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Mid-Level Geologist

Grand Rapids Michigan United States

Company Description

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking a self-motivated, Mid-Level Geologist II in our Grand Rapids or Novi, MI office 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 with a focus on supporting office tasks, however field support may also be needed. The office activities will involve preparation of investigation reports and management of data, supporting project managers various other office related tasks. Familiarity with Michigan Part 201 requirements are preferred.  The field activities may 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. Flexibility to work on a multitude of diverse projects, a positive attitude, willingness to mentor junior staff, and commitment to workplace health and safety are imperative.




      Minimum Requirements

      • BA/BS and 2 YORE or demonstrated equivalency of experience and or education
      • Valid Driver's license, subject to MVR
      • US Citizen/US Permanent Resident

      Preferred Qualifications

      • 3 to 5 years of environmental remediation and investigation experience
      • Ability to travel up to 50% to various job sites within the US (Primary area of travel is Michigan and nearby states).
      • Participate in site characterization, subsurface investigation and remediation projects at various client sites;
      • Collect and evaluate environmental data in field and office settings;
      • Understand and assist with site conceptual models;
      • Possess technical report writing skills and prepare investigation reports;
      • Independent field work and leadership of field teams;
      • Conduct field work, including:
      • Driving to project sites;
      • Subcontractor oversight;
      • Utility clearance;
      • Soil and bedrock drilling, characterization, and sampling;
      • Monitoring well (groundwater and soil vapor) installation and test pit excavation;
      • Soil, sediment, soil vapor, sanitary system, surface water, and groundwater sampling;
      • Surface and borehole geophysical techniques;
      • Aquifer testing, including slug tests, packer testing; step-drawdown and tracer tests; and
      • Remedial systems performance monitoring.
      • Prepare plans, permits, and reports for hazardous waste, air quality, storm water, and wastewater programs;
      • Perform Phase I and II environmental site assessments;
      • Provide general environmental compliance support to clients, including on-site assistance, as needed;
      • Support multiple projects within scope/budget/schedule expectations and confirm quality standards on project deliverables;
      • Ability to clearly communicate with subcontractors, regulatory agents, and clients during field activities;
      • Support Project Managers to effectively manage projects;
      • 30 hour OSHA Construction Supervisory certificate;
      • First Aid/CPR certificate;
      • Learn and develop a keen understanding of hazard recognition; and
      • Assist in project activity planning, and health and safety planning and oversight.
      • Proficient with basic computer programs; Microsoft Suite Programs.
      • 40 hour OSHA HAZWOPER certificate or annual refresher certificate.

      Additional Information

      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.

      Offered rate of compensation in Grand Rapids, MI will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $55,000 to $70,000.

      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 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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