AECOM Senior Scientist - Air Quality in Austin, Texas

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Position Title Senior Scientist - Air Quality

United States of America - Texas


Job Summary

AECOM Design Consulting Services Division is hiring a Senior Scientist to join the Austin, TX office for immediate employment. This position will be part of the Air Measurements Section within the Central Region. The section, which is responsible for a wide range of air-measurements work, consists of>50 team members ranging in experience from 1 to over 35 years of experience with plans to grow in numbers and talent. The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate a full understanding of source emissions testing and fundamentals of analytical chemistry.

Responsibilities of this position will include executing and assisting with managing projects involving source emissions testing and consulting services including: leading field teams, sample collection and recovery, emissions calculations, and compiling and writing reports and other documents.

The candidate will assist with successfully conducting projects for industrial and public clients meeting cost, schedule, and quality objectives. The candidate will participate in project teams and coordinate with other AECOM offices doing similar work to share knowledge, and participate in targeted business development activities.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct field testing

  • Interface with clients and regulators

  • Complete projects on time and accurately

  • Promote and demonstrate a positive, team-oriented attitude

  • Perform quality checks on other team members' technical work products

  • Lead the preparation of health and safety plans, test plans, and reports

  • Apply principles of chemistry and measurement science to solve environmental problems

  • Apply knowledge of applicable health and safety requirements and environmental concerns

  • Perform Methods 1 through 5 and 18 (40 CFR Part 60)

  • Support performance of Relative Accuracy Test Audits (RATA) for continuous emissions monitoring systems, testing for demonstration of compliance, testing for establishing operating limits, testing of flares, etc.

  • Conduct special air monitoring assignments as needed

  • Plan and execute work assignments with limited instructions

  • Assist incineration plant operations and maintenance person as needed

  • Contribute positively to health, safety, environmental and quality programs by performing work safely and adhering to all safety standards and protocols

  • Must have strong organizational and time management skills

  • Must have strong written and oral communication, quantitative, and interpersonal skills

  • Must have strong work ethic and professional demeanor

  • Independent thinker with a strategic mindset while being detail oriented and able to work as part of a team

  • Candidate must be proactive on projects and demonstrate initiative

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Environmental Science, or similar degree

  • 10+ years of air quality experience in source testing and/or industrial process laboratory experience

  • Experience contributing to proposals, communicating with clients, working in project teams, coordinating technical tasks, and writing reports

  • Proficient use of PC- based applications (MS Word and Excel) and good typing skills

  • Due to the nature and location of work, United States Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • QSTI certified

Additional Information:

  • Ability to perform bending, kneeling, standing, confined-space entry, and lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 lbs

  • Ability to climb ladders, work at heights, and have a tolerance for working in outdoor environments, including prolonged walking or standing on various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions

  • Ability to wear an air-purifying respirator, as required by OSHA Standards.

  • Requires enrollment in the medical monitoring program requiring initial and annual physicals

  • Must possess valid Driver’s license

  • Per diem is not available for this position

  • Willing and able to travel both domestically and potentially internationally 50% or more of the time

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.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Sciences

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 185572BR

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.