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AECOM Environmental Scientist in Pocasset, Massachusetts

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 over 50,000 strong driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a highly motivated Entry-Level Natural Resources/Marine Scientist for immediate full-time employment in the Pocasset, Massachusetts office (or Chelmsford, MA).

This position is expected to begin in June, 2023.

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

  • Candidate will be required to perform field work potentially including sediment and water quality sampling (must be comfortable with boat-based sampling), infrastructure/wetland mapping using GPS, compilation of field data, data analysis and assistance with preparation of work plans, health and safety plans, technical reports, and data presentation (i.e. GIS)

  • Estimated office/field time: 60% / 40%. Must be willing to travel throughout the Northeastern US

  • Performs a variety of routine tasks to gain experience and familiarization with methods, practices, and programs



  • Bachelor’s Degree in (Natural Resources Management, Marine Biology, Ecology, Wetland Science, Environmental Science, Geology) or related field + None or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

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

  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License


  • Previous field biology/on-water sampling and survey experience

  • Ideal candidate will receive 40-hour HAZWOPER training. Selected Candidate will also receive First Aid/CPR training

  • Candidate must be able to pass requirements of an OSHA screening physical (HAZWOPER)

  • Candidate must have excellent technical writing skills and ability to effectively express oneself orally among internal staff, clients, and sub-contractors

  • Office based tasks include conducting post-processing and reporting of field collected data, developing, and managing geodatabases, and performing spatial analysis, aerial photographic interpretation, and GIS map production and visualization of field collected data using ESRI ArcGIS Desktop and associated ESRI production mapping tools

  • Candidate must be detail oriented and have the ability to work independently

  • Candidate must exhibit a mature sense of professional responsibility and awareness of accepted standards of professional behavior

  • Candidate must be experienced with basic computer programs: MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with statistics, GPS, ArcGIS, AutoCAD, GIS Platform, and map making skills using GIS a plus

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required. Ability to work as a part of a larger team a must

Additional Information

  • Relocation is not available for this position

  • Sponsorship 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: J10079552

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Science