Canada - British Columbia, Burnaby
AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Entry Level Remediation Scientist - Risk Assessment for employment in the Burnaby, BC office. AECOM is pleased to include you in a unique development opportunity, the Graduate Development Program (GDP). This program is designed to support your assimilation into the organization and assist with creating a foundation of knowledge for a successful career at AECOM. You will gain experience in your discipline through learning on the job and participate in development opportunities during the program, including access to AECOM's social media resources, group mentoring, and professional networking. The program also has learning activities that will be available to you, including webinars and on-line programs.
Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture, and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Coordinate field service subcontractors and fully supervise ground investigation works.
Collect soil and groundwater samples/data during assessment and remedial action activities at various sites.
Coordinate with laboratories to secure appropriate analysis and in a timetable consistent with project requirements.
Consolidate and interpret field and analytical data into accurate and comprehensive conceptual site models within the context of BC and Federal policy.
Assist with the interpretation of data, including human health and ecological risk assessments to inform mitigation measures and remediation design.
Ensure that health and safety issues are addressed throughout the life of a project.
Learn the AECOM quality management system and ensure its effective implementation by the team for all projects and proposals.
Consider and implement AECOM’s principles of environmental protection and sustainability within the context of the Remediation Services business.
About this position:
Utilizes basic scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop solutions for technical problems with limited scope.
Collects and enters data, and applies technical principles and theories.
Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state and federal regulations to ensure compliance.
Entry-level position; may not require previous experience.
BA/BS + None or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
Working knowledge of Statistics
Basic working knowledge of Environmental Risk Assessment
Working knowledge of MS Office applications
Full Driving Licence
MSc degree in Toxicology or Biology or Public Health or Environmental Chemistry and a strong undergraduate degree in a related science or engineering based subject
Ability and willingness to work outdoors in sometimes challenging conditions.
Good interpersonal and communication skills, comfortable liaising with clients, colleagues and sub-contractors alike.
Flexible with working hours and locations, frequent travel within 1 – 2 hrs drive of home office, and occasionally further afield.
Ability and willingness to learn and rapidly master new tasks.
Strong research and report writing (including web-based research).
Strong numerate skills.
Excellent written and verbal skills (in English); fluency in other languages is an advantage.
Strong quality and time management.
Self-starter, develops and delivers work under own initiative.
Solid attention to detail and thorough approach to work.
Commercial awareness for business development, marketing, and proposal preparation.
Understanding of contaminated land assessment and screening site data to establish lists of contaminants of potential concern.
Field experience collecting samples (soil, water, sediment, porewater, air, food).
Understanding of water quality
Performance of human health and/or ecological risk assessment
Some experience of working in a corporate environment (within or outside of environmental consultancy).
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 Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 229796BR
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.