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Job Ref:  143922BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  United States
County/State:  Washington
City:  Seattle
04/10/2016 22:35

Why Choose AECOM?
AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees - including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals - serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine's annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World's Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients' projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at NA.

About the Business Line
Our team of environment specialists offers clients expertise in air quality, impact analysis and permitting, environmental health and safety management consulting/due diligence, remediation consulting/engineering and construction/site restoration, specialty and emerging technologies, waste services and water and natural resources.

Job Summary
AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Entry-Level Hydrogeologist for employment in the Seattle, WA office. 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:
  • Utilize basic scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop solutions for technical problems with limited scope
  • Collect and enter data, and apply technical principles and theories
  • Interpret and record data, conduct analyses, compare findings to relevant studies and local, state and federal regulations to ensure compliance
  • Work under supervision of a project manager or senior-level team member
  • Provide technical support for development of detailed subsurface investigation work plans
  • Conduct field work including soil logging, well installation, soil and groundwater sampling, slug test and aquifer tests
  • Conduct data analysis for slug tests and aquifer tests
  • Contribute directly to the preparation of technical project deliverables (e.g., boring logs, geologic cross-sections, capture zone reports, remedial investigations, and Phase II environmental site assessments)
  • Project scheduling
  • Coordination and supervision of subcontractors
  • Job duties will involve both field and office assignments with occasional overnight travel required

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Hydrogeology , Geography or relevant scientific discipline
  • 0-2 years of related experience
  • Must be skilled in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Project)
  • Energetic and detail oriented
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Willingness to travel when required
  • Must possess a valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters degree in Hydrogeology
  • Good understanding of chemical fate and transport in groundwater and soil
  • Experience conducting slug tests and aquifer tests and analyzing results using AQTESOLV software or other relevant tools
  • Experience logging soils in accordance with Unified Soil Classification System
  • Familiarity with three-dimensional groundwater flow models and contaminant fate and transport models
  • 40-hour HAZWOPER Health and Safety training
  • MS project experience is an asset

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.
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