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AECOM Ecologist III in Orlando, Florida

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.

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 with hybrid work options. 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.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

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.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

AECOM has a position available for an Ecologist - Environmental Planning & Permitting in Orlando, FL, Tampa, FL, Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC or Raleigh, NC. This is a fantastic opportunity to take the next step in your career and be a part of AECOM's leading Environmental Planning and Permitting Team based in the southeastern United States. This position is a hybrid role (remote/office) that will include some field work.

This position will give you the opportunity to contribute to all stages of the environmental impact assessment and environmental approvals process including planning and execution of field work for technical studies, development and undertaking monitoring programs, data analysis and reporting.

Additionally, this position will provide you with an opportunity to develop your career, collaborating with members of multidisciplinary teams in both marine and terrestrial environments. You will gain exposure to a diverse array of high-profile projects across a range of sectors including electric utilities, oil and gas, ports and harbors, Department of Defense, renewable energy, public infrastructure and mining. You will work amongst a team of experienced peers and alongside our clients, while learning first-hand from our in-house senior advisors and technical leaders.

The responsibilities of this role include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Utilizes advanced scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies develop technical solutions to complex problems.

  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, provincial and national regulations to ensure compliance. Work is performed with minimal direction.

  • Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Responsible for advanced duties and activities in their specialized functional area.

  • Conducts research and does investigation work as required.

  • Plans and organizes project studies.

  • Assists in the resolution of conflicting technical information and unsuitability of standard procedures.

  • Performs complex assignments often requiring the development of unique solutions to problems.

  • With an attention to detail, you will be willing to take on new challenges and to contribute ideas and think innovatively to solve problems you may encounter.


Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS degree and 4+ years of experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Valid Driver's License and Clean Driving Record

  • Due to the nature of the work US CItizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in appropriate discipline (BSc. Env Sc. or similar with a Marine Science or Biology major) is preferred

  • 4+ years relevant industry experience in marine environmental science with a demonstrated client focus.

  • An understanding of and experience with delivering approvals within federal and state regulatory frameworks governing environmental impact assessment is required.

  • A sound understanding of environmental impact assessment principles, environmental legislation and regulatory requirements for both terrestrial, offshore and coastal marine developments.

  • Experience working with marine fauna is favorable, but not essential.

  • Experience planning and implementing field studies in remote locations

  • Statistical data analysis and GIS skills.

  • Experience with task and/or project management is favorable, but not essential.

  • NEPA experience preferred, but not essential

Additional Information

Additional information

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position

  • Relocation support is not available for this position

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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: J10086244

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid