Full Time

Geologist IV – Sacramento/Oakland

Posted 2 days ago by Aecom
Sacramento, 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.

**Job Description**

**AECOM** has an opening for an experienced Geologist or Hydrogeologist in our Sacramento or Oakland 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 both the field and office settings. The field activities will 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. The office activities will involve preparation of investigation reports and providing support to junior to mid-level staff on projects. Will involve task managing one or more persons on field activities and supporting project managers to help accomplish tasks. Successful candidate is required to relocate to the Sacramento or Oakland area.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Support a wide range of environmental investigation and remediation projects under CERCLA, RCRA, and State jurisdictions.

* Contribute directly to the preparation and review of technical project deliverables (e.g., work plans, remedial investigations, and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments).

* Conduct soil, groundwater, and vapor intrusion sampling.

* Contribute on projects regarding technical approach, numerical analysis, cost estimation, planning, design, scheduling, quality control, and safety.

* Job duties will involve both field work and office assignments with occasional overnight travel required.

* Developing clear and defensible CSMs for complex sites.

* Conducts research and does investigation work as required.

* Plans and organizes project studies.

* Assists in the resolution of conflicting technical information and unsuitability of standard procedures.

* Understanding of CERCLA, RCRA, state regulations, and waste management requirements.

* Developing UFP QAPP and other Federal project documents.

* Evaluating complex environmental data sets, including the use of modeling and statistics.

* Preparing, work plans, and technical reports, and presentations for technical meetings with clients and regulators.

* Performs complex assignments often requiring the development of unique solutions to problems.

* Actively communicating with the technical team and Project Manager.

* May oversee the work of less experienced scientists.

The responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Utilizes advanced scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies develop technical solutions to complex problems.

* Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, provincial and national regulations to ensure compliance. Work is performed with minimal direction.

* Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Responsible for advanced duties and activities in their specialized functional area.

* Conducts research and does investigation work as required.

* Plans and organizes project studies.

* Assists in the resolution of conflicting technical information and unsuitability of standard procedures.

* Performs complex assignments often requiring the development of unique solutions to problems.

* May oversee the work of less experienced scientists.

**Qualifications**

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

+ BA/BS in geology, hydrogeology, environmental science or equivalent field

+ Minimum 6 years of experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and or education.

+ Valid Driver’s license.

+ US Citizen or Permanent Resident.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS

+ Master’s degree preferred.

+ Business or proposal development experience

+ Preferred 7+ years of experience in the remediation/investigation consulting industry.

+ Experience and knowledge of California environmental regulations.

+ Experience with developing conceptual site models (CSM) and preparing remediation strategies.

+ Experience completing contaminant fate and transport evaluation.

+ Experience conducting risk assessments is a plus.

+ Knowledge of vapor intrusion sampling methods and CSM development.

+ Experience developing and preparing reports for submittal and acceptance for technical clients and regulators.

+ Demonstrated ability to collaborate with clients and project team.

+ Ability to write and review complex technical documents, perform high level review and strategy.

+ Ability to prepare graphics and reports that present complex technical matter in a clear and concise manner.

+ Computer proficient in a variety of statistical programs helpful.

+ Strong team worker, flexible.

+ Attention to detail and a thorough approach to work.

+ Ability to multitask and have strong communication skills.

+ Organized and able to work within a team of technical experts.

+ Able to work well in a team setting.

+ Learn and develop a keen understanding of hazard recognition.

+ Ability to travel up to 20% to regional job sites.

+ Computer proficient in MS Office programs.

**Additional Information**

+ No sponsorship will be provided for this opportunity

**Compensation**

Offered rate of compensation in Sacramento, CA will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $85,000 – $120,000.

**Benefits**

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.

**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.

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:** J10065901

**Business Line:** Environment

**Business Group:** DCS

**Strategic Business Unit:** West

**Career Area:** Science