**AECOM** is seeking a Geologist for employment in our Oakland, CA or Sacramento, CA AECOM office. This position would support the Environmental business line, primarily working on Department of Defense (DoD) projects.
**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.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
+ Utilizes basic scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop solutions for technical problems with limited scope.
+ Prepare technical work plans and reports.
+ Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state and federal regulations to ensure compliance.
+ Plan, execute, analyze and report on environmental measures in natural systems.
+ Apply standard field practices and techniques using basic field equipment to collect samples of soil, soil vapor, groundwater, surface water, sediment; prepare samples for shipping, and complete chain-of-custody or similar paperwork.
+ Apply knowledge of natural sciences (chemistry, physics, biology, hydrology, and mathematics) to explain observations.
+ Study contaminants and determine how to restore the environment.
+ Prepare basic data and scientific documents.
+ Performs unsupervised field tasks.
+ Direct staff in the execution of tasks.
+ Review analytical data for general indicators of quality for routine analyses based on well-defined guidelines.
+ Coordination with task and project managers, working with on-site subcontractors and field staff, supporting sampling, data collection, and field documentation.
+ Provide technical expertise support.
Offered rate of compensation (Colorado locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $69,000 - $100,000.
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.
**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’s degree in Geology, Hydrogeology or other related discipline (e.g., geophysics, geochemistry, environmental geology, engineering geology) + 2 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
+ Valid U.S. Driver's License
+ Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required.
+ Master's degree in geology, hydrogeology or other related discipline (e.g., geophysics, hydrogeology, geochemistry, environmental geology, engineering geology).
+ Professional registration or on track to obtain professional registration.
+ Ability to travel for fieldwork and/or meetings. This position may require significant travel within the United States.
+ Experience with developing conceptual site models, and preparing remediation strategies
+ Proficiency in standard office suite software applications.
+ OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Certification or ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire
+ Database, GIS, CAD, visualization software skills are desirable
+ Ability to demonstrate professional demeanor in written and verbal communications with clients, regulatory officials, and fellow employees.
+ Ability to write and to convey complex thoughts and ideas in a clear, concise manner. Ability to learn through on-the-job experience.
+ Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds and safely drive a full-size pickup truck.
+ Tolerance for work in outdoor environments in a range of weather conditions and be medically fit for wearing a respirator.
**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.** 267559BR
**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.