AECOM Environmental Manager in BW - Kgalagadi, Botswana

Business Line Environment

Position Title Environmental Manager

Botswana - Kgalagadi

BW - Kgalagadi

Job Summary

The Environmental Manager, Botswana will be working in conjunction with E&GE Managing Director, Africa and E&GE Operations Director, Africa to project manage large Environmental Engineering projects in Botswana and the region. The role requires:

  1. the development and leadership of a team of technical and sector specialists, to execute projects as well as to win and successful deliver projects across the region.

  2. driving growth and sale of AECOM’s services for all business lines and across all market sectors within the region, aligned with regional strategy.

  3. building strong relationships and interacts regularly with key existing and new clients, teaming partners, industry groups and stakeholders linked to the region.

  4. active collaboration with AECOM’s overall E&GE team for growth.

  5. delivering high quality, innovative solutions to our clients.

You will have the opportunity to create a positive impact on AECOM’s global E&GE strategic direction by working collaboratively with a talented team of multidisciplinary design, management and technical professionals. You should be a recognized thought leader that develops, articulates and leads the execution of value creation strategies for our clients.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the implementation of the business strategy in the Botswana.

  • Compile or Review contracts and tender submissions

  • Identify and lead key pursuits; develop successful win strategies.

  • Lead client relationship/business development activities through early interaction, “scope of work” development, and on-going client maintenance interface.

  • Responsible for developing market sector intelligence including industry assessment, trends in key markets and client opportunities for investment and winning work.

  • Ensure that projects are delivered within the client budget and schedule; ensure that projects are delivered with the agreed fee and the stated profit.

  • Interface with clients on schedules, meetings and issues (manage client expectations).

  • Advise senior E&GE management of the project status on a regular basis.

  • Anticipate potential schedule or priority delays and initiate plans for alternative actions.

Minimum Requirements


  • Minimum 10 – 15 years related experience in project management and project execution of environmental engineering / civil infrastructure projects.

Specific Skills Required:

  • Experienced and solid network in the built and natural environment

  • Recognised as an industry expert who would bring added credibility at critical stages of the project lifecycle

  • Ability to develop key and trusted client relationships that can lead to new business quickly.

  • Demonstrated skills and track record in marketing and business development, including market strategy development, competitive assessment, market positioning and market strategy execution.

  • Proven strategic skills; experienced with the development and execution of business and marketing strategies.

  • Experience influencing and managing senior level stakeholders.

  • Excellent presentation skills.

  • Solid verbal, written and interpersonal skills.

  • Effective negotiation and dispute resolution skills, analytical and decision-making.

  • Liaison and consultative skills applied within a context of political sensitivity and conflicting interests; includes the view of others in decisions.

  • Demonstrated collaborative skills, both internally and externally.

  • Ability to advise on complex matters to non-specialists.

  • Project, Programme and Construction Management procedure definition and implementation.

  • Best practice for subject disciplines schedule, cost, information, risk, reporting, integration, change management, configuration management, and delay analysis.

  • Earned value analysis and Critical Path Analysis.

  • Knowledge of business practices associated with project/construction management.

  • Ability to interpret scope guidance and contractual agreements to determine the responsibilities of both the delivery team and the Client/Employer.

  • Ability to interpret diagrammatic representations of workflow.

  • Ability to interact with users, ability to communicate, comprehend, interpret, articulate, and define technical solutions as well as the ability to accurately document technical design information.

  • Ability to lead a team toward proficiency in support and delivery of project management.

  • Ability to set goals and objectives and measure progress towards their achievement.

Person Specification:

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Advanced Degree in Environmental or Civil Engineering.

  • Relevant Master’s degree would be an advantage.

  • Registration with the Engineers Registration Board of Botswana.

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 Botswana

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 185055BR

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.