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Geologist

AECOM
Full-time
On-site
Denver Colorado 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.

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Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking highly-motivated Geologist for employment within our Federal Remediation Practices group working out of the Denver, CO office to support planning, project or task management and supervision of complex field tasks, including site investigations, drilling oversight, soil and groundwater sample collection, and related work. The ideal candidate will have prior experience in environmental field data collection including drilling, soil logging, well installation and soil, groundwater and vapor sample collection, and experience in remediation systems operations, maintenance, and monitoring.  The primary location for field activities to be completed is at Former Lowry Air Force Base, and the surrounding Colorado area.

In addition, the candidate will have some experience in data management and basic technical report production. Strong verbal and written communication skills are critical for this role.

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

  • Conducting environmental field work, including soil logging, groundwater sampling, fluid level gauging, remediation systems operations, maintenance, and monitoring, and oversight of field surveys, drilling, well installation, development operations and utility clearance for intrusive operations.
  • Field document preparation, field data collection, processing and interpretation.
  • Supporting office tasks, including data analysis and report preparation.
  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state and federal regulations to ensure compliance.
  • Travel to project locations including driving and overnight stays.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Hydrogeology or other related discipline (e.g., geophysics, geochemistry, environmental geology, engineering geology)  and 4 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
  • Valid U.S. Driver's License
  • Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in environmental consulting
  • Correspondence with subcontractors and vendors
  • Task management experience
  • Coordination of field work
  • Attention to detail and desire to complete quality work products
  • 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 occasional travel within the United States. 
  • 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

Exempt Position: The offered rate of compensation for Colorado locations only will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $61,000 - $95,000.

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 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.

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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