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Geologist (Environmental Investigation & Remediation)

Houston Texas United States

Company Description

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Job Description

AECOM has an opening for an experienced Geologist in our Austin, Houston, or Dallas, Texas offices to assist with a variety of projects including data management, site investigations and remediation. The successful candidate will assist with gathering and analyzing geological, hydrogeological and geochemical data in both the field and office settings. The field activities will consist of soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, air and soil vapor sample collection, geological logging and interpretation, and the oversight of subcontractors including laboratories and excavation and drilling companies. The office activities will involve preparation of investigation reports and providing support to junior to mid-level staff on projects. Will involve being a task manager including overseeing one or more persons on field activities and supporting project managers. 

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support a wide range of environmental investigation and remediation projects under CERCLA, RCRA, and Texas jurisdictions.
  • Contribute directly to the preparation and review of technical project deliverables (e.g., work plans, remedial investigations, and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments).
  • Conduct soil, groundwater, and vapor intrusion sampling.
  • Contribute on projects regarding technical approach, numerical analysis, cost estimation, planning, design, scheduling, quality control, and safety.
  • Job duties will involve both field work and office assignments with occasional overnight travel required.
  • Developing clear and defensible conceptual site models (CSMs) for complex sites.
  • Conducts research and does investigation work as required.
  • Assists in the resolution of conflicting technical information and unsuitability of standard procedures.
  • Understanding of CERCLA, RCRA, state regulations, and waste management requirements.
  • Developing UFP QAPP and other Federal project documents.
  • Evaluating complex environmental data sets, including the use of modeling and statistics.
  • Preparing, work plans, and technical reports, and presentations for technical meetings with clients and regulators.
  • Performs complex assignments often requiring the development of unique solutions to problems.
  • Actively communicating with the technical team and Project Manager.
  • May oversee the work of less experienced scientists.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's in geology, hydrogeology, or a related field and 4+ years of relevant environmental remediation experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
  • Valid Driver's license.
  • US Citizen/Permanent Resident.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years of relevant environmental remediation experience
  • 4+ years of task management/project management experience.
  • Registered Geologist license.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Business or proposal development experience.
  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER certification.
  • Experience with developing CSMs and preparing remediation strategies.
  • Experience completing contaminant fate and transport evaluation.
  • Experience conducting risk assessments is a plus.
  • Experience developing contaminated media management plans.
  • Knowledge of vapor, stormwater, sediment, drilling, soil, and groundwater sampling methods.
  • Environmental compliance experience including:
  • NPDES permitting and compliance
  • RCRA – waste classification, management, and reporting
  • SPCC Plans
  • EPCRA – inventory evaluation, Tier II and Form R reporting
  • Experience developing and preparing reports for submittal and acceptance for technical clients and regulators.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with clients and project team.
  • Ability to write and review complex technical documents, perform high level review and strategy.
  • Ability to prepare graphics and reports that present complex technical matter in a clear and concise manner.
  • Attention to detail and a thorough approach to work.
  • Ability to multitask and have strong communication skills.
  • Organized and able to work within a team of technical experts.
  • Able to work well in a team setting.
  • Learn and develop a keen understanding of hazard recognition.
  • Ability to travel up to 20% to regional job sites.
  • Computer proficient in a variety of statistical programs helpful. 
  • Computer proficient in MS Office programs.

Additional Information


  • Exempt Position: Offered rate of compensation for Texas will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $75,000 - $100,000.

  • 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, 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.


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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