AECOM Entry Level Health & Safety Scientist in Clifton, New Jersey

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Position Title Entry Level Health & Safety Scientist

United States of America - New Jersey


Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Health and Safety Professional/ Environmental Scientist for immediate employment in the Clifton, NJ office. This position is part of our Environment Health & Safety (EHS) Services Department and will report to the Compliance Group Leader. Position involves providing technical support as required by discipline leaders and senior project managers. AECOM is pleased to include you in a unique development opportunity, the Graduate Development Program (GDP). This program is designed to support your assimilation into the organization and assist with creating a foundation of knowledge for a successful career at AECOM. You will gain experience in your discipline through learning on the job and participate in development opportunities during the program, including access to AECOM's social media resources, group mentoring, and professional networking. The program also has learning activities that will be available to you, including webinars and on-line programs.

Candidate will perform field work; travel to project sites; conduct health and safety assessments to include observations, air monitoring, industrial hygiene monitoring samples, document review; conduct Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) and site investigations, which include the installation of monitoring wells and soil borings; collect soil and groundwater samples; and direct subcontractors. Candidate will also compile boring logs, prepare of data tables and assist in report preparation.

Projects will include EHS regulatory reviews for applicability, compliance audits, report writing, and support various EHS compliance activities.

Candidate may gradually assume more project responsibility (budgets, client contact, negotiations with regulatory agencies) and eventually develop skills to become a project manager on large, complex work assignments.

Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Conducting Health and Safety audits

  • Preparing/updating health and safety documents associated with various OSHA programs

  • Monitoring and prevention of hazards and diseases that could be found in the work area

  • Investigating accidents, injuries and complaints concerning hazards and productivity in the workplace

  • Planning and conducting employee Health and Safety training and emergency preparedness

  • Maintaining adequate records of pertinent data and compiling required reports on individual job occupational injury and illness experience

  • Providing support in the development, coordination and implementation of industrial hygiene programs

  • Performing environmental sampling and testing of water, soil and air

  • Conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and preparing compliance reports

  • Inspecting industrial and municipal facilities and programs to evaluate operational effectiveness and ensure compliance with environmental regulations

  • Preparing, reviewing, and updating of environmental investigation and recommendation reports

  • Providing technical assistance to office and field operations to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and/or Company environmental, safety and health regulations

  • Responsible for multiple Health & Safety duties on a small project or as a specialist on larger projects

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in safety, health or industrial hygiene, environmental science, engineering or demonstrated equivalent

  • Minimum 1 years of relevant work experience

  • Or demonstrated equivalent combination of education, skills, knowledge, abilities and experience

  • Knowledge of federal and state environmental, and health and safety procedures and regulations

  • Assists in the development, implementation and maintenance of safety and health programs, systems and procedures

  • Assists in monitoring hazards and diseases that could be present in the work area

  • Works with others to investigate accidents, injuries and complaints concerning hazards in the workplace

  • Participates in recommending improvements to processes, design, procedures and equipment to minimize hazards

  • Participates in employee training and emergency preparedness, as well as assures the quality of programs

  • Valid Driver’s License

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

Preferred Qualifications


What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

Job Category Safety / Health

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 175009BR

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.