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Midlevel Geologist

Grand Rapids Michigan 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 over 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 has an exciting opportunity for a Mid-Level Geologist to join our Michigan Federal Remediation team. We are seeking candidates who will be able to immediately contribute to the successful delivery of existing projects and promote growth in existing markets. You will work with a diverse team of technical leaders across a broad range of practice areas delivering remediation consulting, design, and implementation services to our key federal clients. AECOM is seeking a candidate who has a technical background in the environmental investigation/remediation consulting industry and who would like to grow their career into becoming an Environmental Project Manager.

Responsibilities for this position may include the following:

  • Task management for field activities consisting of air, soil vapor, soil, groundwater and sediment sample collection, geologic logging (unconsolidated sediments and bedrock), and interpretation.
  • Utilize basic scientific principles, theories, practices, and existing technologies to develop remedial approaches for soil and groundwater impact, including feasibility studies, removal action work plans, and remediation design plans.
  • Preparation of written reports, work plans, and technical memorandums and analysis of data and development of supported conclusions.
  • Preparation of proposals and costs estimates for new opportunities.
  • Execute fieldwork by directing and overseeing individual or multiple contractors (laboratory, drillers, surveyors, excavation contractors).
  • Liaison with clients/client representatives, site facilities, subcontractors, regulatory agencies, and project stakeholders.
  • Health and safety planning and hazard recognition.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, comfortable meeting with clients, regulatory case managers, colleagues, and sub-contractors alike.


Minimum Requirements

  • B.S. in the geology or related field.
  • Minimum 4+ years of experience in environmental remediation consulting industry (private or public) and/or demonstrated equivalency in experience and/or education.
  • US Citizen/Permanent Resident.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 years of task management/project management experience.
  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER certification.
  • Experience working on environmental remediation projects including field sampling, data analysis, report writing, task management, cost estimate and proposal development, project implementation and execution.
  • Experience implementing rigorous safety standards and ensuring compliance.
  • Experience working within a dynamic team framework, in-person, and virtual settings.
  • Experience with environmental remediation systems (SVE, Excavation, ISCO, etc.).
  • Experience implementing various remedial strategies to achieve No Further Remediation (in-situ remediation, institutional, engineering, and administrative controls).
  • Strong research and report writing (including web-based research).
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Strong quality and time management.
  • Self-starter, develops and delivers work under own initiative.
  • Solid attention to detail and thorough approach to work.
  • Interest in performing various business development activities.


Additional Information:

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

Additional Information

Sponsorship is not available for this position.

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.

Exempt Position: Offered rate of compensation (Michigan locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $65,000 - $95,000.


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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