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AECOM Ecologist III in Atlanta, Georgia

United States of America - Georgia, Atlanta

Job Summary

The Transportation Group of AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Ecologist for immediate employment in the Atlanta, GA office. The candidate will join an excellent team with significant career growth potential.

This Ecologist position will support the multi-discipline environmental group in transportation. This candidate will serve as an Ecologist and perform tasks ranging from fieldwork, report writing, data collection and compilation, and GIS mapping among other duties.

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

  • Plans and performs unsupervised field tasks, such as wetland and stream surveys, and surveys for protected suitable habitat and presence of protected species.

  • Gathers data and other information to be used in the preparation of environmental reports of investigations; compiles and organizes data collected by others.

  • Prepares data and scientific documents to include maps/figures, technical reports, assessments of effects, agency coordination, and NEPA documents.

  • Utilizes basic scientific principles, theories, practices, and existing technologies to develop solutions for technical problems with limited scope.

  • Works under the supervision of senior staff but is capable of completing all but the most complex tasks with minimal supervision.


At AECOM, 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingdisaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

About DCS—Transportation

  • As populations grow, so do demands for safe, expedient and cost-effective transportation. Our Transportation business line partners with clients around the world to build, modernize and expand transportation infrastructure and deliver advanced mobility solutions to carry our communities into the future — safely, equitably and reliably.

  • We combine our extensive planning, design, construction and asset management experience with advanced technologies and innovations to help our public and private clients restore or replace their aging transportation infrastructure, and find smarter, more effective ways to move people and goods across our cities, countries and continents.

  • Our integrated approach and social responsibility have earned us the trust of local municipalities, government agencies, commercial clients and public-private partnerships. Our expertise and global reach enable us to deliver high-quality solutions for our clients that pave the way for long-lasting benefits to society

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources, or related field, and 4 years of ecology-related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education;

  • 4 or more years of experience in surveying wetlands and streams using USACE standards and guidance;

  • 4 or more years of experience with Federal regulatory processes, including Section 404 Permitting, Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, and GA EPD buffer variances;

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in performing ecology surveys and preparing reports for transportation projects administered by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

  • Experience with Georgia state processes including the Georgia Environmental Policy Act (GEPA)

  • High degree of professionalism, self-motivation, and desire to work in a collaborative team environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to work on a wide range of projects, within interdisciplinary teams, and balance a demanding workload.

  • Excellent communication skills, including both written and oral expertise.

  • Self-motivated, driven, and hard working.

  • Experience working in a fast-paced consulting environment.

  • GIS mapping knowledge and experience

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 Sciences

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 247605BR

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.