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AECOM Digital Specialist - Environment in Houston, Texas

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Digital Specialist – Environment. This role can be based virtually in the United States.

The digital specialist will join the AECOM Environment digital transformation team in supporting project teams with their digital roll-out.

At project inception, this entails ascertaining project needs, identifying the appropriate tools and processes, configuring the tools if needed, and providing training materials and access. As the projects are ongoing, support is provided in the form of feedback-driven changes to the tools, troubleshooting, and assistance with scope changes. Project close-out provides the opportunity for debriefing and carrying forward lessons learned.

The ideal candidate must be an excellent communicator with knowledge of environmental consulting (including field work) and the digital tools that can support it. They will also need the ability to find creative solutions to problems in a rapidly evolving environment.

  • Primary Role : Support environmental project teams in digitizing their data flows

  • Performance Indicators : Cost savings from digitization, positive feedback from project teams, efficiencies and integration across business lines and geographies. The digital specialist will join the AECOM Environment digital transformation team in supporting project teams with their digital roll-out.

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.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

  • Support environmental project teams with their digital roll-outs.

  • Help project teams troubleshoot or guide them through the process of retrieving their data through dashboards.

  • Leverages existing tools in order to best support AECOM’s digitization.

  • Develop or configure new tools for field data collection, data management and reporting as the need arises.

  • Work collaboratively with the digital transformation team across the Americas to carry forward best practices and lessons learned.

  • Write documentation and user manuals for the tools.

  • Help integrate the platforms being used (GIS, EQuIS, Power BI and others).

  • Identify new opportunities and applications for the tool kits.


  • Digital/Technical Hybrid – The candidate will need to understand both the tools and the potential field constraints a team may experience. To this end they will have technical skills in both environmental consulting and the digital world.

  • Change Management Leader – drives positive change across the organization with the ability to work across all levels, backgrounds, and business units to create a positive, forward looking culture.

  • Client Focused – the client” is an internal project team, but the attitude is no different. The project teams need a service they can rely on and will return to.

  • Communicates Masterfully – builds broad and deep networks, uses a full range of available communication mediums to inspire and engage others, demonstrates empathy, understanding and exceptional active listening skills.

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.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS + 4 years of proven experience in environmental consulting, including field work or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with GIS, EQuIS and/or Power BI an asset.

  • Coding skills (or the interest and ability to learn).

  • Strong organizational skills and results orientation.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Consultative, service-oriented mindset and collaborative problem-solving skills.

  • Entrepreneurial spirit with drive to take on a creative role and the accountability and responsibility that comes with it.

  • Previous experience developing conceptual site models using 3D visualization programs including Earth Volumetric Studios, LeapFrog, Groundwater Vistas, Modlfow, or ArcGIS.

  • Previous experience creating data analysis practices including statistical evaluation and spatial interpolation.

  • Previous experience developing external web interfaces that allow project teams, clients, and stakeholders access

Additional Information:

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

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 Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 257202BR

Additional Locations US - Boston, MA - One Federal St, US - Dallas, TX - 13355 Noel Road, US - Los Angeles, CA - 300 S Grand Ave

Virtual: Yes

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.