Full Time

Geologist II – Oakland

Posted 2 days ago by Aecom
Oakland, CA
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.

**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.

**Job Description**

**AECOM** is actively seeking a talented mid-level Geologist for immediate employment in the Oakland California area. 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, and collaborating 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 successful candidate will assist with gathering and analyzing geological, hydrogeological, and geochemical data in both the field and office settings. The field activities will consist of soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, air, and soil vapor sample collection, geological soil logging and interpretation, and the oversight of subcontractors including laboratories and excavation and drilling companies. The office activities will involve the preparation of investigation reports and the management of data. Flexibility to work on a multitude of diverse projects, a positive attitude, willingness to mentor junior staff, and commitment to workplace health and safety is imperative.


+ Conduct surface and subsurface investigations that employ soil borings, test pits, well installations, soil groundwater vapor sampling, aquifer testing, bore hole and surface geophysical surveys.

+ Examines and describes soil samples and interprets geologic and hydrogeologic conditions.

+ Interpret and record data, conduct analyses, compare findings to relevant studies and local, state and federal regulations.

+ Performs subsurface drilling investigations to determine the presence and extent of contamination in soil and groundwater, and vapor in soil pore-space matrices.

+ Collects multimedia samples for field and laboratory testing.

+ Analyzes and applies solutions to atypical and/or semi-complex and challenging issues using standard operating procedures/methodologies as a basis, and may help determine the appropriate approach for new assignments.

+ Proactive in recognizing and appropriately addressing health and safety issues for the entire team.

+ Prepare high-quality technical reports and environmental permit application packages.

+ Assist with procurement and oversight of subcontractors.

+ Assists with the preparation of proposals for small and moderate scope projects.

+ Works independently with minimal to moderate level of guidance.

+ Assist Project Managers with budget and scope preparation, development of work plans and overall coordination of a variety of project management tasks related to new and ongoing projects.

+ May assist more junior staff members with aspects of their job or may coordinate activities of a small team.

+ Drives quality control of assigned tasks or small segments of a project.


**Minimum Requirements**

+ Bachelor of Science degree in geology or relevant geological science discipline (e.g., geophysics, hydrogeology, or geochemistry.

+ Minimum 2 years of environmental remediation and investigation experience needed.

+ Valid Driver’s license.

+ US Citizen/US Permanent Resident.

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Experience with Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments, site characterization, subsurface investigation, and remediation projects at various client sites.

+ Experience with soil, groundwater, vapor, and stormwater field collection methods.

+ Experience applying geological knowledge to monitoring and subsurface investigations in field and office settings.

+ Possess technical report writing skills and prepare monitoring and investigation reports.

+ Independent fieldwork and leadership of field teams.

+ Experience with conducting fieldwork, including:

+ Driving to project sites;

+ Subcontractor oversight;

+ Utility clearance;

+ Soil 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.

+ Previous experience preparing plans, permits, and reports for hazardous waste, air quality, stormwater, and wastewater programs.

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

+ Ability to travel up to 80% to various job sites within the US (Primary area of travel is Northern California and nearby region).

+ 40 hour OSHA HAZWOPER certificate or annual refresher certificate.

+ 10 hour and/or 30 hour OSHA Construction Supervisory certificate.

+ First Aid/CPR certificate.

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

**Additional Information**


Exempt Position: Offered rate of compensation California location only will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $68,000 – $75,000.


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.

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:** J10079111

**Business Line:** Environment

**Business Group:** DCS

**Strategic Business Unit:** West

**Career Area:** Science