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Franklin Tennessee United States

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

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 to add a Geologist to our Franklin, Tennessee office.  Our business focuses primarily on providing professional and technical services in engineering design, code consultation, and construction phase services for a wide variety of clients both in the private and public sectors.  We execute large and complex engineering projects and provide a comprehensive range of professional planning and design, systems engineering and technical assistance, program and construction management, and operations and maintenance services. 

This position is expected to begin as soon as possible.

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

Responsible for the study of the relationships of the natural world and the relationships between organisms and their environments. Includes monitoring & recording levels of pollutants, compiling reports, and recommending appropriate actions to ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations. Various types of ground water and soil studies and soil assessments are conducted to interpret and collect data.

  • 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.
  • 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.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geosciences, Environmental Science, Biological Sciences or a related scientific discipline.
  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License required to visit project sites, clients, and other AECOM offices. 
  • As a condition of employment, selected candidate must pass a Motor Vehicle Records review and a substance abuse test.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience and skill in the use of applicable equipment and instrumentation.
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience in data collection, data review, and preparation of scientific documents.
  • Knowledge of environmental science principles and local environmental systems, site assessments, and environmental investigations, including soil and groundwater sampling techniques.
  • Working knowledge of drilling techniques including direct push and percussion methods and applicable field safety associated with outdoor investigations.
  • Ability to interact appropriately with regulatory personnel and clients for routine tasks and meet required schedules while producing quality work. 
  • Must be in good physical health with the ability to work long hours outdoors in all weather conditions. 
  • Technical Skills: Ability to use Microsoft Office suite, AutoCAD, GIS, and spreadsheet software. 
  • Proficient in environmental sampling, report preparation, and data validation at a level of detail that requires intimate familiarity with method procedures and requirements. 
  • OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER Certification.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
  • Travel is required for this position.  
  • This position requires a hybrid work schedule which includes in-office work in Franklin, Tennessee.  The selected candidate must be available to work in Franklin, Tennessee on a scheduled basis. 
  • Sponsorship for US employment authorization is not available now or in the future for this position.
  • Offered rate of compensation (Tennessee locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $48,915.12 - $67,258.28/yr.
  • 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 programs, 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.