Entry Level Ecologist

Denver, Colorado, US
May 09, 2021
May 17, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
AECOM is seeking an Entry Level Ecologist to be based in the Colorado office.

This position is expected to begin in May/June 2021.


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 disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

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

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:
  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year
  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record 's 2020 "Top 200 Environmental Firms"
  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record 's 2020 "Top 500 Design Firms"
  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly┬« Gold Employer

About DCS-Environment

AECOM is the leading, worldwide environmental services provider to industry and government - delivering sustainable energy and environmental solutions to meet compliance, business and operational needs. Our advisory and technical staff deliver specialized solutions to unusual and complex problems facing client projects across the full business life cycle - from asset planning, development and operations, to product integration and facility compliance, to site remediation, restoration, sustainability and reuse, and holistic strategies that improve and modernize next generation energy infrastructure. Our solutions balance complex technical, regulatory, business and stakeholder issues to produce measurable value and cost-saving approaches for our clients

Our services are delivered by 7,400 responsive environmental professionals around the world. Our global staff has in-depth knowledge of local and regional requirements and broad technical expertise in 60 disciplines. We work together across our global network to bring the best resources, skills and efficiencies to our projects.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Performing field tasks such as wetland delineation, and vegetation and wildlife surveys.
  • Collecting and analyzing ecological data, as well as other information to be used in the preparation of scientific reports; and compiling and organizing ecological data collected by others.
  • Utilizes basic scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop solutions for technical problems with limited scope.
  • Collects and enters data, and applies technical principles and theories.
  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state and federal regulations to ensure compliance.
  • Entry-level position; may not require previous experience.

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant scientific discipline (e.g., environmental science, biological science, agriculture, geology, archaeology or any scientific related field)
  • Must possess a valid U.S. driver's license
  • Due to the nature of the work, U.S. citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of environmental data collection, identification, investigation, and data entry
  • Strong working knowledge of word-processing and integrated software applications, including MS Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping and analysis experience
  • High degree of self-motivation and the ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Exceptionally strong research, writing, verbal, organization skills
  • Organizational management skills and ability to perform detail-oriented work are required Additional Information:
  • Travel and field work is required.
  • Candidates must submit a writing sample and college transcript with application.
  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

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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