AECOM Senior Environmental Specialist in Aiken, South Carolina

United States of America - South Carolina, Aiken

Job Summary

Savannah River Remediation, an LLC of AECOM, is seeking a

Senior Environmental Specialist to be based in our Aiken, SC location.

The Senior Environmental Specialist is responsible for

coordinating and providing compliance-based oversight and expertise to ensure proper stewardship and work activities are conducted in accordance with applicable environmental regulations and policies.


  • Researches and provides guidance on pertinent information and developments in areas such as applicable laws and regulations established by the Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

  • Serves as interface for Liquid Waste Operations with the regulatory agencies.

  • Prepares and ensures compliance with environmental and radioactive material permits, licenses, applications, and records to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements established by federal and state regulatory agencies.

  • Prepares complex environmental compliance reports and guidance documents.

  • Prepares written oral, tabular, calculations, and graphic reports summarizing requirements and regulations, including enforcement documentation.

  • Performs extensive self-assessments for continuous improvement of the environmental programs.

  • Prepares, organizes, and maintains reports and inspection records for complex projects.

  • Verifies that radioactive materials and hazardous chemicals and wastes are handled, stored, and disposed of in accordance with regulations.

  • Support investigations to determine the nature of suspected violations and to obtain evidence of violations.

  • Observes proper safety precautions, rules, regulations, and practices so that unsafe conditions can be recognized and proper safety protocols implemented.

  • Monitors follow-up actions in complex cases where violations were found, and review compliance monitoring reports and manage responses to non-compliances.

  • Inspect waste pretreatment, treatment, and disposal facilities and systems for conformance to federal, state, or local regulations.

  • Provides guidance in determining sampling locations and methods, and support collection of and environmental effluents air, water or wastewater samples for analysis, as required.

  • Observes and records facility operations and field conditions, gathering, interpreting, and reporting data such as flow meter readings and chemical levels.

  • Determines which sites and violation reports to investigate, and coordinate compliance and enforcement activities with other government agencies.

  • Participates in the development of spill prevention programs and hazardous waste rules, regulations, and recommend corrective actions for hazardous waste problems.

  • Performs and prepares waste characterization documents and calculations in support of facility requirements.

  • Analyzes and implements state, federal or local requirements as necessary to maintain approved pretreatment, pollution prevention, storm water runoff and radioactive material programs.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • BS degree in a science or engineering discipline and 6+ years of relevant experience OR;

  • MS degree in a science or engineering discipline and +4 years of relevant experience

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

Preferred Qualifications

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Safety / Health

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 202977BR

Clearance Required 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.