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AECOM Geologist III - Remediation in Buffalo, New York

Company Description

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Geologist III to join our Remediation team based in our Buffalo, NY office. The successful candidate will work with a diverse team of technical leaders across a broad range of practice areas delivering professional consulting services to our key clients. This is a hybrid work model requiring 2-3 days per week in the office. This position also requires some fieldwork within the northeast United States region.

The successful candidate will join a large established team conducting environmental assessment and remediation projects across New York and New Jersey. This position requires excellent written and spoken communication skills, organizational and time management skills, flexibility to work on a range of projects, and a positive attitude. The successful candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively with members of the project team, clients, site personnel and office management, and have the ability to work both independently and as a part of a project team.

The successful candidate will assume deputy project manager and team leader roles within the department and will develop strong relationships with the team, and with clients to enable the pursuit of new opportunities. The successful candidate will be committed to the team’s success and growth; will rigorously apply safety policies and procedures; will manage the technical, cost and schedule elements of project delivery; and will effectively manage the quality of field efforts and project deliverables within the bounds of the AECOM Quality Management System.

Responsibilities include, but will not be limited to:

  • Work collaboratively with the NY/NJ Remediation Area Manager and other teams within the Remediation department, and professionals within other AECOM internal business lines

  • Manage a team within the Remediation department and support the NY/NJ Remediation Area Manager to achieve growth objectives

  • Act as Deputy Project Manager on large, complex projects assisting Project Managers with technical delivery, schedule management, fiscal management, reporting requirements, client management, and coordination with project team members

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

  • Provide field-based task oversight of environmental investigation and remediation programs. Field work may include soil, sediment, surface water and/or groundwater sampling, operation and maintenance of remedial systems, and remedial construction oversight including subcontractor management

  • Coordinate and prepare written reports, work plans, and technical memorandums; analyze data and develop supported conclusions

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

  • Assist with development of junior staff through ongoing mentoring


Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS plus 4 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Relevant experience in an environmental engineering consultancy role pertaining to remediation projects

  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER certification required

  • Valid US Driver’s License

  • Previous relevant field work experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Geology or Environmental Science, preferred

  • 6 years of relevant environmental engineering/remediation experience preferred

  • EQuIS knowledge and experience is helpful

  • Experience as a Team Lead or Deputy Project Manager or technical lead on remedial investigations and feasibility studies, preferred

  • Experience working on projects subject to NYSDEC regulatory oversight and Superfund programs

  • Experience applying NYSDEC DER-10 site investigation and remediation requirements

Additional Information

  • This role requires 30% - 40% fieldwork performed outside, sometimes in extreme heat, or inclement weather, walking on uneven terrain and carrying equipment that may weigh up to 25 lbs

  • This is a hybrid work model requiring 2-3 days per week in the office

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position

  • Relocation support is not available for this position

Offered rate of compensation, in Buffalo, New York only, will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $70,000 - $92,000.

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.


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 $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. 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: J10094051

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid