Entry Level Environmental Scientist

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, US
Apr 28, 2021
May 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Entry Level Environmental Scientist for employment in the Conshohocken, PA office. This entry-level position is a fantastic opportunity to further your understanding of the industry and advance your career by gaining valuable work experience within an established and successful consultancy. You will be part of an experienced team with leaders who will guide and mentor you through working on active projects.

This position is expected to begin in June 2021.

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 online 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.


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it's improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what's possible - the world's longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining and disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:
  • Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies - 2014-2020
  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record's 2019 "Top 500 Design Firms" and #1 2019 "Top 200 Environmental Firms"
  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly┬« Gold Employer
  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019

About DCSA-Environment

With world class technical expertise, leading edge technology and innovative project delivery capability around the world, AECOM's global environmental practice helps industry and government meet their business goals - to achieve compliance, reduce or eliminate risks and manage impacts. We provide advisory and technical services to help clients cleanup and close contaminated sites and surplus operational facilities and restore them for reuse, plan and permit new facilities, address critical climate change issues, restore habitats and water quality, protect natural and cultural resources, maintain compliance, and cost effectively manage residuals and wastes.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Work on a team are involved in field surveys including preliminary site characterizations, wetland delineations, ecological appraisals, habitat and botanical surveys, ecological impact assessments, protected species surveys, and other site investigation actions.
  • Aid projects and help to develop their individual field and office roles by demonstrating good organization and planning skills, the ability to work with teams and/or independently, provide clear communications, and maintain awareness that will support a team which works safely and maintains high technical standards.
  • Data management, mapping, and reporting.
  • Periodically, such work requires extended hours, working remotely, night work, and/or over-night travel away from home.

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science or related field
  • Familiarity with plant identification methods and basic skills
  • Experience with wetland delineations, stream assessments, and/or other field skills
  • Previous exposure to protected species surveys
  • Working knowledge of federal and state environmental laws and an understanding of the relevant planning systems
  • Experienced with use of spreadsheet development, word processing, and standard office software
  • Valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications
  • Wetland delineation training
  • OSHA HAZWOPER 40 Hour training
  • ArcGIS and/or CAD skills
  • Boat operation with USCG Safety Training and trailering experience
  • Work over water experience including sediment and surface water sampling
  • Fisheries experience including electrofishing, trawls, seining
  • Keen interest in applied environmental sciences
  • Ability to record data accurately, efficiently, and methodically
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills
  • Client-focused with good interpersonal skills and team approach
  • Hard working and highly motivated
  • Commitment to continued education and improvement

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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