Environmental Scientist/Engineer I - Military veterans preferred

AECOM (www.aecom.com)


  full-time   employee

United States

United States of America - Alaska, Anchorage

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Entry Level Environmental Engineer/ Scientist for employment in the Anchorage, Alaska office.

This position is expected to begin in August 2021.

Responsibilities of this position will include executing projects involving environmental investigation and remediation services including performing field studies and analyses, regulatory research, drilling and sampling, creating spreadsheets, and compiling and writing reports and other documents. You will gain experience in your discipline through learning on the job and participating 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.


At AECOM, 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

About DCS—Environment

With world class technical expertise, leading edge technology and innovative project delivery capability around the world, AECOM’s global environmental practice helps industry and government meet their business goals – to achieve compliance, reduce or eliminate risks and manage impacts. We provide advisory and technical services to help clients cleanup and close contaminated sites and surplus operational facilities and restore them for reuse, plan and permit new facilities, address critical climate change issues, restore habitats and water quality, protect natural and cultural resources, maintain compliance, and cost effectively manage residuals and wastes.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • To help coordinate field service subcontractors and initiate ground investigation works.

  • To collect soil and groundwater samples/data during assessment and remedial action activities at various sites.

  • To coordinate with laboratories to secure appropriate analysis and in a timetable consistent with project requirements.

  • To compile and interpret field and analytical data into accurate and comprehensive conceptual site models.

  • To assist with the interpretation of data, including human health and groundwater risk assessments to inform mitigation measures and remediation design.

  • To ensure that health and safety issues are addressed throughout the life of a project.

  • To learn the AECOM quality management system and ensure its effective implementation by the team for all projects and proposals.

  • To consider and implement AECOM’s principles of environmental protection and sustainability within the context of the Remediation Services business.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology, Hydrogeology, Contaminated Land, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science or a related field or a demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Willingness and ability to work outdoors in sometimes challenging conditions.

Preferred Qualifications

  • OSHA 40 Hour Hazwoper training.

  • Experience with Chemistry.

  • Working knowledge of MS Office applications.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, comfortable liaising with clients, colleagues and sub-contractors alike.

  • Flexible with working hours and locations, occasionally further afield.

  • Willingness and ability to learn and rapidly master new tasks.

  • Strong research and report writing (including web-based research).

  • 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.

  • Ability to work in diverse teams.

  • Solid attention to detail and thorough approach to work.

  • Field investigation experience.

  • Understanding of contaminated land assessment.

  • Some experience of working in a corporate environment (within or outside of environmental consultancy).

Additional Information:

  • Relocation assistance and/or per diem is not offer for this position.

  • Valid U.S. Driver's License required, this position may be subject to a pre-employment Motor Vehicle Record Screening

  • Due to the nature of the work, US sponsorship will not be provided.

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)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 252273BR

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.