Full Time

Geologist/Hydrogeologist III

Posted 2 days ago by Aecom
Grand Rapids, MI
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 – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

**Job Description**

**AECOM** is seeking a self-motivated Geologist/Hydrogeologist III in our Grand Rapids, MI office to assist with a variety of projects including data management, site investigations and remediation. The successful candidate will assist with gathering and analyzing geological, hydrogeological and geochemical data in an office setting. The office activities will involve preparation of investigation reports, management of data, task managing numerous tasks, and supporting project managers with office related tasks. Familiarity with Michigan Part 201 requirements are preferred. Field activities may consist of soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, air and soil vapor sample collection, geological logging and interpretation, and the oversight of subcontractors including laboratories and excavation and drilling companies. Flexibility to work on a multitude of diverse projects, a positive attitude, willingness to mentor junior staff, and commitment to workplace health and safety are imperative.

**Responsibilities include but are not limited to:**

+ Fully qualified scientist. Utilizes scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.

+ Requires general familiarity within a broad field of scientific knowledge of reciprocal effects of the work upon other disciplines/fields.

+ Familiarity with Michigan Part 201 requirements.

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

+ Works under only general direction. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions.

+ Solves problems by use of combinations of standard procedures, modifications of standard procedures or methods developed in previous assignments.

+ Participates in planning required to achieve prescribed objectives.

+ Conducts analysis and investigation work obtained from a variety of sources.

+ Performs inspections and tests to ensure compliance.

+ Participates in developing corrective measures and procedures. Formulates hypothesis, performs research and makes recommendation.



+ BA/BS with 4 years of experience in environmental remediation and investigation or demonstrated equivalency of experience and or education.

+ Valid Driver’s license.

+ US Citizen/US Permanent Resident.


+ Ability to travel up to 30% to various job sites within the US (Primary area of travel is Michigan and nearby states).

+ Michigan Part 201 knowledge is preferred.

+ Task Management experience in environmental consulting in Michigan is preferred.

+ Ability to demonstrate a primary technical role in multiple site characterization, subsurface investigation and remediation projects at various client sites;

+ Collect and evaluate environmental data in field and office settings;

+ Ability to lead site conceptual modelling work under supervision of Project Manager;

+ Possess technical report writing skills; prepare and/or lead preparation of investigation reports;

+ Independent field work and leadership of field teams;

+ Conduct and/or supervise field work, including:

+ Driving to project sites;

+ Subcontractor oversight;

+ Utility clearance;

+ Soil and bedrock drilling, characterization, and sampling;

+ Monitoring well (groundwater and soil vapor) installation and test pit excavation;

+ Soil, sediment, soil vapor, sanitary system, surface water, and groundwater sampling;

+ Surface and borehole geophysical techniques;

+ Aquifer testing, including slug tests, packer testing; step-drawdown and tracer tests; and

+ Remedial systems performance monitoring.

+ Prepare and/or task manage plans, permits, and reports for hazardous waste, air quality, storm water, and wastewater programs;

+ Perform and/or task manage Phase I and II environmental site assessments;

+ Provide general environmental compliance support to clients, including on-site assistance, as needed;

+ Support Project Managers on multiple projects within scope/budget/schedule expectations and confirm quality standards on project deliverables;

+ Ability to clearly communicate with subcontractors, regulatory agents, and clients during field activities;

+ Support Project Managers to effectively manage projects;

+ 30 hour OSHA Construction Supervisory certificate;

+ First Aid/CPR certificate;

+ Participate and develop a keen understanding of hazard recognition; and

+ Participate in project activity planning, and health and safety planning and oversight.

+ Candidate must be proficient with basic computer programs; Microsoft Suite Programs

**Additional Information**


AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.

**About AECOM’s Remediation, Restoration and Redevelopment Practice**

AECOM delivers innovative and often complex solutions to meet our clients’ objectives. Because we address many different impacted sites – from munitions to PFAS to algae blooms and beyond – every project in our global practice is different. That’s exciting, especially because our worldwide internal technical practice network connects us in real time to explore best practices from experts near and far. We offer full life-cycle solutions for projects – from due diligence through restoration and redevelopment to outreach programs that engage stakeholders and generate goodwill in the community. Our experts integrate scientific and engineering knowledge with responsive and cost-effective project management, strong communication skills, and an understanding of regulatory strategies and challenges. AECOM has the depth and breadth of resources to address significant remedial site challenges, and we support the development of our technical staff to be their best via professional mentorship and development. AECOM provides a stringent internal project manager certificate program to help you succeed in that career path. Learn more about our Remediation, Restoration and Redevelopment services.

**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. 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.

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.

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.

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:** J10059990

**Business Line:** Environment

**Business Group:** DCS

**Strategic Business Unit:** West

**Career Area:** Science