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AECOM Chemist in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

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

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

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.

Job Description

AECOM is looking for an experienced Project Chemist (Chemist V) in our Chelmsford, MA office. The selected candidate will be tasked with providing technical expertise and specialized consulting advice in Environmental Analytical Chemistry. The Chemist's primary role will be to prepare Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPPs), validate analytical data, write data validation reports, and oversee all stages of chemical analytical data.

The Chemist will work with proposal teams to select an analytical methodology, evaluate laboratory proposals, and establish QA/QC parameters. They will work with laboratories to ensure data meets technical requirements and project data quality objectives.

The job responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Laboratory evaluation, selection, and coordination.

  • Coordinate with field teams before and during sampling events.

  • Develop data validation procedures for unique analyses not addressed specifically in existing guidance documents.

  • Peer review of data validation reports and other project documents to ensure accuracy and consistency with project requirements.

  • Summarize analytical data quality in Data Usability Assessments (DUAs) at the conclusion of the project.

  • Provide mentorship to entry-level chemists.

  • Perform work in accordance with agreed-upon budget and schedule with minimal supervision.

  • Coordinate with Project/Senior Chemists on a regular basis.



  • BA/BS + 8 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education


  • BA/BS in Chemistry or related scientific field of study

  • 15+ years working in an environmental analytical laboratory and/or performing data validation

  • 10+ years of experience writing QAPPs

  • In-depth knowledge of USEPA analytical methods especially SW-846-series methods

  • Experience interpreting analytical methods and standard operating procedures

  • Commercial laboratory analytical experience or data validation experience

  • Experience with validation of PFAS or dioxin/furan data

  • Experience with operation and use of analytical laboratory equipment (e.g., ICP, ICP-MS, HPLC, GC, and/or GC/MS)

  • Experience with Department of Defense Quality Systems Manual for Environmental Laboratories Version 5.4

  • Familiarity with Department of Defense Data Validation Guidelines and Modules

  • Familiarity with EPA National Functional Guidelines for Data Review

  • Familiarity with automated data review systems such as EDMS, FUDSChem, or EPA EXES

  • Familiarity with Earth Soft's EQuIS database program

  • Knowledge of the principles and standards of scientific study, field investigation, sampling, experimentation, quality assurance of chemical measurements, research and documentation

Additional Information


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.

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: J10088479

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid