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AECOM Entry Level Geologist/Environmental Scientist in Morrisville, North Carolina

United States of America - North Carolina, Morrisville

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Entry Level Geologist / Environmental Scientist for employment in the Morrisville, NC office.

This position is expected to begin in January 2021.

AECOM is pleased to include you in a unique development opportunity, the Graduate Development Program (GDP). This program is designed to support your assimilation into the organization and assist with creating a foundation of knowledge for a successful career at AECOM. You will gain experience in your discipline through learning on the job and participate in development opportunities during the program, including access to AECOM's social media resources, group mentoring, and professional networking. The program also has learning activities that will be available to you, including webinars and online programs.

Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.


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

About DCSA—Environment

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.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Support execution of projects involving soil and groundwater investigation, compliance, and remediation activities in accordance with the Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, or other regulatory programs.

  • Assist Project Managers in efficient execution of project scope of work on time and within budget.

  • Provide field services for site investigation, drilling, UST removal, soil, air, and groundwater sample collection, and related work.

  • Provide office support for data management and report preparation.

  • Maintain the required AECOM-related documentation and forms.

  • Substantial (50-75%) out of town, overnight travel required. Ability to travel out-of-State (NC) to complete field work (potentially>10 days or longer). Position is based in Raleigh, North Carolina and will require overnight travel primarily in the Mid-Atlantic States (primarily NC, VA, SC).

  • Ability to work independently with diverse staff in office and non-office setting (i.e., outdoors, undeveloped/wooded areas, year-round).

  • Field tasks may require ability to lift and carry equipment up to 50 lbs.

  • Must be able to conform to AECOM travel policies, including ability to obtain and hold the AECOM corporate credit card for use in making travel-related purchases.

  • Must demonstrate professional demeanor in written and verbal communications with clients, regulatory officials, and fellow employees.

  • Candidate will be required to enter AECOM medical monitoring program and additional medical compliance as applicable to meet client requirements.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geology or Environmental Science.

  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office (including Word and Excel; Access a plus) are desirable.

  • Non-office/field skills: problem solving, mechanical knowledge.

  • Report writing, data organization, and presentation skills.

  • Understanding and application of the fundamentals of schedule and budget management to project tasks.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain medical clearance for driving and wearing a respirator.

  • Due to the nature of this work, qualified applicants who are offered a position must possess a valid driver’s license.

  • COVID requirements: follow appropriate CDC recommendations as to hand washing, mask wearing and socially distancing.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Geology or Environmental Science.

  • 0-2 years of environmental experience (Experience in soil and groundwater sampling, monitoring well drilling and construction management).

  • Strong math and/or data analysis skills

  • Current 40-Hour HAZWOPER Tra.ining (29 CFR 1910.120).


  • Experienced in soil and groundwater sampling, monitoring well drilling and construction management.

  • Aquifer testing, groundwater/fate and transport modeling experience.

  • Geophysical instrumentation/interpretation experience.

  • Mechanical, problem solving skills.

  • PG License/tract to obtain.

  • Good communicator, self-motivated, good mechanical aptitude, and competent use of safe-work behaviors.

  • Ability to write and convey thoughts, and organize data in an efficient and clear manner; have excellent attention to detail; effectively multi-task; and desire to contribute to a dynamic team.

  • Ability to work independently.

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. 242987BR

Clearance Required No

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.