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AECOM Entry-Level Geologist in Long Beach, California

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 over 50,000 strong driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking an Entry-Level Geologist I to be based in our Long Beach, CA office.

This position will support our Remediation team within our Environment business line. The successful candidate will assist with gathering and analyzing geological, hydrogeological, and geochemical data in both the field and office settings.

The field activities will consist of soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, air and soil vapor sample collection, geological logging and interpretation, and the oversight of subcontractors including laboratories and excavation and drilling companies. The office activities will involve preparation of investigation reports.

This position is expected to begin December 2022.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Understand and assist with developing conceptual site models

  • Collect and evaluate environmental data in field and office settings

  • Prepare investigation reports and drawings

  • Independent field work and leadership of field teams

  • Contractor oversight

  • Develop cost estimates associated with field related activities

  • Learn and develop a keen understanding of hazard recognition

  • Ability to travel approximately 50% to various job sites within the U.S.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Geology, Environmental Science, or related

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

  • Valid US Driver’s License

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Products including Word and Excel


  • A year or more of relevant experience

  • 40-hr OSHA HAZWOPER training and annual updates preferred

  • Experience with GIS, Surfer, or groundwater modeling a plus

  • Experience performing Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) a plus

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required

  • Ability to understand and supervise advancement of soil borings and installation of monitoring wells

  • Ability to demonstrate a primary technical role in multiple site characterization, subsurface investigation and remediation projects at various client sites

  • Possesses technical report writing skills

  • Attention to detail and desire to complete quality work products

  • Ability to work well with others and comprehend instruction quickly

Additional Information

  • Relocation is not available for this position

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position

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. 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.

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.

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.

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: J10074001

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West