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AECOM Mid-level Geologist in Cincinnati, Ohio

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a qualified and motivated individual to join the staff in our Cincinnati, OH office as a mid-level geologist. The successful candidate will assist our team in conducting environmental investigations across many sites and industries. This position will support a variety of projects that may include surface water, sediment, soil, and groundwater remedial investigations, site characterizations, remedial designs, and remedial actions. Flexibility to work on a multitude of diverse projects, a positive attitude, willingness to mentor junior staff, and commitment to workplace health and safety are imperative.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Support a wide range of environmental investigation and remediation projects under CERCLA, RCRA, and State jurisdictions.

  • Contribute directly to the preparation and review of technical project deliverables (e.g., work plans, remedial investigations, and monitoring reports).

  • Contribute on projects regarding technical approach, numerical analysis, cost estimation, planning, design, scheduling, quality control, and safety.

  • Job duties will involve both field work and office assignments with occasional overnight travel required.

  • Manage and/or perform a variety of field work including environmental assessments, environmental investigations, site inspections, feasibility tests, remedial implementation, construction oversight, and subcontractor oversight.

  • Developing clear and defensible Conceptual Site Models for complex sites.

  • Conducts research and does investigation work as required.

  • Plans and organizes project studies.

  • Assists in the resolution of conflicting technical information and unsuitability of standard procedures.

  • Evaluating complex environmental data sets, including the use of modeling and statistics.

  • Preparing, work plans, and technical reports, and presentations for technical meetings with clients and regulators.

  • Performs complex assignments often requiring the development of unique solutions to problems.

  • Actively communicating with the technical team and Project Manager.

  • May oversee the work of less experienced scientists.


Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS in geology or related field.

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

  • US Citizen/US Permanent Resident.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS degree in geology or related field;

  • Possess technical report writing skills; prepare and/or lead preparation of investigation reports;

  • Independent field work and leadership of field teams;

  • Ability to clearly communicate with subcontractors, regulatory agents, and clients during field activities;

  • First Aid/CPR certificate;

  • Participate and develop a keen understanding of hazard recognition; and

  • Participate in project activity planning, and health and safety planning and oversight.

Additional Information

Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $60,000.00 - $82,000.00.


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: J10107222

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid