Entry Level Air Quality Scientist - Military veterans preferred

AECOM (www.aecom.com)


  full-time   employee

United States

United States of America - Texas, Austin

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an Entry Level Air Quality Scientist to be based in Austin, Texas.

This position is expected to begin in September/October 2021.


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:

  • Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019

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.

Our services are delivered by 7,400 responsive environmental professionals around the world. Our global staff has in-depth knowledge of local and regional requirements and broad technical expertise in 60 disciplines. We work together across our global network to bring the best resources, skills and efficiencies to our projects.

The successful candidate will work in AECOM’s Ambient Air Monitoring (AAM) Group – a recognized center of expertise within AECOM. The successful candidate will primarily work independently, but will also need to interface with clients, contractors, and AECOM managers. As a member of the AAM Data Analysis Team, the successful candidate will have the following responsibilities:

  • Accumulate, organize, prepare, process, and validate air quality and meteorological data

  • Assess and analyze data quality

  • Work with and develop Visual Basic (VBA) programs in Excel

  • Investigate and explore spatial and temporal characteristics of the data

  • Perform statistical and descriptive analyses

  • Generate and explain summary results

  • Assist in writing reports and proposals

  • Analyze and validate chromatography

  • Collaborate with team members to troubleshoot and solve instrument problems

  • Act as a resource to clients in order to answer technical questions and address appropriate issues

Minimum Requirements

  • B.S. degree in chemistry, atmospheric or environmental science, engineering, or related

  • Due to the nature of this work, U.S. citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • 0-2+ year of professional experience, or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • A strong interest in air quality and environmental science

  • Broad computer skills, including Microsoft Excel and experience using "R"

  • Strong statistical skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

  • Excellent organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills

  • Aptitude for working independently and within a team

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. 254526BR

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.