AECOM Compliance Biologist in San Diego, California

Requisition/Vacancy No. 158987BR

Position Title Compliance Biologist

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - California

City San Diego

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 Compliance Biologist with an emphasis in nesting bird surveys and/or restoration oversight during construction. This position would support numerous compliance projects in the southern California region.

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

  • Provide oversight during construction for site preparation/soil stabilization for the purposes of restoration/revegetation, including topsoil salvage, decompaction, and recontouring

  • Expertise in construction settings, delineating work areas, performing compliance training, problem-solving issues that may arise, and/or applying resource avoidance/minimization measures

  • Strong writing skills and experience completing survey reports and/or Compliance Monitoring Reports

  • Excellent verbal communication skills; ability to build consensus across diverse teams; effective client communication and ability to work independently on large multi-disciplinary teams

  • Perform biological survey sweeps prior to commencement of construction

  • Interacting with client and agency representatives, as needed, on select projects

  • Knowledge of major state and federal agencies (e.g., USACE, USFWS, BLM, BOR, CDFW, RWQCB, and CCC) and major regulatory frameworks (e.g., NEPA, CEQA, ESA, CESA, CFGC, CWA and CCA)

  • Perform fieldwork outdoors in all seasons of the year, consistent with AECOM’s health and safety requirements and procedures

  • This position will involve predominantly involve task-level management

  • Responsible for working on projects that involve medium to large complex sites with rough terrain

  • Some out of town travel may be required

  • Work independently and as part of a team; be innovative and a problem solver

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field (biology, ecology, etc.)

  • 4+ years of experience

  • Team player with excellent listening skills and diplomacy

  • Knowledge of native and non-native fauna and experience identifying in field

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools

  • Ability to create and maintain tracking spreadsheets and documents

  • Ability to work independently, identifying what needs to be accomplished and regularly completing tasks

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in California and southwest U.S. is preferred

  • General understanding of other environmental compliance resource areas, such as SWPPP, noise, air quality, and/or hazardous materials is not required, but 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.

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