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AECOM Ecologist II in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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 actively seeking an experienced, Mid-level Ecologist for immediate employment in the Pittsburgh, PA and/or Akron or Cincinnati, OH offices. The successful candidate will work in an interdisciplinary, team-oriented environment. This position provides unlimited career growth potential while working with a team comprised of a variety of staff and project managers in support of AECOM’s clients, including natural gas, electric utilities, and renewables. AECOM’s Impact Assessment and Permitting group conducts a variety of projects including impact assessments, environmental field assessments, environmental regulatory permitting, utility siting and licensing, environmental inspection, and many others. The group primarily works on projects in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Ohio, West Virginia and adjacent states as part of AECOM’s regional ecological group. There are opportunities to work on large-scale projects or projects further afield than the typical project range if the candidate is interested.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead ecological teams for stream, wetland, wildlife habitat assessments, and other ecological surveys

  • Certification or ability to complete ORAM, HHEI, and/or QHEI in Ohio

  • Post-Process field data for inclusion within various ecological reports.

  • Originate or lead ecological reports including (aquatic resources, terrestrial habitat assessment, rare flora assessments, and/or avian surveys).

  • Knowledge of submittal of Clean Water Act Permits (Section 404/401) in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

  • Task Lead and/or coordinate the deliverables of assigned ecological reports

  • Coordinate with various governmental agencies regarding ecological surveys and reporting conditions.

  • Work may include travel, out of town work, and/or overnight stays for completion of ecological surveys.


Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental. Science, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Biology, or related field.

  • BA/BS with 2+ years of experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • The position requires fieldwork, and the candidate must be able to travel (including overnight).

  • Valid driver’s license and clean record is required.

  • US Citizenship required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Industry knowledge of utilizing ArcGIS for processing data collection, create maps and shapefiles, as well as impact analysis.

  • Data collection, review, and preparation of scientific documents

  • Ability to lead field teams and/or ecological reports

Additional Information

Additional Information

  • Relocation will not be offered for this position.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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: J10081318

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid