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AECOM Environmental Engineer in Portland, Oregon

United States of America - Oregon, Portland - OR

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an experienced junior-level environmental engineer with strong technical experience to work within a team to perform technical work, field investigations, field construction management, and manage tasks. The work is out of our Portland, OR office. We seek a technically proficient individual that has strong technical capabilities and demonstrated experience successfully addressing the investigation and remediation of contaminated sites, including experience with developing conceptual site models (CSMs) that detail contaminant sources, nature and extent, migration pathways, fate and transport mechanisms, remedial technologies, remedial design, plans and specification preparation, and risk management. A successful candidate must be able to write and convey thoughts and ideas in a clear, concise manner. Excellent communication, organization and prioritization skills will be necessary to work in our collaborative team-oriented offices; strong interpersonal skills are a must.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Working within a team of technical experts and leading teams to successful outcomes to meet clients’ needs

  • Developing clear and defensible CSMs for complex sites ranging from uplands to contaminated sediments

  • Evaluating complex environmental data sets, including the use of modeling and statistics

  • Experience with complex flow and contaminant transport in hydrogeological and fluvial systems

  • Experience with remedial technology selection, remedial design, and remediation construction.

  • Experience preparing plans and specifications used for project bidding and construction.

  • Data visualization and developing clear graphics able to convey technical concepts in an understandable manner

  • Preparing, work plans, and technical reports, and presentations for technical meetings with clients and regulators

  • Understanding of CERCLA, RCRA, state regulations, and waste management requirements

  • Developing UFP QAPP and other Federal project documents

  • Engaging in regular client communication relating to project management and technical issues

  • Actively communicating with the technical team and Project Manger

  • Assisting with proposals including understanding client/project needs and aligned scopes, schedules, and budgets


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

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

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019


With world class technical expertise, leading edge technology and innovative project delivery capability around the world, AECOM’s global environmental practice helps industry and government meet their business goals – to achieve compliance, reduce or eliminate risks and manage impacts. We provide advisory and technical services to help clients cleanup and close contaminated sites and surplus operational facilities and restore them for reuse, plan and permit new facilities, address critical climate change issues, restore habitats and water quality, protect natural and cultural resources, maintain compliance, and cost effectively manage residuals and wastes.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant technical discipline, including but not limited to environmental, mechanical, or civil engineering

  • 2+ years of experience as an environmental engineer versed in contaminated site investigation and remediation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree preferred

  • Strong team worker, flexible and hard working

  • Attention to detail and a thorough approach to work

  • Ability to multitask

  • Ability to obtain professional registration

  • Knowledge of OR/WA state regulations

  • Experience with developing conceptual site models and preparing remediation strategies

  • Experience with remedial technology selection, remedial design, and remediation construction.

  • Experience completing contaminant fate and transport evaluation and mass flux estimates

  • Experience preparing 3D hydrogeological conceptual models

  • Experience preparing plans and specifications used for project bidding and construction.

  • Experience developing and preparing reports for submittal and acceptance for technical clients and regulators

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with project team.

  • Ability to write and review complex technical documents

  • Ability to prepare graphics and reports that present complex technical matter in a clear and concise manner

  • Computer proficient in MS Office, statistical programs, and models.

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 Engineering - Environmental

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 248708BR

Virtual: No

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.