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AECOM Senior Environmental Scientist in Portland, Oregon

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

Job Summary

AECOM has an opening for a Senior Environmental Scientist for our Portland, Oregon office to assist with a variety of projects including site investigations and remediation. The successful candidate will assist with gathering and analyzing environmental data in both the field and office settings. The office activities will involve preparation of investigation reports and providing support/mentoring to junior to mid-level staff on projects. Will involve becoming an AECOM certified project manager responsible for managing remediation projects and environmental staff, supporting other project managers/program managers in the Remediation West Region.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Support a wide range of environmental investigation and remediation projects under CERCLA, RCRA, and Oregon/Washington jurisdictions.

  • Generally, requires multi-disciplinary knowledge.

  • Makes recommendations on work methods and procedures and technical innovations by devising practical and economical solutions to problems in own discipline.

  • Contribute directly to the preparation and review of technical project deliverables (e.g., work plans and remedial investigation reports

  • Job duties will involve both field work and office assignments with occasional overnight travel required.

  • Planning and organizing project studies.

  • Actively communicating with the technical and management teams.

  • Overseeing the work of less experienced scientists.

  • Being familiar with project invoicing and cash flow management.

  • Managing and directing professional and technical staff to complete complex environmental projects.

  • Interpreting and recording data, conducting analyses, comparing findings to relevant studies and local, state, and federal regulations to ensure compliance.

  • Analyzing financial statements and completing budget tracking.

  • Performing complex assignments often requiring the development of unique solutions to problems with the support of the project team.

  • Supporting business development efforts.

  • Support growth of AECOM Portland, OR office.

  • Superior communication, writing, editing, and reporting skills for a wide variety of audiences.


Minimum Requirements

  • B.S. in environmental science or equivalent field.

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in environmental remediation consulting industry (private or public) or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Valid driver's license.

  • US Citizen/ Permanent Resident.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years’ experience in environmental remediation.

  • 6 years of task management/project management experience.

  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER certification.

  • Master’s degree in Environmental Science or related degree.

  • Employee is required to relocate to the Portland area.

  • Experience with regulator and stakeholder negotiations.

  • Experience successfully managing environmental projects for Federal/State clients.

  • Experience in team management and scheduling of staff and resources to ensure on time and on budget project delivery.

  • Experience preparing proposals, cost estimates, schedules, and change orders.

Additional Information


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.

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: J10085680

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid