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AECOM Entry Level Geologist 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 – 50,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking three highly motivated Entry Level Geologists for employment in the Chelmsford, MA, Providence, RI, or Manchester, NH office. This position would support the Environmental business line, primarily working on Department of Defense projects.

This position is expected to begin in August 2023.

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

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

  • Prepares technical work plans and reports

  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state, and federal regulations to ensure compliance

  • Plan, execute, analyze, and report on environmental measures in natural systems

  • Apply standard field practices and techniques using basic field equipment to collect samples of soil, soil vapor, groundwater, surface water, sediment; prepare samples for shipping, and complete chain-of-custody or similar paperwork

  • Apply knowledge of natural sciences (chemistry, physics, biology, hydrology, and mathematics) to explain observations

  • Conduct geological logging and interpretation, and the oversight of subcontractors including laboratories and excavation and drilling companies

  • Study contaminants and determine how to restore the environment

  • Prepare basic data and scientific documents

  • Perform unsupervised field tasks

  • Direct staff in the execution of tasks

  • Review analytical data for general indicators of quality for routine analyses based on well-defined guidelines

  • Coordination with task and project managers, working with on-site subcontractors and field staff, supporting sampling, data collection, and field documentation

  • Provide technical expertise support

  • Learn and develop a keen understanding of hazard recognition and environmental investigation or remediation

  • Travel to various job sites within the US

  • Flexibility to work on a multitude of diverse projects, a positive attitude, and commitment to workplace health and safety


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Hydrogeology, or other related discipline (e.g., Geophysics, Geochemistry, Environmental Geology, Engineering Geology)

  • Valid U.S. Driver's License

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

  • Frequently lifting, carrying, and loading field equipment such as sample coolers up to 50 pounds with assistance.

  • Frequently moving across a variety of uneven terrains such as mud, rock, grass, dirt and other unpaved terrains to conduct field work including collection of soil, soil vapor, groundwater, surface water and sediment.

  • Frequently working in adverse seasonal weather conditions.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Geology, Hydrogeology, or other related discipline (e.g., Geophysics, Hydrogeology, Geochemistry, Environmental Geology, Engineering Geology).

  • Professional registration or on track to obtain professional registration.

  • Willing to travel and perform field sampling work in Honolulu, Hawaii for first four months of assignment.

  • Experience with developing conceptual site models, and preparing remediation strategies

  • Proficiency in standard office suite software applications.

  • OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Certification

  • Database, GIS, CAD, visualization software skills are desirable

  • Experience collaborating professionally with clients, regulatory officials, and fellow employees.

  • Willingness to take and pass a medically fit test to wear a respirator to perform occasional respirator required work is preferred.

  • Safely drive a full-size pickup truck.

  • Technical report writing experience

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

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

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: J10082156

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid