AECOM 2017 Grad Intake - Brisbane - Graduate Hydrogeologist in Brisbane, Australia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 143798BR

Position Title 2017 Grad Intake - Brisbane - Graduate Hydrogeologist

Job Category Engineering - Environmental

Business Line Graduates / Interns

Country Australia

State/Province/Region AU - Queensland

City Brisbane

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line

The Path Forward with AECOM

After years of study, you’re looking for the path forward to a rewarding career with a company that provides opportunities to work on exciting projects and supports your ongoing professional development. This is AECOM .

Job Summary

An outstanding opportunity to join a Global Leader awaits a passionate and goal oriented Graduate. We are seeking enthusiastic, customer focussed graduates to support our business deliver excellence to our clients. You will have the opportunity to work on signature projects whilst continuing to grow and develop your knowledge in your chosen field.

AECOM has an exciting opportunity for a junior hydrogeologist to join our Brisbane based Geoscience and Remediation Services workgroup. You will be trained and mentored by our team of hydrogeologists which predominantly works with coal seam gas, mining and government clients. Your time will be predominantly field based, but will include office based report writing and data compilation and interrogation.

Minimum Requirements

Your development

Our Growing Professional Skills (GPS) graduate program is designed to help you bridge the gap between formal education and the workplace. The GPS program is spread across three years and comprises a range of core competencies and recommended training. As part of the program, we work with you to develop a plan, outlining your goals and required actions, and provide training that will be reviewed every six months.

Along with local site visits, technical seminars, and internal and external training, AECOM connects you with local and global teams to source knowledge and experience, which creates an invaluable network that helps you learn, grow, and develop your professional skills.

As an added incentive, your involvement in the GPS program is fully endorsed for those seeking Professional accreditation. If you decide to do additional study, we will help you examine your options and identify particular fields of specialisation to support your career.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collect, compile, verify, and interpret the results of hydrogeological field tests

  • Design and supervise the installation of water supply and monitoring bores, including geological logging

  • Sample groundwater, soils, and sediments

  • Prepare factual hydrogeological reports

  • Maintain effective written and verbal communication with AECOM personnel, clients and subcontractors

  • Work closely with project team, to develop suitable scope of work to provide project solutions; respond flexibly to changing client and project needs

  • Manage budgets and validation of subcontractor costs

  • Liaise with laboratories and field equipment suppliers

  • Undertake calibration and maintenance of field equipment

  • Develop and maintain databases using Equis or Esdat

  • Develop conceptual groundwater models, cross-sections, and groundwater contours

Preferred Qualifications

You will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science or Civil Engineering with Geology, specialising in hydrogeology; post graduate qualification is a plus

  • Manual (open) driver’s licence

  • Ability and willingness to work remotely in the field, often in rural Queensland Excellent levels of written and oral communication

  • A strong sense of commitment, a willingness to learn, and a desire to work in a dynamic deadline driven environment

  • Previous experience in site investigations, drilling, geological logging, or sampling is a benefit

Preferred Experiences and Capabilities

  • Experience conducting and interpreting the results of hydrogeological field tests

  • Understanding of the construction methods used for installing groundwater monitoring bores

  • Water level monitoring experience including monitoring of water levels and working with water level equipment including Vibrating Wire Piezometers and automated water level loggers

  • Water quality sampling programs experience

  • A practical knowledge of water bore construction and infrastructure

  • HSE Plan experience

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.