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AECOM Junior Biologist in Fort Collins, Colorado

United States of America - Colorado, Denver

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Junior Biologist for employment in Denver or Fort Collins, Colorado. This position would support numerous projects in the region with a focus on wildlife biology and/or botany.

This position is expected to begin in September/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


AECOM is the leading, worldwide environmental services provider to industry and government — delivering sustainable energy and environmental solutions to meet compliance, business and operational needs. Our advisory and technical staff deliver specialized solutions to unusual and complex problems facing client projects across the full business life cycle — from asset planning, development and operations, to product integration and facility compliance, to site remediation, restoration, sustainability and reuse, and holistic strategies that improve and modernize next generation energy infrastructure. Our solutions balance complex technical, regulatory, business and stakeholder issues to produce measurable value and cost-saving approaches for our clients.

Our services are delivered by 7,400 responsive environmental professionals around the world. Our global staff has in-depth knowledge of local and regional requirements and broad technical expertise in 60 disciplines. We work together across our global network to bring the best resources, skills and efficiencies to our projects.

Job Description Summary:

Primary duties include general biological surveys for wildlife, plants, and/or vegetation, electronic data collection, and preparation of technical reports.

Additional duties may include assisting on botanical surveys, listed species surveys, conservation plans, and habitat management plans, or assisting with natural resources related field surveys.

Experience conducting general species surveys for avian (including nest searching), herp, mammal, and invertebrate species, and/or experience conducting botanical surveys and vegetation characterization and mapping desired.

  • Conducts wildlife and habitat assessment surveys, including nesting bird surveys.

  • May support preparation of environmental permit application materials and agency notification packages.

  • Communicates and coordinates effectively with all members of the project team.

  • Lead field teams extensive work in outdoor settings, performing various natural resources surveys across the country.

  • Preparation of technical reports supporting impact assessments, wetland delineations, endangered species surveys, habitat assessments.

  • Assistant Project Manager duties including tracking budgets, managing schedules, monitoring milestones, and managing clients.

  • Proposes appropriate analytical methods and techniques. Assists in providing advice and consulting services within scope of scientific knowledge.

  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state, and federal regulations to ensure compliance.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS in Ecology, Biology, or other Natural Resources related field, + 2 years of relevant biology and natural resources experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Ability to travel on short notice (could be up to 75 percent field work) . Willingness to attend client meetings and agency coordination activities.

  • A valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1-4 years of experience in biology and natural resources.

  • Experienced working outside conducting field surveys and monitoring of construction sites. Ability to conduct work year-round in adverse climate and field conditions.

  • Working knowledge of special-status wildlife species and rare plant survey protocols.

  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills. Strong communication skills leading inter-disciplinary teams.

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with strong problem-solving and analytical skills.

  • Has a positive attitude and is adaptable to change in a fast-paced work environment.

  • Highly organized with a strong detail-oriented work style.

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. 254773BR

Additional Locations US - Fort Collins, CO - 1601 Prospect Pkwy

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.