AECOM Environmental Protection Specialist in Omaha, Nebraska

Requisition/Vacancy No. 144639BR

Position Title Environmental Protection Specialist

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Nebraska

City Omaha

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

This position is contingent on the award of contract.

AECOM has been tasked to provide environmental protection support in the form of Environmental Protection Specialists to support environmental related activities occurring within the Middle East. Candidates must be willing and able to work in austere environments around the world.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs a full range of professional environmental protection related activities related to all phases of program/project environmental protection including the interpretation of and compliance with applicable criteria, regulations, policies, and procedures.

  • Performs technical reviews and analyses of program/project planning, design, and related material and ongoing program/project activities

  • Develops and/or interprets and implements specific program/project requirements as well as overall environmental program issues in accordance with applicable environmental laws, executive orders, and regulations, SOPs, and other environmental guidance as deemed applicable, including host nation laws and regulations and final governing standards, as available and applicable

  • Serves as a technical expert in environmental protection including conducting environmental inspections and surveys

  • Provides technical expertise for a wide range of environmental protection issues or concerns including air, potable water, wastewater, hazardous materials/waste, solid waste, asbestos abatement, noise, underground storage tanks, etc.

  • Evaluates, plans, develops, and coordinates environmental protection program/projects, as required

  • Evaluates activities compliance in accordance with governing standards regulations, and requirements

  • Responsible for identifying the need for and coordinating the collection, compiling, analyzing, and reporting of environmental compliance and pollution data for various media including water, wastewater, soil, or hazardous waste/material, or other site-specific sampling requirements deemed necessary to support and/or facilitate environmental protection program/project objectives and requirements

  • Continually informs and provides feedback to the Environmental Protection Manager/Advisor of all relevant issues and concerns and activity progress as necessary

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • 2+ years of environmental technical experience

  • Previous experience working with burn pits, incinerators, medical waste, air/ash sampling, waste management, recycling, balers, hazardous waste/materials, and or water/wastewater (drinking, lagoons, treatment plants, etc.)

  • Current Secret Clearance (or ability to obtain one)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associates degree in related field

  • Previous experience working overseas supporting the U.S. military

  • Previous experience working in Kuwait, Afghanistan, and/or Iraq

  • Professional Certifications in Environment and Safety

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.