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AECOM Geologist / Geophysicist / Geoscientist in Germantown, Maryland

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's growing Water business has an immediate need to for a Geologist / Geophysicist / Geoscientist to join our team based in Germantown, Maryland, as part of the broader Geotechnical and Geophysics Group. This role includes participation in a broad range of engineering design and construction projects from concept development through to detailed design and construction. Our projects include some of the largest onshore and offshore, domestic and international civil infrastructure programs including wind and solar energy, pump storage energy facilities, combined sewer outfall tunnels, smart cities, defense facilities, dams, data centers, bridges and roadways. This is a hybrid work model that includes spending time in the field and in an AECOM office, with the possibility of periodic remote work model arrangement.

The responsibilities of this role include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Undertaking geophysical, geological and geotechnical services including geophysical surveys, soils and materials testing, geologic mapping, vibration and settlement monitoring, soil boring and rock corings,

  • Implementing a wide variety of terrestrial, marine, borehole and aerial geophysical investigations including seismic refraction/reflection, MASW, GPR, electromagnetics, magnetics, microgravity, electrical resistivity imaging, utility mapping, borehole geophysical logging, downhole/crosshole seismic, bathymetric surveying, side scan sonar, sub-bottom profiling, marine magnetics, and marine seismic.

  • Data collection, geological characterization, analysis and reporting

  • Assist in preparation of project documentation including reports, project communications, design drawings and report figures that are of a high professional standard.

  • Generally supporting project teams in achieving stated goals within the Water Division but also to the various business lines across the U.S. and Internationally,

  • Flexibility to work in the office and on field projects including remote sites

  • Assisting with the water engineering sector proposals and tenders.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors' Degree and 2+ years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Relevant experience should include conducting field work

  • Demonstrated knowledge of standard geophysical, geologic and engineering practices, techniques and procedures

  • Knowledge and experience implementing a wide range of geophysical and geological investigations including surface geophysics, borehole geophysics, airborne geophysics, marine geophysics and geologic mapping,

  • Familiarity with and experience using one or more of the following: GPS, GIS and land surveying data collection and analysis,

  • Analytical skills and knowledge of / experience with 2 or more of the following geophysical, geological and geotechnical software (i.e. SeisImager, ParkSeis, EarthImager, Radan, Surfer, Geosoft Oasis montaj, gINT, ArcGIS, SonarWiz, HyPack, AutoCAD, MicroStation)​​​​​

  • Valid US Driver's License in good standing is required

  • Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required

  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally for periods of two weeks at a time.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS Degree in Geophysics/Geology/Geoscience or related field is highly preferred

  • MS in Geophysics/Geology/Geoscience is favorable

  • 2+ years of professional experienceas a Geophysicist/Geologist/Geoscientist desired

  • PG license or desire to obtain

  • Documented successful planning, organizational, communications and documentation skills desired

  • Experience working on international projects at US military installations is favorable

  • Active clearance or ability to obtain a security clearance is desired

Additional Information

  • This position requires the ability and willingness to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions, various types of sites including remote, undeveloped areas and active construction sites,

  • This position requires the ability to lift and/or carry field equipment that may weigh up to 30 lbs. or more.

  • Travel may be required for this role both domestically and internationally

  • Sponsorship is not available for this role

  • Relocation support is not available for this position

  • 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: J10088719

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid