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AECOM Entry-Level Environmental Engineer in Sacramento, California

Company Description

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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 over 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 is seeking an Entry-Level Environmental Engineer to be based in our Orange, Sacramento, Long Beach or Oakland, California office. This position will support our Remediation team within our Environment business line.

This position is expected to begin in August 2024.

The Entry-Level Environmental Engineer will support our Remediation team in California. We are seeking a motivated candidate who would like to develop and advance in a full-time environmental remediation career. The successful candidate will have a background in environmental engineering.

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

  • Support AECOM projects in the areas of contaminated sediments, soil, and groundwater remediation and environmental compliance.

  • Perform field work such as monitoring or sampling of various media to support data collection and data management for projects.

  • Work with senior level staff to support technical analysis and deliverables for current and prospective clients for remedial investigations, feasibility studies, remedial design, remedial action, fate and transport modeling, innovative sampling approaches, etc.

  • Builds analytic and design skills.

  • Conducts engineering design under the supervision of an experienced engineer.

  • Creates designs, calculations, sketches, diagrams, schematic drawings, and final working drawings under the supervision of an experienced engineer.

  • Collects and analyzes data under the supervision of an experienced engineer.

  • Uses computer software as a tool for solving basic engineering problems.

  • Performs work in accordance with agreed upon budget and schedule under supervision.

  • Maintain positive working relationships with client contacts, suppliers, contractors, engineering consultants, and external agencies.

  • Technical writing will be a main part of this position, assisting with environmental site assessments and soil/groundwater investigation reporting.

  • Engage in internal Technical Practice Groups, coordinate with company’s regional and national experts, and professional development.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, or a related field.

  • Due to the nature of work, U.S. Citizenship is required.

  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License required to visit project sites, clients, and other AECOM offices.

  • As a condition of employment, selected candidate must pass a Motor Vehicle Records review.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to obtain 40-Hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification.

  • Knowledge of environmental investigations and site clean-up and closure.

  • Strong technical writing skills.

  • Candidate must also be able to work as part of a project team comprised of AECOM staff and subcontractors.

  • Flexibility to work on a multitude of diverse projects.

  • Positive attitude and commitment to workplace health and safety are imperative.

  • Field work may be required including oversight of subcontractors.

  • Knowledge in using CAD, GIS, and design package.

  • Candidate must be proficient with basic computer and Microsoft Suite programs.

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

  • Travel is required for this position. The expectation for this position is 60% field and 40% office. Candidates must be willing to travel (locally and regionally), complete field work, and work extended hours when necessary. Travelling to project sites would be local and/or regional to the Los Angeles Basin area. This is not a remote position.

Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $66,560.00 - $77,347.03.


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 absence, 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: J10109113

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: On-Site