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AECOM Biologist/Project Manager 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 Biologist or Ecologist with experience in project management and environmental compliance. This position is based in AECOM’s Oakland office and would support a variety of projects throughout northern California.

The responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to, those listed below:

  • Perform assignments that require a background in wildlife and aquatic ecology and/or other ecological processes.

  • Conduct writing assignments, including completing survey reports, Biological Technical Reports, Biological Assessments, MMPA compliance documents (IHA, LOA), and/or EIS/EA sections.

  • Utilize electronic data collection methods (including GPS) and manage data, as needed.

  • Support proposal efforts.

  • Work under the supervision of a senior project manager or senior-level team member.

  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team; be innovative and a problem solver.

  • Ensure assigned tasks stay on schedule and budget.

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.



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

  • 6 years of relevant work experience.

  • Valid driver's license is required for this role.


  • Marketing and proposal experience.

  • Experience as a Project Manager on projects involving construction monitoring, habitat assessments, or wildlife and/or botanical surveys.

  • Experience in a client-facing role.

  • Working knowledge of special-status plants and wildlife of northern California, and the associated state and federal environmental protections.

  • Familiar with the agencies having jurisdiction over special-status species.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with both clients and internal staff.

  • Experience as a lead reviewer of technical reports.

  • Experienced in developing project scopes and estimating project costs.

  • Positive attitude and adaptability to changing priorities in a fast-paced work environment.

  • Good organizational skills and a strong detail-oriented work style.

  • Experience in environmental consulting.

  • Familiarity with permit application requirements, and the typical challenges and strategies related to environmental permitting.

Additional Information

  • Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

  • Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $87,000.00 - $163,000.00

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: J10068498

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Science