivated individual with strong inter-personal skills.

Minimum Requirements


  • Practical Experience Minimum 5 - 10 years’ experience – understanding of the regulatory requirements and relevant legislation; and

  • Business Skills Report and proposal writing, project management and communication skills essential

  • An ability to develop relationships with Clients and sell the AECOM brand.

  • Establish and manage effective, collaborative working relationships with AECOM staff, both within your home office, and internationally; and

  • Maintain a high level of integrity (and, when required, discretion) in communications and dealings with staff.

Specific Skills Required:

  • Must have Portuguese and English language skills

  • Must have own transport

  • Must be registered with MITADER

Person Specification (Behavioral Attributes):

  • Be an advocate for HSE initiatives and best practice

  • Be decisive - Know how to prioritize, advocate focus and accountability

  • Be impactful - Use clear and frequent communications, drive execution and results.

  • Be client-focused - Be collaborative, innovative and strategic.

  • Be the role model - Lead by example, demand excellence, maintain safety and integrity as top priorities.

Additional Personal Attributes and Qualities needed for this role :

  • Initiative: Ability to keep self-busy and strive for constant improvement and/or development;

  • Autonomy: Ability to work under supervision to complete necessary tasks but able to work independently on some tasks from time to time;

  • Motivation: Constantly seeks out opportunities for achievement and advancement of both project/technical work and personal career;

  • Has a ‘can do’ attitude;

  • Communication Skills: Good verbal and written communications skills;

  • Relationship Skills: Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with your peers;

  • Personal Organisation and Flexibility to be willing to undertake a range of complex tasks and to work hours necessary to meet business objectives.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree (or equivalent education) in an appropriate engineering discipline or the sciences from a four year accredited college or university.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Engineering - Environmental

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Mozambique

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 182438BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.