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Entry-Level Geologist

Latham New York United States

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking an Entry-Level Geologist to join our remediation team in our Latham, New York office. The successful candidate will work on an established project site in New York’s Capitol Region.

This is a project-specific, field-based role comprising approximately 90% field work and 10% office-based work.

This position is expected to begin in May 2024.

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

  • Conducting full-time daily inspections of facility operations at a construction and demolition landfill and monitor operations for compliance with applicable NYSDEC regulations and permits. 
  • Observe daily facility operations during landfill operating hours.
  • Inspect materials being disposed for acceptability as permitted C&D waste.
  • Monitor waste placement and daily cover operations and leachate collection control measures.
  • Monitor operations for effectiveness of dust control measures and document and notify the landfill operator if and when there is evidence of unacceptable airborne dust emissions.
  • Maintain daily field notes to include general observations of activities and conditions on site and document any discussions with facility personnel.
  • Conduct daily odor inspections of neighborhoods surrounding the landfill and send a written log of each odor inspection and results to the NYSDEC and the landfill operator.
  • Prepare daily facility inspection reports and distribute to NYSDEC.
  • Conduct follow-up inspections of any permit violations and prepare associated inspection reports to ensure corrective actions are promptly implemented.
  • Support NYSDEC in monitoring new cell construction activities.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science or Geology.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER certification.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Organizational and Time Management skills.
  • Can communicate effectively with members of the project team.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a part of a project team.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
  • Travel is required for this position.
  • Sponsorship for US employment authorization is not available now or in the future for this position.
  • Offered rate of compensation (New York locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $55,380.00 - $67,258.28/yr.
  • 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, global EAP, Business Travel, and Service Awards programs.


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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.

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