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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.

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.

The responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • 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.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant technical discipline, such as environmental/chemical/civil/geotechnical engineering or equivalent discipline.

  • Minimum 10 years of experience as an environmental consultant, industry representative, or regulator versed in sediment remediation requirements.

  • Valid Driver's license.

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

  • Relocation to Seattle or Portland is required


  • 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.

  • 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.

About AECOM’s Remediation, Restoration and Redevelopment Practice

AECOM delivers innovative and often complex solutions to meet our clients’ objectives. Because we address many different impacted sites – from munitions to PFAS to algae blooms and beyond – every project in our global practice is different. That’s exciting, especially because our worldwide internal technical practice network connects us in real time to explore best practices from experts near and far. We offer full life-cycle solutions for projects – from due diligence through restoration and redevelopment to outreach programs that engage stakeholders and generate goodwill in the community. Our experts integrate scientific and engineering knowledge with responsive and cost-effective project management, strong communication skills, and an understanding of regulatory strategies and challenges. AECOM has the depth and breadth of resources to address significant remedial site challenges, and we support the development of our technical staff to be their best via professional mentorship and development. AECOM provides a stringent internal project manager certificate program to help you succeed in that career path. Learn more about our Remediation, Restoration and Redevelopment services.

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: J10065907

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering