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AECOM Senior Aquatic Ecologist / Marine Scientist in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

Company Description

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.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

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.

Job Description

AECOM is actively growing the East Region Environmental Planning & Permitting (EPP) practice and is seeking a Senior Aquatic Ecologist/Marine Scientist within the Mid-Atlantic EPP Department. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with members from multidisciplinary teams in both marine and terrestrial environments and support wide range of environmental planning and permitting projects. Project opportunities may span a wide range of sectors, including Offshore Wind (OSW), Power, Oil and Gas, Ports and Harbors, Department of Defense, and other Federal clients. The successful applicant will join a network of existing AECOM EPP specialists across the US to assist in project delivery.

For this opportunity, we will consider candidates in any of our Mid-Atlantic Regional offices including, but not limited to, the following: Baltimore, MD; Germantown, MD; Conshohocken, PA; Arlington, VA; Norfolk, VA; and District of Columbia.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform consulting work within scope, schedule, and budget.

  • Develop high-quality technical documents, reports deliverables, and proposals.

  • Coordinate, manage, and direct project field and data collection efforts.

  • Serve/support as an interface with clients and regulatory personnel.

  • Provide technical support to the EPP Department and individual Project Managers and support inter-disciplinary business development activities.

  • Perform client visits and field activities that require work outside the office and overnight travel.

  • Implement strong problem-solving skills to address challenges and contribute ideas, as well as think innovatively.

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

  • Serve as a mentor to junior and mid-level staff.

  • Proactively enforce a culture of producing high-quality work and the importance of Health & Safety within the team.

  • Collaborate with other AECOM offices, practices, and business lines.


Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS + 6 years of experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and / or education.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Marine Science, Fisheries, Biology, Ecology, or related field.

  • 6+ years of relevant experience in the field of marine science/aquatic ecology

  • Valid Driver's License with clean driving record

  • US Citizenship is required for this position.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in relevant field.

  • 10+ years of relevant industry experience desired with a demonstrated client focus.

  • Experience with regulator and stakeholder consultations (i.e., USFWS, NMFS, USACE, etc.).

  • Sound environmental understanding of environmental impact principles.

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

  • Experience working in both marine and freshwater ecosystems.

  • Demonstrated experience managing tasks and workload, working within interdisciplinary teams, and successful interface with Clients.

  • Experience preparing proposals, cost estimates, schedules, and change orders.

  • Experience in planning and implementing field studies in remote locations (offshore preferred)

  • Statistical data analysis and GIS skills.

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

  • Excellent communication skills, including both oral and written (writing sample required).

  • Occasional overnight travel required.

  • Excellent and relevant references.

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

  • Travel to client sites will be required.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

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.

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

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10081424

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid