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AECOM Geologist III - Fort Collins in Denver, Colorado

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a self-motivated Geologist III in our Fort Collins, Colorado office to assist with a variety of projects including data management, site investigations and remediation. The successful candidate will assist with gathering and analyzing geological, hydrogeological and geochemical data in both the field and office settings. The field activities will consist of soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, air and soil vapor sample collection, geological logging and interpretation, and the oversight of subcontractors including laboratories and excavation and drilling companies. The office activities will involve preparation of investigation reports and management of data. Flexibility to work on a multitude of diverse projects, a positive attitude, willingness to mentor junior staff, and commitment to workplace health and safety are imperative.

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.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Fully qualified scientist. Utilizes scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.

  • Collect and evaluate environmental data in field and office settings

  • Independent field work and leadership of field teams

  • Requires general familiarity within a broad field of scientific knowledge of reciprocal effects of the work upon other disciplines/fields.

  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state, and federal regulations to ensure compliance.

  • Works under only general direction. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions.

  • Solves problems by use of combinations of standard procedures, modifications of standard procedures or methods developed in previous assignments.

  • Participates in planning required to achieve prescribed objectives.

  • Conducts analysis and investigation work obtained from a variety of sources.

  • Prepare and/or task manage plans, permits, and reports for hazardous waste, air quality, storm water, and wastewater programs.

  • Perform and/or task manage Phase I and II environmental site assessments;

  • Provide general environmental compliance support to clients, including on-site assistance, as needed

  • Performs inspections and tests to ensure compliance.

  • Participates in developing corrective measures and procedures. Formulates hypothesis, performs research and makes recommendation.

  • Conduct and/or supervise field work, including:

  • Driving to project sites;

  • Subcontractor oversight;

  • Utility clearance;

  • Soil and bedrock drilling, characterization, and sampling;

  • Monitoring well (groundwater and soil vapor) installation and test pit excavation;

  • Soil, sediment, soil vapor, sanitary system, surface water, and groundwater sampling;

  • Surface and borehole geophysical techniques;

  • Aquifer testing, including slug tests, packer testing; step-drawdown and tracer tests; and

  • Remedial systems performance monitoring.

About AECOM’s Environment Business Line

Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.

AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.

AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.

About AECOM’s Remediation, Restoration and Redevelopment Practice

AECOM delivers innovative and often complex solutions to meet our clients’ objectives. Because we address many different impacted sites – from munitions to PFAS to algae blooms and beyond – every project in our global practice is different. That’s exciting, especially because our worldwide internal technical practice network connects us in real time to explore best practices from experts near and far. We offer full life-cycle solutions for projects – from due diligence through restoration and redevelopment to outreach programs that engage stakeholders and generate goodwill in the community. Our experts integrate scientific and engineering knowledge with responsive and cost-effective project management, strong communication skills, and an understanding of regulatory strategies and challenges. AECOM has the depth and breadth of resources to address significant remedial site challenges, and we support the development of our technical staff to be their best via professional mentorship and development. AECOM provides a stringent internal project manager certificate program to help you succeed in that career path. Learn more about our Remediation, Restoration and Redevelopment services.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS or demonstrated equivalency of experience and or education.

  • Minimum 4 years of environmental remediation and investigation experience needed.

  • Valid Driver's license.

  • Ability to travel up to 50% to various job sites within the US.

  • US Citizen/US Permanent Resident.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to demonstrate a primary technical role in multiple site characterization, subsurface investigation and remediation projects at various client sites;

  • Ability to lead site conceptual modelling work under supervision of Project Manager;

  • Possess technical report writing skills; prepare and/or lead preparation of investigation reports.

  • Support Project Managers on multiple projects within scope/budget/schedule expectations and confirm quality standards on project deliverables.

  • Ability to clearly communicate with subcontractors, regulatory agents, and clients during field activities.

  • Support Project Managers to effectively manage projects.

  • Have OSHA 40 hours HAZWOPER certificate and current annual refresher.

  • 30 hour OSHA Construction Supervisory certificate;

  • First Aid/CPR certificate;

  • Participate and develop a keen understanding of hazard recognition; and

  • Participate in project activity planning, and health and safety planning and oversight.

  • Candidate must be proficient with basic computer programs; Microsoft Suite Programs.

  • Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The midpoint of the salary range is $84,481.00 annually (exempt).

  • AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, retirement benefits, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.

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 Engineering - Geology

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 260327BR

Additional Locations US - Denver, CO - 7595 East Technology Way

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.

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