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AECOM Risk Assessment Scientist in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

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

AECOM is seeking a Risk Assessment Scientist to be based in Chelmsford, MA or Germantown, MD.

This position is expected to begin in June 2023

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

Human health risk assessor to become integrated member of AECOM's risk assessment and remediation practices. Responsibilities include:

  • Performs work for which there are set guidelines and precedents that involves plans, investigations, testing or equipment with relatively few complex features.

  • Assignments may include one or more of the following: Testing of chemicals, preparation of specifications, process study, research investigations, report preparation, and other activities of limited scope requiring knowledge of principles and techniques commonly employed in a specific narrow area of assignments.

  • Works in small projects or portions of larger projects.

  • Coordinates and communicates with subcontract laboratories on routine technical matters with minimal supervision.

  • Reviews analytical data for general indicators of quality for routine and complex analyses based on well-defined guidelines with minor supervision.

  • Validates analytical data under very close supervision for routine analyses at a level of detail that requires intimate familiarity with method procedures and requirements.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Health or Environmental Science/Studies, Chemistry, Toxicology, Biology, or other related area plus 2 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Due to the nature of work, US Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of experience supporting/performing human health risk assessment calculations in an environmental consulting setting.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word.

  • Applied knowledge of USEPA risk assessment guidance is a plus.

  • Experience with vapor intrusion assessment, statistics, or ecological risk assessment is a plus.

Additional Information

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

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: J10088635

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid