AECOM Entry Level Biologist in Oakland, California

Business Line Environment

Position Title Entry Level Biologist

United States of America - California


Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a positive, highly talented biologist or ecologist for full-time employment in the Oakland office. The person accepted will perform construction monitoring, biological surveys, data entry and analysis, document preparation, and literature research. The successful candidate will assist with an immediate need for construction monitoring but will be available to assist with a wide variety of other projects over time. The Oakland Office includes more than 35 biologists and ecologists.

The environment of the Oakland AECOM Office is dynamic, energetic, and one where hard work is rewarded and personal obligations are respected. Project work at this office is primarily related to utilities, infrastructure, and restoration, including field surveys, restoration planning, environmental permitting, NEPA/CEQA compliance, and project monitoring.

AECOM is a leading provider of engineering, construction, and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world. The Company offers a broad range of planning, engineering and architectural design, environmental, construction, program and construction management, systems integration, operations and maintenance, management and a wide range of specialized technical services for the U.S. federal government, state and local government agencies, and private companies throughout the world.

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 online 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:

  • Provide researching and technical writing for a variety of environmental regulatory documents such as environmental assessments, environmental impact statements, and other compliance documents

  • Assist on a variety of environmental studies for infrastructure projects including power, water, transportation, and development-related projects

  • Conduct biological surveys, construction monitoring, and other field work as needed.

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

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required in biology, ecology, natural resources, botany, biogeography or related field

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Ability to work with a variety of field teams and clients.

  • Strong writing skills

  • Ability to perform tasks under the direction of a senior project professional

  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test

  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs

  • Ability to interpret and summarize data for reports

  • Ability to work outside in potentially rough terrain in remote areas

  • May require travelling and staying out of town on occasions.

  • Ability to assist with construction monitoring, habitat assessments, habitat mapping, biological surveys for plants or animals, mitigation and monitoring reports, annual monitoring reports, and/or habitat conservation plans under supervision.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in assisting with sensitive species surveys, botanical surveys, wetland delineations, vegetation monitoring, and other field assignments.

  • Knowledge of rare, threatened, or endangered plants and animals of the Bay Area.

  • Knowledge of the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, and California Environmental Quality Act

  • Demonstrated field work experience and use of the scientific method

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.

Job Category Engineering - Environmental

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 185163BR

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.