The move is part of its strategy to create a regional base in Brazil from where it can expand across South America.
Habtec has been operating principally in the energy, mining and transport sectors for over 20 years. The company employs about 80 people and its project portfolio includes various environmental impact studies, monitoring projects and environmental education programmes major companies.
“Habtec has an excellent reputation and shares the same values and has a similar culture to Mott MacDonald,” said Mott MacDonald chairman Keith Howells. “Bringing Habtec into the group will allow the development and growth of what is already a highly regarded team and will give us a base in Brazil from which to offer the full range of Mott MacDonald’s services.”