AECOM Junior Environmental Professional in Portland, Oregon

Business Line Environment

Position Title Junior Environmental Professional

United States of America - Oregon

Portland

Job Summary

AECOM is currently seeking an Environmental Professional with technical experience to work within a team to support 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 experience related to investigation and remediation of contaminated sites, preferably with multiple potentially responsible parties (PRPs), and experience with developing conceptual site models (CSMs) that detail contaminant sources, nature and extent, migration pathways, and fate and transport mechanisms. A successful candidate should be able to perform research of very large data bases containing complex technical reports and data, summarize information and data, perform calculations, check calculations, and summarize 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:

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

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

  • Assisting with the evaluation of complex environmental data sets

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

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

  • Supporting the development of CSMs for complex sites ranging from uplands to contaminated sediments

  • Assisting with the evaluation of river flow and sediment transport to assess contaminant transport from upstream to downstream areas

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

  • Actively communicating with the technical team and Project Manger

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

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

  • Track to obtain professional registration

  • Ability to conduct significant research to identify contaminant sources and assist with the evaluation of contaminant transport pathways and conducting mass loading calculations for a variety of pathways

  • Evaluation of complex environmental data sets

  • Ability to assist with preparation of conceptual site models

  • Ability to assist with preparation of technical reports presenting CSMs and contaminant mass loading to support third-party allocation

  • Ability to collaborate with clients and project team

  • 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

  • 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.

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Job Category Sciences

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 184754BR

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.