Entry-Level Environmental Scientist

  • Arlington, Virginia, United States
  • Feb 02, 2017
Full time Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Science/Engineering Hazardous Waste / RCRA Remediation - Brownfields - CERCLA Water Quality

Job Description

Job Summary
The Environmental, Design and Consulting Services Group of AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented environmental scientist for immediate employment in the Arlington, VA (Crystal City) 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.

AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects. The great variety of projects and assignments available at AECOM will give the candidate multiple opportunities to gain experience on projects that can lead to a rewarding and diverse career. The candidate will be working with and in support of Project Managers and task order leaders. The position will support multiple projects within our environmental business line for Department of Defense (DoD) clients.

The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Support planning and executing projects for the DoD in the areas of environmental compliance and/or cleanup
Develop environmental policy and technical guidance
Provide administrative support to technical projects
Perform environmental regulatory research and analysis
Develop and implement environmental solutions and best management practices; and support environmental planning activities (e.g., project files, meeting support, and conference support)
Interface with clients to identify technical requirements
Write technical documents
Perform field work including sampling and data collection at project sites, often requiring extended travel
Manage personal workloads; apprising project managers of progress and obstacles, and presenting project outputs for final delivery
Meet required schedules while producing quality work
Work independently with minimal supervision and complete multiple tasks under tight deadlines
Work both in a team environment and without supervision
Strong work ethic and professional demeanor
At times, the office wins opportunities requiring perspective employees to work onsite at DoD facilities. Work may include managing hazardous waste and hazardous materials, preparing required documentation (i.e., waste profiles, manifests, SDS), conducting compliance inspections, and supporting environmental training programs.

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in environmental science, biology, chemistry, or related science field
Proficient in standard office computer applications and software, to include MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access
Demonstrate familiarity of federal environmental laws and regulations as they apply to the mission and installations within the Department of Defense (e.g., Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation Liability Act, Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act)
Demonstrate ability to conduct field measurement activities accordance with established protocols
Demonstrate excellent oral communication and writing skills. Will be required to present a technical writing sample prior to interview
Must be able to pass OSHA required medical physical
Must be willing and able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
0 - 2 years experience
Preferred Qualifications
Completed OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER training
Experience with DoD environmental programs is a plus, but not a requirement

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 at http://www.aecom.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/EEO-is-the-Law-poster-supplement.pdf to view the EEO Is The Law poster.
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