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AECOM Senior Environmental Scientist in Sydney, Australia

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

We have a unique opportunity for a Senior Environmental Scientist to join AECOM’s Environment Team based in Sydney and to take the next step in their career. You will primarily assist with fieldwork, reporting, and management aspects of multiple concurrent contamination investigations, environmental monitoring, and remediation projects of varying size and complexity.

This position will provide experience and a greater level of responsibility working on a diverse array of high-profile, major infrastructure assessment projects across a range of sectors, including Defence, Transport, Oil & Gas, Energy, Water Utilities, and Property sectors. You will work amongst a team of experienced peers and alongside our clients while learning first-hand from our in-house Practitioners, Auditors and Technical Directors. You will have every opportunity to learn and advance your career.

You will be required to multi-task, contribute to, and prepare reports independently, carry out fieldwork, manage subcontractors and liaise with our clients. Moreover, you may be required to assist in preparing bids and to support in the project management role. You could be working on:

  • Preliminary and Detailed Site Investigations

  • Due Diligence Assessments

  • Data Management and Digital Reporting

  • Remedial Action Plans

  • Site Validation Reports

  • Waste Classifications

  • Site supervision and contractor management during remedial works

  • Deputy and Project Management

AECOM provides a great place to work where we place a high priority on a fun and engaging work environment offering career development and mentoring as well as social and wellbeing opportunities. We also pride ourselves on our flexible working arrangements. You will be working with driven professionals who are passionate, smart, creative, curious, and quirky but proud to be part of a company that is dedicated to delivering a better world.


As a Senior Environmental Scientist you will have demonstrable qualifications and experience, including some or all of the following:

  • Relevant years of experience in a consultancy or professional services business, specifically contaminated land management and environmental services.

  • Experience in preliminary and detailed site investigations for soil, vapour, and groundwater.

  • Experience in data management software (ESDAT / Equis) and preparation of environmental reports.

  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.

  • Deputy or project management experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline such as environmental science, engineering, geology, or earth science

Additional Information

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: J10070121

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ANZ