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AECOM Environmental Technician I in Duluth, Minnesota

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 has an opening for an Environmental Technician I in or near our Duluth, Minnesota office. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, reliable and have good interpersonal communication skills. Residency in Duluth, MN is required for this role, as it is not a remote position.

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

  • Performs soil, groundwater, surface water, waste, sediment and air sampling.

  • Performs operation and maintenance (O&M) on treatment systems.

  • Uses field instruments and equipment as necessary to meet health and safety as well as field sampling and O&M requirements.

  • Documents all field activities and notes.

  • Performs subcontractor oversight.

  • Communicates effectively with project managers.

  • Has a high degree of health and safety awareness.

  • Works within defined scopes, schedules and budgets while producing quality work.

  • Maintains knowledge of sampling procedures and protocols in accordance with recognized industry standards.

  • Will work under close supervision of an engineer or scientist. Work will entail daily and overnight travel to worksites primarily in/near Minnesota, but may include travel to other states as required

Candidate must also be able to work as part of a project team comprised of AECOM staff and subcontractors. Flexibility to work on a multitude of diverse projects, a positive attitude, and commitment to workplace health and safety are imperative. Field work will be required including oversight of subcontractors.


Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • A valid driver's license and clean driving record is required for this position.

  • US Citizen/US Permanent Resident.

  • Ability to travel up to 90% to various job sites within US.

Preferred Qualifications

  • An Associate's Degree(s) or trade certification is a plus.

  • 0-2 years of experience in a similar capacity.

  • The position will require the ability to pass pre-employment drug screening

  • Collect and evaluate environmental data in field and office settings.

  • Selected candidates will be required to complete 40-hour HAZWOPER training or an annual refresher class if needed.

  • Selected Candidates will also receive First Aid/CPR training and AECOM-specific training.

  • Candidates must exhibit a mature sense of professional responsibility and awareness of accepted standards of professional behavior.

  • Candidates should have proficient technical writing skills and the ability to effectively express themself orally in project reviews conducted among internal staff.

  • Independent fieldwork experience.

  • Contractor oversight experience.

  • Possess strong work ethic and problem-solving skills.

  • Candidate must be proficient with basic computer programs; MS Word and MS Excel.

Additional Information

Additional Information :

  • This position may be subject to a pre-employment Motor Vehicle Record Screening.

  • Relocation assistance and/or per diem is not offered for this position.


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, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.

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: J10087012

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid