AECOM is actively seeking a talented mid-level Geologist for immediate employment in the Sacramento/Oakland California area. Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, collaborating with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.
The successful candidate will assist with gathering and analyzing geological, hydrogeological and geochemical data in both the field and office settings. The field activities will consist of soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, air and soil vapor sample collection, geological soil logging and interpretation, and the oversight of subcontractors including laboratories and excavation and drilling companies. The office activities will involve preparation of investigation reports and management of data. Flexibility to work on a multitude of diverse projects, a positive attitude, willingness to mentor junior staff, and commitment to workplace health and safety are imperative.
**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.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
* Conduct environmental investigations that employ soil borings, test pits, well installations, soil groundwater vapor sampling, aquifer testing, bore hole and surface geophysical surveys.
* Examines and describes soil samples and interprets geologic and hydrogeologic conditions.
* Interpret and record data, conduct analyses, compare findings to relevant studies and local, state and federal regulations.
* Performs subsurface drilling investigations to determine the presence and extent of contamination in soil and groundwater, and vapor in soil pore-space matrices.
* Collects multimedia samples for field and laboratory testing.
* Analyzes and applies solutions to atypical and/or semi-complex and challenging issues using standard operating procedures/methodologies as a basis, and may help determine the appropriate approach for new assignments.
* Proactive in recognizing and appropriately addressing health and safety issues for entire team.
* Prepare high-quality technical reports and environmental permit application packages.
* Assist with procurement and oversight of subcontractors.
* Assists with preparation of proposals for small and moderate scope projects.
* Works independently with minimal to moderate level of guidance.
* Assist Project Managers with budget and scope preparation, development of work plans and overall coordination of a variety of project management tasks related to new and on-going projects.
* May assist more junior staff members with aspects of their job or may coordinate activities of a small team.
* Drives quality control of assigned tasks or small segments of a project.
**About AECOM’s Environment Business Line**
Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.
AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.
AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.
**About AECOM’s Remediation, Restoration and Redevelopment Practice**
AECOM delivers innovative and often complex solutions to meet our clients’ objectives. Because we address many different impacted sites – from munitions to PFAS to algae blooms and beyond – every project in our global practice is different. That’s exciting, especially because our worldwide internal technical practice network connects us in real time to explore best practices from experts near and far. We offer full life-cycle solutions for projects – from due diligence through restoration and redevelopment to outreach programs that engage stakeholders and generate goodwill in the community. Our experts integrate scientific and engineering knowledge with responsive and cost-effective project management, strong communication skills, and an understanding of regulatory strategies and challenges. AECOM has the depth and breadth of resources to address significant remedial site challenges, and we support the development of our technical staff to be their best via professional mentorship and development. AECOM provides a stringent internal project manager certificate program to help you succeed in that career path. Learn more about our Remediation, Restoration and Redevelopment services.
+ Bachelor of Science degree in geology or relevant geological science discipline (e.g., geophysics, hydrogeology, or geochemistry.
+ Minimum 2 years of environmental remediation and investigation experience needed.
+ Valid Driver's license.
+ US Citizen/US Permanent Resident.
Experience with Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments, site characterization, subsurface investigation, and remediation projects at various client sites.
Experience with a soil, groundwater, vapor, and stormwater field collection methods.
Experience applying geological knowledge to monitoring and subsurface investigations in field and office settings.
Possess technical report writing skills and prepare monitoring and investigation reports.
Independent field work and leadership of field teams.
Experience with conducting field work, including:
+ Driving to project sites;
+ Subcontractor oversight; Utility clearance;
+ Soil drilling, characterization, and sampling;
+ Monitoring well (groundwater and soil vapor) installation and test pit excavation;
+ Soil, sediment, soil vapor, sanitary system, surface water, and groundwater sampling; Surface and borehole geophysical techniques;
+ Aquifer testing, including slug tests, packer testing; step-drawdown and tracer tests; and
+ Remedial systems performance monitoring.
Previous experience preparing plans, permits, and reports for hazardous waste, air quality, storm water, and wastewater programs.
Ability to clearly communicate with subcontractors, regulatory agents, and clients during field activities.
Ability to travel up to 80% to various job sites within the US (Primary area of travel is Northern California and nearby region)
40 hour OSHA HAZWOPER certificate or annual refresher certificate.
10 hour and/or 30 hour OSHA Construction Supervisory certificate.
First Aid/CPR certificate.
Candidate must be proficient with basic computer programs; Microsoft Suite Programs.
No sponsorship will be provided for this role.
**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.** 263961BR
**Additional Locations** US - Oakland, CA - 300 Lakeside Drive
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.