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Job Information

AECOM Wetlands/Environmental Scientist – Intermediate in Arlington, Virginia

United States of America - Virginia, Glen Allen

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Wetlands/Natural Resource Scientist with 2+ years of experience conducting federal and state wetland delineations and permitting in the Mid-Atlantic US (VA and MD focus) and participating/leading T&E habitat assessments and species surveys. This position has excellent career growth potential within the leading, worldwide environmental services provider to industry and government. We are seeking a motivated self-starter and team player, capable of supporting environmental impact assessment and permitting for a diverse set of projects that include federal and local government, transportation, energy, utilities, and data center development. This position will be based in either our Glen Allen or Arlington, VA office.

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

  • Participate/lead wetlands and waters delineation field work, report writing, and federal & state JD requests.

  • Prepare permit applications for USACE, VDEQ, VMRC, Local Wetlands Boards, MDE, MDNR, and others.

  • Coordinate with USFWS, NMFS, DWR, DCR, and others regarding T&E species effects determinations.

  • Participate/lead T&E habitat assessments and species surveys.

  • Conduct wetland functions and values assessments, stream assessments utilizing the Unified Stream Methodology, and perennial flow determinations.

  • Conduct Chesapeake Bay Critical Area and/or Resource Protection Area delineation.

  • Writing NEPA document sections (e.g. soil, water, wildlife, etc.) for CATEX, EA, and/or EIS documents.

  • Support additional environmental documents such as state environmental assessments, permit by rule, SCC applications, water quality impact analysis, and VDOT LAP due diligence summaries.

  • Ability to travel several days consecutively per month, some overnight travel required.

  • Support proposal preparation.


At AECOM, 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingdisaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer


AECOM is the leading, worldwide environmental services provider to industry and government — delivering sustainable energy and environmental solutions to meet compliance, business and operational needs. Our advisory and technical staff deliver specialized solutions to unusual and complex problems facing client projects across the full business life cycle — from asset planning, development and operations, to product integration and facility compliance, to site remediation, restoration, sustainability and reuse, and holistic strategies that improve and modernize next generation energy infrastructure. Our solutions balance complex technical, regulatory, business and stakeholder issues to produce measurable value and cost-saving approaches for our clients

Our services are delivered by 7,400 responsive environmental professionals around the world. Our global staff has in-depth knowledge of local and regional requirements and broad technical expertise in 60 disciplines. We work together across our global network to bring the best resources, skills and efficiencies to our projects.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS in an environmental science related field (such as but not limited to ecology, botany, forestry, soil science, and wildlife biology) + 2 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Previously lead author for wetland delineation reports, permit applications, and/or T&E habitat assessments/survey summaries.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience performing wetland delineations

  • PWS, WPIT, or PWD

  • Wetland delineation and permitting experience in Maryland and/or Virginia

  • VWP Permit Monitoring experience

  • MD FCA Qualified Professional

  • ArcGIS experience and data collection tools such as Collector, Trimble units, and others.

What We Offer

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. 252518BR

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.