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AECOM Middle-Level geophysicist in Honolulu, Hawaii

United States of America - Hawaii, Honolulu

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a mid-level geophysicist for employment to be a task leader for a variety of military munitions response and environmental projects (i.e., Remedial Investigations, Feasibility Studies, and Remedial Actions) for the Federal sector. The successful candidate will have at a minimum a BS in Geology and Geophysics with a successful work history of environmental investigation and remediation projects.

The middle-level Geophysicist must have applied experienced in the use of geophysical techniques to enhance engineering, environmental, and military munitions investigation and response project tasks.

The applicant must be current with leading edge of technology in the field of applied geophysics for military munitions response project (MMRP) actions and be proficient in and able to responsibly recommend a variety of geophysical techniques including but not limited to: magnetics, electromagnetics, resistivity, ground penetrating radar, and seismic.

This position will be involved with pricing estimates, technical approach scoping, scheduling, and field project execution. The position will provide scheduling of project assignments, monitoring of deliverables, overall professional development, and mentoring.

Maintain and improve upon existing methodologies, techniques, and procedures from a technical and administrative perspective. Involvement in the Proposal/Planning stages of projects will also be required in this role. Responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to the following:

  • Project and task management, client interaction, proposal writing, cost estimating, remedial systems design, overseeing implementation/construction of remedial actions, technical report writing, and mentoring.

  • Qualified candidates must be comfortable with periodic travel.

  • Flexibility to work on a multitude of diverse projects, a positive attitude, willingness to mentor junior staff, and commitment to workplace health and safety are imperative.

  • Anticipated division of job-related tasks is about a 90/10 percent split between office and field work.


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 and disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, 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


With world class technical expertise, leading edge technology and innovative project delivery capability around the world, AECOM’s global environmental practice helps industry and government meet their business goals – to achieve compliance, reduce or eliminate risks and manage impacts. We provide advisory and technical services to help clients cleanup and close contaminated sites and surplus operational facilities and restore them for reuse, plan and permit new facilities, address critical climate change issues, restore habitats and water quality, protect natural and cultural resources, maintain compliance, and cost effectively manage residuals and wastes.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS degree in Geology, geophysics, or Science& 8+ years of experience

  • 8+ years of experience within the consulting industry, Performing external project delivery functions including submission of deliverables; supervision of field activities, and oversees project quality and safety.

  • Possess experience with the use of various geophysical techniques including, but not limited to, magnetics, electromagnetics, resistivity, ground penetrating radar, and seismic.

  • Candidate must possess current 40-Hour HAZWOPER and Supervisor certifications and be able to meet the medical clearance requirements of an OSHA (HAZWOPER) medical surveillance physical examination

  • Expert with Geosoft software package and digital geophysical mapping (DGM) specifically related to the MMRP.

  • P.G. registration or ability to obtain P.G. within one year of hiring is preferred. Effective oral and written communication skills

  • Valid driver’s license.

  • US Citizen, for access to DoD project sites

  • Ability to successfully obtain a DBIDs pass to gain access to any required federal military installation site locations

  • Must successfully pass preemployment background check and drug screening

  • Ability to travel 10% of the time

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Geology and geophysics or related discipline.

  • Experience using Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint) and preparing technical reports.

  • Excellent skills in written and spoken communication (including polished client presentation skills), organization, time management.

  • Field work will be required, including oversight of subcontractors.

  • Able to work as part of a proje

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. 253847BR

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.