AECOM Entry Level Geologist 1 in Germantown, Maryland

Business Line Environment

Position Title Entry Level Geologist 1

United States of America - Maryland


Job Summary

AECOM seeks a junior geologist to support field sampling and reporting for environmental projects for both Private and Federal sector clients. A successful candidate is able to write and convey thoughts and ideas in a clear, concise manner. We seek a technically proficient individual with the ability to organize data in a clear fashion using basic tools (spreadsheets, graphs) and the desire to learn and apply new tools, models, and methods. Must be able to oversee and work productively with subcontractors while assuring work scopes and safety requirements are met. Must be able to work outdoors year-round. Travel will be required, including out-of-state short-term overnight stays. AECOM will provide 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER training.

AECOM is pleased to include you in a unique development opportunity, the Graduate Development Program (GDP). This program is designed to support your assimilation into the organization and assist with creating a foundation of knowledge for a successful career at AECOM. You will gain experience in your discipline through learning on the job and participate in development opportunities during the program, including access to AECOM's social media resources, group mentoring, and professional networking. The program also has learning activities that will be available to you, including webinars and on-line programs.

AECOM is a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world. The Company offers a broad range of planning, engineering and architectural design, environmental, construction, program and construction management, systems integration, operations and maintenance, management and a wide range of specialized technical services for the U.S. federal government, state and local government agencies, Fortune 500 companies and other multinational corporations. We provide services for transportation, hazardous waste, industrial infrastructure and process, petrochemical, general building, water/wastewater, military facilities and equipment platforms, and defense and security programs.

Incumbent Responsibilities:

  • 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, groundwater, surface water, sediment, and potable water; prepare samples for shipping, and complete chain-of-custody or similar paperwork.

  • Performs supervised field tasks, such as soil logging, monitoring well installation, sampling, testing, water level/groundwater gradient surveys, etc.

  • Apply knowledge of natural sciences (chemistry, physics, biology, hydrology, and mathematics) to explain observations.

  • Study contaminants and determine how to restore the environment.

  • Gather and interpret chemical and on-chemical data and other information to be used in the preparation of scientific reports, compiles and organizes environmental data collected by others.

  • Applies standard field practices and techniques in specific situations.

  • Prepares basic data and scientific documents.

  • Review analytical data for general indicators of quality for routine analyses based on well-defined guidelines.

  • Participates in health and safety performance improvement efforts.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in geology or other related discipline (e.g., geophysics, hydrogeology, geochemistry, environmental geology, engineering geology, environmental engineering)

  • Minimum Years of Experience – 0 – 2

  • Knowledge/Experience - General knowledge of geological principles, including physical geology, stratigraphy, structural geology, geomorphology, hydrology and environmental geology.

  • Proficiency in standard office suite software applications.

  • Technical Skills - Ability to write and to convey complex thoughts and ideas in a clear, concise manner. Ability to learn through on-the-job experience. Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds and safely drive a full-size pickup truck.

  • Must have a valid US driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications


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

Business Group

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 178414BR

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.