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AECOM Entry Level Chemist in Omaha, Nebraska

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Chemist for employment in Omaha, Nebraska.

This position is expected to begin in second quarter 2022.

At AECOM , we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunities 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.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Utilize scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop solutions for technical problems with limited scope

  • Collect and enter data, and apply technical principles and theories

  • Interpret and record data, conduct analyses, compare findings to relevant studies and local, state and federal regulations to ensure compliance

  • Work with minimal supervision of a project manager or senior-level team member

  • Perform data review and validation for multi-media data

  • Ensure project-specific data requirements are met

  • Support field efforts by preparing sampling plans and field documentation

  • Manage data flow from the laboratory to final reporting

  • Research environmental laboratory practices and methodologies

  • Prepare proposals, procures, and oversee laboratory services and invoice approvals

  • Conduct field and laboratory technical system audits

  • Prepare technical reports and papers

  • Coordinate with end-user to define data quality requirements and to help assure that data are usable and meet end-use objectives

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s in Chemistry, Environmental Science, Biology, Geology or a related field

  • Due to the nature of the work, U.S. citizenship is required

  • Must possess a valid US Driver's license

  • AECOM encourages but does not require, its employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. However, this position is on a project or a worksite, which requires workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccine will be required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience writing CERCLA Sampling and Analysis Plans for DoD clients

  • Knowledge of chemistry principles

  • Working knowledge of instrumentation used for environmental analysis (i.e. GC/MS, ICP, GC-ECD, IC, etc.)

  • Proficient in standard office computer applications and software, to include Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access

  • Position requires analytical and interpersonal skills, and solid planning and organizational skills

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Understanding of the Department of Defense (DoD) Quality Systems Manual and the ability to interpret analytical data packages for compliance with analytical protocols and quality assurance project plans is desired

  • Ability to obtain 40 hour HAZWOPER training

  • Ability to travel 10-25% and work outdoors as needed

  • Required to intermittently drive company or rental vehicles for work

  • Master’s degree in Chemistry or other related field

  • Prior experience in laboratory or environmental chemistry

Additional Information:

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

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

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

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. 259093BR

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.