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AECOM Professional Hydrogeologist in Los Angeles, California

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a talented Professional Hydrogeologist for a leadership role in Southern California. We are looking for an individual who can effectively grow the practice, manage and mentor our talented team of geoscience professionals.

Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, collaborating with award-winning professionals across the world.

Do you aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally?

Our people bring diverse and deep industry knowledge to help you succeed in this leadership role.


  • Lead a team of geoscience professionals to produce successful project outcomes.

  • Serve as a technical expert with the ability to positively influence customers, suppliers, and managers.

  • Mentor and coordinate work for junior and mid-level staff.

  • Supervise and direct surface and subsurface investigations that employ traditional and state-of-the-art investigation technologies.

  • Conduct technical approach reviews to confirm the soundness of the technical approach, such as qualified staff are proposed, technical solutions appropriately address our client’s needs, and technical risks are identified along with an effective risk management strategy.

  • Lead development of strategy and deliver solutions to complex problems.

  • Coordinate and prepare written reports, work plans, and technical memorandums, analyze data and develop supported conclusions and recommendations.

  • Proactively identify opportunities to increase project efficiencies, improve technical approaches, and add value to client service offerings.

  • Evaluate and prepare proposed approaches, cost estimates and schedules for projects and programs.

  • Interact regularly with clients to expand work assignments or market new work. Market potential and existing clients, secure and manage clients and contracts.

  • Have a safety-oriented behavior with a demonstrated commitment to safe work practices.


At AECOM, 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining and disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019


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

  • BS in Geology or related field with 6 years of experience conducting site investigations and remediation of contaminated sites or demonstrated equivalency of experience and or education

  • California Professional Geologist

  • Current 40-hour HAZWOPER training

  • Ability to work outdoors and lift up to 25 pounds

  • Must possess a valid CA driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Project management experience/certification

  • History of demonstrated client account management

  • MS in geology or hydrogeology

  • Registered California Hydrogeologist

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. 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. 252965BR

Additional Locations US - Long Beach, CA - 3995 Via Oro Ave, US - Los Angeles, CA - 300 S Grand Ave

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.