AECOM Environmental Scientist II in Beltsville, Maryland

Business Line Environment

Position Title Environmental Scientist II

United States of America - Maryland


Job Summary

AECOM seeks a junior geologist/environmental scientist/environmental engineer to support field sampling and reporting for environmental projects for both Private and Federal sector clients in the Beltsville, MD office.

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

  • 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, groundwater, surface water, sediment, and potable water; 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

  • Study contaminants and determine how to restore the environment

  • Gather and interpret chemical and on-chemical data and other information to be used in the preparation of scientific reports, compiles and organizes environmental data collected by others

  • Applies standard field practices and techniques in specific situations

  • Prepares basic data and scientific documents

  • Performs supervised field tasks, such as soil logging, monitoring well installation, sampling, testing, water level/groundwater gradient surveys, etc

  • Review analytical data for general indicators of quality for routine analyses based on well-defined guidelines

  • Support our staff of experienced Project Managers

  • Completion of field work to include site assessments consisting of soil, groundwater and air sampling, monitor well installation, field pilot testing and Phase I and II Due Diligence Studies

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in geology or other related environmental science (e.g., geophysics, hydrogeology, geochemistry, environmental geology, engineering geology, Environmental Engineering

  • 2+ years of experience

  • General knowledge of geological principles, including physical geology, stratigraphy, structural geology, geomorphology, hydrology and environmental geology

  • Proficiency in standard office suite software applications

  • Experience conducting Environmental Investigations, Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, sample collection for soil and groundwater

  • Drilling experience using direct-push sampling and/or conventional drilling technologies

  • Ability to write and to convey complex thoughts and ideas in a clear, concise manner

  • Ability to learn through on-the-job experience

  • 40 Hour Hazwopper Training

  • Must have a valid US driver’s license

  • Ability to organize data in a clear fashion using basic tools (spreadsheets, graphs) and the desire to learn and apply new tools, models, and methods

  • Must be able to oversee and work productively with subcontractors while assuring work scopes and safety requirements are met

  • Must be able to work outdoors year-round

  • Travel will be required, including out-of-state short-term overnight stays (Limited to Mid-Atlantic zone)

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Sample collection for all environmental media including air and sediments 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.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Sciences

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 163080BR