Entry Level Geologist - Tenders Global

Entry Level Geologist



Company Description

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking an Entry Level Geologist in our Grand Rapids, Michigan office to assist with a variety of tasks on projects including data management, site investigation, and remediation.

This position is expected to begin in January 2024.

The successful candidate will assist with gathering and analyzing geological, hydrogeological, and geochemical data in both the field and office settings.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • The field activities will consist of soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, air and soil vapor sample collection, geological logging and interpretation, and the oversight of subcontractors including laboratories and excavation and drilling companies.

  • Field work will be required, and itwill include travel that requires overnight stays near project locations.

  • The office activities will involve preparation of investigation reports.

Candidate must also be able to work as part of a project team comprised of AECOM staff and subcontractors. Flexibility to work on a multitude of diverse projects, a positive attitude, and commitment to workplace health and safety are imperative.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geology.

  • Due to the nature of work, US citizenship is required.

  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License is required to visit project sites, clients, and other AECOM offices.

  • As a condition of employment, selected candidate must pass a Motor Vehicle Records review.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to perform logging of subsurface strata and collection of samples while supervising the advancement of soil borings and installation of monitoring wells.

  • Ability to demonstrate a primary technical role in multiple site characterizations, subsurface investigations, and remediation projects at various client sites.

  • Understand and assist with the development of conceptual site models.

  • Ability to collect and evaluate environmental data in the field and interpret data in an office setting.

  • Ability to prepare investigation reports and help coordinate preparation of drawings.

  • Possess technical report writing skills.

  • Provide independent leadership of self and teams in the field.

  • Demonstrate experience in contractor oversight.

  • Possess a keen understanding of hazard recognition during environmental investigations and remediation projects.

  • Proficient with basic computer programs and the MS Office suite.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance and/or per diem is not offered for this position.

  • Daily travel to job sites will be required for up to 90% of the work performed. Overnight travel to jobsites within Michigan and the U.S. will be required for up to 75% of the work performed.

  • Selected candidate will be required to complete 40-hour HAZWOPER training or annual refresher class, unless previously completed by the candidate.

  • Selected candidate will also receive First Aid/CPR training and AECOM specific training.

  • Candidate will submit to medical surveillance screening upon hire.

  • Exempt Position: Offered rate of compensation (Michigan locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $50,000.00 – $65,000.00/yr.

  • AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, global EAP, Business Travel, and Service Awards programs.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10098651

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: On-Site

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