AECOM Graduate Environmental Scientist in Germantown, Maryland
United States of America - Maryland, Germantown
AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Entry Level Environmental Scientist. This is an entry-level position in AECOM’s Environment Business Line within the Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Technical Practice Area; position will report to EHS Department in AECOM’s Germantown, Maryland. The Environmental Scientist will work under supervision of a project manager or senior level team member on a variety of EHS projects, including but not limited to: environmental compliance plans and permitting, environmental site assessments, subsurface investigations, and hazardous material surveys.
AECOM is pleased to include you in a unique development opportunity, the Graduate Development Program (GDP). This program is designed to support your assimilation into the organization and assist with creating a foundation of knowledge for a successful career at AECOM. You will gain experience in your discipline through learning on the job and participate in development opportunities during the program, including access to AECOM's social media resources, group mentoring, and professional networking. The program also has learning activities that will be available to you, including webinars and on-line programs.
Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Conducting and overseeing in the field, activities related to environmental assessment and remediation of sites impacted with petroleum products, drycleaner solvents, and/or other hazardous substances at private, state, local and federal facilities.
Tasks include overseeing drilling of wells and soil borings, overseeing excavation of contaminated soils, collection of soil and groundwater samples, and other field-related tasks.
Assisting project managers in preparing analytical summary tables, assessment reports and with developing environmental site assessment and remediation strategies for contaminated sites, and preparation of draft and final plans and reports for agency approval.
Utilizes basic scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop solutions for technical problems with limited scope.
Collects and enters data, and applies technical principles and theories.
Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state and federal regulations to ensure compliance.
Entry-level position; may not require previous experience
- BA/BS + None or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
Educational background (bachelor’s degree at minimum) in an environmental-related field (e.g. environmental science, geology, etc.).
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
General knowledge of field environmental sampling techniques
Experience with AutoCAD
Experience with ArcGIS
Knowledge of Florida environmental regulations
40 Hour HAZWOPER certification
Willingness/ability to be in the field and travel
Ability to perform detail-oriented work
Excellent technical writing and organizational skills.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills
Must have a valid driver's license and the ability to safely drive extended distances.
0 to 2 years of environmental experience
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is
pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions
inclusion, diversity and overall
employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our
core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only
delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. 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. 215521BR
Clearance Required 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.