AECOM Environmental Scientist - Contamination Assessment & Remediation in Adelaide, Australia

Australia - South Australia, Adelaide

Job Summary

Put your innovative thinking, technical excellence and business skills into high gear. When you join a company that’s building a better world, your opportunities are unlimited. At AECOM, we design, build, finance, operate and manage projects and programs that unlock opportunities, protect our environment and improve people’s lives. Every day our team is exploring new possibilities for a better world. Cleaner transportation. Healthier environments. Resilient cities. Greener infrastructure.

Our environment team helps private and public sector clients in Adelaide, Australia and around the world deliver for their stakeholders while achieving compliance, promoting resilience and reducing, or eliminating, impacts and risks to our communities and our natural environment.

A rewarding opportunity exists for a self-starting Environmental Scientist/ Engineer in our Geoscience workgroup based in Adelaide. The role will involve organising and conducting fieldwork programs and preparation of a variety of technical reports for contaminated land assessment and remediation projects. The role will include the opportunity to manage contaminated land and geoscience projects for a range of clients.

About the role:

  • Involvement in all stages of contaminated land projects, including site history investigations, analysing data gaps, sampling & analysis planning, field investigation of soil, waters and vapour, validating data, developing conceptual site models, supporting risk assessments, management plans and remedial works

  • Develop and manage investigation programs.

  • Schedule staff and project resources and be responsible for the supervision of all deliverables to meet timing and quality requirements in line with the project plan

  • Processing, interpreting and reporting of field and laboratory data to meet best-practice industry guidelines, AECOM procedures and client expectations

  • Providing guidance and training to junior team members.

Minimum Requirements

About you:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification in geology, chemistry, environmental or related engineering

  • Between 5-10 years relevant professional experience

  • Demonstrated experience in planning and management of safety risks, timelines and budgets of own work and that of subcontractors

  • Strong report writing skills, including ability to evaluate and interpret data, draw conclusions and provide practical and defensible recommendations

  • Experience in or a desire to managing and developing client relationships, developing and implementing strategies to retain and grown business

  • Working knowledge of national and SA contaminated land and environmental legislation

  • Flexibility in hours of work and mobility to work throughout SA and interstate is desirable.

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.

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Job Category Engineering - Environmental

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Australia

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 187419BR

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.