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AECOM Senior Environmental Geologist in Portland, Oregon

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

AECOM has an opening for a Senior Geologist for our Portland, Oregon office to assist with a variety of projects including site investigations and remediation. The successful candidate will assist with gathering and analyzing environmental data in both the field and office settings. The office activities will involve the preparation of investigation reports and providing support/mentoring to junior to mid-level staff on projects. Will involve becoming an AECOM-certified project manager responsible for managing remediation projects and environmental staff, supporting other project managers/program managers in the Remediation West Region.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Support a wide range of environmental investigation and remediation projects under CERCLA, RCRA, and Oregon/Washington jurisdictions.

  • Generally, requires multi-disciplinary knowledge.

  • Makes recommendations on work methods and procedures and technical innovations by devising practical and economical solutions to problems in own discipline.

  • Contribute directly to the preparation and review of technical project deliverables (e.g., work plans and remedial investigation reports

  • Job duties will involve both field work and office assignments with occasional overnight travel required.

  • Planning and organizing project studies.

  • Actively communicating with the technical and management teams.

  • Overseeing the work of less experienced scientists.

  • Being familiar with project invoicing and cash flow management.

  • Managing and directing professional and technical staff to complete complex environmental projects.

  • Interpreting and recording data, conducting analyses, and comparing findings to relevant studies and local, state, and federal regulations to ensure compliance.

  • Analyzing financial statements and completing budget tracking.

  • Performing complex assignments often requires the development of unique solutions to problems with the support of the project team.

  • Supporting business development efforts.

  • Support growth of AECOM Portland, OR office.

  • Superior communication, writing, editing, and reporting skills for a wide variety of audiences.


Minimum Requirements

  • B.S. in Geology or relevant field

  • 6 years of experience in the environmental remediation consulting industry (private or public) or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Valid driver's license.

  • US Citizen/ Permanent Resident.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years’ experience in environmental remediation.

  • 6 years of task management/project management experience.

  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER certification.

  • Master’s degree in Geology or related degree.

  • Employee is required to relocate to the Portland area.

  • Experience with regulator and stakeholder negotiations.

  • Experience successfully managing environmental projects for Federal/State clients.

  • Experience in team management and scheduling of staff and resources to ensure on time and on budget project delivery.

  • Experience preparing proposals, cost estimates, schedules, and change orders.

Additional Information


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $80,000.00 - $105,000.00.


AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absences, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

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.

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. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

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

ReqID: J10103196

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid