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AECOM Senior Lead Geologist in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Company Description

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Job Description

AECOM is currently looking for an experienced Senior Lead Geologistto join our team to support, and help capture, a variety of complex environmental projects within the region. The position will be based in the New England area of the United States.

We are seeking candidates who will be able to contribute to the delivery of all phases of existing projects and development of creative solutions for new projects. AECOM conducts activities for utilities, industrial, commercial, federal, and state clients.

This position calls for excellent organizational and time management skills, flexibility to work on a multitude of diverse projects, a positive attitude, and a willingness to learn and incorporate new skills. We seek a candidate with the ability to communicate (orally and in writing) effectively with members of the project team (clients, regulators, office and site personnel). The successful candidate will also be committed to the team’s success and growth; will rigorously apply safety policies and procedures; and will effectively manage the quality of field efforts and project deliverables within the bounds of the AECOM Quality Management System.

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

  • Senior project support for environmental investigation and remediation projects in a technical, project management and/or regulatory capacity.

  • Leading and managing all size of projects, including long-term, large projects that have high risk reward, are of high strategic value, and/or have a high level of complexity.

  • Providing project level technical leadership and strategic direction.

  • Championing ethical and safe working practices.

  • Development of strategic proposals and budgets in support of work opportunities.

  • Working with the Program Manager and Senior Practice Leaders to enhance business growth.

  • Foster client satisfaction including maintaining good client relationships and client development.

  • Identifying risk and pro-actively takes actions to positively impact project outcomes.

  • Contributing to project team development strategy, including identification of talent gaps and resourcing plans.

  • Accountable for overall project financial success and delivery



  • BA/BS in Geology, Hydrogeology, or related field + 10 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Experience in Environmental Consulting including a combination of Technical, BD and managerial experience.

  • Valid U.S Driver's License and as a condition of employment, must pass AECOM's Motor Vehicle Records Review

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

  • As a condition of employment, candidates must pass a drug screening

  • As a condition of employment, candidates must pass a medical screening

  • Travel is required for this position per management discretion


  • Master's Degree in Geology, Hydrogeology, or related field

  • 11+ years demonstrated experience conducting and preparing activities and deliverables

  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER certification

  • LSP certification (or ability to obtain certification within 6 months of employment)

  • Strong technical capability across all phases environmental of work.

  • Has significant experience with programmatic delivery.

  • Able to demonstrate a high level of expertise in applicable technical areas and is frequently called on by clients and peers to position or deliver complex programs.

  • Detailed understanding of the competencies needed for success on complex projects and can critically evaluate and apply the competencies,

  • Professional Licensure (e.g., PE, LSP, PG).

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • Relocation is not available for this position.


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $125,000.00 - $165,000.00.


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 absence, 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: J10107751

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: On-Site