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AECOM Entry Level Environmental Scientist in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

United States of America - Pennsylvania, Conshohocken

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking an entry-level environmental scientist for employment in our Conshohocken, PA office. You will gain exposure to a variety of environmental projects (i.e., Remedial Investigations, Feasibility Studies, and Remedial Actions) for a variety of private and public sector clients.

AECOM is pleased to include you in a unique development opportunity, the Graduate Development Program (GDP). This program provides entry-level employees with critical support as they launch careers at AECOM. Throughout the program, participants establish core foundations of knowledge and key business and interpersonal learnings that provide support and guidance. Participants are given resources and opportunities to engage with seasoned and peer employees to further expand their new employee experiences at AECOM.

This position is expected to begin in October 2021.


At AECOM, 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019

About DCS—Environment

With world class technical expertise, leading edge technology and innovative project delivery capability around the world, AECOM’s global environmental practice helps industry and government meet their business goals – to achieve compliance, reduce or eliminate risks and manage impacts. We provide advisory and technical services to help clients cleanup and close contaminated sites and surplus operational facilities and restore them for reuse, plan and permit new facilities, address critical climate change issues, restore habitats and water quality, protect natural and cultural resources, maintain compliance, and cost effectively manage residuals and wastes.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Collect soil, water, and vapor samples using approved sampling plans and industry accepted methods. Document work with detailed field notes.

  • Remediation system operations.

  • Healthy and safety management.

  • Read, understand, and follow published test methods and standard operating procedures, including company and client specific programs.

  • Produce accurate and complete documentation of operation, inspections and compliance.

  • Show initiative in maintaining and repairing equipment, ordering and organizing supplies and maintaining work area.

  • Effectively communicate with site representatives regarding schedules and task requirements.

  • Coordination with and oversight from task and project managers, on-site subcontractors, and field staff.

  • Office support including preparation of work plans, health and safety plans, and technical reports.

  • Manage environmental data. Prepare tables and figures to present data.

  • Perform other tasks assigned by project and task managers.

  • Support assessment and remediation at other client facilities under direction of staff as necessary.

  • Qualified candidates must be comfortable with periodic travel.

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

  • Anticipated division of job-related tasks is about a 50/50 percent split between office and field work

Minimum Requirements

  • BS Degree in Geology or Environmental Science or related field with a strong desire to learn new skills in the remediation field or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal

  • Flexible with working hours and locations and frequent travel

  • Willingness and ability to learn and rapidly master new tasks

  • Strong research and report writing (including web-based research)

  • Strong quality and time management

  • Solid attention to detail and thorough approach to work

  • Possess current 40-Hour HAZWOPER and Supervisor certifications and be able to meet the medical clearance requirements of an OSHA (HAZWOPER) medical surveillance physical examination

  • Experience using Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint) and preparing technical reports

  • Experience using ArcGIS and generating maps and report figures

  • Knowledgeable and experience with State of New Jersey/Pennsylvania rules and regulations

Additional Information:

  • Driver's license required and position may be subject to a pre-employment Motor Vehicle Record Screening

  • Due to needed access to DoD project sites, this position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization

  • Must successfully pass preemployment background check

  • Relocation assistance and/or per diem is not offer for this position.

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. 254719BR

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.