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AECOM Geologist IV in Germantown, Maryland

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

Our growing Water business is looking for an enthusiastic geology/geophysics/geosciences student to work as part of 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.

You will be responsible for:

  • Providing support for geotechnical, environmental, geophysical, geodetic, geological services including geophysical surveys, GIS mapping, soils and materials testing, geologic mapping, vibration and settlement monitoring, soil boring and rock corings, monitoring well/piezometer installation, and soil and groundwater sampling.

  • Working with multi-disciplinary teams on various projects related to a wide range of civil infrastructure projects,

  • Flexibility and willingness to travel for project work part time as needed,

  • Work under supervision of a project manager or senior-level team member.

  • Supporting a wide variety of geotechnical, geologica, and geophysical investigations.

  • Utilizes advanced scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies develop technical solutions to complex problems.

  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, provincial and national regulations to ensure compliance. Work is performed with minimal direction.

  • Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Responsible for advanced duties and activities in their specialized functional area.

  • Conducts research and does investigation work as required.

  • Plans and organizes project studies.

  • Assists in the resolution of conflicting technical information and unsuitability of standard procedures.

  • Performs complex assignments often requiring the development of unique solutions to problems.

  • May oversee the work of less experienced scientists.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Geology, Geophysics, Geosciences, or Environmental Science.

  • 6 years of related experience.

  • Previous experience successfully supporting Department of Defense clients including the US Army Corps of Engineers and NAVFAC.

  • OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 Hour Construction training.

  • Valid US Driver’s License, and as a condition of employment, pass AECOM's motor vehicle records review.

  • Due to the nature of the work, U.S. Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualification:

  • MS or PhD in Geophysics/Geology/Geoscience

  • PG license

  • Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams located within other AECOM office

  • Experience with working on international projects at US military installations

  • Active clearance or ability to obtain security clearance

  • Willingness to represent AECOM at professional organization

  • Experience and willingness to mentor junior staff

  • Interest in business development

  • Strong desire to learn and a professional drive.

  • Effective written and oral communication skills.

  • Knowledge of MS Office Programs. Capable of functioning with spreadsheets, word processing, and standard office software.

  • A strong sense of commitment and a desire to work in a dynamic deadline-driven environment.

  • Ability to travel for project work part-time as needed.

  • Familiarity/capability in relevant geoscience software programs such as Surfer, ArcGIS, EarthImager, SeisImager, Radan and AutoCAD.

  • Previous experience preparing safe work plans and ability to serve as site safety supervisor.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

  • Sponsorship in not available for this position

Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $80,766.40 - $120,000.00.


AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

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.

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

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

ReqID: J10107530

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid