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AECOM Environmental Scientist III in Glen Allen, Virginia

Company Description

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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.

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Job Description

AECOM’s Environmental Business Line is seeking an experienced and dedicated Environmental Scientist III (i.e., Team Member) to support a wide variety of environmental consulting projects. After a successful onboarding period (estimated 3-9 months), and with their supervisor’s approval, the Team Member will have flexibility to set their own schedule for in-office work, in accordance with AECOM policy.

Initial Responsibility: Our Team administers and provides help desk functions for the operation and sustainment of a database to track hazardous material and hazardous waste, in support of our Department of Defense client’s mission. With appropriate training and support, the Team Member will be expected to become a subject matter expert on the database and its use by our client and their customers. Additional duties will include expanding/implementing the system’s use by customers, communicating with customer program managers to ensure needs are being met, and analyzing system data to facilitate overall program improvement. This position requires an aptitude for data and systems management, client and customer support, and program ownership.

Growth Potential: Our Team supports a wide variety of environmental projects and clients, each with unique systems and data management requirements. A critical aspect of this support is a Team Member that can learn why the data is collected (i.e., client processes and requirements), provide recommendations for data management (i.e., how best to capture the data with minimal effort), and leverage the data to facilitate enterprise-level decision making for client leadership. It is anticipated that the responsibilities of this position will extend to support management of environmental data within our Team and across our client base. Additional roles may include serving as a data task lead on key projects or project management responsibilities of data/information driven projects.

The skills we expect our Environmental Data Manager to bring include, but are not limited to:

Self-Management Skills

  • Work independently with minimal supervision but know when to ask for help or guidance.

  • Work as part of a team to leverage resources and skills.

  • Manage personal workload, apprising managers of progress and obstacles, and completing tasks on time, every time.

  • Flexibility to accept tasks of varying responsibility to successfully meet project requirements.

  • Willingness to learn new skills and volunteer to expand responsibilities.

  • Rapidly learn new technology, systems, and processes to meet client demands.

  • Accountability for work safety, schedule, and quality.

Data Management Skills

  • Data Analysis – Examine and manipulate large data sets to ensure quality and consistency of data.

  • Information Development – Evaluate large data sets to generate accurate information and reports.

  • File Management – Develop logical organization of electronic media (e.g., files, folders, tables, lists).

  • Database Management – Understand database structures, relationships, and data formats. Provide administration (e.g., user accounts, passwords, data entry) and operational support (e.g., user training, user guides, user tasks).

  • Database Design Concepts – Learn data requirements and user requirements to provide recommendation for how data should be efficiently and intuitively be entered and stored within a database.

Client Management Skills

  • Knowledge – Identify client goals, objectives, and priorities. Develop awareness and familiarity with issues and events affecting a client’s organization, department, and/or customers.

  • Communicate – Provide calm, confident, and professional communication with clients. Learn and utilize client messaging and communication preferences. Be available to communicate with clients on their schedule. Communicate “on behalf of the client” when interacting with stakeholders and customers.

  • Detail and Organization – Meticulously track client requirements and provide solutions in an organized and consistent manner.

  • Advocate – Ensure client needs are met, within your scope of work and scope of influence.

  • Provide Solutions – Anticipate problems, communicate potential impacts, identify options, and provide recommendations.


Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS and 4 years experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • 4 years of data management experience.

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

  • Must be a US Citizen capable of passing a National Agency Check, which will be required to gain access to Government IT Systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with U.S. Federal Government clients.

  • Experience with environmental compliance data.

  • Experience interfacing with clients to identify requirements and technical needs.

  • Basic project management experience.

  • Desire to become a certified project manager.

  • Advance proficiency: Microsoft Excel, Access, and SharePoint.

  • Basic proficiency: Commercial or private database and reporting solutions.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this role.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this role.

Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $80,756.40 - $115,077.87.


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: J10105977

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Consulting Services

Work Location Model: Hybrid