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AECOM Entry-Level Biologist in Tucson, Arizona

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking an Entry-Level Biologist to be based in our Phoenix, AZ or Tucson, AZ offices. This position will support our Impact, Assessment, and Permitting team within our Environment business line.

This position is expected to begin September/October 2022 .

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.

Job Overview:

The Entry-Level Biologist will support a variety of projects and clients in Arizona, with a focus on field assessments and surveys, construction monitoring, and reporting.

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

  • Surveys for special-status wildlife and nesting birds

  • Monitoring of construction activities for compliance with environmental requirements and/or permits

  • Preparation of reports documenting survey or monitoring results

  • Preparation of a variety of technical documents and/or report sections

  • Traveling to project sites in Arizona and potentially throughout the southwest will be required.

  • Participation as an active and positive member of AECOM’s environmental practice team in Arizona.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Wildlife Studies or related field (e.g., ecology, wildlife management, fisheries management, etc.).

  • Valid U.S. Driver License required (and must be able to safely drive to job sites).

  • Due to the nature of work, U.S. Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficient use of MS Office, especially Excel and Word.

  • Familiarity with Arizona wildlife and plants.

  • Has a positive attitude and is adaptable to changing priorities in a fast-paced work environment.

  • Organized with a detail-oriented work style.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Relevant professional work or internship experience.

  • Familiarity with common and special-status wildlife and plant species across Arizona.

  • General understanding of how to operate a Global Position Systems (GPS) unit and other mapping tools to navigate sites and collect survey data.

  • Capable of working in small groups.

  • Capable of delivering high quality technical memoranda and reports.

  • Ability to interpret data and convey complex thoughts and ideas in clear, concise written and verbal form.

Additional Information:

  • Employee may be asked to submit a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) at the time of hire, as this position could require operating a vehicle when visiting field/job sites.

  • Sponsorship and relocation are not offered for this position.

  • Please note AECOM may offer the option to work partially remote for this position, although a candidate local to the AZ is necessary.

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. 272954BR

Additional Locations US - Tucson, AZ - 333 East Wetmore

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.