AECOM Environmental Specialist in Arlington, Virginia

Business Line Environment

Position Title Environmental Specialist

United States of America - Virginia


Job Summary

AECOM is hiring for DoD projects supporting US Forces in Operation Inherent Resolve. This is a Contingent Task Order with personnel deployed with the U.S. military at joint installations in Iraq. Services provided under this Task Order include response to environmental issues facing the U.S. military, including solid waste recycling, responding to fuel spills, and providing Subject Matter Expertise and other specialized support for various Environmental Corrective Actions in theatre.

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

  • Provide technical expertise to the application of environmental remediation/protection concepts, hazardous materials management, spill response, environmental corrective actions, and other relevant items

  • Plan, coordinate, evaluate, and review all phases of task order relevant to above mentioned concepts

  • Other duties that may arise

This is a deployed assignment in Iraq. Austere living conditions and travel from primary base of operations to Forward Operating Locations is required. Candidate must be physically and mentally fit for duty.

Minimum Requirements

  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience conducting environmental assessments such as Environmental Site Closure Surveys (ESCS), Environmental Condition Reports (ECR), etc. Experience in POL soil corrective action, spill response, Underground Storage Tanks and Aboveground Storage Tank removal is highly desired. The Environmental Specialist should have a minimum of 4 years demonstrated experience directly managing Environmental Remediation projects. This position would provide expertise and support to all Site Teams, to assist with development of clear, accurate reports. Evaluates need for changes and makes appropriate recommendations. Working knowledge of different environmental systems

  • Must pass a State and Federal criminal history/security background check

  • Must also complete and pass any required government security clearance

  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen

  • Must participate in and successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment fitness for duty questionnaire

  • Must also complete Fort Bliss’ Conus Replacement Center physical and medical testing as required

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record

  • Physically able, with or without an accommodation, to work in outdoor environments with uneven terrain, variable outdoor conditions including heat, dust, noise, and chemicals (e.g., fuel oil, lubricants, etc.); position requires often operation of vehicles, lifting of less than 25 pounds, keyboard/mouse operations, and work around heavy, moving, dangerous equipment; occasionally working with arms above shoulder level, repetitive bending & stooping, standing/walking, power gripping/squeezing (hand tools, levers, etc.), using portable ladders (weight must be 300 lbs. or less), wearing fall protection (weight must be 310 lbs. or less), operating of heavy, moving or dangerous equipment, performing repetitive fine hand movements, and lifting of 25-50 pounds; rarely working at heights, climbing stairs, performing work on electrical circuits, work in confined spaces, working alone on isolated/remote areas, and lifting of greater than 50 ->75 pounds. Position will include wearing associated personal protective equipment, including respiratory protection

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous environmental management experience in austere environments

  • Previous experience supporting U.S. military environmental efforts

  • Previous experience working within the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility

  • Relevant Industry or HSE certifications (e.g.CSP, OSHT, CHMM, REM, PG)

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

At AECOM, employee’s safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM’s Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.


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Job Category Sciences

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 168349BR