AECOM Biologist III in Sacramento, California
AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated junior to mid-level Biologist for employment in Sacramento, CA. office. Project work will likely involve biological resources surveys related to Endangered Species Act permitting and compliance, habitat mapping and quantification, wetland delineations, and biological impact analysis for CEQA and NEPA documents. The successful applicant will be responsible for projects that involve innovative mitigation and conservation planning; multi-disciplinary teamwork with biologists, planners, landscape architects, and restoration ecologists; and creative integration of natural resource analysis and project design.
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.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Perform assignments requiring interpretation and application of federal, State, and local environmental regulations
Assist with wildlife and botanical surveys, including vegetation mapping, under supervision of a project manager or senior-level technical team member
Authoring and preparing technical reports
Environmental compliance monitoring, including coordinating with project managers, engineers, construction contractors and conducting worker environmental awareness programs
Data collection, entry, interpretation, and analysis
Applicant must be available and willing to work out of town on occasion
Perform other related duties assigned, such as coordination with team members, scheduling of work etc.
Additional work or opportunities for skills development may include:
Preparing biological resources sections of CEQA and NEPA documents
Preparing and implementing mitigation, restoration, and monitoring plans
Sensitive species permitting (e.g., ESA Section 7 biological assessments)
Wetlands permitting (e.g., CWA Section 404 and 401, DFG Section 1600)
Tree inventories and arborist surveys
About AECOM’s Environment Business Line
Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.
AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.
AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.
Bachelor's Degree plus 4 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.
Applicant must be available and willing to work out of town on occasion. Some weekend work may be required.
Due to the nature of this role, US citizenship is required.
Training in relevant biological disciplines (e.g., wildlife, plants, wetland ecology, fisheries, herpetology, or entomology)
Basic or working knowledge of California flora and fauna
Ability to map vegetation communities and identify sensitive habitat types
Familiarity with major environmental regulations and permitting
Strong interpersonal skills, excellent writing and verbal communication skills
Ability to work independently or as part of a team
Attitude and demeanor compatible with collaborative team efforts
Ability to professionally interact with clients and resource agency representatives
Ability and desire to perform extensive fieldwork on potentially difficult terrain and during adverse weather conditions on field assignments ranging from a few days to weeks at a time
Strong field skills
Endangered species survey/handling experience
Experience working with construction crews and field engineers
Basic knowledge of GIS software and GPS equipment
Experience in Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, Collector, or other computer programs to enter, summarize, and analyze data
- Relocation is not available for this position.
What We Offer
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.
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 Full Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 263843BR
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.