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Entry Level Geologist

Denver Colorado United States

Company Description

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Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking a motivated Entry Level Geologist for employment in the Denver, Colorado or Colorado Springs, Colorado office.  This position will support the Environmental business line, primarily working on Department of Defense (DoD) projects. 

This position is expected to begin in May 2024.

Under the supervision of a Project Manager or senior-level team member, the successful candidate’s responsibilities will include:

  • Use on-the-job learning to apply standard field practices and techniques using basic field equipment to collect samples of soil, groundwater, surface water, and sediment; prepare samples for shipping; and complete chain-of-custody or similar paperwork.
  • Perform supervised field tasks, such as soil logging, monitoring well installation, slug testing, water level/groundwater gradient surveys, etc.
  • Gather and interpret chemical and non-chemical data and other information to be used in the preparation of scientific reports and compile and organize environmental data collected by others.
  • Prepare basic data and scientific documents and apply knowledge of natural sciences (hydrology, chemistry, biology, etc.) to explain observations.
  • Assist senior-level team members in planning and coordination efforts of field programs.
  • Qualified candidates must be comfortable with travel. Fieldwork and out-of-state travel will be required.
  • Anticipated division of job-related tasks is about a 75/25 percent split between field and office work.

The ideal candidate must be able to work effectively both as an individual and within a collaborative team environment. They must be able to demonstrate effective and timely communication skills, especially during fieldwork. The flexibility to work on a multitude of diverse projects, a positive attitude, and commitment to workplace health and safety are imperative. For the right candidate, this position holds significant potential to learn leadership and management skills that offer growth opportunities within AECOM.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geology or related science.
  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License required to visit project sites, clients, and other AECOM offices. 
  • As a condition of employment, the selected candidate must pass a Motor Vehicle Records review.
  • Due to the nature of the work, US citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Has general knowledge of geologic and environmental concepts (e.g., stratigraphy, geological processes, hydrogeology, hydrology, etc.).
  • Ability and desire to travel periodically for weeks- to months-long project assignments.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to document work.
  • Safety-minded individual with the desire to implement safe working practices and be an active participant in safety kick-off calls and daily “tailgate” safety briefings.
  • Experience with basic Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint) and ability to write and to convey complex thoughts and ideas in a clear, concise manner.
  • OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER Certification or ability to obtain one within 2 months of hire.
  • Frequently lifting, carrying, and loading equipment without assistance up to 50lbs.
  • Previous experience or proven ability in operating a full-size pickup truck.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance and/or per diem are not offered for this position.
  • Candidate will submit to medical surveillance screening upon hire.
  • Offered rate of compensation (Colorado locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $55,000.00 - $65,000.00/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, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance programs, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.


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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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