AECOM R&D Scientist 5 - KSC Laboratories Support Services & Operations in Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Business Line Government

Position Title R&D Scientist 5 - KSC Laboratories Support Services & Operations

United States of America - Florida

Kennedy Space Center

Job Summary

Purpose and Scope:

Perform analytic or scientific studies and evaluation of experimental results; applies scientific principles to research and technology development; generally functions in one or more of the following activities: conception, development, research, planning, and technical assessment of several separate projects. Primarily supporting food production and other space biology experiments.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Conduct analytic studies and/or scientific studies in particular scientific field.

  • Perform conceptual, developmental, and planning functions for major programs.

  • Write investigative reports and memoranda.

  • Establish and maintain a filing system, databases and logs as needed for tracking program status and inventory.

  • Coordinate and work closely with other scientific, engineering, logistics, financial, and program management disciplines in conducting analytic and/or scientific studies.

  • Independently identify, collect, and analyze technical information relevant to the quality and significance of a specific research and other scientific development issues.

  • Conduct experimental investigations and comply with scientific documentation standards, system specifications and experimental procedures.

  • Prepare and present briefings about research findings.

  • Direct customer interface for coordination, modification, technical assistance and implementation of programs.

  • Provide technical inputs, ideas and concepts for proposals and business development.

  • May provide technical management and leadership to a group of employees for a given project, contract or job with overall responsibility for cost, schedule technical and employee performance.

  • Performs other position related duties and responsibilities as directed.

Other Responsibilities:

Safety - AECOM enforces a safety culture whereby all employees have the responsibility for continuously developing and maintaining a safe work environment. As appropriate, each employee is responsible for completing all training requirements and fulfilling all self-aid/buddy aid responsibilities, participating in emergency response tasks and serving on safety committees and teams.

Quality - Quality is the foundation for the management of our business and the keystone to our goal of customer satisfaction. It is our policy to consistently provide services that meet customer expectations. Accordingly, each employee must conform to the AECOM Quality Policy and carry out job activities in compliance with applicable AECOM Quality System documents and customer contracts. Each employee must read and understand his/her Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction responsibilities.

Procedure Compliance - Each employee must read, understand and implement the general and specific operational, safety, quality and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures and policies pertaining to their job.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or related scientific field. Eight years of job related experience. May be required to obtain and maintain appropriate security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience in KSC Engineering, Science and Research laboratories. Demonstrated ability to work in teams with diverse membership including other scientists, project managers and engineers.

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.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: 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 Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 184565BR

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.