Social Performance & Resilience Scientist - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee   contract

United States

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Social Performance & Resilience Scientist based in our Arlington, VA office. The qualified candidate may work remotely from any location in the US but is preferred to be in the eastern US. AECOM is seeking a dynamic individual meeting the below criteria, at a minimum; someone who works well with others and is comfortable in small or large groups; and who can prepare high-quality technical documentation/reports. The qualified candidate should possess both an understanding of the nuances and cultural requirements of this type of work, coupled with a technical understanding of the comprehensive services AECOM provides as related to equity, environmental justice, and climate resilience needs. Responsibilities include but aren't limited to the following:

  • Advise, conduct, and support the preparation of large complex environmental justice impacts assessments

  • Have a high level of competency working of environmental justice and climate change analyses for NEPA documentation

  • Serves as a subject matter expert in one or more of the following areas: environmental justice, environmental health, social vulnerability, climate change impacts, ESG reporting and accounting

  • Fully qualified scientist. Utilizes scientific principles, theories, practices, and existing technologies to develop technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.

  • Requires general familiarity within a broad field of scientific knowledge of reciprocal effects of the work upon other disciplines/fields.

  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state, and federal regulations to ensure compliance.

  • Works under only general direction. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions.

  • Solves problems by use of combinations of standard procedures, modifications of standard procedures or methods developed in previous assignments.

  • Participates in planning required to achieve prescribed objectives.

  • Conducts analysis and investigation work obtained from a variety of sources.

  • Formulates hypothesis, performs independently research and makes recommendation.

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.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS in Public Health Science, Environmental Health, Environmental Epidemiology, other science, or engineering field or + 4 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters in a science or engineering field with 1+ years of experience support environmental justice policy decisions and equity evaluations.

  • Outstanding oral communication, written and presentation skills.

  • Consultative, service-oriented mindset and collaborative problem-solving skills.

  • Working knowledge of statistics or biostatics.

  • Working knowledge of programming in R or Python

  • Working knowledge of Tableau

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Environmental

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 260464BR

Additional Locations US - Atlanta, GA - 1360 Peachtree St NE, US - Boston, MA - One Federal St, US - Conshohocken, PA - 625 West Ridge Pike, US - Raleigh, NC - 5438 Wade Park Boulevard, Suite 200, US - Rocky Hill, CT - 500 Enterprise Dr

Virtual: Yes

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.