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AECOM Biologist II in Oakland, 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 – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Wildlife Biologist to support some of California's most exciting and important projects. We are seeking a motivated individual to join our group of more than 100 environmental professionals in the Bay Area. This position will join our AECOM team based in the Oakland office. This position would support a variety of projects and clients in northern California, with a focus on field assessments and surveys, construction monitoring, and technical writing.

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

  • Surveys for special-status wildlife and nesting birds.

  • Monitoring of construction activities for compliance with environmental requirements and/or permits.

  • Preparation of reports documenting survey or monitoring results.

  • Preparation of other technical documents or permit applications.

  • Participation as an active and positive member of AECOM’s Impact Assessment and Planning practice in the SF Bay Area.

  • Occasional travel in Central and Northern California may be required.

About AECOM’s Environment Business Line

Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.

AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.

AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, Ecology, or a related field.

  • 2 years of relevant work experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education in construction monitoring, environmental inspection, habitat assessments, and biological surveys.

  • Valid U.S. Driver License required (and must be able to safely drive to job sites).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience surveying for special-status species that may occur in the San Francisco Bay Area, such as nesting birds, California red-legged frog, California tiger salamander, Alameda whipsnake, and others.

  • Knowledgeable about common and special-status northern California wildlife species.

  • Plant identification skills are desirable but are not required.

  • Experience writing and preparing permit applications and other supporting technical documentation.

  • Experience with field data collection tools such as Collector, Trimble units, and others.

  • Has a positive attitude and is adaptable to changing priorities in a fast-paced work environment.

  • Highly organized with a strong detail-oriented work style.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Additional Information

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

  • Offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $67,000 - 90,000.00.

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 and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.

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.

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: J10088535

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid