AECOM Sr. Marine / Sediment Engineer or Scientist in Portland, Oregon

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Position Title Sr. Marine / Sediment Engineer or Scientist

United States of America - Oregon


Job Summary

AECOM is currently seeking an experienced Sr. Marine/Sediment Specialist with strong technical and management experience to assist with high profile contaminated sediments projects in the Pacific NW and also support these projects throughout North America. The primary project work is out of our Seattle, WA and Portland OR offices, the location is flexible. We seek a technically proficient individual with demonstrated experience successfully addressing the investigation and restoration of contaminated sediment sites with multiple potentially responsible parties (PRPs), including experience with evaluation and implementation of contaminated sediment dredging, capping and natural recovery projects. A successful candidate must be able to write and to convey thoughts and ideas in a clear, concise manner; and oversee and work productively with junior technical staff and subcontractors while assuring work scopes and safety requirements are met. 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 a relevant technical background in engineering, physical sciences, oceanography or ecological studies in marine/coastal and aquatic systems and experience in planning and managing projects.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Managing assessments, remedial investigations, feasibility studies, and remedial designs for cleanup of complex sediment sites with terrestrial, river, lake, or marine concerns under CERCLA or state programs

  • Designing statistically robust sediment characterization assessments

  • Planning and directing environmental sampling programs and critically evaluating laboratory data

  • Developing technically astute Conceptual Site Models for understanding contaminated sediment sites

  • Conducting Feasibility and Treatability Studies to evaluate remedial options

  • Implementing solutions and offering innovations to remediate contaminated sediment sites

  • Engaging in regular client and regulatory communication relating to project management, technical issues, and cleanup strategies.

  • Supervising junior staff in documentation preparation and eventual implementation of remedial actions, such as remediation design, construction oversight, and long-term monitoring projects

  • Researching and ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local regulations

  • Modeling to support remedial analyses or specialized knowledge, such as bioavailability in sediment

  • Training and leadership development in sediment remediation and environmental sediment site assessment

  • Qualify for and obtain Project Management accreditation

  • Manage multi-discipline teams to deliver comprehensive studies related to market-driven regulatory actions

  • Actively communicating in high-pace environments requiring organic decision-making

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant technical discipline, such as marine science, ecology, biology/chemistry, environmental engineering, or other environmental discipline

  • 10+ years of experience as an environmental consultant, industry representative, or regulator versed in sediment remediation requirements in the Pacific NW

  • Professional registration

  • Relevant, recent, direct experience negotiating at multiple PRP sites for site assessment strategies and cleanup program objectives

  • Excellent understanding of health and safety requirements to work on water

  • Experience developing and preparing reports regarding regulatory compliance for hazardous constituents in sediment for submittal and acceptance for technical client and state agency review

  • Experience with site investigation techniques, developing conceptual site models, and preparing remediation strategies

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with clients, project team, subcontractors and research organizations

  • Ability to write and review complex technical documents, perform high level review and strategy

  • Comprehension of Government compliant technical reports, deliverables, recordkeeping

Preferred Qualifications

  • Computer proficient in MS Office, ESRI ARC GIS, and a variety of statistical programs helpful

  • 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 manage multiple tasks/projects at a time

  • OSHA HAZWOPER 40-hour certification, and current 8-hour refresher

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.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Sciences

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 180045BR

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.