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AECOM Safety, Health & Environment Specialist III in Atlanta, Georgia

Company Description

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Job Description

AECOM has an exciting opportunity for an experienced scientist/engineer to join our Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Compliance team in Atlanta, GA. You will work at one of our key client’s locations and with a diverse team of technical leaders across a broad range of practice areas delivering compliance and corporate conformance tasks and encouraging a proactive health and safety culture.

The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an established career in the health and safety and/or environmental field. This position also requires excellent written and spoken communication skills, organizational and time management skills, flexibility to work on diverse projects, a positive attitude, and a willingness to learn new skills. The successful candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively with members of the project team, various client stakeholders, site personnel and office management, and have the ability to work both independently and as a part of a project team.

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

  • Under limited supervision, responsible for moderately complex technical work in a wide range of environmental, safety and health disciplines to achieve compliance with ES&H standards along with federal and state regulatory requirements.

  • Identify and evaluate operational environment, health & safety (EHS) risks.

  • Conduct assessments of client’s existing EHS programs to ensure alignment with the regional strategy.

  • Execute EHS training needs based on identified operational risks and ensure that workforce training activities are provided to meet client’s business and legislative requirements.

  • Ensure the implementation and conformance of the client’s EHS requirements as appropriate.

  • Monitor and advise on the client’s EHS requirements and applicable EHS references to ensure regulatory requirements are implemented and followed onsite.

  • Work with and advise contractors in identification and implementation of corrective actions for identified deficiencies or issues.

  • Attend and participate in essential meetings not limited to All Hands, Stand Downs, Orientations, Safety Committees, EHS Leads, Activity Briefings, Coordination Meeting, etc.

  • Create, validate and communicate lessons learned from safety incidents and near misses with the client’s EHS team(s) and trade partners.

  • Investigate and analyze incident reports involving work‐related injuries and illnesses, and recommend measures to prevent recurrence.

  • Conduct investigation and immediately report all incidents, near misses, and occupational illness, and recommend means of preventing recurrence.

  • Perform floor walks and observe work activities; document observations and provide coaching/feedback to personnel to ensure proper safe work behaviors and practices.

  • Maintain current knowledge of specific government agency requirements.

  • Independently determine and develop approaches to solutions.

  • Collect and evaluate project data in both field and office settings.

  • Perform environmental fieldwork primarily in relation to industrial hygiene, environmental compliance, and EHS auditing.

  • Prepare and implement work plans, data compilation/analysis, and report preparation (text, tables, figures, and calculations).

  • Serve as a mentor to junior and mid-level staff.

  • Review permits and plans to facilitate compliance with environmental regulations.

  • Provide regulatory interpretation and technical advice.

  • Act as a lead role for a team of ES&H specialists and/or support personnel.

  • Administer an ES&H program on a small or medium-sized project.

  • Proactively encourage a culture of producing high-quality work and the importance of Health & Safety within the team.

  • Provide technical support to client stakeholders and support inter-disciplinary business activities.

  • Collaborate with other AECOM offices, practices, and business lines.

  • Perform independent hands-on fieldwork, oversee construction contractors and other field personnel, and interact with various client stakeholders.

  • Comfortably work with technology, apps and databases.

  • Undertake technical work in accordance with the contracted scope of work, budget, schedule and legislative standards.

  • Proactively identify opportunities to increase project efficiencies, improve technical methodologies and add value to client service offerings.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health and Safety, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or other related field or demonstrated experience and / or education +4 years of experience.

  • Valid Driver’s License and as a condition of employment must be able to pass AECOM’s Motor Vehicle Records review.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in or with Data Centers

  • Exhibits knowledge and applies the fundamental concepts and practices based on environmental specialty.

  • EHS auditing experience

  • High degree of self-motivation and the ability to work independently with limited supervision, as well as in a collaborative team environment.

  • Organizational management skills and ability to perform detail-oriented work.

  • Self-motivated, driven, and hard working

  • Excellent communication skills, including both oral and written (writing sample required)

  • Excellent and relevant references

  • Certified Safety Professional or similar certification

  • NFPA 70E Certification

  • HAZWOPER 40-hour certification

  • CIH, CPEA, or similar certification

  • OSHA 30 Construction Safety Training

Additional Information

  • Relocation is available for this position.

  • Sponsorship for US employment authorization is not available now or in the future for this position.

Offered rate of compensation (Georgia) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $72,000 - $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, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absences, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

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.

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. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

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

ReqID: J10102721

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Safety, Health & Environment

Work Location Model: On-Site