AECOM Environmental Scientist/Geologist in Albany, New York
United States of America - New York, Latham
AECOM has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Geologist to join our Remediation team in the Albany, New York area in our Latham office. You will work with a diverse team of technical leaders across a broad range of practice areas delivering remediation consulting services to our key clients.
Candidates should have a B.S. or M.S. in the geological, hydrogeological, or environmental sciences, or engineering, as well as 4+ years of experience in the environmental industry or consulting.
The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an established career in the environmental field, specific to contaminated site investigation and remediation. This position also requires excellent written and spoken communication skills, organizational and time management skills, flexibility to work on a multitude of diverse projects, a positive attitude, and a willingness to learn new skills.
The successful candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively with members of the project team, clients, site personnel and office management, and have the ability to work both independently and as a part of a project team.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Assist with collecting and evaluating geological, hydrogeological, and remediation system data in both field and office settings
Responsibility for soil and groundwater investigation and remediation projects, including planning, scheduling, and coordination.
Coordination and preparation of written reports, work plans, and technical memorandums and analysis of data and development of supported conclusions.
Environmental fieldwork including drilling, well installation, aquifer testing, as well as collecting soil, groundwater, and remediation system data
Preparation and implementation of work plans, cost estimates, data compilation/analysis, and report preparation (text, tables, figures, and calculations)
Perform independent hands-on fieldwork, oversee contractors (laboratory, drillers, surveyors), and other field personnel, and interact with clients/client representatives
Utilize basic scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop solutions for technical problems with limited scope
Interpret and record data, conduct analyses, compare findings to relevant studies and local, state and federal regulations to ensure compliance
Work under supervision of a project manager or senior-level team member
Assist Project Manager on large, complex projects in fiscal management, client liaison, reporting requirements, coordination with project team members, and other tasks as may be required.
Work collaboratively with other members and teams within the department
Undertake technical work in accordance with the contracted scope of work, budget, schedule and legislative standards
Proactively identify opportunities to increase project efficiencies, improve technical methodologies and add value to client service offerings
OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER certification and Supervisor certification
Anticipated division of job-related tasks is about a 50/50 percent split between office and field work.
About AECOM’s Environment Business Line
Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.
AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.
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About AECOM’s Remediation, Restoration and Redevelopment Practice
AECOM delivers innovative and often complex solutions to meet our clients’ objectives. Because we address many different impacted sites – from munitions to PFAS to algae blooms and beyond – every project in our global practice is different. That’s exciting, especially because our worldwide internal technical practice network connects us in real time to explore best practices from experts near and far. We offer full life-cycle solutions for projects – from due diligence through restoration and redevelopment to outreach programs that engage stakeholders and generate goodwill in the community. Our experts integrate scientific and engineering knowledge with responsive and cost-effective project management, strong communication skills, and an understanding of regulatory strategies and challenges. AECOM has the depth and breadth of resources to address significant remedial site challenges, and we support the development of our technical staff to be their best via professional mentorship and development. AECOM provides a stringent internal project manager certificate program to help you succeed in that career path. Learn more about our Remediation, Restoration and Redevelopment services.
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Bachelor's degree in geological, hydrogeological, or environmental sciences, or engineering.
4 years of remediation experience in the environmental industry or consulting.
Good interpersonal and communication skills, comfortable meeting with clients, colleagues and sub-contractors alike.
Flexible with working hours and locations, frequent travel within 1 – 2 hour drive of home office, and occasionally further.
Willingness and ability to learn and rapidly master new tasks.
Strong research and report writing (including web based research).
Excellent written and verbal skills.
Strong quality and time management.
Self-starter, develops and delivers work under own initiative.
Solid attention to detail and thorough approach to work.
AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical expertise and innovation, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.2 billion in fiscal year 2020. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.
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When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Sciences
Business Line Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United States of America
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 256035BR
Additional Locations US - Albany, NY
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.