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AECOM Environmental Scientist / Engineer – Contaminated Land in Adelaide, Australia

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

We have a unique opportunity for an Environmental Scientist / Engineer to join our Environmental Team based in Adelaide and to take the next step in their career. You will primarily assist with fieldwork, reporting and project management aspects of multiple concurrent contamination investigations and remediation projects of varying size and complexity.

This position will provide experience and a greater level of responsibility working on a diverse array of projects across private and public (State and Federal) sector clients including Department of Defence, oil and gas, transport, mining, water and energy. You will work amongst a team of peers and alongside our clients and subcontractors, while learning first-hand from our in-house senior advisors and technical leaders both in Adelaide and across the world.

You will be required to multi-task, contribute to and prepare reports independently, plan, manage and supervise our field work, liaise with subcontractors and the client, and assist with preparing bid and tender processes. The typical works expected to be undertaken in this position may include:

  • Preliminary and Detailed Site Investigations

  • Remedial Action Plans

  • Site Validation Reports

  • Waste Classifications

  • Site supervision and contractor management Data management and validation

  • Project management tasks.

AECOM provides a great place to work where we place a high priority on an engaging work environment offering career and technical development, as well as social and wellbeing opportunities.

We aim to deliver excellence by making sure that our staff are “Set up for Success” and that the projects and works we do are balanced between the skills and support of staff members, the opportunity for staff to grow their skills and experience, and the needs of our clients are met to the high professional and technical standards.


Ideally, you will have:

  • Relevant experience (approx. 3-7 years) in a consultancy environment or related industry, specifically in contaminated land assessment and remediation.

  • Experience in preliminary and detailed site investigations for soil, vapour and groundwater.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently or in groups.

  • Commitment to safety and safe management of works.

  • Experience in data management software (ESDAT / Equis) and preparation of environmental reports.

  • Experience in communication and management of subcontractors or client expectations.

  • Defence Baseline Clearance or experience with Department of Defence works (preferred).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline such as environmental science, engineering, geology, or earth science.

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Benefits at AECOM

AECOM is a place where you can maximize your innovative thinking and collaborate with a diverse range of highly intelligent and talented people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, transformational, and iconic projects.

We're an Equal Opportunity Employer and we've committed to creating a culture that embraces flexibility for all team members. We provide a diverse and inclusive work environment and offer many benefits to ensure your professional development & wellbeing.

  • Flexible start and finish times, working from home options

  • Working from Home Tool Kits + Mobile Phone

  • State of the art, modern, offices

  • Paid Parental and Partner Leave

  • Purchased additional annual leave + salary packaging

  • Corporate Employee discounts from up to 400 retailers

  • Wellbeing benefits e.g., vaccinations, health insurance discounts

  • Employee stock purchase plans

  • Professional memberships

  • Professional and technical development opportunities.

AECOM acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we, our clients and our communities live and work around Australia. We pay our respects to their cultures and to their Elders — past, present, and emerging. We are committed to connecting to Country in our work through meaningful engagement with First Nations peoples and businesses. Find out more about our Australian Reconciliation Action Plan here:

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10087107

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ANZ

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid