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AECOM Sediment Practitioner - Seattle/Portland in Seattle, Washington

Job Summary

AECOM is currently seeking an experienced Sediment Practitioner with strong technical and management experience to pursue, win, and lead high profile contaminated sediments projects in the Pacific Northwest and support similar projects throughout North America. The primary project work is out of our Seattle, WA and Portland, OR offices; the home office location is flexible. We seek a technically proficient individual with demonstrated experience successfully addressing the investigation, remediation, and restoration of contaminated sediment sites, using conventional best practices and emerging technologies. A successful candidate must be able to write and to convey thoughts and ideas in a clear, concise manner; and oversee and work productively with junior technical staff and subcontractors while assuring work scopes and safety requirements are met. Excellent communication, organization and prioritization skills will be necessary to work in our collaborative team-oriented offices; strong interpersonal skills are a must. The individual should have a relevant technical background in engineering in marine/coastal and aquatic systems and experience in planning and managing projects.

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.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Managing assessments, feasibility studies, remedial designs, and remedial implementation for cleanup of complex sediment sites with terrestrial, river, lake, or marine concerns under CERCLA or state programs.

  • Planning and directing environmental sampling programs and critically evaluating laboratory data for feasibility study and design purposes.

  • Developing technically astute Conceptual Site Models.

  • Conducting Feasibility and Treatability Studies to evaluate remedial options.

  • Implementing solutions and offering innovations to remediate contaminated sediment sites.

  • Engaging in regular client and regulatory communication relating to project management, technical issues, and cleanup strategies.

  • Development of sediment remedial design plans, specifications, and construction contract documents.

  • Implementation of remedial actions, construction oversight/management and quality assurance, and long-term monitoring programs.

  • Researching and ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.

  • Staff training and leadership development in sediment remediation.

  • Leading an engineering team and recruiting staff as needed.

  • Qualify for and obtain AECOM Project Management certification.

  • Managing multi-discipline teams to deliver complex projects.

  • Actively communicating in high-pace environments requiring organic decision-making.

  • Client outreach and development.

  • Identification and development of local teaming partners/contractors.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant technical discipline, such as environmental/chemical/civil/geotechnical engineering or equivalent discipline and minimum 10 years of experience as an environmental consultant, industry representative, or regulator versed in sediment remediation requirements and or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Professional license in applicable field or ability to obtain in WA and OR.

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

  • Valid Driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15+ years of experience as an environmental consultant, industry representative, or regulator versed in sediment remediation requirements.

  • Master’s degree in environmental/civil/chemical engineering, geology, environmental science, or related degree.

  • Ability to relocate to Seattle or Portland

  • Demonstrated experience preparing remedial design documents.

  • Relevant, recent, direct experience negotiating at multiple PRP sites for site assessment strategies and cleanup program objectives.

  • In-depth knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations, and well as stakeholder and public concerns.

  • Experience developing and preparing reports regarding regulatory compliance for hazardous constituents in sediment for submittal and acceptance for technical client and state agency review.

  • Experience with site investigation techniques, developing conceptual site models, and preparing remediation strategies.

  • Model experience or specialized knowledge, such as sediment transport and recontamination evaluations, to support remedial analyses.

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with clients, stakeholders, regulatory agencies, project teams, subcontractors, and research organizations.

  • Ability to write and review complex technical documents, perform high level review and strategy.

  • Attention to detail and a thorough approach to work.

  • Strong communication skills at all levels.

  • Provide technical supervision of subcontractors and ensure work scopes and safety requirements are met.

  • OSHA HAZWOPER 40-hour certification, and current 8-hour refresher.

  • Comprehension of Government compliant technical reports, deliverables, recordkeeping.

  • Computer proficient in MS Office, ACAD, ESRI ARC GIS, and statistical programs helpful.

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 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. 262861BR

Additional Locations US - Portland, OR - 888 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 600

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.