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Environmental Technician


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Job Description

AECOM is seeking an Environmental Technician to be based in Charlotte, North Carolina. This will be supporting our team working on site assesment and remediation projects for one of our top cleints.

The responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Performs routine fieldwork as a trainee (such as environmental sampling, assisting with calculations, and operations, maintenance and inspection of equipment of client site), working under close supervision. Performs routine tasks in support of project staff and handles less complex duties.
  • Performs a variety of tasks in support of project staff.
  • May gather and maintain specified records of scientific data for supervisor, including but not limited to environmental sampling, operations and maintenance and inspections at client sites.
  • Other activities may include assisting with calculations, setting up and operating equipment, inspecting equipment and installations for compliance with specifications and maintaining proper project documentation.
  • Collects and enters data, and applies technical principles and theories under supervision.
  • Frequently moving to numerous locations on the site to perform monitoring and maintenance checks.
  • Occasional power gripping/ squeezing hand tolls and levers to perform maintenance, inspection or reading such as removing nuts and bolts on filters or well covers.
  • Occasionally working with arms above shoulder level, climbing stairs, and using portable ladders to perform maintenance, inspection, or readings.
  • Position requires wearing associated person protective equipment, including but not limited to safety glasses/goggles, safety shoes/boots, hart had, face shield, respirator, and hearing protection.
  • Often working in an environment with heavy, moving dangerous equipment.
  • Occasional repetitive bending and stooping to take ground measurements and other record reading as assigned.


Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Requires enrollment in the medical monitoring program requiring initial and annual physicals.
  • Occasionally lifting of 40lbs unassisted
  • Must participate in and successfully complete a post-offer pre-employment fitness for duty questionnaire
  • Candidate must be able to meet the medical clearance requirements of an OSHA (HAZWOPER) medical surveillance physical examination.
  • Physically able, with or without accommodation, to work in outdoor environments with uneven terrain, variable outdoor conditions including heat, noise, and/or chemicals.
  • Ability to travel to various client site locations to conduct fieldwork, including but not limited to environmental sampling, operations and maintenance and inspections.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Selected candidate will have completed 40 hour HAZWOPER training or annual refresher class.
  • Proficient and knowledgeable with all types of groundwater sampling and gauging techniques (low flow purge, no purge, conventional).
  • Proficient and knowledgeable with all types of groundwater and LNAPL treatment systems (pump and treat, soil vapor extraction, LNAPL skimming, dual phase extraction, etc.)
  • Excellent work ethic and team-player attitude.
  • Current 40-hour HAZWOPER certification.
  • Experience with Oil and Gas clients and working on active petroleum facilities.
  • Experience with pneumatic and electric submersible pumps, electric control panels, and water conveyance piping.
  • Experience with environmental sampling (soil, soil vapor, groundwater).
  • Excellent mechanical background and aptitude.
  • Strong attention to detail, with proven ability to follow specific instructions.
  • An ability to effectively express themselves orally and in writing to other project staff.
  • Basic computer skills.

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, 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.