Entry Level Environmental Scientist

  • Buffalo, NY, United States
  • Nov 22, 2016
Full time Biology/Ecology Natural Resources Water Quality Wetlands and Watershed Wildlife/Endangered Species

Job Description

Job Summary
AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Entry-Level Environmental Scientist for employment in the Buffalo, New York 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:
Utilize basic scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop solutions for technical problems with limited scope
Collect and enter data, and apply technical principles and theories
Interpret and record data, conduct analyses, compare findings to relevant studies and local, state and federal regulations to ensure compliance
Work under supervision of a project manager or senior-level team member
Provide reliable professional service in the field and office
Perform environmental resource field assessments including wetlands, streams, and threatened/endangered species
Coordinate preparation of GIS or CAD figures from the data acquisition phase
Prepare environmental reports and permit related documents for submission to clients and regulators
Possess general knowledge of stormwater related permitting and associated field inspection work

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor's degree in relevant scientific discipline (e.g., environmental science, soil science, agriculture, geology or any scientific related field)
Knowledge of environmental data collection, identification, investigation, and data entry
Candidate must have excellent technical writing skills and be able to prepare environmental reports and permit applications
Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office (word, excel, project, powerpoint) and Adobe acrobat

Preferred Qualifications
Ability to work with a team to issue project documents
Independently conduct environmental resource assessments both desk-top and in the field
Ability to implement health and safety plan procedures
Work out-of-town as the need arises
Ability to communicate with regulators to achieve project goals
Develop mitigation plans to address project-related impacts
Knowledgeable of state and federal regulations associated with environmental permitting
Ability to Prepare stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPPs) and conduct SWPPP inspections

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.
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