AECOM Environmental Chemist III in Morrisville, North Carolina
United States of America - North Carolina, Morrisville
AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Environmental Chemist for immediate employment in the Morrisville, NC office. Please note this is an office position and would not involve laboratory analysis. The project chemist will support quality assurance/quality control, data management, and various analytical chemistry aspects of environmental investigations for our clients. The new hire will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects, developing their technical skills as a chemist while exploring new interests as well.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Provide defensible scientific support for critical project decisions.
Support and direct junior staff for data validation efforts
Develop project Work Plans and Quality Assurance Project Plans
Review and validate chemical data packages in accordance with EPA guidance to ensure compliance with published analytical methods and usability of environmental data
Upload laboratory analytical data to specific client and regulatory databases
Manage data in relational database systems like Earthsoft EQuIS or Microsoft Access
Manipulate electronic data deliverables to create report-ready tables and visualizations
Develop new data management workflows and automated tools
Provide guidance on selection of analyte lists, appropriate analytical methods, and investigative approaches
Serve as day-to-day coordinator between field personnel and analytical laboratories to track shipping and receipt of chemical samples and resolve chain-of-custody issues
Work with Project Managers to develop and solicit bids from analytical laboratories in support of project planning and proposal efforts.
Prepare technical memoranda and white papers to be included in client deliverables
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 2017-201
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.
BA/BS Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Environmental Science, or other related discipline and or demonstrated equivalency of experience and education
4 years of experience performing data validation as an environmental chemist
Experience working with and knowledge of standard EPA analytical methods detailed in SW846 and other EPA methods and an understanding of data validation in accordance with EPA protocols
Knowledge of environmental chemistry principles (i.e. environmental fate and transport)
Knowledge of analytical chemistry principles (i.e. quality assurance and quality control)
Experience using relational databases such as Microsoft Access
Experience using Earthsoft EQuIS Professional
Basic knowledge of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and the unique challenge this group of compounds poses to the environment.
Relevant technical writing experience
Ability to organize data in an efficient and clear manner
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. 247301BR
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.