AECOM Biologist in Pocasset, Massachusetts

Business Line Environment

Position Title Biologist

United States of America - Massachusetts


Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Entry-Level Biologist for employment in the Pocasset, MA 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:

  • Perform SCUBA diving to assess for marine natural resources

  • Drive small boats for marine field work

  • Use global positioning systems e.g. Trimble units to capture station locations

  • Utilize basic scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop solutions for technical problems with determined by scope of project

  • Collect and enter data, and apply technical principles and theories

  • Interpret and record data, conduct analyses, compare findings to relevant studies and local, state and federal regulations to ensure compliance

  • Participate in field events for collection of biological (fish, shellfish, benthic invertebrates, wildlife), surface water, sediment, soil, and porewater samples

  • Provide sorting and identification of marine benthic infaunal and zooplankton samples

  • Compiling, evaluating, and analyzing environmental data

  • Assist in the preparation of reports and other technical documents

  • Coordinate work and seek input as appropriate from senior project managers and senior technical resources to make certain that the work is performed safely and consistent with project expectations

  • Generate maps and work collaboratively with ArcGIS team members

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology, Environmental Science or other similar field with focus on aquaculture, sediment-organism interactions, benthic infaunal studies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experienced with data collection, data review and preparation of scientific documents

  • Knowledge and experience with CEQA, NEPA and/or FERC

  • Experience with using spreadsheet, word processing and standard office software

  • Knowledge with industry standard GPS tracking devices

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. 163246BR