Entry-Level Environmental Scientist

Aecom Providence , RI 02940

Posted 6 days ago

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Entry Level Environmental Science to be based in Chelmsford, MA or Providence, RI.

This position is expected to begin in May 2022.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it's improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We're one global team - 47,000 strong - driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity. We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you're working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion - a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts - planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers - leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let's get started.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Utilizes basic scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop solutions for environmental technical problems.

  • Prepare technical work plans and reports.

  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state and federal regulations to ensure compliance.

  • Plan, execute, analyze and report on environmental measures in natural systems.

  • Apply standard field practices and techniques using basic field equipment to collect environmental samples of soil, soil vapor, groundwater, surface water, sediment; prepare samples for shipping, and complete chain-of-custody or similar paperwork.

  • Apply knowledge of natural sciences (chemistry, physics, biology, hydrology, and mathematics) to explain observations.

  • Perform data validation, evaluation and coordination with analytical laboratories.

  • Conduct geological logging and interpretation, and the oversight of subcontractors including laboratories and excavation and drilling companies

  • Study contaminants and determine how to restore the environment.

  • Prepare basic data and scientific documents.

  • Possesses technical report writing skills.

  • Performs unsupervised field tasks.

  • Direct staff in the execution of tasks.

  • Review analytical data for general indicators of quality for routine analyses based on well defined guidelines.

  • Coordination with task and project managers, working with on-site subcontractors and field staff, supporting sampling, data collection, and field documentation.

  • Provide technical expertise support.

  • Learn and develop a keen understanding of hazard recognition; and environmental investigation or remediation.

  • Travel to various job sites within the US.

  • Flexibility to work on a multitude of diverse projects, a positive attitude, and commitment to workplace health and safety.

  • Learn and develop a keen understanding of hazard recognition; and environmental investigation or remediation.

  • Travel to various job sites within the US.

  • Flexibility to work on a multitude of diverse projects, a positive attitude, and commitment to workplace health and safety.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Environmental Science, or other related discipline (e.g. geophysics, geochemistry, biology)

  • Valid U.S. Driver's License

  • Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in chemistry, environmental science or other related discipline (e.g., geophysics, hydrogeology, geochemistry, biology, geology).

  • Experience with developing conceptual site models, and preparing remediation strategies.

  • Proficiency in standard office suite software applications.

  • Knowledge of federal environmental regulations (e.g., CERCLA, RCRA, TSCA).

  • OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Certification.

  • Database, GIS, CAD, visualization software skills are desirable.

  • Ability to demonstrate professional demeanor in written and verbal communications with clients, regulatory officials, and fellow employees.

  • Ability to write and to convey complex thoughts and ideas in a clear, concise manner. Ability to learn through on-the-job experience.

  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds and safely drive a full-size pickup truck.

  • Tolerance for work in outdoor environments in a range of weather conditions and be medically fit for wearing a respirator.

Additional Information:

  • Relocation assistance and/or per diem is not offering for this position.

  • This position may be subject to a pre-employment Motor Vehicle Record Screening

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you're working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion - a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts - planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers - leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let's get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 265760BR

Additional Locations US - Providence, RI

Virtual: No

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.

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