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Geologist / Hydrogeologist

Waterloo Iowa United States

Company Description

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Geologist/Hydrogeologist III to be based in Waterloo, IA. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Continue and strengthen client relationships in Iowa within the Environmental, Surface Transportation and Water Business Lines, specific to public sector and landfill clients.
  • Develops and maintains exceptional customer relations.
  • Regularly attends client sponsored events and meetings serving as an ambassador for AECOM.
  • Perform data analysis and data visualization using GIS and CADD.
  • Analyze, interpret, and manage environmental data.
  • Perform geologic and hydrogeologic research.
  • Collaborate with other scientific and engineering professionals within the practice.
  • Prepare technical reports and permits.
  • Occasionally perform and document field data collection activities including conducting multi-media sampling, overseeing advancement borings, installation of groundwater monitoring wells, managing subcontractors, and overseeing soil excavation projects.
  • Prepare soil boring log and well construction diagrams.
  • Performs a variety of design tasks in support of the engineering, survey and construction staff.



  • BA/BS degree in Geology or Related Field + 4 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a MVR


  • Responsible for acting independently on technical matters pertaining to the field.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe and Bluebeam
  • Ability to proactively communicate with project teams’ leadership and department staff
  • Knowledge of groundwater flow and contaminant transport modeling software, three-dimensional visualization software, database software, statistical software, and programming languages is preferred.

Additional Information

Offered rate of compensation in Iowa will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $55,000 - $80,000.

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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