AECOM Entry Level Scientist Biology in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Requisition/Vacancy No. 159285BR

Position Title Entry Level Scientist Biology

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Pennsylvania

City Mechanicsburg

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 www.aecom.com.

About the Business Line

Environment

Our team of environment specialists offers clients expertise in air quality, impact analysis and permitting, environmental health and safety management consulting/due diligence, remediation consulting/engineering and construction/site restoration, specialty and emerging technologies, waste services and water and natural resources.

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Entry Level Scientist Biology for employment in the Mechanicsburg, PA office. AECOM is pleased to include you in a unique development opportunity, the Graduate Development Program (GDP). This program is designed to support your assimilation into the organization and assist with creating a foundation of knowledge for a successful career at AECOM. You will gain experience in your discipline through learning on the job and participate in development opportunities during the program, including access to AECOM's social media resources, group mentoring, and professional networking. The program also has learning activities that will be available to you, including webinars and on-line programs.

Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture, and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.

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

  • Collecting and analyzing biological data to determine environmental effects of present and potential use of land and water resources, record data, and interact with public, state and federal representatives regarding investigation results.

  • May specialize in research centering on particular plants and animals and/or the ecology of these organisms.

  • May specialize in wetland delineation and reporting

  • Work under supervision of a project manager or senior-level team member

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Biology or other related discipline (e.g., ecology, wildlife management, fisheries management, etc.)

  • Working knowledge of biological principles

  • Basic knowledge of various state and federal environmental regulatory programs

  • Proficiency in standard Microsoft Office software applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

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

  • Understanding of personal role in supporting marketing of company services by delivering high-quality work products to clients

  • Ability to coordinate and self-direct assigned field investigation tasks

  • Familiar with commonly accepted field data collection methodologies

  • General understanding of wetland delineation, permitting, and threatened and endangered species surveys

  • Ability and willingness to travel and work long hours in the field

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • General knowledge of wetland plant identification, dendrology, soil science, and ecological principles

  • General understanding of how to operate Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

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 http://www.aecom.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/EEO-is-the-Law-poster-supplement.pdf to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

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