AECOM Environmental Scientist in Austin, Texas

Business Line Environment

Position Title Environmental Scientist

United States of America - Texas


Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented, self-motivated Scientist for immediate employment in the Austin, TX office. The ideal applicant will be able to demonstrate experience in conducting source and/or ambient air emissions studies at industrial sites utilizing FTIR, Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems, GC/MS, and other analytical techniques. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects including emissions compliance testing, client interactions, analytical research relating to optical measurement techniques, environmental consulting/problem solving, and technical data analysis/reporting.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Operate air monitoring instrumentation at remote study sites

  • Lead field measurement campaigns, including supervision of field staff and onsite client interaction

  • Assist with analysis and interpretation of spectroscopic and all other data

  • Technical writing, including preparation of quality assurance plans and final reports

  • Regularly interacting with clients, including providing regular status updates during the life of the project, as well as other business development activities

  • Work effectively with other field staff, Project Managers, clients, and government agencies

  • Continually upgrade and improve technical knowledge and capabilities in applications of FTIR and other instrumentation

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology or other related science disciplines

  • 4+ years of experience

  • Experience in conducting source or ambient air measurement field projects

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suites

  • Experience with air monitoring instrumentation and methods, specifically FTIR and other continuous emission monitoring systems, technical writing including quality assurance documents and project final reports

  • Must be a quick learner and able to grasp scientific concepts and apply them to different technical challenges

  • Must be a self-starter and motivated in producing high-quality results for clients

  • Ability to effectively work in a team environment

  • Must be able to work in field assignments, such as refineries and chemical plants

  • Strong communications skills are required as the successful candidate will work with scientists/engineers, project managers, and clients in the execution of projects

  • Must possess problem-solving skills and have a general mechanical aptitude

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs.

  • Ability to work at heights

  • Willing to travel up to 25-65% of the time

  • Qualified applicants will be subject to drug screening and medical monitoring

  • Due to the nature of this work, U.S. citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using FTIR, GC/MS, Tunable Diode and Quantum Cascade Lasers

  • Experience with the Hi Tech industry a plus

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 at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

Job Category Sciences

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 163000BR