AECOM Entry Level Environmental Scientist I in Germantown, Maryland

Business Line Environment

Position Title Entry Level Environmental Scientist I

United States of America - Maryland


Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Entry Level Environmental Scientist for employment in the Germantown, MD 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:

  • Entry-level position in AECOM’s Environment Business Line within the Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Technical Practice Area; position will report to EHS Department in AECOM’s Germantown, Maryland.

  • Work under supervision of a project manager or senior level team member

  • Perform building hazardous materials surveys (to include asbestos, lead, and other sampling) and prepare associated survey reports. Assist in performing subsurface environmental investigations and help prepare associated reports.

  • Assist with other EHS compliance projects (permitting, auditing, environmental site assessments) as needed.

  • Position will require field work (2-4 weeks per month).

  • Must be willing to travel.

Minimum Requirements

  • Educational background (bachelor’s degree at minimum) in an environmental-related field (e.g. environmental science, geology, etc.).

  • Must have a valid driver's license and the ability to safely drive extended distances.

  • Position requires a tolerance for working in outdoor environments, including prolonged walking or standing on various terrain in a range of weather conditions.

  • Ability to bend, stoop, and lift objects up to 50lbs.

  • Requires entrance into the AECOM Medical Monitoring Program which includes initial and annual physicals and may include client required drug screens.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills

  • Solid technical writing and organizational skills.

  • Good working knowledge of word-processing and integrated software applications, including MS Word, and Excel.

  • Ability to perform detail-oriented work.

  • Willingness/ability to be in the field and travel 2-4 weeks per month.

Preferred Qualifications

  • OSHA HAZWOPER 40-hour Training

  • AHERA Asbestos Inspector Certification

  • EPA-accredited Lead Inspector

  • Experience in CADD or Microstation drafting programs

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 Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 182256BR

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.