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Job Ref:  144350BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  United States
County/State:  New York
City:  Buffalo
07/10/2016 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 Environmental Scientist for employment in the Buffalo, New York 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 reliable professional service in the field and office
  • Perform environmental resource field assessments including wetlands, streams, and threatened/endangered species
  • Coordinate preparation of GIS or CAD figures from the data acquisition phase
  • Prepare environmental reports and permit related documents for submission to clients and regulators
  • Possess general knowledge of stormwater related permitting and associated field inspection work

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant scientific discipline (e.g., environmental science, soil science, agriculture, geology or any scientific related field)
  • Knowledge of environmental data collection, identification, investigation, and data entry
  • Candidate must have excellent technical writing skills and be able to prepare environmental reports and permit applications
  • Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office (word, excel, project, powerpoint) and Adobe acrobat

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to work with a team to issue project documents
  • Independently conduct environmental resource assessments both desk-top and in the field
  • Ability to implement health and safety plan procedures
  • Work out-of-town as the need arises
  • Ability to communicate with regulators to achieve project goals
  • Develop mitigation plans to address project-related impacts
  • Knowledgeable of state and federal regulations associated with environmental permitting
  • Ability to Prepare stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPPs) and conduct SWPPP inspections

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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