Full Time

Entry-Level Geologist

Posted 2 days ago by Aecom
Austin, TX
Application ends: March 1, 2023
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Job Description

**Company Description**

**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 – 50,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

**Job Description**

**AECOM** is seeking a Entry-Level Geologist to be based in Austin, TX.

_This position is expected to begin in July 2023._

The Entry-Level Environmental Engineer will work with a diverse team of engineers, project managers and technical leaders across a broad range of practice areas delivering remediation consulting services in New England.

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

+ Utilize basic scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop solutions for technical problems with limited scope.

+ Prepares 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 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.

+ 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.

+ Possess technical report writing skills.

+ Perform 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.

**Qualifications**

**Minimum Requirements:**

+ Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Hydrogeology, Environmental Science, or other related discipline (e.g., geophysics, geochemistry, environmental geology, engineering geology).

+ Valid U.S. Driver’s License.

+ Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required.

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Master’s degree in geology, hydrogeology, or other related discipline (e.g., geophysics, hydrogeology, geochemistry, environmental geology, engineering geology).

+ Professional registration or on track to obtain professional registration.

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

+ Proficiency in standard office suite software applications.

+ 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 is not available for this position.

+ Travel is required for this position.

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

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

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

Join us and let’s get started.

**ReqID:** J10077344

**Business Line:** Environment

**Business Group:** DCS

**Strategic Business Unit:** West

**Career Area:** Science