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Geologist

AECOM
Full-time
On-site
Austin Texas United States

Company Description

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There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking a talented mid-level Geologist for immediate employment in the Austin, TX office. This position would support the Environmental business line, primarily working on Federal projects. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, collaborating 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.

The responsibilities of this role include, but may not be limited to the following:

  • Utilizes basic scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop solutions for technical problems with limited scope.
  • Prepare technical work plans and reports.
  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state and federal regulations to ensure compliance.
  • Plan, execute, analyze and report on environmental measures in natural systems.
  • Apply standard field practices and techniques using basic field equipment to collect samples of soil, soil vapor, groundwater, surface water, sediment; prepare samples for shipping, and complete chain-of-custody or similar paperwork.
  • Apply knowledge of natural sciences (chemistry, physics, biology, hydrology, and mathematics) to explain observations.
  • Study contaminants and determine how to restore the environment.
  • Prepare basic data and scientific documents.
  • Performs unsupervised field tasks.
  • Direct staff in the execution of tasks.
  • Review analytical data for general indicators of quality for routine analyses based on well-defined guidelines.
  • Coordination with task and project managers, working with on-site subcontractors and field staff, supporting sampling, data collection, and field documentation.
  • Provide technical expertise support.
  • Learn and develop a keen understanding of hazard recognition; and environmental investigation or remediation.
  • Travel to various job sites within the US
  • Flexibility to work on a multitude of diverse projects, a positive attitude, and commitment to workplace health and safety

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in geology or relevant geological science discipline (e.g., geophysics, geochemistry, environmental geology, engineering geology) + 2 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
  • Due to the nature of the work, U.S. citizenship is required
  • Must possess a valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in geology, hydrogeology or other related discipline (e.g., geophysics, hydrogeology, geochemistry, environmental geology, engineering geology).
  • Professional registration or on track to obtain professional registration.
  • Ability to travel for fieldwork and/or meetings.  This position may require significant travel (several months a year) within the United States. 
  • Experience with developing conceptual site models, and preparing remediation strategies
  • Proficiency in standard office suite software applications.
  • OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Certification or ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire
  • Database, GIS, CAD, visualization software skills are desirable
  • Ability to demonstrate professional demeanor in written and verbal communications with clients, regulatory officials, and fellow employees.
  • Ability to write and to convey complex thoughts and ideas in a clear, concise manner. Ability to learn through on-the-job experience.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds and safely drive a full-size pickup truck.
  • Tolerance for work in outdoor environments in a range of weather conditions and be medically fit for wearing a respirator.

Additional Information

Compensation: 

Offered rate of compensation in Austin, TX will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $56,000. - $75,000.  

Benefits:

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.

About AECOM

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 aecom.com 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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