AECOM Entry-Level Environmental Planner / Scientist (IAP) in Glen Allen, Virginia

United States of America - Virginia, Glen Allen

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Entry-Level Environmental Planner / Scientist (IAP) for employment in the Glen Allen, VA office. 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.

The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to work within a team and independently as needed to prepare environmental compliance documentation for a variety of federal and private industry clients in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA), Clean Water Act (CWA), and other federal, state, and local regulatory requirements. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects. The incumbent can look forward to supporting projects regionally within the Virginia and Washington, D.C. area as well as throughout the United States. The successful candidate must be capable of primarily working in an office environment with occasional project site visits and/or field work to support environmental and natural resources data collection. Occasional travel and overnight stays will be required.

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.

Incumbent Responsibilities:

  • At the direction and oversight of senior staff, prepare all or portions of environmental compliance documents that are technically accurate, legally sufficient, and support client objectives.

  • Conduct research on natural and environmental resources using a variety of online databases and resources as well as printed materials.

  • Attend client meetings to learn about project details and record minutes

  • Assist with natural and environmental resource field studies as needed to collect data and support the preparation of permits or other documentation

  • Coordinate with regulatory and resource agencies with regard to NEPA, ecological studies and permitting

  • Work in regional program areas related to natural/water resources planning, community development, coastal zone management and others

More about this position:

  • 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.

  • Degree in science or related field required.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS + None or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Familiarity with Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping and analysis

  • Strong working knowledge of word-processing and integrated software applications, including MS Word, Excel, and Power Point

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in environmental studies; geography or urban studies with an environmental emphasis/focus; or a relevant scientific discipline (e.g., environmental science, biology, agriculture, geology, soil science, or other scientific fields)

  • Knowledge of environmental data collection, identification, investigation, and data entry

  • Exceptionally strong research, writing, verbal, organization skills

  • Ability to understand and interpret technical information and accurately and concisely summarize for general audiences both verbally and in writing

  • High degree of self-motivation and the ability to work independently with limited supervision

  • Organizational management skills and ability to perform detail-oriented work are required

  • Position may require field work and candidate must be able to travel

  • Writing sample and college transcripts required

  • Familiarity with graphic design and layout of reports and presentations

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. 208967BR

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.