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AECOM Project Environmental Scientist in Chicago, Illinois

Job Summary

AECOM has an opening for a Environmental Scientist in our Chicago, IL office. The successful applicant will join a network of existing AECOM Remediation Specialists across the US and will have the resources of more than 3,500 regional staff available to assist in project delivery. As one of the largest engineering, construction, and technical services firms on the planet, AECOM's employees apply their talent and initiative on projects that reshape and improve the world's infrastructure, manage and modernize vital industries, improve the environment, and serve Government agencies in a variety of roles. Our Chicago office offers a variety of environmental assessment, investigation, and survey services to Federal, State, and local government agencies; Fortune 500 corporations; and many manufacturing and commercial clients. We are looking for an individual with a broad range of field experience and specific experience completing field visits and reporting for Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP), Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans, and Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments (ESA). Candidate should be interested in managing and executing SWPPP, SPCC, and Phase 1 ESA projects. Candidate will also have the opportunity to participate and manage other projects including Site Investigation and Remediation projects.

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.

About AECOM’s Remediation, Restoration and Redevelopment Practice

AECOM delivers innovative and often complex solutions to meet our clients’ objectives. Because we address many different impacted sites – from munitions to PFAS to algae blooms and beyond – every project in our global practice is different. That’s exciting, especially because our worldwide internal technical practice network connects us in real time to explore best practices from experts near and far. We offer full life-cycle solutions for projects – from due diligence through restoration and redevelopment to outreach programs that engage stakeholders and generate goodwill in the community. Our experts integrate scientific and engineering knowledge with responsive and cost-effective project management, strong communication skills, and an understanding of regulatory strategies and challenges. AECOM has the depth and breadth of resources to address significant remedial site challenges, and we support the development of our technical staff to be their best via professional mentorship and development. AECOM provides a stringent internal project manager certificate program to help you succeed in that career path. Learn more about our Remediation, Restoration and Redevelopment services.

Specific duties and responsibilities of this position include:

  • Project/task management support and coordination of field work including correspondence with subcontractors and vendors.

  • Development of site specific SHE Safety Plans.

  • Data reduction, review, and interpretation.

  • Report and Plan writing for site investigation, groundwater monitoring, remediation, and compliance projects.

  • Interaction with the public and/or clients as a representative of AECOM.

  • Client invoicing and budget-setting.

  • Periodic field work, including:

  • Site inspections for development of and compliance with Stormwater Pollution Prevention and Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plans

  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and Phase II Site Investigations

  • Sampling of various media including soil, groundwater, surface water and soil gas.

  • Installation of groundwater monitoring wells (including lithologic characterization and soils classifications) and vapor monitoring points.

  • Oversight of subcontractors performing various construction or remediation tasks.

Demonstrate equivalent combination of education, skills, knowledge, abilities and experience:

  • Must have the ability to manage multiple concurrent assignments.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully engage with diverse teams and successfully manage/deliver project scope, schedule and budget.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to conduct effective client presentations and written report preparation, and demonstrated ability to complete and coordinate the preparation of high quality work products in a team environment.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Geology, Environmental Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Planning, Engineering or equivalent and 6 years of relevant experience and or equivalent of experience and or education.

  • Project/task management experience.

  • High degree of self-motivation and the ability to work independently with limited supervision, as well as in a collaborative team environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER training and annual updates.

  • Experience with AutoCAD, GIS, or Microsoft Access or SQL a plus.

  • Organizational management skills.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 256358BR

Additional Locations US - Lisle, IL - 3333 Warrenville Road

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.