AECOM Laboratory Intern in Austin, Texas
United States of America - Texas, Austin
AECOM is seeking a Laboratory Intern for it's Treatability Study Laboratory located in Austin, TX.
This position is expected to begin in May 2021.
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-sustaining and disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.
On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.
We are proud to be recognized for excellence:
Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020
#1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”
VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer
Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019
With world class technical expertise, leading edge technology and innovative project delivery capability around the world, AECOM’s global environmental practice helps industry and government meet their business goals – to achieve compliance, reduce or eliminate risks and manage impacts. We provide advisory and technical services to help clients cleanup and close contaminated sites and surplus operational facilities and restore them for reuse, plan and permit new facilities, address critical climate change issues, restore habitats and water quality, protect natural and cultural resources, maintain compliance, and cost effectively manage residuals and wastes.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Ion chromatography: Nitrate, sulfate, chloride, organic acids
Gas chromatography (FID and TCD detection): VOCs and gases
Atomic absorption (metals)
UV-VIS spectrophotometry: reduced iron, reduced anthraquinone disulfonic acid (AQDS), protein, hexavalent chromium
Soil oxidant demand test
Total organic carbon (TOC)
pH, ORP, DO, specific conductivity, temperature, and turbidity
Currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Chemistry, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Life-Sciences or related degree
Due to the nature of the job, U.S. citizenship is required.
Completion of first year of qualified study
Experience in working in a laboratory environment
Knowledge of best laboratory practices
Basic knowledge of hazardous materials/waste handling
Knowledge of Microsoft office (Word, Excel)
Ability to follow detailed protocols and document laboratory activities
Basic knowledge of chemistry and microbiology principles
Willingness to adhere to safety culture
Experience with or knowledge of Chem Station
Experience conducting research: experimental design and setup, data entry and plotting
Experience working with a fume-hood and handling of volatile organic compounds
Experience working with an anaerobic chamber
Experience working with bacteria cultures
Knowledge on soil and geotechnical principles
Local candidates preferred
Experience working with analytical instrumentation:
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 Vacation Student / Internship / Graduate
Business Line Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United States of America
Position Status Intern / Student
Requisition/Vacancy No. 242323BR
Clearance Required 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.