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AECOM Entry-Level Geologist in Arlington, Virginia

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 – over 50,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a highly motivated Entry-Level Geologist to be based in our Arlington, VA, Greenville, SC, Omaha, NE, or Washington, DC offices.

This position is expected to begin in May/June 2023.

Job Overview:

The Entry-Level Geologist will serve as a team member in the office and the field, assisting project and program management with design and implementation of soil, groundwater, sediment and surface water investigative and remediation programs, data analysis, and report preparation.

Our teams work on complex remediation projects, pulling the right resources from across the company to support project needs. By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to work on diverse projects that will challenge you technically while giving you the opportunity to work with senior individuals with a variety of experiences. Together, these opportunities will aid in your growth in this industry.

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

  • Geologist position will be primarily responsible for supporting AECOM’s Conceptual Site Modeling practice in our Arlington, Virginia office (or additional locations listed).

  • The successful candidate will have a BS/BA in Geology with significant coursework and/or practical experience in GIS database generation, management, conversion, and visualization; coursework and/or applied experience in stratigraphy and stratigraphic data interpretation.

  • Candidate must also be able to work as part of a project team comprised of AECOM staff and subcontractors.

  • Flexibility to work on a multitude of diverse projects, a positive attitude, willingness to learn, and commitment to workplace health and safety are imperative.

  • This position requires excellent skills in written and spoken communication, organization, time management, and an individual who thrives in a team-oriented environment.

  • Duties may include assisting with field work (e.g., borehole logging, groundwater sampling); compiling and evaluating site-related geological, geophysical, hydrogeologic, and environmental data; and preparing detailed geologic cross sections and reports.

  • Coursework and/or experience involving sequence stratigraphy and/or hydrogeology in the preparation of detailed geologic/hydrogeologic conceptual site models would be a plus.

  • Qualified candidates must be comfortable with field work and assignments that require periodic travel.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geology or relevant Geological Science discipline (e.g., geophysics, geochemistry, environmental geology, engineering geology) or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

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

  • Must possess a valid U.S Driver's License.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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 (several months a year) 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.

  • 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.

  • Preparing technical reports is essential.

  • Experience with specialized software (e.g., Adobe Illustrator, Rockworks, EVS, ModFlow, CADD, GIS) and building complex databases.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

  • Travel is required for this position. Candidates will be asked to submit to a Motor Vehicle Record screening upon hire.

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

  • Candidates may have the flexibility to work partically/fully remote, although a candidate local to Arlington, Greenville, Omaha, or Washington D.C. is preferred.

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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: J10082459

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Remote