Company: AECOM
Skills: Student / Recent Grad
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Location: Austin, Texas, United States

United States of America - Texas, Austin

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Entry Level Air Quality Scientist for employment in the Austin, TX office.

This position is expected to begin in May 2021.

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.


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it's improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what's possible - the world's longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining and disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:
  • Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies - 2014-2020
  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record's 2019 "Top 500 Design Firms" and #1 2019 "Top 200 Environmental Firms"
  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer
  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019
About DCSA-Environment

With world class technical expertise, leading edge technology and innovative project delivery capability around the world, AECOM's global environmental practice helps industry and government meet their business goals - to achieve compliance, reduce or eliminate risks and manage impacts. We provide advisory and technical services to help clients cleanup and close contaminated sites and surplus operational facilities and restore them for reuse, plan and permit new facilities, address critical climate change issues, restore habitats and water quality, protect natural and cultural resources, maintain compliance, and cost effectively manage residuals and wastes.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Travel for field assignments to conduct quality assurance audits for ambient air monitoring networks.
  • Generate and explain summary results.
  • Assist in writing reports and proposals.
  • Collaborate with team members to troubleshoot and solve instrument problems.
  • Act as a resource to clients in order to answer technical questions and address appropriate issues.
  • Calibrate, maintain, and repair air monitoring instrumentation and equipment.
  • Prepare gas standards for laboratory and field use.
  • Assist with research, data analysis, and report writing.
  • Interact with field staff, clients, URS managers, and government agencies.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related science
  • Valid U.S. driver's license
  • Must pass routine and random drug screenings, as required by client
  • Must pass DOT Driver medical exam and be medically cleared to wear a respirator
  • Ability to travel an average of 30% of the time
  • Must be able to lift, carry, and hoist test equipment weighing up to 50 lbs
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Experience with ambient air monitoring equipment is a plus
  • Knowledge in the practices required to generate valid scientific data
  • Able to work both independently and in a project team environment
  • Ability to record test data legibly, completely, and accurately
  • Aptitude for operation and maintenance of mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Ability to recognize hazards and work safely in an industrial setting
  • Show initiative and interest in professional development
  • Possess good written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be willing and able to work outdoors year-round, climb ladders and stairs, and work at elevated heights
What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to "make amazing happen" in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment (DO NOT USE)

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 244779BR

Virtual: No

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.