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Project Geologist- Federal Remediation Projects

Chelmsford Massachusetts United States

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Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Geologist for employment in the Chelmsford, MA office. This position would support the Environmental business line, primarily working on Federal projects.

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

  • Utilizes basic scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop solutions for technical problems with limited scope.
  • Prepares technical work plans and reports.
  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, and compares findings to relevant studies and local, state and federal regulations to ensure compliance.
  • Plan, execute, analyze and report on environmental measures in natural systems.
  • Apply standard field practices and techniques using basic field equipment to collect samples of soil, soil vapor, groundwater, surface water, and sediment; prepare samples for shipping, and complete chain-of-custody or similar paperwork.
  • Apply knowledge of natural sciences (chemistry, physics, biology, hydrology, and mathematics) to explain observations.
  • Conduct oversight of subcontractors including laboratories and excavation and drilling companies.
  • Study contaminants and determine how to restore the environment.
  • Prepare basic data and scientific documents.
  • Possess technical report writing skills.
  • Performs unsupervised field tasks.
  • Direct staff in the execution of tasks.
  • Review analytical data for general indicators of quality for routine analyses based on well-defined guidelines.
  • Coordination with task and project managers, working with on-site subcontractors and field staff, supporting sampling, data collection, and field documentation.
  • Provide technical expertise support.
  • Learn and develop a keen understanding of hazard recognition; and environmental investigation or remediation.
  • Travel to various job sites within the US
  • Flexibility to work on a multitude of diverse projects, a positive attitude, and commitment to workplace health and safety


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geology or Hydrogeology, + 4 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
  • Valid U.S. Driver's License
  • Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required.
  • Candidate must be able to pass a State and Federal criminal history/security background check to obtain U.S. Federal Government Credentials.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in geology, hydrogeology or other related discipline (e.g., geophysics, hydrogeology, geochemistry, environmental geology, engineering geology).
  • Professional registration or track to obtain professional registration.
  • Experience with developing conceptual site models, and preparing remediation strategies
  • Proficiency in standard office suite software applications.
  • Selected candidate will be required to complete 40 hour HAZWOPER training and/or annual 8 hour refresher class, if needed. Currently trained is a plus.
  • Ability to demonstrate professional demeanor in written and verbal communications with clients, regulatory officials, and fellow employees.
  • Ability to write and to convey complex thoughts and ideas in a clear, concise manner. Ability to learn through on-the-job experience.
  • OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Certification
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds and safely drive a full-size pickup truck.
  • Be medically fit for wearing a respirator
  • Candidate must be able to meet the medical clearance requirements of an OSHA (HAZWOPER) medical surveillance physical examination.
  • Tolerance for work in outdoor environments in a range of weather conditions.
  • Ability to travel.

Additional Information

The offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $90,000 - $110,000.

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 and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.


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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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