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AECOM Environmental Engineer II in Charlotte, North Carolina

Job Summary

AECOM has an exciting opportunity for an experienced junior scientist or engineer to join our Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Compliance team in our Charlotte, North Carolina location. You will work with a diverse team of technical leaders across a broad range of practice areas delivering remediation consulting services to our key clients.

The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to develop an established career in the environmental field. This position also requires excellent written and spoken communication skills, organizational and time management skills, flexibility to work on a multitude of 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, clients, site personnel and office management, and have the ability to work both independently and as a part of a project team. It is anticipated that this position will include an equal division between office and field work, with fluctuations over the course of the year, depending upon project demands.

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 – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

About AECOM’s Environment Business Line

Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.

AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.

AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.

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

  • Perform Environmental/Property Due Diligence (Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), Property Condition Assessments (PCAs), limited environmental compliance reviews (LECRs), health and safety assessments.

  • Perform building surveys for potential hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, mold, poly-chlorinated biphenyls [PCBs]).

  • Assist with collecting and evaluating project data in both field and office settings.

  • Perform environmental fieldwork in relation to environmental due diligence, industrial hygiene and/or environmental compliance.

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

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

  • Interpret and record data, conduct analyses, compare findings to relevant studies and local, state and federal regulations to ensure compliance.

  • Work under supervision of a project manager or senior-level team member.

  • Work collaboratively with other members and teams within the department, and other professionals within other AECOM internal business lines.

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

  • Attention to detail in work; high quality and accuracy in work performed.

  • Ability to write well, distill supporting information in the scientific literature, communicate technical issues to a wide range of readers. Prepare draft documents under direction, including reports, memoranda, and posters. Ability to perform calculations and work with Microsoft Excel.

  • Excellent communication skills; both verbal and technical report writing.

  • Highly motivated and capable of working effectively in a team environment.

  • Must be able to strictly adhere to Health and Safety protocols both in the office and in the field.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work in a multi-discipline team setting. In addition to the work noted above, types of work the candidate may be involved in include:

  • Building/Property Operations Assessments (mechanical/electrical/plumbing [MEP], building envelope testing and troubleshooting).

  • Sustainability projects (possibly new construction, but primarily retrofit situations), which may affect building structure, ground stability, conveyance, etc. if implemented without proper design.

  • Perform independent hands-on fieldwork, oversee contractors (laboratory, drillers, surveyors, etc.), and other field personnel, and interact with clients/client representatives.

  • Supporting other AECOM business lines (Water/Wastewater, Transportation, Buildings and Places, for example) on a variety of public and/or private client projects.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS Environmental Sciences, Engineering, or related field.

  • 2 years of relevant work experience and/or demonstrated equivalency of work experience and or education.

  • Experience using map making programs (ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Illustrator) and generating maps and report figures.

  • Occasional travel is required, including overnight trips of one-to-two-week duration, and frequent travel within 1 – 2-hour drive of home office.

  • Must have a valid driver's license and the ability to safely drive extended distances.

  • Position requires a tolerance for working in outdoor environments, including prolonged walking or standing on various terrain in a range of weather conditions. Requires the ability to bend, stoop, and lift objects up to 50lbs.

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER certificate

  • OSHA 30-hour certificate

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, comfortable meeting with clients, colleagues, and sub-contractors alike.

  • Flexible with working hours and locations.Asbestos Building Inspector Certification, plus NC/SC accreditation/licensure

Additional Information:

  • Relocation is not available for this position

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position

  • May be subject to client-required drug screens.

  • ​​​​AECOM encourages, but does not require, its employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. However, this position is on a project or a worksite, which requires workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Are you currently vaccinated, or are you willing to receive a vaccination before you begin employment? Proof of vaccine will be required.

What We Offer

We will give you 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.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

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

Job Category Engineering - Environmental

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 265829BR

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.