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AECOM Entry-Level Environmental Scientist in Arlington, Virginia

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a hard-working Entry-Level Environmental Scientist to be based in our Herndon, VA or Arlington, VA offices.

This position is expected to begin in August/September 2022.

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 – over 50,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

The Entry-Level Environmental Scientist will support our EHS team within our Environment business line. This position will support a wide variety of environmental consulting projects within our environmental business line for federal clients spanning all media areas.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Site visits at military bases, industrial, and municipal clients

  • Data collection and analysis for environmental compliance, sustainability, and stormwater projects

  • Environmental Sampling (e.g., stormwater, wastewater, and hazardous waste)

  • Development of technical memoranda and reports

  • Preparation of environmental reporting forms

  • Local travel is likely and U.S travel possible and project dependent.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science or related field

  • Valid U.S. Driver's License

  • Due to the nature of work, U.S. Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • General knowledge of basic engineering and environmental sciences

  • Proficiency in standard office suite software applications

  • OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Certification

  • Ability to demonstrate professional demeanor in written and verbal communications with clients, regulatory officials, and fellow employees

  • Ability to write and to convey complex thoughts and ideas in a clear, concise manner

  • Ability to learn through on-the-job experience

  • Tolerance for work in outdoor environments in a range of weather conditions

  • Ability to work independently, both in an office environment and in the field

  • Ability to travel locally, including occasional extended travel

Additional Information:

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • Travel is required for this position. Candidates will be asked to submit to a Motor Vehicle Record screening upon hire.

  • AECOM encourages but does not require, its employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. However, this position is on a project or a worksite, which requires workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination or an approved accommodation must be received in order to enter an AECOM or worksite location in Herndon or Arlington, VA.

What We Offer

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. 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. 272113BR

Additional Locations US - Arlington, VA - 3101 Wilson Blvd

Virtual: No

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.