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AECOM Siting/Environmental Scientist in Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Summary

AECOM’s Impact Assessment and Permitting (IAP) practice is actively seeking an experienced, highly talented mid-level Siting/Environmental Scientist for immediate employment in the Cincinnati, Ohio office. The successful candidate will work in an interdisciplinary team-oriented environment. This position provides unlimited career growth potential while working with an excellent team comprised of a variety of staff and project managers in support of AECOM’s clients, including natural gas and electric utilities. The group primarily works on projects in Ohio and adjacent states as part of AECOM’s regional ecological group. There are opportunities to work on large scale projects or projects further afield than the typical project range if candidate is interested.

The position reports to Cincinnati, OH and teleworking may be considered. The successful applicant will join a network of existing AECOM Siting and IAP specialists across the US. The position will provide analysis support for our core business in routing and siting, impact assessment, and analysis for high voltage electric transmission lines and substations. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist senior staff in energy infrastructure routing and siting studies, including study segment and route alternative development and analysis and substation siting selection and analysis

  • Assist senior staff in the preparation of routing and siting applications for submittal to state public utility commissions in support of electric transmission projects

  • Assist in the preparation of Clean Water Act Permits, Section 401 and 404, or other permit applications

  • Assist senior staff in field reviews and investigations to determine suitable project site locations

  • Research local, state, and federal permitting requirements

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.

Minimum Requirements

  • 2+ years F/T work experience with siting of electric transmission lines and substations and/or state/federal environmental assessment reporting .

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, environmental engineering, biology, ecology, natural resources, wetlands management, geology, other planning, geography, or an earth science-related field.

  • Good driving record and valid driver’s license required.

  • Must be able to pass a background check

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with ESRI ArcGIS products. Strong understanding of Geographic Information System (GIS) processes and capabilities.

  • Knowledge of relational database systems used in GIS

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, written, and verbal communication skills​

  • Ohio experience preferred

  • Organizational management skills and ability to perform detail-oriented work are required.

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

  • Strong working knowledge of word-processing and integrated software applications, including MS Word, Excel, and Power Point

  • Position may require field work and candidate must be able to travel.

  • Excellent and advanced writing skills.

  • Master’s degree in relevant field.

  • 5+years industry experience.

  • Expertise in routing and siting approaches, processes, procedures, and best practices.

  • Thorough working knowledge of CWA, ESA, NHPA, and other federal, state, and local regulations.

  • Technical writing experience specifically with regard to authoring siting studies, and/or FERC resource reports, and/or NEPA analysis.

Additional Information:

  • Travel is required for this position.

  • US Citizenship required.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

What We Offer

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.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Environmental

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 260075BR

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.