AECOM Entry Level Environmental Biologist in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Business Line Environment

Position Title Entry Level Environmental Biologist

United States of America - Pennsylvania


Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Entry Level Environmental Biology for employment in the Mechanicsburg, PA office. We are looking for someone to assist with natural resource investigations and permitting for a variety of projects related to: natural gas development, land development, mining/quarrying, transportation, and water resource management. The candidate will join an excellent team with unlimited career growth potential. We are seeking a dynamic individual, capable of conducting field surveys; someone who works well with other staff and is comfortable working in small or large groups; and someone that can deliver high quality technical documentation and reports. A successful candidate will utilize these skills to prepare technical reports and interact with a variety of staff, project managers, clients and regulatory agency staff

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.

Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture, and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Collecting and analyzing biological data to determine natural resource impact.

  • Writing technical documents and permit applications.

  • May specialize in research centering on particular plants and animals and/or the ecology of these organisms.

  • May specialize in wetland delineation, reporting, and permitting.

  • Will ultimately be responsible for leading field crews and wetland/watercourse investigations


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Biology or other related discipline (e.g., ecology, wildlife management, environmental science, etc.)

  • Knowledge of wetland plant identification, dendrology, soil science, and ecological principles

  • Field experience identifying and delineating wetland and watercourse resources

  • General understanding of how to operate Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

  • Experience writing state and federal regulatory permits

  • General understanding of and past experience with threatened and endangered species surveys

  • Experience operating a handheld GPS unit

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to write and convey complex thoughts and ideas in a clear and concise manner

  • Ability and willingness to do extended travel and work long hours in the field under all weather conditions

  • Must be physically fit and able to lift up to 50lbs and walk long distances daily.

  • Working knowledge of biological principles

  • Basic knowledge of various state and federal environmental regulatory programs and permitting

  • Proficiency in standard Microsoft Office software applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Ability to coordinate and self-direct assigned field investigation tasks

  • Familiar with commonly accepted field data collection methodologies

  • Understanding of personal role in supporting marketing of company services by delivering high-quality work products to clients

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.


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. 179379BR

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.