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Geologist - 6+ years experience


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Job Description

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Geologist for employment in the Austin or San Antonio, Texas offices. This position would support the Environmental business line, primarily working on Federal projects.

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

  • Support planning and execute wide range of environmental investigation and remediation projects under CERCLA, RCRA, and State jurisdictions for the DoD.
  • Develop and implement environmental solutions and best management practices.
  • Interface with clients to identify technical requirements.
  • Write work planning documents and technical reports.
  • Lead planning and execution of robust complex field events including sampling, data collection, and remediation at project sites.
  • Participate in teams of engineers and scientists in execution of project tasks.
  • Analyze data sets, draw conclusions, and develop risk management recommendations.
  • Manage personal workloads; apprising project managers of progress and obstacles, and presenting project outputs for final delivery.
  • Meet required schedules while producing quality work.
  • Work both in a team environment and without supervision.
  • Apply advanced scientific principles, theories, practices, and existing technologies to develop technical solutions to complex problems.
  • Perform complex assignments often requiring the development of unique solutions to problems.
  • Oversee the work of less experienced scientists.
  • Manage projects within client's scope/budget/schedule expectations and ensure quality standards on project deliverables.
  • Provide oversight of subcontractors for site investigation and remediation projects with complex technical/regulatory issues, to ensure their work aligns with our client's goals and expectations.
  • Ensure that best practices and appropriate technology are used for all remediation activities.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of local, state, and Federal regulations.
  • Travel to various job sites within the US


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geology or Hydrogeology, +6 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
  • Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in geology, hydrogeology or other related discipline (e.g., geophysics, hydrogeology, geochemistry, environmental geology, engineering geology).
  • Professional registration or track to obtain professional registration.
  • Experience with developing conceptual site models, and preparing remediation and assessment strategies
  • Proficiency in standard office suite software applications.
  • OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Certification
  • Candidate must be able to meet the medical clearance requirements of an OSHA (HAZWOPER) medical surveillance physical examination.
  • Tolerance for work in outdoor environments in a range of weather conditions.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Desire to be on a project management track with the opportunity to complete AECOM’s project manager training and certification process. Qualified candidates (or candidates with the desire to take on project management roles) will work closely with senior-level project managers to learn AECOM’s project management procedures and expectations.

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 absence, 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.