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Entry Level Environmental Scientist/Geologist


Company Description

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Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking an Entry Level Environmental Scientist/Geologist for employment in our Little Rock, Arkansas office to support soil and groundwater investigations and remediation projects. The ideal candidate will be willing and able to learn new skills and methods while working on challenging field and office assignments in a collaborative team environment.

This position is expected to begin in June 2024.

Candidate will gain experience in their discipline through learning on the job and participate in development opportunities enabling professional growth. Candidate will complete field tasks, including site investigations, drilling oversight, soil and groundwater sample collection, remediation system data collection, and related work. The candidate will also provide office support for data management, report preparation, and maintain the required AECOM-related documentation and forms.

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.

Tasks will include:

  • Conducting environmental field work, including soil logging, groundwater sampling, fluid level gauging and oversight of field surveys, drilling, well installation, development operations, and utility clearance for intrusive operations.
  • Field document preparation and field data collection, processing, and interpretation.
  • Supporting office tasks, including data analysis and report preparation.
  • 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, and compares findings to relevant studies and local, state, and federal regulations to ensure compliance.
  • Travel to project locations, including driving and overnight stays.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in the Geological, Hydrogeological, or Environmental Sciences; Engineering; or a related field.
  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License required to visit project sites, clients, and other AECOM offices.
  • As a condition of employment, selected candidate must pass a Motor Vehicle Records review.
  • Due to the nature of the work, U.S. Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the environmental remediation industry (private or public).
  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER Certification.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, comfortable meeting with clients, colleagues, and sub-contractors alike.
  • Flexible with working hours and locations; frequent travel within 1 – 2-hour drive of home office and occasionally further.
  • Willingness and ability to learn and rapidly master new tasks.
  • Strong research and report writing (including web-based research).
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Strong quality and time management.
  • Self-starter, develops and delivers work under own initiative.
  • Solid attention to detail and thorough approach to work.
  • Proficient with basic computer programs; Microsoft Suite Programs.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
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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, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absences, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

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.

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

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