Entry Level Geologist/Hydrogeologist

Grand Rapids, Michigan, US
Jul 10, 2021
Aug 20, 2021
Employment Type
Salary Type
United States of America - Michigan, Grand Rapids
Job Summary
AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Geologist/Hydrogeologist for employment in the Grand Rapids, MI office. This position would support the Environmental business line, primarily working on Heavy Industrial & Railroad environmental projects.
This position is expected to begin in September 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
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 :
- Utilizes basic scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop solutions for technical problems with limited scope.
- Prepare technical work plans and reports.
- Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state and federal regulations to ensure compliance.
- Plan, execute, analyze and report on environmental measures in natural systems.
- Apply standard field practices and techniques using basic field equipment to collect samples of soil, soil vapor, groundwater, surface water, sediment; prepare samples for shipping, and complete chain-of-custody or similar paperwork and the oversight of subcontractors including laboratories and excavation and drilling companies.
- Apply knowledge of natural sciences (chemistry, physics, biology, hydrology, and mathematics) to explain observations.
- Study contaminants and determine how to restore the environment.
- Prepare basic data and scientific documents.
- Performs unsupervised field tasks.
- Direct staff in the execution of tasks.
- Review analytical data for general indicators of quality for routine analyses based on well-defined guidelines.
- Coordination with task and project managers, working with on-site subcontractors and field staff, supporting sampling, data collection, and field documentation.
- Provide technical expertise support.
- Learn and develop a keen understanding of safety hazard recognition.
Minimum Requirements
- Bachelor's degree in Geology, Hydrogeology, or other related discipline (e.g., geophysics, geochemistry, environmental geology, engineering geology, etc.)
Preferred Qualifications
- Master's degree in geology, hydrogeology or other related discipline (e.g., geophysics, hydrogeology, geochemistry, environmental geology, engineering geology).
- Proficiency in standard office suite software applications.
- OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Certification
- Ability to demonstrate professional demeanor in written and verbal communications with clients, regulatory officials, and fellow employees.
- Ability to learn through on-the-job experience.
- Tolerance for work in outdoor environments in a range of weather conditions and be medically fit for wearing a respirator.
Additional Information:
- Valid U.S. Driver's License required and position will be subject to a pre-employment Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Screening.
- Must pass a secure background check in order to work on transportation industry relate job sites.
- Must submit to initial entry and subsequent annual HAZWOPER medical surveillance exams.
- Relocation is not offered for this position.
- This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.
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. 251549BR
Virtual: 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.