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Geologist - 6+ years experience. Remediation

Arlington Virginia United States

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Geologist tied to the Arlington, VA office. This position, within our Federal Remediation practice, will participate in a team to help execute a variety of Federal investigation/remediation projects. The appropriately qualified applicant will demonstrate experience and working knowledge of environmental regulatory requirements, geologic principles, and site characterization methods. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Support planning and executing projects for the DoD in the areas of environmental compliance and/or cleanup
  • Perform environmental regulatory research and analysis
  • Develop and implement environmental solutions and best management practices; and support environmental planning activities
  • Interface with clients to identify technical requirements
  • Write work planning documents (e.g., UFP-QAPP) and technical reports
  • Lead and perform field work including sampling and data collection 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
  • Strong work ethic and professional demeanor
  • Utilizes advanced scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies develop technical solutions to complex problems.
  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, provincial and national regulations to ensure compliance. Perform work with minimal direction. 
  • Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Responsible for advanced duties and activities in their specialized functional area.
  • Plans and organizes project studies. 
  • Assists in the resolution of conflicting technical information and unsuitability of standard procedures. 
  • Performs complex assignments often requiring the development of unique solutions to problems. 
  • May oversee the work of less experienced scientists.


Minimum Requirements

  • BS/BA from an accredited university in geology, or related science field and 6+ years of experience or equivalency of relevant experience and or education
  • Valid U.S. Driver's License
  • Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required.

Preferred Requirements

  • PG Licensed Geologist preferred
  • Demonstrated experience with the Department of Defense Restoration Program.
  • Demonstrate familiarity of federal environmental laws and regulations as they apply to the mission and installations within the Department of Defense (e.g., Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation Liability Act)
  • Demonstrated experience developing and revising Conceptual Site Models
  • Demonstrated experience developing and revising UFP-QAPPs
  • Demonstrated experience writing Remedial Investigation reports, Feasibility Study reports, Proposed Plans, and Decision Documents.

Additional Information


Exempt Position: The offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $81,000 - $91,000


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.


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.

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