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AECOM Environmental Technician I in Orange, California

Company Description

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.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

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.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking an Environmental Technician I to be based in Orange or Long Beach, CA.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Performs a variety of tasks in support of project staff.

  • Performs routine and non-routine fieldwork as a trainee (such as environmental sampling, assisting with calculations, and operations, maintenance, and inspection of equipment located on client sites), working under close supervision.

  • Collects and enters data and applies technical principles and theories under supervision.

  • Will gather and maintain specified records of scientific data for multiple task/project managers.

  • Entry-level position; may not require previous experience.

  • Other activities may include setting up and operating equipment, inspecting equipment and installations for compliance with specifications and maintaining proper project documentation.

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, working with award-winning professionals across the world. 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 deep industry knowledge to help you succeed


Minimum Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

Preferred Requirements

  • Ability to travel to various client site locations to conduct fieldwork.

  • Ability to pass a client-mandated drug test.

  • Physically able, with or without an accommodation, to work in outdoor environments with uneven terrain, variable outdoor conditions including heat, noise and/or chemicals.

  • Often working in an environment with heavy, moving dangerous equipment.

  • Frequent lifting equipment or objects weighing 25 pounds or less.

  • Occasional repetitive bending & stooping to take ground measurements and other record reading as assigned.

  • Frequently moving to numerous locations on the site to perform monitoring and maintenance checks.

  • Occasional power gripping/squeezing hand tools and levers to perform maintenance, inspection or reading such as removing nuts and bolts on filters or well covers.

  • Occasionally working with arms above shoulder level, climbing stairs, and using portable ladders to perform maintenance, inspection, or readings.

  • Position requires wearing associated personal protective equipment, including, but not limited to safety glasses/goggles, gloves, safety shoes/boots, hard hat, face shield, respirator, and hearing protection.

  • 40-hour HAZWOPER certification.

  • Proficient and knowledgeable with all types of groundwater sampling and gauging techniques (low flow purge, no purge, conventional).

  • Proficient and knowledgeable with all types of groundwater and LNAPL treatment systems (pump and treat, soil vapor extraction, LNAPL skimming, dual phase extraction, etc.)

  • Experience with pneumatic and electric submersible pumps, electric control panels, and water conveyance piping.

  • Experience with environmental sampling (soil, soil vapor, groundwater).

  • Ability to manage subcontractors.

  • Trade certification or training.

  • Excellent mechanical background and aptitude.

Additional Information


Non-Exempt Position: Offered rate of compensation the State of California will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The hourly range for this position is $18.99/hr- $25.00/hr


AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs. opportunities for US Employment Authorization are not available for this position.


Sponsorship and Relocation Benefits are not available for this position

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10088959

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid