Physicist - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

South Carolina
United States

United States of America - South Carolina, Aiken

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Physicist to be based in our Aiken, SC.

Incumbent will work on complex assignments in one or more of the following fields: Emergency Management/Preparedness, Accident Analysis, Hazards Analysis, and Consequence Analysis.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Use physics background and data analysis skills to model phenomena and perform computations to support accident analysis, emergency planning hazard assessments, etc.

  • Develop, maintain and produce technical documentation.

  • Conduct site visits, experimental investigations and analyze complex problems, propose solutions and alternatives, and provide recommendations.

  • Comply with regulatory documentation and standards.

  • Prepare, deliver and submit technical papers.

  • Perform technical studies and calculations.

Additional Information:

  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test and background.

  • Relocation benefits are available for this position.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in an appropriate sciences discipline from a four-year accredited college or university. Physics degrees are preferred.

  • 0-1 year of job-related experience or equivalent years’ work experience, post-graduation, in a technical or research setting.

  • Candidate must be eligible to obtain a DOE Q clearance and access to Commercial Nuclear Facilities.

  • Candidate must be able to travel on business as needed.

  • Due to the nature of work, candidate must be a US Citizen only. Dual Citizenship will not be accepted for this position.

Other requirements:

  • Advanced abilities with Microsoft Office Suite

  • Excellent writing and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform complex calculations.

  • Ability to perform as part of a team.

  • Creative problem solving.

  • Ability to meet challenging deadlines.

  • Customer-focused attitude.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master or PhD Degree in Physics is preferred.

  • Prior internship with AECOM N&E Technical Services is preferred.

  • Experience with one or more of the following software programs: Microsoft Excel, Matlab, Mathcad, HotSpot Health Physics Code, EPIcode, ALOHA.

  • Experience/Knowledge in one or more of the following areas is preferred but not required:

  • Radiological Materials – Complex knowledge of radiological material characteristics, radiation safety, nuclear fuel characteristics, reactor operations, etc.

  • Hazards Analysis – Experience in preparing hazards analyses in nuclear/chemical/oil & gas environments.

  • Accident Analysis – Experience in using concepts from DOE-HDBK-3010-94 or NUREG/CR-6410 in the development of accident analysis related calculations in complex nuclear environments.

  • Emergency Management - Experience in emergency planning or preparedness in either the nuclear (NRC / DOE / FEMA-REP regulations) or chemical (EPA / OSHA regulations) industry and/or hazardous material planning.

  • Criticality Safety - Experience in preparing Criticality Safety Evaluations/Analysis reports or experience using criticality safety analysis computer codes (eg., SCALE or MCNP) with an understanding of criticality safety related DOE orders and standards, NRC regulatory guides, and ANSI/ANS-8 criticality safety national consensus standards.

  • Risk Analysis - capable of developing, documenting and defending probabilistic risk analyses in nuclear industry environments.

  • Innovation – Capable of generating novel approaches to complex problems.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 230000BR

Clearance Required 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.