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AECOM Vegetation Ecologist / Restoration Specialist in Oakland, California

United States of America - California, Oakland

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a senior-level vegetation ecologist with experience in restoration planning and monitoring, environmental compliance, project management, and navigating the requirements of environmental permits and regulations. This position is based in AECOM’s Oakland or Sacramento office and would support a variety of clients on projects throughout northern California. This is a part-time position with scheduled weekly hours that may increase.

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

  • Provide technical expertise and oversight on projects involving restoration planning, vegetation monitoring, habitat management, and other related areas of expertise.

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge on current methodologies and regulations pertinent to the above areas of expertise.

  • Prepare a variety of written technical documents and provide senior review of technical documents prepared by others.

  • Work directly with client contacts in a proactive and collaborative manner to meet project goals. Provide creative strategies and solutions to project challenges.

  • Act as Project Manager on a variety of projects, including responsible and timely management of budget, project tasks, and project personnel.

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

  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to junior and mid-level staff as needed.


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-sustainingdisaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer


AECOM is the leading, worldwide environmental services provider to industry and government — delivering sustainable energy and environmental solutions to meet compliance, business and operational needs. Our advisory and technical staff deliver specialized solutions to unusual and complex problems facing client projects across the full business life cycle — from asset planning, development and operations, to product integration and facility compliance, to site remediation, restoration, sustainability and reuse, and holistic strategies that improve and modernize next generation energy infrastructure. Our solutions balance complex technical, regulatory, business and stakeholder issues to produce measurable value and cost-saving approaches for our clients

Our services are delivered by 7,400 responsive environmental professionals around the world. Our global staff has in-depth knowledge of local and regional requirements and broad technical expertise in 60 disciplines. We work together across our global network to bring the best resources, skills and efficiencies to our projects.

Minimum Requirements

BA/BS in Botany, Biology, Ecology, or a related field + 6 years of experience or demonstrated equivalency experience and or education.

Preferred Qualifications

Scientific study design and biostatistics; restoration planning, implementation oversight, and monitoring; knowledgeable about California plant species and vegetation types as well as state and federal environmental regulations and permitting requirements or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

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 Part-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 256239BR

Virtual: Yes

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.