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AECOM Sediment Practitioner - Seattle/Portland in Seattle, Washington

Company Description

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.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

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.

Job Description

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.

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, including environmental/chemical/civil/geotechnical engineering and 10 years of experience as an environmental consultant, industry representative, or regulator versed in sediment remediation requirements or demonstrated equivalency or experience and/or education

  • Valid Driver's license.

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

  • Relocation to Seattle or Portland is required.

Preferred Qualifications

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

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

  • 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.

  • Excellent understanding of health and safety requirements to work on water.

  • 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.

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

  • Strong team worker, flexible and hard working.

  • Attention to detail and a thorough approach to work.

  • Strong communication skills at all levels.

  • Organized and able to manage multiple tasks/projects at a time.

  • 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.

Additional Information


Offered rate of compensation in Seattle, WA will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $120,000 - $190,000 USD


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 and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

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.

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

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10085939

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid