AECOM Waste Specialist in Aiken, South Carolina

United States of America - South Carolina, Aiken

Job Summary

Savannah River Remediation, an LLC of AECOM, is seeking a Waste Specialist to be based in our Aiken, SC location.

Responsible for ensuring that work in the field is in compliance with Waste Acceptance Criteria per solid waste guidelines/procedures. Coordinates waste shipments including but not limited to Green Is Clean, Hazardous, Mixed, Low Level and RAD Soil.


  • Plans, coordinates and supervises the activities for the Waste Program for assigned facility/area

  • Conducts pre-job briefs to instill work safety standards and actions.

  • Ensures that Waste Verifiers are trained and qualified for assigned work activities

  • Coaches, teaches, mentors and provides technical and administrative expertise to Waste Verifiers and Waste Generators

  • Reviews and approves work packages for waste activities

  • Comprehends and follows current administrative waste procedures

  • Interfaces with scheduling to develop accurate work schedules

  • Informs management of issues or concerns in the areas of planning, scheduling, documentation, and training. Provides recommended solutions

  • Cognizant of assigned on and off shift work evolutions involving waste activities to ensure work is done per solid waste criteria.

  • Communicates with other support organizations to ensure activities are started and completed as scheduled

  • Performs initial investigations of abnormal events such as spills and process contamination

  • Performs periodic rounds of the facility to observe waste activities and ensure work is being performed safely and in accordance with approved procedures

  • Ensures Waste Verifiers/Generators review changes to operating procedures and plant modifications.

  • Initiates work requests as needed to support the Waste Program

  • Performs inspections and surveillance of Radiation Material Areas, Satellite Accumulation Areas, Staging Areas, to ensure compliance

  • Incorporates Waste Minimization into planning/work efforts

  • Oversees the Rejected Waste Program

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

Internal Candidates

  • High School Diploma or GED and;

  • 6+ years’ experience in waste handling or similar fields, such as RadCon

External Candidates

  • Additional selection criteria may apply to external candidates should an open position be filled in that manner. Criteria to be determined at that time

Due to the nature of work, candidate must be a US Citizen.

​Successful completion of facility qualification process which includes extensive classroom, formal on-the job training, and oral board examination conducted by facility management.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Requirements:

  • Current or prior DOE site experience preferred.

Additional Information:

  • Relocation benefits are not available for this position.

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 and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

Job Category Safety / Health

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 201125BR

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.