AECOM Jr. Environmental Professional in Portland - OR, Oregon

United States of America - Oregon, Portland - OR

Job Summary

AECOM is currently seeking an Environmental Professional with technical experience to work within a team to support the assessment of contaminated sites in the Pacific NW to support third-party allocation.

The primary project work is out of our Portland, OR and Seattle, WA offices; the location is flexible although there is a preference for the successful candidate to be based in Portland. We seek a technically proficient individual with experience related to investigation and remediation of contaminated sites, preferably with multiple potentially responsible parties (PRPs), and experience with developing conceptual site models (CSMs) that detail contaminant sources, nature and extent, migration pathways, and fate and transport mechanisms.

A successful candidate should be able to perform research of very large data bases containing complex technical reports and data, summarize information and data, perform calculations, check calculations, and summarize and convey thoughts and ideas in a clear, concise manner. Excellent communication, organization and prioritization skills will be necessary to work in our collaborative team-oriented offices; strong interpersonal skills are a must.

The individual should have relevant technical background in the physical or environmental sciences or engineering, including but not limited to geology, hydrogeology, marine/coastal or other aquatic systems, or environmental engineering.

Specific responsibilities include:

Supporting a team of technical experts to assess multiple PRP contaminated sites to support third-party allocation

Conducting significant research to identify contaminant sources ranging from historical upland to in-river operations

Assisting with the evaluation of complex environmental data sets

Assisting with the evaluation of contaminant transport pathways and conducting mass loading calculations for a variety of pathways including air, overland transport, storm water, groundwater, and overwater activities

Data visualization and developing clear graphics able to convey technical concepts in an understandable manner

Supporting the development of CSMs for complex sites ranging from uplands to contaminated sediments

Assisting with the evaluation of river flow and sediment transport to assess contaminant transport from upstream to downstream areas

Assisting with technical reports presenting CSMs and contaminant mass loading to support third-party allocation

Actively communicating with the technical team and Project Manager

  • Performs standard scientific work requiring application of techniques and procedures.

  • Detects problems when using standardized procedures because of the condition of sample, difficulties with the equipment, etc.

  • Conducts specific phases of projects for more experienced scientists.

  • Proposes appropriate analytical methods and techniques. Assists in providing advice and consulting services within scope of scientific knowledge.

  • Draws conclusions and makes recommendations based on analysis.

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

  • Works under general supervision.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant technical discipline, including but not limited to geology, hydrogeology, marine/coastal or other aquatic systems, or environmental engineering, or

demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

2+ years of experience as an environmental consultant, industry representative, or regulator versed in contaminated site investigation, remediation, and allocation.

Track to obtain professional registration

Ability to conduct significant research to identify contaminant sources and assist with the evaluation of contaminant transport pathways and conducting mass loading calculations for a variety of pathways

Evaluation of complex environmental data sets

Ability to assist with preparation of conceptual site models

Ability to assist with preparation of technical reports presenting CSMs and contaminant mass loading to support third-party allocation

Ability to collaborate with clients and project team

Ability to prepare graphics and reports that present complex technical matter in a clear and concise manner

Computer proficient in MS Office, ESRI ARC GIS, and a variety of statistical programs helpful.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience with contaminated site investigations, remediation, and allocation.

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.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 202703BR

Clearance Required No

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.