AECOM Entry Level Scientist/Geologist in North Charleston, South Carolina

Requisition/Vacancy No. 147122BR

Position Title Entry Level Scientist/Geologist

Job Category Engineering - Environmental

Business Line Environment

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - South Carolina

City North Charleston

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


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 creative, highly talented entry-level Environmental Professional for immediate employment primarily to support environmental assessment and restoration services including: soil, soil vapor, sediment, surface water, and groundwater sampling, and coordination at various federal and privately owned industrial/manufacturing project sites throughout the Southeastern US. The selected candidate should be familiar with sampling methods for data collection and knowledgeable of analytical laboratory chain of custody processes, be self-motivated, and able to follow through with assignments with minimal direction.

The selected candidate will report to multiple, assigned task managers and work under the purview of Environmental Project and Program Managers. The candidate’s home office will be Charleston, SC. The selected candidate must be capable of understanding technical work requirements with minimal training, explanation and oversight.

AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects. The position has a great potential for career growth.

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.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, Geology, Biology or equivalent.

  • Candidate must be able to pass a State and Federal criminal history/security background check to obtain U.S. Federal Government Credentials.

  • Candidate must possess a valid driving license and pass a driver’s license background check.

  • Candidate must be able to meet the medical clearance requirements of an OSHA (HAZWOPER) medical surveillance physical examination and company drug screening.

  • Selected candidate will be required to complete 40 hour HAZWOPER training and/or annual 8 hour refresher class, if needed. Currently trained is a plus.

  • Selected Candidate will also receive First Aid/CPR training and AECOM specific training. Currently trained is a plus.

  • Candidate must exhibit a mature sense of professional responsibility and awareness of accepted standards of professional behavior.

  • Candidate should have proficient technical writing skills and ability to effectively express his or herself orally in project reviews conducted among internal staff.

  • Candidate must have strong analytical skills, be organized, be a team player, be a critical thinker, be a problem-solver and be self-motivated.

  • Candidate must have a willingness to travel for extended periods up to several weeks. Estimated office/field time: 25% / 75%.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an AECOM corporate credit card to be used for business travel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional registration, license and/or certification, as applicable are a plus

  • 1-3 years experience preferable, up to 5 years maximum

  • Current 40 hour HAZWOPER training and/or annual 8 hour refresher training is a plus.

  • First Aid/CPR training is 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.