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AECOM Project Environmental Scientist in Lisle, Illinois

Job Summary

AECOM has an opening for an Environmental Scientist in our Chicago, IL office. Our Chicago office offers a variety of environmental assessment, investigation, and survey services to Federal, State, and local government agencies; Fortune 500 corporations; and many manufacturing and commercial clients. We are looking for an individual with a broad range of environmental field experience and specific experience completing environmental field visits and reporting for Storm water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP), Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans, and Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments (ESA). Candidate should be interested in managing and executing SWPPP, SPCC, and Phase 1 ESA projects. Candidates will also have the opportunity to participate and manage other projects including Site Investigation and Remediation projects.

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.

Specific duties and responsibilities of this position include:

  • Project/task management support and coordination of field work including correspondence with subcontractors and vendors.

  • Development of site specific SHE Safety Plans.

  • Data reduction, review, and interpretation.

  • Report and Plan writing for site investigation, groundwater monitoring, remediation, and compliance projects.

  • Interaction with the public and/or clients as a representative of AECOM.

  • Client invoicing and budget-setting.

  • Periodic field work, including:

  • Site inspections for development of and compliance with Stormwater Pollution Prevention and Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plans

  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and Phase II Site Investigations

  • Sampling of various media including soil, groundwater, surface water and soil gas.

  • Installation of groundwater monitoring wells (including lithologic characterization and soils classifications) and vapor monitoring points.

  • Oversight of subcontractors performing various construction or remediation tasks.

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.


With world class technical expertise, leading edge technology and innovative project delivery capability around the world, AECOM’s global environmental practice helps industry and government meet their business goals – to achieve compliance, reduce or eliminate risks and manage impacts. We provide advisory and technical services to help clients cleanup and close contaminated sites and surplus operational facilities and restore them for reuse, plan and permit new facilities, address critical climate change issues, restore habitats and water quality, protect natural and cultural resources, maintain compliance, and cost effectively manage residuals and wastes.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Geology, Environmental Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Planning, Engineering or equivalent and 6 years of relevant experience and or equivalent of experience and or education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated project or task management experience.

  • High degree of self-motivation and the ability to work independently with limited supervision, as well as in a collaborative team environment.

  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent assignments.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully engage with diverse teams and successfully manage/deliver project scope, schedule and budget.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to conduct effective client presentations and written report preparation, and demonstrated ability to complete and coordinate the preparation of high quality work products in a team environment.

  • 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER training and annual updates.

  • Experience with AutoCAD, GIS, or Microsoft Access or SQL is a plus.

  • Sponsorship for this position will not be provided.

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. 265972BR

Additional Locations US - Lisle, IL - 3333 Warrenville Road

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.