AECOM Environmental Professional in Portland, Oregon

United States of America - Oregon, Portland

Job Summary

AECOM is currently seeking an experienced Environmental Professional with strong technical experience to work within a team to perform 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 demonstrated experience successfully addressing the investigation and remediation of contaminated sites with multiple potentially responsible parties (PRPs), including strong experience with developing conceptual site models (CSMs) that detail contaminant sources, nature and extent, migration pathways, and fate and transport mechanisms. A successful candidate must be able to write 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:

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

  • Developing clear and defensible CSMs for complex sites ranging from uplands to contaminated sediments

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

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

  • Evaluating contaminant transport pathways and conducting mass loading calculations for a variety of pathways including air, overland transport, storm water, groundwater, and overwater activities

  • Evaluating complex environmental data sets, including the use of modeling and statistics, to develop the CSMs

  • Evaluating river flow and sediment transport to assess contaminant transport from upstream to downstream areas

  • Preparing technical reports presenting CSMs and contaminant mass loading to support third-party allocation

  • Engaging in regular client communication relating to project management, technical issues, and allocation strategies

  • Actively communicating with the technical team and Project Manager

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

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

  • Professional registration or track to obtain professional registration

  • Experience with developing conceptual site models, and preparing remediation strategies

  • Experience developing and preparing reports for submittal and acceptance for technical client and allocation support

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with clients and project team

  • Ability to write and review complex technical documents, perform high level review and strategy

  • 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

  • Relevant, recent, direct experience negotiating at multiple PRP sites

  • Strong team worker, flexible and hard working

  • Attention to detail and a thorough approach to work

  • Strong communication skills at all levels

  • Organized and able to work within a team of technical experts

  • Team player

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 Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 193161BR

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.