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AECOM Natural Resources Biologist in Orange, California

Job Summary

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 – over 50,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world

AECOM is actively seeking an Entry-Level Natural Resources Biologist to be based in the Orange, CA office.

This position is expected to begin in October/November 2022.

Job Overview:

This position would support numerous permitting, biological resource, and environmental planning and compliance projects in the southern California region. Opportunities for marine and coastal resources focused work are also available.

Primary duties will involve a mix of office-based work (e.g., writing sections for technical reports, permit applications, or other environmental documents; data management; project file organization and management; project management assistance) and field work (e.g., participating in general biological and natural resource surveys; environmental compliance monitoring; electronic data collection; water quality sampling).

The responsibilities and duties of this position may include:

  • Working closely with natural resource specialists (e.g., regulatory specialists, ecologists, biologists), including participating in a combination of office-based assignments and field work.

  • Working effectively independently when required.

  • Ability to follow and perform directions safely and efficiently.

  • Ability to work with a team to solve problems and have the confidence to ask for help.

  • Fits for duty to participate in field work that may involve rugged terrain, sometimes more than 8 hours per day (appropriate safety procedures, including designated breaks, will be implemented).

  • Ability to present oneself in a professional manner when interacting with members of the public or clients.

  • Collaboration with his/her supervisor on objectives established at the start of the internship to provide clear direction and goals

  • Collect, enter, and/or QA data, and apply technical principles and theories, with training and oversight.

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

  • Assist in preparation of environmental documentation.

  • Occasional travel may be required.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (e.g., Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science)

  • Valid U.S Driver’s License is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS in relevant field (e.g., biology, ecology, environmental science)

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Word and Excel

  • Basic understanding of GIS

  • Ability to sit and/or stand at a desk for an extended period

  • Ability to operate four-wheel drive vehicles

  • Physical ability to hike in challenging terrain, possibly for extended periods of time

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Candidate must be flexible and willing to support multiple projects as needed

Additional Information:

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

  • Travel is required for this position.

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

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

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. 274199BR

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.

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