Environmental Scientist


Arlington, VA, US

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking an experienced and hard-working Environmental Scientist to support a wide variety of environmental consulting projects within our environmental business line for Department of Defense (DoD) clients spanning all media areas. Work will include regulatory compliance, on site field work as well as participation in other environment-related projects and tasks.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Develop and assist with management of EHS regulatory compliance programs for federal clients, including tasks associated with permits, audits, planning, reporting, and recordkeeping for multiple environmental media areas

  • Understand applicable EHS regulations as they relate to DOD activities and prepare and provide summary of relevant requirements for projects

  • Projects will include work in an office environment as well as field assignments at client sites.

  • May be required to attend meetings on client’s behalf

  • Assist with tasks associated with pre and post field activities such as preparations of work plans and health and safety plans (HASPs), obtaining permits, soliciting subcontractors, and contributing to report preparation

  • Coordinate work and seek input as appropriate from the Sr. Project Manager and Senior Technical Resources to make certain that the work performed is safely and consistent with the project expectations

  • Overall general support for environmental projects

  • Work in teams of scientist and technicians in execution of project tasks

  • Perform environmental regulatory research and analysis

  • Meet required schedules while producing quality work

  • Manage personal workloads, apprising project managers of progress and obstacles, and presenting project outputs for final delivery

  • 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

  • Provide administrative support to technical projects

  • Perform environmental regulatory research and analysis

  • Interface with clients to identify technical requirements

  • Write technical documents

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Due to the nature of this work, US Citizenship is required

  • US Citizen capable of passing a National Agency Check, which will be required to gain access to Government IT Systems

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of environmental regulatory systems

  • Has a valid driver’s license

  • Must have good oral communication, written communication, and interpersonal skills

  • Must be able to lead tasks and work independently

  • Strong writing skills to support preparation of complex and multi-disciplinary documents

  • Strong work ethic and professional demeanor

  • Experience developing environmental policy and technical guidance

  • Initial 40-hour HAZWOPER certification and current annual 8-hour refresher training

  • OSHA forklift operator training

  • Strong computer skills and capability to prepare and update reports and other documentation

  • Knowledge and understanding of DoD organizations and facilities

  • Experience developing and maintaining hazardous waste management procedures and practices

  • Working knowledge of hazardous waste management, and site characterization methods

  • Experience completing hazardous waste operations such as turn-ins, shipping, and tracking documents; as well as container labeling

  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) generator training covering waste profiling, manifesting, and management requirements

  • Experience with DoD Environmental programs

  • Knowledge of and experience with analytical and evaluative methods and techniques, including qualitative and quantitative data analysis and problem solving

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.





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