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Environmental Scientist / Geologist

Buffalo New York United States

Company Description

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking experienced Environmental Geologists and Scientists in the Northeast region with leaking underground storage tank (UST) investigation/remediation experience and leaking UST regulatory knowledge in the states of CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY, RI, and/or VT.  This position will report to one of the AECOM offices in the Northeast region including but not limited to Chelmsford MA, Rocky Hill CT, Providence RI, Buffalo NY, Albany NY, Piscataway NJ.

This position will support Project Managers in planning, project or task management and supervision of complex field tasks, including environmental site investigations, drilling oversight, soil and groundwater sample collection, remediation system installation and operations and maintenance, and related work. The candidate will also provide office support for project management, regulatory compliance, data management and technical evaluation, and report preparation for a leaky UST environmental investigation and remediation projects.

The ideal candidate must be able to work independently and productively in a collaborative team-environment, foster team building through inclusion and mentorship, display a high level of organization and communication, and demonstrate a strong desire to learn from Project Managers. For the right candidate, this position holds significant growth potential.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Field-based task management and oversight of environmental investigation and remediation programs.
  • Health and safety stewardship, including local field visits.
  • Coordinating work schedules with AECOM staff and subcontractors
  • Qualified candidates must be comfortable with periodic travel throughout the area.
  • Flexibility to work on a multitude of diverse projects, a positive attitude, willingness to mentor junior staff, and commitment to workplace health and safety are imperative.
  • Mentor project Jr. staff
  • Project Management tasks including developing scopes of work, budgets, and schedules and tracking costs.
  • Data management, evaluation and report writing including drafting environmental investigation work plans and reports and drafting health and safety plans.
  • Preparing cost estimates for field investigation work and for reporting tasks.

This position requires both office and field work; the successful candidate should expect to be out in the field up to 20% of the time mentoring junior staff. Field work may be performed at project sites with environmental media (e.g., soil, sediment, groundwater, surface water, etc.) that has been impacted with hazardous substances and/or hazardous wastes.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s in Environmental Science, Soil Science, Geology, or closely related field
  • 4+ years of relevant experience and/or equivalent of experience and/or education.
  • Valid Driver’s License, subject to a pre-employment Motor Vehicle Record Screening
  • Due to the nature of this role, US citizenship is required


Preferred Qualifications

  • 6+ years of environmental consulting experience which includes UST regulations experience.
  • Experience communicating and coordinating with subcontractors and vendors.
  • Experience coordinating field work with staff and subcontractors.
  • Data evaluation, interpretation, and reporting experience.
  • Experience preparing draft work plans and reports for environmental investigations.
  • 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER training and annual updates.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Experience working for clients in the oil and gas market sector.
  • Experience working with environmental regulatory agencies in CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY, RI, and/or VT.

Additional Information

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.

Offered rate of compensation in Chelmsford, MA will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $70,000 to $95,000. 


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 $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. 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.

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